Toronto Coaching - International Coach Federation

Community Events

May 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/EQ-360 CERTIFICATION COURSE COMING TO OTTAWA June 20-22 and TORONTO Aug 22-23, 2016

Submitted by: David Cory

Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2016 Conference, June 16-17

Submitted by: Lisa Sansom


Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

CLI’s Whole Brain, Whole Person, Whole Potential Executive, Business & Life Coach Training

Submitted by: John Burr

Experienced Coach? Looking for Advanced Coaching Education?

Submitted by: Dorothy Greenaway

Conflict Management and Mediation

Submitted by: Daryl Landau

Advanced Coaching Program: Approved for ICF CCEUs!

Submitted by: Ursula Pottinga

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning

Submitted by: Anne Porteous

Group Coaching Intensive - Muskoka: Thursday/Friday July 14 &15 2016

Submitted by: Jennifer Britton

How to Make it as an Executive Coach: Successes and Disasters from 2 Acclaimed Coaches

Submitted by: Mary Legakis Engel

Kids Coaching Connection Summer Institute

Submitted by: Susan Howson

WICA Coach Certification in Workplace Wellness

Submitted by: Joyce Odidison

Free Online Workshop – Jason Reid’s How to Get More Coaching Clients By Speaking

Submitted by: Jason Reid


Submitted by: Haesun Moon

NEW! ADLER Mentor Coaching Program for ICF Credentialing

Submitted by: Tony Gross

Momondays Toronto May 30, 2016

Submitted by: Michel Neray


OTTAWA June 20-22 and TORONTO Aug 22-23, 2016

Get certified to use the world's first, most researched, most flexible, most widely accepted, cost effective, online measure of emotional intelligence, which gives you a fantastic framework for coaching and provides credibility to you and your coaching business. The Emotional Quotient Inventory, from MHS, is the official measure of EQ of the government of Canada, government of Ontario, and government of Saskatchewan.

EITC was one of the first companies to partner with MHS to offer the EQ-i Certification Course and for the last 18 years we have been the leading provider of EQ-i Certification Courses in Canada.

Get certified in the 2 Day onsite course in Ottawa June 20-21 or Toronto Aug 2-23, which includes certification to use the EQ-360 2.0. Click here for more information EQ-i 2.0 Certification Course

Exclusive Bonus Offering! Mastering EI Competencies (1 day immediately following the 2 day cert course), all about how to help clients develop EQ, you'll get participant manuals, games, exercises, activities, video clips, power point slides to use in workshops and seminars and coaching.

David Cory

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Canadian Positive Psychology Association 2016 Conference, June 16-17

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association reminds you that registration for Exhilarate 2016 is open! Do not delay in your registration - we are tracking towards a sold-out event!

As more and more clients become aware of positive psychology, they are asking for it in their coaching engagements. Come and see what it's all about! Get caught up on the latest research as well as tips, tools and techniques that you can use in your coaching practice. CCE credits available.

This is the third Canadian conference on positive psychology - keynotes include luminaries from the field such as Barbara Fredrickson, Kim Cameron and David Cooperrider. Conference dates are June 16-17 at the White Oaks Spa and Resort in Niagara on the Lake. Pre-conference workshops take place on June 15, including Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) for Practitioners, Applied Positive Psychology for Therapists and Coaches: An Integrative Framework and Appreciative Inquiry & Acting "As If" – A Somatic Approach to Coaching.

Learn more and register at

Lisa Sansom

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by CINERGY® Coaching

Conflict management coaching is a specialized niche in the fields of coaching and conflict management. It is a one-on-one technique, in which a trained coach assists people to effectively prevent or manage specific disputes and to enhance their conflict management skills.

The outcomes of this workshop are that participants will gain:

o the theory, principles and methods specific to the CINERGY® model of conflict management coaching;

o an introduction to and basic working knowledge of conflict management coaching using the CINERGY® model;

o an understanding of the types of skills required to provide conflict management coaching;

o experience of the coaching model as a coach, ‘client’ and observer;

o knowledge of the applications of this technique; and

o suggested documents and information about the logistics of conflict management coaching.

Schedule for 4 day in-person workshops:

      • October 31-November 3, 2016 (Toronto)
      • November 21-24, 2016 (Ottawa)

We offer a $100 discount to members of ICF.

For information on training in your workplace and for programs in other locations (or by telephone or webinar), please contact us.

ICF CCEUs are granted to participants who complete this workshop.

For more information and an application, contact CINERGY® Coaching at: Email:; Phone: 416-686-4247; Toll Free: 1-866-335-6466.

Cinnie Noble

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CLI’s Whole Brain, Whole Person, Whole Potential

Executive, Business & Life Coach Training

How Repetitive Is Your Coaching Process?

There is no need to do the same old thing session after session after session. One of our students explained how their client was delighted with the new variety and new methodologies that were livening up the coaching sessions and allowing the client to go deeper faster for more permanent positive results.

Special - email John directly ( ) and request our latest presentation: “The Science of Mind-Kinetics® in Coaching”

Discover the Art of Assisting Yourselves and Your Clients:

    • Raise Leadership Competencies with advanced Tools and Skills
    • Think like Einstein! Create brilliant thinkers who use their whole brain for Innovative Problem Solving and Goal Achievement.
    • Coach at a Subconscious Level for Permanent Positive Change.
    • Eliminate old limiting beliefs.
    • Anchor new positive beliefs.
    • Uncover Unconstructive Patterns, Habits and Behaviors, and Reverse them Forever.
    • Coach the Whole Person for Personal and Professional Success.
    • Strengthen Relationships and Resolve Conflict by removing Judgment & Blame.
    • Identify and Remove the Biggest Boulders to Success in each area of Life.

With CLI’s powerful, award winning set of methodologies and free-fly techniques at your command, you and your clients can address every challenge, issue and goal at an entirely new level of thinking, that sparks innovation, profound solutions, and clear action steps forward. The ROI is measurable and the results are remarkable.

JOIN US for this Special Opportunity

Up to 165 ICF ACSTH (& CCEUs)

Distance Learning Classes Start June & September 2016

Toronto On-Site Class starts September 2016

Call us today! 1-866-254-4357 or +1-250-652-5390

Email today!

Find out more and/or choose dates/register at:

John Burr

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Experienced Coach? Looking for Advanced Coaching Education?

“All I can say is WOW! Thank-you to my peers and Melinda and Dorothy for a most amazing and transformative learning journey!” Silvia Lulka, DIRECTOR, ROGERS COMMUNICATION, ACC & BUSINESS COACHING ADVANTAGE CERTIFIED COACH™ and ICF International Prism Award nominating coach

ICF Accredited Business Coaching Advantage Advanced Certification Program is a fresh, leading edge and intensive program for business/leadership coaches. It is ideal for experienced coaches who want to join us for CCEs and exceptional training to expand and deepen capabilities.

Two entry points:

1. New Coaches: Enter Part 1 of the program if you have little or no coach training and looking to professionalize your existing coaching practice.

2. Experienced Coaches: Enter Part 2 for a deep and rich exposure to leadership/business models, coaching skills and practices and earn CCEUs

Special -- just for experienced coaches … join us for a free webinar to learn more on June 2, 2016 at noon to learn about our September 2016 offering. Email us for the link.

Leadership Coaching in Context (3 day program) and Practicum (10 virtual labs) is for people have coach training and experience under their belts (minimum 60 hours of ICF approved coach specific training) and who are ready to hone your craft!

Dorothy Greenaway, MCC and Melinda Sinclair, Chartered Business Coach™ and PCC are internationally recognized trailblazers in professional coaching, coach education, blending decades of leadership development & coaching with expertise in facilitating exceptional adult learning experiences.

Dorothy Greenaway

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Conflict Management and Mediation

Summer: July 11-13 (Level 1) and 14-16 (Level 2), Toronto

Taught by Daryl Landau, M.A., M.Sc., Acc.FM with Ken Smith and Dr. Barbara Landau

Approved by various mediation associations.

Mediation and conflict coaching are great additions to a coaching practice. This is also a great way to interact with lawyers, therapists and other professionals.

Daryl Landau

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Advanced Coaching Program: Approved for ICF CCEUs!

Coming to Toronto: A four-module training for the advanced coach, covering the latest research in the neuroscience of human development, innovative, new brain-based coaching tools, and a road map for conscious evolution.

BEabove Leadership’s “7 Levels of Effectiveness” is powerful road map to consciousness and higher levels of effectiveness in all areas of life. Co-founders Ann and Ursula bring in cutting-edge neuroscience to ground this theory scientifically, as well as drawing on their combined 30 years of coaching and training to make it all real, applicable, and highly useful as a coach.

Email Ursula at

Register here:

Ursula Pottinga

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning 

Developing Compassion and Wisdom through a unique workshop series

Workshop One: How we Think

Offered: June 11th

  • Humility

  • Patience

  • Contentment

  • Delight 

Workshop Two: How we Act

Offered: June 12th

  • Kindness

  • Honesty

  • Generosity

  • Right Speech

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

Guidelines: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight

Date: June 11th 9am-4pm

Workshop Two: How we Act: Cultivating Wise and Compassionate Actions

Guidelines: Kindness, Honesty, Generosity, Right Speech

Date: Saturday, June 12th, 9am-4pm.

Location: Rockwood, Ontario

The 16G are being used around the world to take mindfulness into everyday life. They have been taught to school children, hospital staff, people working in the not-for-profit sector, health, mental health, university settings and in the corporate world. They are a tool to help create a culture of kindness, wisdom and compassion from families to professionals.

Through equine-assisted learning and experiential activities, participants will learn ‘How we Think’ and ‘How we act’ and begin to practice the associated guidelines for each wisdom. By the end of each 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

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Group Coaching Intensive - Muskoka: Thursday/Friday July 14 &15 2016

Join Effective Group Coaching author, Jennifer Britton, CPCC, PCC on July 14th and 15th in Huntsville for the 6th Annual Group and Team Coaching Intensive. Gain knowledge, skills, practice, and feedback, on your group and team coaching skills. We cover road-tested practical tips and tools for designing, running and marketing your own programs - in person, virtually, corporate and public.

Coaches leave the program with tools, resources, skills and practice in group and team coaching, including:

- An understanding of what group and team coaching is, how it is similar and different to individual coaching, training and facilitation

- Core skills and best practices for group and team coaching

- Designing a Powerful Program

- Exercises, Tools and Resources

- Marketing Tips

- Navigating Tricky Issues

- Virtual Program Tips

- Practice and feedback on your skills

The program includes:

      • 15 hours of training (being renewed for 19 CCEs with the ICF)
      • The Intensive Manual
      • A group follow-up call

Cost: $1095 plus HST. Register with a colleague, save $150 plus HST each. Early Bird Savings to May 31, 2016

Registration:, email: or 416.996.8326.

Jennifer Britton

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How to Make it as an Executive Coach: Successes and Disasters from 2 Acclaimed Coaches

Register for our Free Interview Webinar Broadcast with Elizabeth Foster and Mary Legakis Engel on May 17th at 12:00 eastern.

Join us on May 17th at noon for a celebration of the successes and disasters experienced by acclaimed coaches Mary Legakis Engel and Elizabeth Foster in growing their professional coaching businesses.

10% of all coaches are achieving a sustainable income. When you join this dialogue, you'll hear answers to the following questions, and have the opportunity to ask your own:

How do you make it as a coach when the odds are against you?

What were the top 3 things you needed to do to get more clients?

What was the worst challenge you had to overcome and how did you overcome it?

How do you stand out from the crowd in such a crowded space?

Click here to register:

Mary Legakis Engel

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Kids Coaching Connection

“Taking Relationships with Kids to a Whole New Level”

The Kids Coaching Connection program is an intensive, experiential program made up of five core courses; Divine Elementals, Divine Design, Divine Possibilities, Divine Expressions and Divine Connections. It is the proud recipient of the ICF PRISM award. This International leader in Life Coach training focussed on kids/youth and families presents all courses in the series during the:

Kids Coaching Connection Summer Institute

Five comprehensive courses will be delivered in only 2 weeks. You will realize a transforming and life changing experience designed to foster foundations of trust, communication and meaningful connections with kids, youth and families. It will help you develop all aspects of a kid’s being so they can tap into their Magnificence.

Kids Coaching Connection Summer Institute

July 11 - 15 & August 08 - 13, 2016

Time: 10 am - 6 pm

Location: ALT Hotel, 6080 Viscount Road, Toronto, Ontario

Investment: $495.00 + HST per course

International Coach Federation Fully Approved ACSTH Program

For full course descriptions go to:

Past Participants Say it all:

“Kids Coaching Connection is an outstanding training program for everyone who works with kids, youth and families in any capacity” (M. LR, ACC - Holistic Youth Life Coach)

“The coaching framework taught from and within the heart is truly masterful” (M. D - Pediatric Nutritionist and Life Coach)

“Take this program to learn the tools that you don’t hear or see elsewhere. Truly inspirational” (S.G. - Teacher)

To Register contact: Susan Howson


Susan Howson

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WICA Coach Certification in

Workplace Wellness

Be more competitive and reach more clients!

Add Interpersonal Wellness Services’ Wellness model and Wellness Assessment tool to your coaching repertoire. Join the interactive classes, led by Joyce Odidison, MA, PCC Conflict Analyst and Coach and the IWS team.

Already a certified coach? Customize your coaching with our ten Workplace Wellness courses for only $265 per course or $2500 for the set.

Full Certification date and cost:

September 19-30, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Online or in-class delivery.

$6500.00 Canadian (plus GST)

Certification includes ongoing support with 10 hours of mentor coaching, coaching practicum, peer coaching and a well-developed network to help you succeed in your chosen profession!

To register contact us at 204 668-5283, 1-877-999-9591 (toll free), or visit us here

Work Well – Live Well – Play Well

Joyce Odidison

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Free Online Workshop – Jason Reid’s How to Get More Coaching Clients By Speaking

You may have heard that speaking is the best way to build your coaching business.

While this is true, getting business from the stage only works well when you know what you're doing. Speaking to sell is an art, but if you master it, you also master the ability to make tens of thousands of dollars in new business whenever you want. More importantly, you master the ability to help more people.

In this online workshop. Speak to Sell Expert Jason Reid will help you:

  • Learn how to increase your leads (and your client base) by more than 10X!
  • Discover the keys to creating great content that also sells you.
  • Learn the secret to creating a an effective call-to-action that gets you clients.

Jason has helped coaches make $20K or more in new business after their very first talk.

If you want to sell yourself effectively without being salesy, arrogant, or asking people to "buy your stuff", you can't afford to miss this free online workshop.


Wednesday May 18th, 7:30pm eastern

There will be a replay for 24 hours for those who can’t join us live.

Sign up at:

Jason Reid

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July 15-25 | BRIEFFEST 2016 Register by May 31st for EARLY BIRD RATE HERE.

Do you want to advance your career with innovative coaching tools and skills?

Join BRIEFFEST, a 10-day summer intensive coaching training designed by the makers of the University of Toronto Solution Focused Coaching Certificate program. At BRIEFFEST, you will enjoy the quality and rigor of a university level training and have an unparalleled learning experience facilitated by some of the most renowned Solution Focused Coaches.

For more information, please contact us at


Jun 10-11 | Coaching Masterclass Register HERE. Registration is mandatory.

Experience Solution Focused Coaching for FREE!

Discover You At Your Best!

What does it look like when you are at your best? How would things be different in your relationships, career, and other important areas of your life? When you are faced with challenging times, issues, or relationships, how do you stay positive, resilient, and motivated?

Join our graduating students from the University of Toronto's Solution Focused Coaching certificate program for a free coaching session at our upcoming masterclass and experience what coaching can do for you. Whatever your goals are, a coaching conversation can help you clarify your dreams, discover your strengths and resources, and build realistic and meaningful strategies to transform your life. (Limited Availability)

Haesun Moon

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NEW! ADLER Mentor Coaching Program for ICF Credentialing

Are you getting ready to gain your ACC or PCC accreditation?

ICF accreditation requires that coaches complete ten hours of mentor coaching before writing

the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Exam. The ADLER Mentor Coaching program delivers support and feedback on your coaching skills aligned with ICF Core competencies. Seven hours of mentoring are done in small group settings and three hours are done one-on-one. Enhance your coaching skills, complete your training requirements and be ready to write the ICF CKA exam. This program runs over two days and includes three one-on-one mentor hours arranged with the PCC level facilitators.

July 20, 2016 1pm-5pm (group mentoring), Sept 21, 2016 1pm-5pm (group mentoring), three one to one mentoring hours arranged individually. Documentation of completion is included. A great value at $899.00 + HST.

Contact ADLER Coaching Program Manager, Tony Gross at or call 416-923-4419. Register online here.

ADLER Faculty of Professional Coaching
890 Yonge Street, 9th Floor.
Toronto, ON. M4W 3P4

Tony Gross

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Momondays Toronto May 30, 2016

When: Monday, May 30, 5:30 pm EDT – 9:30 pm EDT

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada

Price: $15 plus hst - online (available until May 27) / $25 including hst - at the door

Info & Tickets:


If you've been to momondays in the past bunch of months, you may have heard Jean-Paul Bedard share his story of sexual abuse, alcoholism, recovery and elite running. JP won the 2015 "Golden Shoe Award" as Canadian Runner of the Year. "JP's Team" is a community of athletes and altruists working together to raise funds and awareness for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. When you check out during your ticket purchase this month, you'll have the opportunity to donate to JP's team. Feel free to donate $1 or $2... or $100 or $200! Learn more about JP's Team:

Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation, and drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!

Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! You really do meet the nicest people at momondays!

Remember to like the new momondays Toronto Facebook fan page and subscribe to events!

Michel Neray

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Submission Guidelines

ICF-Toronto Chapter Members and Affiliates (paid the $100 fee):
  • Limited to 1 free submission per month
  • Additional submissions $50/insertion
ICF-Toronto Guests:
  • Small submission (up to 100 words with link to your site):  $100/insertion
  • Large submission (up to 250 words with link to your site):  $150/insertion
Please note:
  • Submissions by ICF-Toronto Members will only be accepted for events they themselves are presenting.  All other events will be deemed to fall under the "Guest" category.
  • All listings are linked to our monthly e-bulletin that is published on the 15th of each month and emailed to all members.
  • Maximum 250 words.
  • Submissions will be sent to in either plain text, HTML or Word doc format.
  • Payment must be received and processed by the deadline in order for the submission to be distributed.
  • Lead time:  All submissions must be received and paid for 8-10 business days before the publish date.
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