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  • 26 Apr 2016 1:00 PM | Kim Leitch (Administrator)

    The Coach Connect program is a unique opportunity to bring together what our members love to do—with pro bono coaching opportunities—in support of causes that our members are passionate about. It makes coaching both accessible and available to organizations and the communities they serve.

    To learn more about the program, the ways you or community organizations can be involved, please review the Coach Connect Program Overview.

    This program was born out of an idea for an ICW event to honour and mark the 20 years of ICF's global celebration of International Coaching Week (ICW). It has since evolved into a permanent community outreach initiative grounded in the following objectives:

    To actively engage our chapter members

    For community organizations that serve the greater good to experience first hand the benefits and impacts of coaching

    To make professional coaching as defined by the ICF available and accessible to community organizations

    To sustain the impact of the ICW throughout the year and beyond

    To express your interest to participate as a Lead Coach or Volunteer Coach, please submit the Coach Interest Form online.

    To express your interest to participate as a Partner Organization to receive pro bono coaching, please submit the Partner Organization Form online.

    For questions about the program please email coachconnect@icftoronto.com.


  • 10 Mar 2015 1:02 PM | Kim Leitch (Administrator)

    Bell Canada, Cathexis Consulting, Havergal College and Nelson Education Named Winners of the PRISM Award by Toronto Chapter of the International Coach Federation

    (Toronto, ON - February 18, 2015) The Toronto Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) has announced winners of the ICF Toronto PRISM Award at the chapter's 2015 annual conference in Toronto. On the 15th anniversary of the founding of the award, PRISM continues to honour organizations that have implemented coaching programs that fulfill rigorous professional standards, and exemplify how professional coaching can maximize individual potential, shape the culture of an organization and address key strategic goals leading directly to bottom line benefits.

    The following four Canadian organizations were named during a ceremony held at the Allstream Centre in Toronto on February 18, 2015:

    Cathexis Consulting was awarded for the ICF Toronto PRISM Small Private Sector category. Accepting the award was CEO Rochelle Zorzi who explained, “We experienced extreme cycles of feast and famine, and were determined to make a substantial change.” She hired executive coach, Dorothy Greenaway, to support developing and implementing a new strategic focus of “Good Relationships, Cool Projects.” Outcomes were dramatic measured across four key performance categories, and included a return to profitability.

    Havergal College, an independent school for girls, was awarded for the ICF Toronto PRISM Not-for-Profit category. Accepting the award were Helen-Kay Davy, Principal of Havergal College, and leadership coach Stephanie Potter who said, “Key focus areas of the college’s strategic plan are Self-Efficacy and Global Capability, two aspirational goals embedded in intent of their coaching program.” Through coaching the over 100 employees who volunteered for this unique form of professional development, the school has proved their commitment to faculty and staff in service of their goal of “Preparing Young Women to Make a Difference.”

    The award for the ICF Toronto PRISM Medium Private Sector category was Nelson Education, a Canadian publisher, and was accepted by Jessica Phinn, VP of People and Engagement. Nelson’s Vision of “fostering an agile organization,” was served through the culture-shifting “Coaching Excellence” program led by coaches Kirk Fox and Dominic Scaffidi. Fox said that after the program, “A full 100% of participants said they would recommend the program, and managers told me that they were having meaningful and effective conversations for the first time.”

    Bell Canada was awarded for the ICF Toronto PRISM Large Private Sector category, which was accepted by Angie Harrop, Director, HR - PMO, Strategic Initiatives & Analytics. Partnering with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, including coaches Tracy Cocivera and Kim Rogers, Harrop described data which proved how one-on-one coaching for the retention and accelerated development of their high-peforming ‘Next Generation’ leaders was a resounding success, and “aligns with our strategy for an ‘engaged, diverse, and agile’ talent pipeline.”

    “We want to congratulate the PRISM award recipients,” said Marilyn Osborne, ICF Toronto PRISM Award committee Chair. “The organizations that have been recognized today demonstrate the real impact that professional coaching can have within organizations. These organizations have demonstrated the foresight to invest in coaching, and have shown that the partnership that exists between coach and client clearly pays off with the delivery of sustainable and meaningful results.”

    The PRISM Award was created by ICF Toronto in 2000, with ICF International adopting the concept in 2005. ICF Toronto is a chartered chapter of the International Coach Federation, a leading global organization for coaches, with over 20,000 members in more than 100 countries and more than 9,000 credentialed coaches worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training. Please visit www.icftoronto.com to learn more about the latest news and events.

    For more information, please contact: Mia Eng, President, ICF Toronto, mia@icftoronto.com

  • 18 Oct 2014 8:59 AM | Kim Leitch (Administrator)
    (October 15, 2014 – Toronto, ON) The Toronto Chartered Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) has announced the Judging Panel for the ICF-Toronto PRISM Award. The ICF-Toronto PRISM Award recognizes and showcases the epitome of what professional coaching can accomplish in organizations. Organizations using coaching programs that fulfill rigorous professional standards, address key strategic goals, shape organizational culture, and yield positive results are eligible for the ICF-Toronto PRISM Award.

    Three members of the 2014/2015 PRISM Award Judging panel are returning members:

    - Jennifer Lynn: CEO, Diversity Advantage International
    - Pamela Preston, ACPC, ACC: Senior Learning Consultant, Mackenzie Investments
    - Sue Sheldon, BSc, MCC: Founder, The Learning Continuum

    The 2014/2015 Judging Panel welcomes new member:

    - Rose Marie Nero: Director of Continuous Excellence, Nestlé Canada

    The ICF-Toronto PRISM Award will be presented at the chapter’s annual conference on February 18, 2015. The deadline for nominations is October 17, 2014. Eligibility criteria and nomination forms are available atwww.ICFToronto.com/PRISM.

    The 2013 recipients of the ICF-Toronto PRISM Award were the PACT Urban Peace Program and the City of Kitchener. Past recipients have included Scotiabank, Sysco, and Celestica.

    ICF-Toronto is a chartered chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a leading global organization for coaches, with over 20,000 members in more than 100 countries and more than 11,000 credentialed coaches worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training. Please visit www.icftoronto.com for more information.

    Contacts:

    Marilyn Osborne
    Chair, ICF-Toronto PRISM Award
    marilyn@icftoronto.com

    Kim Leitch
    ICF-Toronto Administrator
    kim@ICFToronto.com
    416-960-4791 ext 3


  • 29 Apr 2014 11:49 AM | Arlene Larkin (Administrator)
     PACT Program and City of Kitchener Named Recipients of PRISM Award by Toronto Chapter of International Coach Federation

    (Toronto, ON – October 24, 2013) - The Toronto Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) has announced the recipients of the PRISM Award at the chapter’s annual conference in Toronto. The PRISM Award honours organizations that have achieved a standard of excellence in the implementation of coaching programs for culture change, leadership development, productivity, and performance improvement.

    The City of Kitchener was awarded the Toronto PRISM award for the public sector, to recognize their commitment to organizational coaching. Executive coach, Cathy Shaughnessy, and Human Resources Director, Michael Goldrup, accepted the award on behalf of the City of Kitchener. “Coaching has enriched and strengthened the learning experience; coaching is entrenched in the culture now”, said Goldrup. The City of Kitchener has integrated coaching as part of their focus on their people plan.

    The PACT Urban Peace program was awarded the Toronto PRISM award in the non-profit sector for their unique and strategic coaching approach with at-risk youth. “This award acknowledges and underlines all the important and trailblazing work PACT is doing with our LifePlan Coaching Program in applying the coaching model to help turn around the lives of troubled youth who are in serious and repeat conflict with the law”, said David Lockett, PACT President and Co-founder. Learn more at www.pactprogram.ca.

    “We want to congratulate the PRISM award recipients for their tremendous achievement”, said Susan Wright, Chapter President, ICF Toronto. “The organizations that have been recognized today demonstrate the real impact that professional coaching can have within organizations, its people and community. These organizations have demonstrated courage and foresight to invest in coaching, and as one of the award winners so clearly described, as making a positive change “outside of the box.” The partnership that exists between the coach and client has clearly paid off with the delivery of sustainable and meaningful results. Hearing from the award recipients was an awarding and heart-felt experience for us all today.”

    The PRISM Award was initially created by ICF Toronto chapter, with ICF Global adopting the concept in 2005. ICF President and Master Certified Coach Dr. Damian Goldvarg commented, “PRISM Award recipients exemplify how coaching can develop an organization’s human capital by maximizing individuals’ potential, leading to high returns on investment (ROI) and expectations (ROE) from coaching interactions.”

    ICF Toronto is a chartered chapter of the International Coach Federation, a leading global organization for coaches, with over 20,000 members in more than 100 countries and more than 9,000 credentialed coaches worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training. Please visit www.icftoronto.com for more information.

    For more information, please contact:
    Mia Eng, Board Director, ICF Toronto, hello@miaeng.com

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