Presidents Message – February 2018

Edmonton coaches,

Last month I started to articulate a vision for what the Chapter executive hopes to deliver on for the coming year.  Well, January is now already behind us and we have continued to move strongly forward on building on the success of last year.

Please take the time to check out a couple of events that we are having in February to promote your learning, provoke some thought and exchange, and provide you with an opportunity to earn some coaching credits.  On February 15th join Lori Lacey and Sam Nguyen, two of our Edmonton Chapter members newly certified in Conversational Intelligence®, as they present the work of Judith E. Glaser on this topic.

In the culmination of Glaser’s work, you will:

  • Learn how the words we choose to use can be the most powerful tool in our toolkit – and reveal the most about our coaching clients.
  • Experience the power of the Conversational Dashboard™ to help in our understanding of neuroscience and our ability to fully co-create a new future with our clients.
  • Learn how our brain creates “chemical cocktails” to either up-regulate or down-regulate our ability to fully connect with others and the importance of intention and impact in changing behaviour.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of how to build strong trusting relationships using the five conversational essentials.

Through a combination of theory and practical application, this workshop will leave you listening to conversations with new ears!

This is followed up later in February with our first book club event of the year.  I’ve got my book on order and hope to be reading and contributing soon.  You can also download an audio version of Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine.

The book lends itself to a great discussion about limiting beliefs/inner critics/saboteurs and how to apply tools and techniques to overcome them. Applications include team building, mastering workload, working with difficult people, improving work/life balance, reducing stress, and selling and persuading.

So, get ready to brew up your favourite beverage to enjoy from the comfort of your own home as together we explore the notion of personal saboteurs and ensure we are not coaching to our client’s inner critics.

If you really want to dig into the resources available, visit www.positiveintelligence.com, watch the Ted Talk, and take the saboteur assessment on the site.

This event will be held via Zoom on February 28, 2018, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Space is limited to 25 participants, so don’t wait to sign up and start reading! Zoom link will be sent after registration received.

Online Registration Deadline is February 27, 2018 or earlier if 25 registrations received

If you have questions about registration, contact our Virtual Assistant, Evelyn, at:
403.422.1189 or evelyn.icfedmonton@shaw.ca

And in the spirit of my January message, I will continue to challenge us all with the phrase – What if?  What if you joined your colleagues for one or both of these events?  What if, like Lori and Sam, you took it upon yourself to offer up your skills, experience and learning for a Chapter event?  What if you took up the challenge of participating and promoting International Coaching Week?  Again, with 140+ members all contributing to at least one event this year we can certainly achieve and leverage more than we ever imagined as individuals or as a 9-member Board of Directors.

So, keep on imagining and working on our collective “What if!?”

Continuing success to us all!

Greg Hadubiak