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Conversations on Ethics in Our Profession Webinar Series

The Conversations on Ethics webinar series continues and it is not too late to participate.

Session 3 of this 6 part series is coming up on May 2, 2019 and even if you missed the first two sessions, you can still participate, but will have to listen to Session 1’s recording first.

ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter members Lily Seto, May Prefontaine and Janet Sheppard kicked off this series in January of this year with the intention of helping coaches deepen their understanding of the nuances of how ethics come into play in our profession and day-to-day interactions with our clients.

The purpose of the series is to support coaches’ development of ethical awareness (maturity), and to introduce and engage the powerful tools of reflective practice. The experience will be facilitated through exposure to the theoretical framework of ethical maturity, and the learning will emerge from coaches’ participation in rich, stimulating, and respectful conversations in each of the webinars.

This series is designed to be accessible to a range of coaches, credentials, and experience levels. Each session offers 1 Core Competency CCEU.  Please consider participating in as many webinars as work for your schedule!


To Register for Session 3 Click Here


SAVE THE DATES!

Individual Eventbrite invitations will be posted for the following dates/times:

Session 4: July 9, 2019, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific Time (changed)

Session 5: September 9, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific Time

Session 6: November 12, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm Pacific Time

More About Your Facilitators

Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, Certified Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision, is Past President of the ICF Vancouver Island Chapter. Her practice includes individual and group coaching, mentor coaching and coaching supervision, and facilitation. She is a member of the Global Independent Review Board (IRB investigates global complaints against coaches) and often explores ethics with her coaching supervision clients. She also teaches Intercultural Competence and Global Coaching as an Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University in the Advance Coaching Certificate Program. Connect with Lily

Mary Prefontaine, CPCC, Co-Founder of Brew + Past Events Director of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Mary specializes in leader development of individuals + teams. She is a trained associate of the Ethical Lens Inventory and encourages her clients + fellow coaches to stay alert to the conscious and unconscious biases we each hold when it comes to ethical dilemmas we face in our lives.

Dr. Janet Sheppard, CEC, ACC, Past Director of Community Relations, Mid/Up Island for the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Janet comes to her practice in coaching from a thirty year career in counselling. After retiring, Janet turned to coaching as a way to continue her passion for lifelong learning, while contributing to the learning, growth and change of her clients.  Website: www.janetsheppardcoaching.com

It’s International Coaching Week #ExperienceCoaching

It’s International Coaching Week!

International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession. ICW 2019 is scheduled for April 29–May 5, 2019.

ICW is intended to educate the public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

During this week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to enable others to Experience Coaching and its benefits firsthand.

This year, the ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter has planned several events – workshops and webinars –  for both the coaching community and the public as part of our #ExperienceCoaching dedication to the communities that we serve.

International Coaching Week 2019: Public Events

ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter is excited to host several events  – both workshops and webinars – enabling individuals and organizations to Experience Coaching during International Coaching Week 2019 (April 29–May 5).  Workshops and webinars are open to the public – We hope to see you there!

The Missing Piece in the Coaching Industry – Workshop

Facilitator:
Betska K-Burr, Accredited Master Coach (IAPC&M)

Date/Time:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:
BDO Canada LLP – Victoria, BC

Re-Visit! Re-Vision! Re-Boot your coaching practice! Join us to discover this innovation in coaching that will dramatically improve your Client’s results. You will learn and practice award-winning tools to greatly enhance your coaching practice and achieve huge Client results — up to 900% change in client competency.

Click Here For Details & Registration

A Field Guide to Emotions: A Practical Orientation to 150 Essential Emotions – Webinar

Facilitators:
Curtis Watkins & Dan Newby

Date/Time:
Monday, April 29, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location:
Webinar link provided upon registration

About:
ICF Vancouver Island is pleased to present A Field Guide to Emotions as a part of International Coaching Week 2019! The value of emotional literacy is increasingly gaining recognition as a critical area of learning for leaders, educators, coaches, parents, and individuals. In reality, though, there are few dedicated resources available to assist people in growing this essential skill. We are, therefore, delighted to present Dan Newby and Curtis Watkins, who have recently published “The Field Guide to Emotions: A Practical Orientation to 150 Essential Emotions“.

Click Here For Details & Registration

Neutralize Your Self Doubt, Strengthen Your Efficacy – Workshop For Leaders

Facilitator:
Dawn Large

Date/Time:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:
BDO Canada LLP – Victoria, BC

About:
ICF Vancouver Island is pleased to present Neutralize Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Efficacy – Workshop for Leaders as a part of International Coaching Week 2019! Learn and create your personalized way of strengthening your own self-efficacy in this interactive workshop. Hear how high performers strengthen their self-efficacy.
This is a public workshop – everyone is invited.

Click Here For Details & Registration

And on the Mid-Island…

Beth Page, our Chapter’s Community Relations Director for the Mid-Island, and Tania Walter Gardiner, Chapter member and organizer of the Mid Island Coaches community are working together on several opportunities to advance the profile of professional coaching in the community.

Coaches are invited to participate and can contact Beth Page for details.

Meet Your Neighbours (Duncan Networking Group):  The Power of Professional Coaching

Date/Time:
May 1
11:45am – 1:00pm

Location:
Ramada
140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC

About:
Discover how professional coaching can help you get clarity, identify and align goals, overcome barriers and put inspired ideas into committed action. Tania Walter Gardiner of Integral Connections and Florie Varga of Inspired Woman will discuss the benefits of coaching and demonstrate the technique.

Cost: Just the cost of whatever you choose to purchase for lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/MeetYourNeighboursDuncan/

Duncan Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn: The Power of Professional Coaching

Date/Time:
May 28th
11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: 
Sands Funeral Chapel
187 Trunk Road, Duncan
(parking and entrance off Ypres St.)

About:
Discover how professional coaching can help you get clarity, identify and align goals, overcome barriers and put inspired ideas into committed action. Tania Walter Gardiner of Integral Connections and Florie Varga of Inspired Woman will discuss the benefits of coaching and demonstrate the technique.

During this Lunch N Learn, they will ask someone to volunteer to be coached on-the-spot for a laser focused coaching session. Is that you?  Would you be interested in being asked powerful solution-focused questions around what you want to create in your business?  If yes, then we encourage you to volunteer on the day!

Cost: 
Free for Chamber members; $5 cash at door for non-members
Must register in advance

International Coaching Week 2019: Information for Coaches

There are a number of participation opportunities for Chapter members during International Coaching Week:

  1. Participate in our chapter’s ICW events.
  2. Post links to the events on your social media. Let’s invite our communities to #ExperienceCoaching!
  3. Become an ICW Sponsor – connect with Mike Atkins, ICW committee chair to find our how.
  4. Volunteer to support an ICW event – connect with Alison Dunatov, Events Director, to find out how.
  5. Join the ICW Committee to help kick-start the planning for ICW 2020!

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Chapter Events and Workshops – March 2019

Connect with your colleagues or immerse yourself in professional development – The 2019 Board of Directors is kicking off the winter season with a packed calendar of events.

March 4th: Mid-Island Coaches Connect – Conversations with Coaches, Duncan BC 
Join ICF-VI Coaches’ Beth and Jenna at the networking event for Mid-Island coaches where we’ll explore understanding our moment-to-moment experience to promote presence and gratitude.

March 12th: ICF-Vancouver Island Presents: South Island Coaches Meet-Up, Victoria, BC 
Join your fellow ICF Vancouver Island Chapter members (and non-members) at the Bard and Banker in Downtown Victoria for an informal coaches meet up. Connect in robust, meaningful conversations about coaching.

March 16th: Pro-D Workshop – Resilience for Coaches: Building Your Capacity, Victoria, BC 
Join Beth and Sarah in this experiential half-day session in Victoria, BC, which offers an opportunity to learn and ‘play’ with seven interrelated components of resilience to support building personal resilience at work, capacity to adapt to change and uncertainty, and maintain personal wellbeing.

March 18th:  Pro-D Webinar – Cross Canada Coaching Series – Part 5 0f 5 – Coaching Presence 
The fifth session in the Cross Canada pilot project* created by ICF chapters Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Quebec features Quebec’s own Dr. James Gavin MCC discussing the competency of Coaching Presence. Deepen your learning and understanding of this ICF Core Competency during this interactive and engaging webinar.

Be sure to visit the ICF – Vancouver Island Chapter’s Events Calendar for more upcoming opportunities to connect and advance your professional development.

Stay tuned for exciting news about the Chapter’s plans for International Coaching Week (April 29th to May 5th).

Announcing: Cross Canada Coaching Series

Mark your calendars! The Cross Canada pilot project, created by ICF chapters Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Quebec is ready to take flight.

ICF Vancouver Island members will have exclusive free access to five webinars offered across Canada during the Fall of 2018 and Winter 2019.

The presenters are outstanding ICF credentialed coaches. These experts will deepen your learning and understanding of select ICF Core Competencies during these interactive and engaging webinars.

Please visit our events calendar page for further information.

Relationship Systems Coaching – a webinar with Marita Fridjhon

MEETING THE SYSTEM: COACHING FROM RELATIONSHIP SYSTEMS INTELLIGENCE (RSI)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 – from 11 am to 12 pm PDT

Team Coaching is one of the most rapidly growing specializations within the coaching profession. And while we value the basic coaching skills of life/individual or executive coaching, it does require a different skill set in order for it to be effective. Many situations described as Team Coaching, from a systems perspective, actually is closer to what might be known as Group Coaching. In this webinar we will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individuals within a team, vs making the Holonic shift to focusing on the collective entity of the entire team. In coaching intelligent teams, we hold the team entity to be the client instead of the individual players within the team. As we coach and engage with managers and leaders, it is important to bring modern Systems Thinking to bear on the vertical – personal – development as leader. In this webinar Marita will work on developing awareness for the difference between holding focus on the individual and/or the entire team.

The session will focus briefly on the 5 Principles of RSI, followed by a demonstration of operationalizing at least one of these principles to reveal the intelligent team that is available to the individual, partnership or team.

Outcomes

  • Learn with Marita how to coach clients to work with all their different parts, which is the first system and relationship set to work with.
  • Create a coaching agreement around how relationship matters and that it starts with being with the self, all of the self.
  • Build trust and intimacy with clients discovering their internal interdependence between different selves all playing a role in the client’s individual expression.
  • With powerful questions, coach clients how to leverage the strengths of different aspects of self.
  • Create a bridge between the systemic approaches in coaching teams, to the systemic approach in working with individuals.

About the Facilitator:

Marita Fridjhon MSW, PCC, CPCC, ORSC Certified

Marita is a coach and co-author of the ICF-accredited Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC™) program, and CEO of CRR Global Inc. CRR Global currently has partners delivering programs through a global faculty of trainers in 15 different countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Turkey, Israel and United Arab Emirates.

Raised in South Africa during the Apartheid era, Marita has dedicated her career to systemic evolution and operationalizing complex theories into user-friendly tools and strategies. With degrees and training in Clinical Social Work, Community Development, Process Work, Family Systems Therapy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, she brings not only considerable knowledge but also a deep understanding of Systemic Evolution.

Marita combined her professional practice and global experience (spanning Africa, Brazil, West Indies, London and currently the US) to create a groundbreaking team coaching model leveraging the power of relationship systems.

The practice of Relationship Systems Coaching, as trained in the ORSC model, is currently one of the most powerful models affecting large-scale, impactful community and organizational change. Team coaches trained in ORSC are active in dozens of countries, including: South Africa, Japan, China, France, Turkey, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Britain, North America and Spain, to name only some.

Marita is a popular public speaker, business consultant, master curriculum designer, and continues to hold a small practice of coaching teams and partnerships.

There is no cost for this fabulous webinar!

You can register through Eventbrite by clicking here

Conversational Intelligence® and how it can support you as a Coach!

Our May webinar is on the topic of: Understanding the potential of Conversational Intelligence® and how it can support you as a Coach!

Monday, May 29th, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm via Zoom – register here

There has been a lot of buzz around Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) and the work of Judith E. Glaser since the launch of her program in 2016. This session will provide an overview of Judith’s work and the impact that neuroscience is having on our understanding of the brain and how that shows up in our conversations. Judith makes the bold statement that 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark. How does that impact us as coaches? What do we need to be aware of to ensure that our coaching conversations hit the mark and create meaningful impact with our clients?

Join us for a peek into this growing body of knowledge and explore the potential for Conversational Intelligence® to show up in your coaching conversations.

You can register for this great webinar by clicking on the link to Eventbrite here.

Our Facilitator – Diane Lloyd

Diane is an accomplished leader, executive coach, and speaker who inspires people and organizations to reach their full potential so they can do meaningful work in the world. She coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and individuals across the public, private and non-profit sectors, with a special passion for developing inspiring leaders. Diane completed her coach training in 2012 at Royal Roads University and has achieved the PCC credential from the International Coach Federation. In addition to the CEC credential, Diane is a certified SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) Relationship Awareness facilitator; a licensed Coaching Out of the Box™ trainer and now certified in her new passion; Conversational Intelligence®.

Her volunteer time is dedicated to, mentoring business students from the Gustavson School of Business and Past- President of the AFP Vancouver Island Board and supporting her daughter with 100 Girls Victoria. In her free time, Diane enjoys hosting a good dinner party, yoga, adventure travel with her family and a good book by the lake when she gets the chance.

Upcoming Vancouver Island ICF Events – September – December 2015

Exciting Events that are happening…please check the Events page for more information and to register: (http://vicoaches.org/events/):

–          September 26 (POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TBA) – Back to school coaching tools discussion +  guest speaker Emma-Louise Elsey

–          October 14 through to December 1 – ‘Your Ideal Practice in 60 days or less…’

–          October 17, 2015: Meeting with our Up Island ICF Chapter Members

–          November 6, 2015: An Update from ICF Global – Breakfast Meeting (in person)

–          November 24: How to find your niche (webinar)

–          December 08:  Holiday Jingle and Mustard Seed food drive (in-person event at the Victoria Executive Centre)

 

We are also planning two meetings in the community, where we would like our members to have the opportunity to meet and interact with businesses. ICF Global has kindly agreed to fund these two meetings, one in Victoria and one in another of our communities. Stay tuned for more information.

 

And finally, please mark your calendars for January 28, 2016 for our Annual General Meeting.

in the community, where we would like our members to have the opportunity to meet and interact with businesses. ICF Global has kindly agreed to fund these two meetings, one in Victoria and one in another of our communities. Stay tuned for more information.

Three Reasons for Coaches to use Assessments to Forward Your Client’s Action

There are thousands of assessments on the market that coaches could utilize in their practice of coaching. Part of a coach’s role is to determine if an assessment would be useful and determine best fit for their client in helping that client gain awareness and forward their learning and growth.

What are the reasons a coach would consider using an assessment and how would it benefit the client?

A Starting point and a structure

An assessment helps identify the current state – it establishes a baseline. The coaching relationship is a journey and the client in on a journey of learning, self-discovery and growth. An assessment can identify some starting points and provide the coach with something to structure the coaching conversation towards learning and action. With the coach, the client can establish a road map for their growth and for setting actions.

Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Clients come to coaching with some goals and a desire to make changes that will support them in achieving those goals. An assessment can provide information that supports the client in examining how she operates. It is an opportunity for self-reflection and the door to self-awareness.

Central to growth and change is the ability to see how you operate in the world and in relationship with others, and the ability to see yourself as others experience you. This is the key to developing emotional intelligence.

Measuring success

Using an assessment to identify the current state provides a baseline from which to measure growth. The client has an objective set of data that can show where growth has occurred and where further attention and actions are needed, especially if the coach uses an assessment to re-assess after the coaching relationship has progressed over a period of time.

Once a coach has determined

that using an assessment will be of benefit for the client, the next question the coach would consider is:

  • Which is the best assessment for the client?

A few examples of assessments:

Myers Briggs (MBTI)
DiSC Profile
Barrett Personal Values Assessment (PVA) – It’s free
Barrett Leadership Values Development Report
EQ in Action

Profile
Strengths Deployment Inventory
Leadership Practices Inventory (360)
StandOut Assessment
Strong Interest Inventory
Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT)
The Leadership Circle

And there are thousands more…..

Finally, the coach would ask:

  • What is the best way to use an assessment throughout the coaching relationship?

For answers to these questions, tune in to VI Coaches’ upcoming webinar on Tuesday, October 8th when Yvonne Mann will lead a discussion on choosing assessments and how to use assessments to lead your client to action. Click here for details and registration.

Webinar: Conversational Tools for Building Even Stronger Client Relationships

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
7:00pm – 8:30pm
CCEU: 1.5 Core Competencies
Facilitator: Beth Page, MSOD

Details & Registration

Learn additional conversational tools for supporting and sustaining strong relationships.

Webinar: Coaching Abrasive Leaders: Dealing with Defensiveness

Tuesday , January 8, 2013
7:00PM – 8:30PM

Facilitator: Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D.
CCEU: 1.5 Core Competencies

Register

Description:

Abrasive leaders rub their coworkers the wrong way. These executives, managers, and professionals (including physicians and attorneys) who engage in interpersonally aggressive behavior (also known as workplace bullies) exact a high price in terms of both employee emotional distress and costs to the organization. At the same time, employers feel helpless to intervene, especially when dealing with an abrasive leader whose technical expertise is of critical importance to the organization.

Executive coaches are perfectly positioned to offer a solution to workplace bullying through the specialty practice of coaching abrasive leaders. Participants will learn of a coaching model which incorporates action research and concepts derived from evolutionary psychology, emotional intelligence theory, and the Dr. Crawshaw’s research. Through case examples and discussion, participants will gain insight into why bosses bully, how to distinguish an abrasive leader from other types (e.g. adequate, irritating, avoidant and aberrant executives) and how to quickly establish a trusting coaching alliance.

The presentation will cover specific techniques to overcome characteristic client defensiveness, develop awareness, and help abrasive leaders relinquish their destructive management styles in favor of interpersonally-productive strategies. Even coaches who elect not to coach abrasive executives will benefit from learning how to defuse client defensiveness encountered with non-abrasive clients. Please join Dr. Crawshaw in learning about this professionally rewarding, specialty coaching niche that offers rapid, permanent solutions for employers struggling to address workplace bullying.

About the Facilitator:

Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D., BCC founded the Executive Insight Development Group in 1994, and The Boss Whispering Institute in 2009. Executive Insight specializes in coaching abrasive leaders at all levels, and has served an international clientele of corporations over the past eighteen years, including over 40 Fortune 500 companies. The Boss Whispering Institute is dedicated to research and training in the field of coaching abrasive leaders. More specifically, the Institute’s mission is to reduce individual and organizational suffering caused by workplace bullying. Dr. Crawshaw has been training coaches, consultants, and conflict specialists worldwide and recently established a research initiative between the Boss Whispering Institute and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to conduct research on the Boss Whispering® method.

Dr. Crawshaw’s book, Taming the Abrasive Manager: How to End Unnecessary Roughness in the Workplace (Jossey-Bass Management Series), was released in 2007. She has published chapters in Workplace Bullying: Symptoms and Solutions (2012, Routledge) and in No Winner Ever Got There Without a

Coach (2012, Insight Publishing).Dr. Crawshaw speaks internationally at workplace bullying, management, and coaching conferences; most recently as a keynote presenter at the Eighth International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Copenhagen. For more information on Dr. Crawshaw’s work, please go to www.bosswhispering.com .