IGNITE Something Special

As professional coaches we are convinced of the transformative power of good coaching and  share an enthusiasm for using our expertise to make a positive difference in people’s lives and the  world at large. The ICF Edmonton Charter Chapter has a history of looking for ways to give back to our  community by providing pro bono coaching services to community organizations. In 2019/20 the  Chapter took this to a new level as part of the ICF Foundation’s IGNITE initative.

IGNITE uses pro bono coaching to harness the collective power of ICF Chapters to accelerate the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Our Chapter focused on Goal #4 – Quality  Education.

In 2019-2020, two organizations partnered with us: the Red Deer Public School District (9 clients) and  Inclusion Alberta (8 clients). Nine credentialled coaches, seven from the Edmonton Chapter and two  from the Calgary Chapter, donated a total of 85 hours of coaching. The response from the sponsors and the clients was overwhelmingly positive. In fact, at least one client has chosen to set aside funding for professional coaching in their budget so they can make it available to their entire team. Truly a win/win! 

Edmonton Chapter is looking forward to launching a new IGNITE initiative this coming year. If you hold an ICF credential at any level you are eligible to participate. Stay tuned for more information, and I hope to see you on our team as we seek to IGNITE Something Special in 2021!

James Greengrass
IGNITE Program Manager 

James Greengrass