Toronto Coaching - International Coach Federation

ELEVATE 2019 - ICF Toronto Conference
February 28, 2019

Register today and save your spot for ELEVATE 2019 – ICF Toronto's full-day conference on February 28, 2019 at the Beanfield Centre, Exhibition PlaceToronto. Off the heels of a very successful and sold out 2018 Conference, we are pleased to once again offer an exciting lineup of speakers and programming that will elevate your learning and development.

ELEVATE 2019 will provide plenty of networking opportunities with coaching community colleagues, friends and speakers as well as exhibitors. In addition, you can earn up to 9 hours of Continuing Coach Education Units for when you renew your ICF credentials. You’ll also have fun!

Exciting Speakers:

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear world-renowned speaker and author Richard Boyatzis start the day with a keynote presentation.

The Science of Effective Coaching

Great coaches move us. They move us through a basic human process – our emotions. The effective coaches establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are literally, in tune with others around them. They create and nurture these resonant relationships through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. In coaching, the combined effect of vision based coaching and resonant relationships with the client results in dramatically more effective coaching experiences.

Unfortunately, most coaches are too focused on problems and specific remedial goals and lose their effectiveness over time. Because of the cumulative effect of the damage from chronic stress and a preoccupation with problems and measurement. This pattern activates neural networks that are useful in problem solving but suppress neural networks needed for being open to new ideas, people and moral concerns. To be effective and sustainable in coaching, a person must develop facility with both major neural networks and develop techniques to reverse the effects of stress and revive themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally. These renewal experiences help a person become more cognitive, perceptually and emotionally open, innovate and learn, and motivate others to learn, develop, and innovate – which is the ultimate purpose of coaching.

Based on decades of his own and colleague’s research into emotional intelligence competencies and coaching, including dozens of longitudinal studies as well as hormonal and neuroimaging studies, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of what effective coaching feels like, as well as understanding the neural processes that foster or inhibit it.

The afternoon will follow with Pam McLean, Ph.D.,MCC, author and CEO of Hudson Institute of Coaching. Pam will share Reflective Practices to Strengthen Self Awareness and develop Self-as-Coach Capacity. 

The day will close with relieving work-related stress with humour from Judy Croon.

Ticket Type

ICF Membership* Rate

Non-ICF Membership Rate




*Includes both ICF Toronto Members and Affiliates

Cancellation Policy: Sorry, no refunds for cancellations. Substitution is permitted at any time.

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February 28 Agenda


Breakfast and Registration


Welcome to Elevate - Opening Activity


The Science of Effective Coaching: Richard Boyatzis


Networking Break


Richard Boyatzis (continued)




Reflective Practices to Strengthen Self Awareness and Develop Self-as-Coach Capacity: Pam McLean


Networking Break


Pam McLean (continued)


Relieving Work Related Stress: Judy Croon


New Heights - Closing Activity

ELEVATE Exhibitors

14845-6 Yonge Street Suite 185  Aurora, ON, L4G 6H8
T: 416.960.4791 x3   F: 416.929.5256