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February 2016

"Community Events" brings you the latest news about upcoming community events including professional development opportunities and upcoming conferences and events brought to you by local coaches and peers.  Please see our Submission Guidelines below.  

Member Submissions

EQ-I 2.0 & 360 Certification Program

Submitted by: Jacinta Hughes

Leadership Retreat 2016

Submitted by: Wendy Thompson

Workshop on Coaching For a Better Workplace – Building Capacity in Others

Submitted by: Elinor Whitmore

Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2016 Conference, June 16-17

Submitted by: Lisa Sansom

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning

Submitted by: Anne Porteous

Practice is Progress: Developing your sustainable mindfulness practice

Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi

Conflict Management and Mediation

Submitted by: Daryl Landau

Seed the World with Positive Change as a CLI Mind-Kinetics® Coach

Submitted by: John Burr

Kids Coaching Connection

Submitted by: Susan Howson

Ever wanted to go AXE THROWING?!?

Submitted by: Carol Schulte

Attention Coaches!! Make Motivation part of your business and stand out from the crowd

Submitted by: Akeela Davis

Wellness Improvement Coaching Certificate

Submitted by: Joyce Odidison

EQ-i 2.0/EQ-360 CERTIFICATION COURSE - OTTAWA Feb 23-24; TORONTO April 15-16, 2016

Submitted by: David Cory


Submitted by: Haesun Moon

EFT/tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Submitted by: Nancy Forrester

Coaches! Grow Your Business Today: Proven Coaching Sales Techniques That Get Results

Submitted by: Mary Legakis Engel

EQ-I 2.0 & 360 Certification Program with Jacinta Hughes

Give yourself and your organization the EQ edge this year. The invaluable 2-day EQ-i Certification Program is a dynamic experiential session focused on learning how to administer, score, interpret, and develop plans with the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360. It will provide you with the information and skills you will need to make educated and informed decisions regarding employees or clients and to form the basis of a sound Emotional Intelligence skills development program within your organization. The 2-day program also includes a training kit, online modules, The EQ Edge book, an individual assessment and debrief, plus a $280 token towards administering future assessments.

After certification you have the option of adding the follow up 1-day program: Applying EQ-i in Your Organization.

For more info and to register:

Toronto February 9, 10th EQ-i 2.0 and 360 Certification $1795.

February 11th Applying EQ-i in Your Organization $995.

9-4pm Verity, 111 Queen Street East, Toronto

Webinar March 2nd , 3rd Online EQ-i and 360 Certification $1495.


Jacinta Hughes

Leadership Retreat 2016

Do you want to take your leadership skills to a new level in 2016?

Are you struggling with the amount of stress you feel and the impact it’s having on your life?

We invite you to our Leadership Retreat from March 29th to 31st 2016, at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma, California.

At this retreat, you will learn about your three brains – your head, your heart and your gut – and how to tap into all three to achieve better results in your life. Learn how to navigate conflict, reduce stress and have courageous conversations. Tap into your inner creativity and innovation, and discover the resilience within you.

Retreat Includes

  • Guided instruction on the neuroscience of leadership
  • Breakout sessions to apply your learning
  • Meditation, yoga and mindfulness practice
  • Nature walks through trails, vineyards and a rock labyrinth
  • Free time in the evenings for self-reflection, connecting with peers or catching up on email (if you must!)

Enjoy a transformational experience in an idyllic setting. Join like-minded professionals in becoming more confident, clear and courageous.


$1,500 – Early Bird Rate (payment received by Feb 27, 2016)

$1,650 – Feb 28 to Mar 14, 2016


  • Tuition for your 2 ½ day retreat
  • Training materials and take-home resources (that won’t weigh down your luggage!)
  • All your meals throughout your 3-day stay. The staff at Westerbeke Ranch prepare delicious meals daily made from locally-sourced ingredients. They can accommodate any food allergies or intolerances.
  • Shared accommodations (cabins hold 2-4 people)

Wendy Thompson

Workshop on Coaching For a Better Workplace

- Building Capacity in Others

Toronto, April 18-20, 2016

At this University of Windsor Law School Certificate workshop, you will learn techniques and strategies that will allow you to excel at coaching others about workplace issues. You will learn the Progress Model of coaching and see how it applies to performance issues, conflict coaching, performance management and other coaching issues. You will observe and discuss videos of coaching sessions, practise the model, and engage in practical and interactive discussions. You will be given opportunities to develop and enhance your coaching skills in a variety of contexts so that the new techniques and approaches can become second nature.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Apply the practical seven step Progress Model of coaching to a variety of situations;
  • Use coaching to improve individual and overall organizational effectiveness;
  • Get the most from your people by building on their potential;
  • Refine the critical competencies required by an effective coach;
  • Have more effective coaching conversations;
  • Ask good questions that develop deeper understanding and critical thinking skills;
  • Create a concrete action plan;
  • Use a variety of coaching tools and techniques appropriate to the person and issue;
  • Analyze options with clients and encourage the selection of durable options;
  • Get even the most challenging individuals to buy into the coaching/mentoring process;
  • Keep the client on track and follow through so that doable plans are implemented;
  • Develop the client’s ability to self-manage decision making, action planning and implementation for continued growth and development.

Link to syllabus and registration:

Elinor Whitmore

Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2016 Conference, June 16-17

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association is thrilled to announce registration is open for our #CPPA2016 conference in Niagara on the Lake, June 16-17, 2016. Come and learn from top keynotes in the positive psychology world, including Barbara Fredrickson, Lea Waters, David Coooperrider, Kim Cameron and Caroline Miller. For more information and to register: Check out the specific coaching workshops in our pre-conference on June 15!

Lisa Sansom

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning

Developing Compassion and Wisdom through a unique workshop series

How we Think Offered: April 9th

  • Humility
  • Patience
  • Contentment
  • Delight

How we Act Offered: June 11th

  • Kindness
  • Honesty
  • Generosity
  • Right Speech

How we Relate Offered: September 10th 

  • Respect
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude
  • Loyalty

How we Create Meaning Offered: November 5th

  • Aspiration
  • Principles
  • Service
  • Courage

Workshop One: How we Think: Change your mind, change your world.

Guidelines: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight

Date: April 9th , 9am-4pm

Location: Rockwood, Ontario

This first Wisdom Theme brings us into contact with How We Think, realizing that everything we say and do arises from our thoughts. Thoughts lie at the root of every word we speak and every action we perform. Just as an athlete trains her body, we can train and transform our minds, and in doing so shift our habitual patterns and explore new ways of living.

Through equine-assisted learning and experiential activities, participants will learn about and begin to practice these four guidelines: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight. At the end of this first workshop participants will have the tools and understanding to begin to reclaim those aspects of inner life that shape happiness through wisdom and compassion.

Facilitator: Anne Porteous, MScN, EPC.

Register for one or all fours workshops, please visit:

Learn more about the 16 Guidelines:

Anne Porteous