Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM). We had a great turn out and a very meaningful presentation from Sara Smith, ICF Global, Past President. In this blog post, we share the ByLaw Voting Outcome and Meeting Minutes.Read more
ICF Edmonton is Launching a Local Community of Practice In the spirit of building and supporting our local coaching community, ICF Edmonton is launching a community of practice that will support the professional development of our membership. A community of practice (CP) is a group of individuals with a shared interest in a topic (in this case, coaching) and aRead more
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 communityRead more
By Lisa Shepert, ICF ECC Secretary, PCC, CPCC ICF 2020 Advance is a three-week virtual conference. The theme this year explores how the world is changing coaching, how coaching is changing for the client, and how coaching is changing the world. Host Ann Betz, CPCC, PCC, kicked off the conference by providing a “bell curve” adoption and evolution of theRead more
Last month we posted a blog on cleaning up quorum. Thanks to those who completed the survey and we have overwhelming support for the changes we propose!Read more
By: Lisa Jackson, ICF ECC Director At Large (Governance) Recently I came upon a program on HGTV called “Hot Mess House”. The premise is that a person virtually helps people bring order to their messy spaces. It proposes that we each have a unique organizing style that brings us satisfaction. I’m a bee – that means that I’m a bitRead more
Have you ever seen “governance” and “fun” together? In my role as the ICF Edmonton Director At Large (Governance), I truly enjoy ensuring the chapter rules and procedures are up-to-date so our chapter runs smoothly.
Over the coming months, I will be doing some bylaw updates so we can be assured that we’re following the rules while continuing to deliver fun programming. So while I’m working behind the scenes to clean up our governance, I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce myself and share some insight on why I enjoy governance so much.Read more
As ICF coaches, the quality of our coaching is our most valuable asset, which is why this year ICF Edmonton Chapter is partnering with WBECS – the World Business and Executive Coach Summit. At WBECS – which is a complimentary, live-online summit featuring over 40 of the most brilliant minds in the coaching profession, they share their best tools andRead more
ICF Edmonton is happy to announce we are adapting our annual pro-bono coaching initiative to align with the ICF Foundation’s pro-bono initiative, Ignite.Read more
We heard loud and clear at our AGM that members want to learn from other experienced coaches in our Chapter.
One way to do this is to engage members to run workshops or speak at our local educational events.
So here we are! Asking for your interest in sharing your knowledge with our Chapter.
Submissions due April 15, 2019.Read more
ICF Edmonton and ICF Calgary are partnering for the second consecutive year to attend HR Undefined on April 10th and 11th in Edmonton. Representatives from both chapters will be on hand to promote ICF membership, share information on the coaching profession and provide mini coaching sessions to interested attendees. “We’ll be highlighting the benefits of coaching and what to lookRead more
Nominations are now open for two ICF awards programs: Circle of Distinction and Young Leader.Read more
My year as President has come and gone! It was eventful, full of learning, insight, challenges and growth. All that any new venture should be. And like the work we all do with our coaching clients it helped push me out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion and hopefully made me a better person and professional. WhenRead more
All of us can probably identify a scenario where an all-star leader seems to have plateaued. They have shown early promise. They have taken on series of challenging assignments and knocked those opportunities out of the park. They seemed destined for even greater success down the road. Mysteriously, however, something seems to have gone amiss. The energy and drive that characterizedRead more
In my work as a Professional Coach I sometimes find that when I, to use a coaching metaphor, “hold up a mirror to my client” I see myself reflected in it as well. In the course of a Coaching Conversation about choices and decision making I asked my client “If you choose this path, what are you saying ‘No’ to?”Read more