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ICF Toronto PRISM Award Recipients Honoured at ICF Conference Ceremony

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.

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