IGNITE Initiative Update

 IGNITE is an initiative of the ICF Foundation.  Through IGNITE we leverage the power of coaching in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.    Many of you will remember our Chapter’s IGNITE work last year.  Through pro bono coaching we helped the leadership of the Red Deer Public School District and Inclusion Alberta to become better at what they do: moving us closer

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Chat With Your ICF Edmonton President

The Edmonton ICF Chapter is dedicated to serving our membership and meeting & exceeding your needs as a member. My name is Charlene Kushner and as your new Director of Membership, I feel it is important to hear your thoughts, questions, concerns, and any feedback that you want to share with me or the board to create the chapter you

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Join The New Ambassador Program

Your board is excited to announce a new opportunity for experienced and new members to participate in a collaborative mentorship in 2021.  The goals of this newly created Ambassador Pilot Program are designed to: support onboarding and the development of new coaches increase and improve member engagement build a stronger culture of communication, knowledge sharing, and skills building provide reciprocal

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ICF Edmonton Launches a Community of Practice

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 a

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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

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Coaching in 2020 – Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been?

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 the

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Are You A Clutterbug?

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 bit

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Good Governance is Surprisingly Fun

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.

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President’s Message – January 2019

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.   When

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Blog Post: August 9, 2018 – Can You Overcome Your Success?

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 characterized

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