Toronto Coaching - International Coach Federation

In addition to our Conference , ICF Toronto organizes face to face monthly meetings, coaches cafes and webinars.  

Many ICF Toronto events (including most monthly meetings) qualify for ICF's Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU).   

ICF Toronto Events

    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Video Conference
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    Community Building for Coaches

    With Giovanni Marsico

    Join us for a step-by-step process of building a tribe of raving fans, and a fulfilling business that helps make their dreams come true.

    Chapter Members earn CCEUs for this event: 1.5 Resource Development

    Our Guest Speaker:

    Giovanni Marsico

    Giovanni Marsico is the founder of Archangel - an organization that helps changemakers scale through immersive experiences, tactical coaching and curated community.

    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Video Conference
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    The Negativity Bias: How to Deal with Difficult Client Situations

    with Maria Nemeth

    As coaches, we always hope that our clients will greet our coaching with a sigh of relief, enthusiasm, or acknowledgement that we’re on the right track together.

    However, what happens in the coaching situation when clients become irritated or confused, or even angry that the session(s) are not going the way they would like them to go?

    In working with coaches over the last 38 years, I have seen that there are phrases that we hate to hear: “I’m not getting much value from this coaching with you,” or “I don’t think I can go any further with this coaching.”

    Is this really true? Is our coaching of no value to this person? Or, is our client experiencing the Negativity Bias, a naturally-occurring point where they have always stopped themselves in going for a goal?

    What is the Negativity Bias? What’s the relevant research about it? How can we work with clients to go past this difficult point, with ease? And by ease, I mean for the coach as well as the client!

    Recent research says that our brains haven’t changed in their structure for about a hundred thousand years. This means that we have essentially the same brains that our prehistoric ancestors did, including the instinct to check out danger before anything else.

    When you, as coach, understand and can anticipate the Negativity Bias, you can turn a difficult situation from a possible breakdown into a powerful breakthrough for your client.

    What you will learn:

    ● What the Negativity Bias is and where it comes from.

    ● Some strategies for interacting with clients in the moment when they are experiencing the Negativity Bias to help bring their creative thinking back on line.

    ● A simple tool Coaches can use immediately (for themselves and their clients) to go past the Negativity Bias with ease.

Monthly Meetings

We meet the third Wednesday of each month, except for July and August.  You are welcome to register to join us at our upcoming meeting.   

  • New Coach Benefits:  learning,  camaraderie, networking 
  • Seasoned Coach Benefits:  speaking opportunities, connecting with colleagues, sharing best practices, learning

We are always on the lookout  for relevant and engaging speakers to present to our membership. If you are interested in learning more about speaking at one of our monthly meetings, or you want to suggest a speaker please complete the form (click here) and send to kim@icftoronto.com

Coaches Cafe

 ICF Members meet  informally in small group settings for networking, sharing and learning from colleagues.  Cafes are held regularly and most months  a cafe is held in Toronto, Hamilton or other surrounding areas.  Cafes are usually held in a coffee shop and are loosely facilitated. 

  • New Coach Benefits:  learning,  camaraderie, networking 
  • Seasoned Coach Benefits:  connecting with colleagues, sharing best practices, learning

Webinars

Webinars are held as required on topics of interest to a subset of members.  Past webinars for instance have focused on ICF Accreditation, and How to Write a Winning Prism Award nomination.   There are plans for more webinars in the future. 




 

iPEC Certification Coach Training Program

New Coach Training Program begins in Toronto

November 16-18, 2018. Click HERE for information.  

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