Toronto Coaching - International Coach Federation

Community Events

July 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

Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching by BEabove Leadership coming to Toronto October 4-6, 2016

Submitted by: Ursula Pottinga

Listen, Sense, Grow for Small Business Owners

Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi

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

Submitted by: John Burr

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning

Submitted by: Anne Porteous

Advanced Coaches -- Free Webinar & Earn CCE Credit

Submitted by: Dorothy Greenaway


Submitted by: David Cory


Submitted by: Aileen McNabb

Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Workplace Relationships

Submitted by: Sandra Norman

Mindfulness and Coaching

Submitted by: Nancy Dewar

Wellness Improvement System (WIS) Resiliency Master Training

Submitted by: Joyce Odidison

The ADLER Coaching Impact Course - August 22 & 23, 2016

Submitted by: Tony Gross

EQ-I 2.0 & 360 Certification Program with Jacinta Hughes

Submitted by: Jacinta Hughes


Submitted by: Haesun Moon

ANNOUNCING: Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching by BEabove Leadership coming to Toronto October 4-6, 2016

Join us for BEabove Leadership’s four-module training for the advanced coach.

The Modules will cover the latest research in the neuroscience of human development, innovative, brain-based coaching tools, and a road map for conscious evolution.

BEabove Leadership’s “7 Levels of Effectiveness” is a powerful 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 for coaches.

Even as an experienced coach, this program will blow the roof off your effectiveness both with your clients and in your own life.

For more information and to register, see or contact

Ursula Pottinga

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Listen, Sense, Grow for Small Business Owners

Do you want to grow your small business, but aren’t sure where to focus your time and energy for the best results?

Listen, Sense, Grow is a one-on-one, process-based coaching program to help you:

  • Get clear on where to focus your efforts,
  • Be realistic about what’s possible,
  • And manage self-doubt along the way.

There are many different ways to grow a small business, including networking, public speaking, writing or special offers. It can be hard to make choices and trust that you’re serving your business in the best way. Through Listen, Sense, Grow, you’ll work through a 4-part process that helps you gain the clarity you’re looking for and move forward with confidence in the year ahead.

By the end of this program, you will:

Know what to do next to grow your business and be confident about taking those steps

Have a short- and long-term plan to grow your business in the next 6-12 months

Develop the personal practices to support you when you’re uncertain or unmotivated


  • 4 sessions (2 hours each)
  • In-person or Skype
  • Investment: $520 + hst

To learn more, please contact: 

Maggie DiStasi, ACPC, PCC

Founder, Process-Based Living


(p) 416.988.5115

“Maggie’s gentle style and deeply empathetic approach were a soothing balm to the anxiety I felt about the future of my coaching and consulting practice. Her ground breaking program Listen, Sense, Grow works like magic for those of us who struggle to come up with a crystal clear vision of our futures…”


Maggie DiStasi

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CLI - Coaching and Leadership International Inc. 

(Vancouver Island, Canada)

CLI’s Whole Brain, Whole Person, Whole Potential

ICF Approved Executive, Business & Life Coach Training

CLI provides you with a depth of coach training that would otherwise take years to obtain through extra trainings or constant upgrades and research. One CLI student explained how their client was delighted with the new variety and new methodologies that were allowing the client to go deeper faster for permanent positive results.

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

Benefit from the Art of Assisting Yourselves and Your Clients to:

  • Raise Leadership Competencies with advanced CLI Tools and Skills
  • Think like Einstein! Create brilliant thinkers who use their whole brain for Innovative Problem Solving and Goal Achievement.
  • Shift Subconscious Programming 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.
  • Measure your client’s ROI

Which of these benefits would you like to learn more about?

Up to 165 ICF ACSTH (or CCEUs)

Distance Learning Classes Start September 2016

Toronto & Sidney On-Site Classes start September 2016

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

Email today!

More information at:

John Burr

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 16 Guidelines Equine Assisted Learning 

Developing Compassion and Wisdom through a unique workshop series

Workshop Three

Realizing connection and creating the relationships you want

Offered: October 1st

  • Respect
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude
  • Loyalty

Workshop Four

Embracing change and the possibility of creating a meaningful life

Offered: Oct. 2nd

  • Aspiration
  • Principles
  • Service
  • Courage

Workshop Three: Realizing connection and creating the relationships you want.

Guidelines: Respect, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Loyalty

Date: October 1st 9am-4pm

Workshop Four: Embracing change and the possibility of creating a meaningful life.

Guidelines: Aspiration, Principles, Service, Courage

Date: October 2nd, 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 Relate to Others’ and ‘How We Find Meaning’ 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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Advanced Coaches -- Free Webinar & Earn CCE Credit

“I loved that this program brought together what I knew, and robustly built on that... Dorothy and Melinda provide a rich reservoir for accelerated learning. With steady doses of detailed mastery level observation and feedback, peer coaching, and practice, this was more than a course, it was a learning community ecosystem for business coaching professionals. Kelly Cowan Senior Learning Consultant, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, RCC™, and B.C.A.C.P.™

Special for experienced coaches! Join us for a free webinar introducing you to on Big IDEA from Leadership Coaching in Context.

When: June 22, 2016 at noon ET. Email us for the link.

The Business Coaching Advantage Certification Program is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. It is a fresh, leading-edge and intensive program for business/leadership coaches. Part 1 is for newer coaches. Part 2 & 3 designed for experienced coaches who want to join us for CCEs and exceptional training to expand and deepen capabilities.

Part 2: Leadership Coaching in Context (3 day program) and optional 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!

Next program: Sept 14-16, 2016.

Learn more:

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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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 North America.

Get certified in the 2 Day onsite course in Toronto Aug 22-23 or Ottawa Oct 24-25, 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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October 12

Burlington, ON

(Workshops Can Be Conducted at Your Location)

The WORKSHOP draws from research on Positive Organizational Psychology.


  • How Happiness at Work Affects Our Performance
  • Mindset

Explore how we can use a growth mindset to improve our ability and therefore our results.

  • Strengths

A strengths based approach to work. Exercises will encourage participants to focus on all the reasons you will succeed, rather than fail -remind themselves of the relevant skills they have, rather than those they lack.

  • Our Experience of Life is Determined by What We Pay Attention To

Exercises will help participants create a habit of looking at the things that matter in a situation.

  • Resilience

Pragmatic approach to the skills needed to remain happy and optimistic at work, resulting in the ability to bounce back from experiences such as:

  • Lost Sales Deals
  • Missed Promotions
  • Conflicts with Managers and Co-workers
  • Productivity Increase

Methods for avoiding the pitfalls that keep us from reaching the potential inherent in our previous topics.

  • The Ripple Effect – Building a Positive Successful Culture

How we can benefit from happiness at work as a group, as a team, as a company. It highlights the impact individuals can have and how they can exert that influence. The role of leader is discussed as a means to improve the performance of everyone on the leader’s team, whether that is a team of one, six, or thousands.

Offered by Mustang Positive Professional Development

Aileen McNabb

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Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Workplace Relationships

How can we improve our relationships to build a more productive and collaborative workplace? Most people who ask this question realize that understanding the effectiveness of their own style of interacting is a starting place to improving their ability to work productively with others. This course is designed to help participants move past the negative effects of difficult workplace relationships to developing strategies for positive influence and contributing to a culture of trust and collaboration.

Are you...

  • avoiding conversations you know you ought to have?
  • wishing you could be more assertive and in control?
  • losing patience with certain people or personality types?
  • having problems giving negative feedback?
  • feeling anxious before a difficult conversation?
  • wishing you had managed a conversation or an individual differently?
  • having trouble managing emotional customers, colleagues or employees?

To find out more about this workshop click here

Sandra Norman

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Mindfulness and Coaching

Nancy Dewar- M.Ed, ACC, CTDP




Course Overview

In recent years, some of the world’s most successful people (business leaders, athletes and public figures) have adopted the principles of mindfulness, and brought them into both their professional and personal lives.

In this introductory workshop, you will be introduced to mindfulness in a dynamic, engaging, practical and accessible manner. Mindfulness is not just for those who are into yoga and meditation; research has shown mindfulness to increase focus and decision making when used in a corporate setting. The session will provide you with an understanding of why mindfulness is so critical in today’s corporate world, how you can apply simple techniques to be more present and more productive, and how these techniques can in fact make you a better leader, partner, parent and Coach.

We will explore ways in which you can incorporate mindfulness into your coaching practice and how this may make a profound difference for you and your clients.

For further information or to register please contact Nancy Dewar at; or

416 459 2758

Nancy Dewar

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Wellness Improvement System (WIS) Resiliency Master Training

For Coaches who want to do Resiliency work with Clients

Earn 26 ICF CCE’s

Learn to Facilitate the WIS Assessment tool and reach a whole new audience.

Get Ready to Offer:

  • Wellness conversations
  • WIS assessments and analysis
  • Wellness life planning

Training Includes:

    • Workplace Wellness assessments
    • Theory and practice
    • Tips to build resiliency for clients

Upcoming Training Dates:

July 27, 2016

August 8, 2016

August 9, 20116

September 14, 2016

Online or in-class delivery.

Call 1-877-999-9591 (toll free) to register, or visit us at

Have a greater impact with the WIS interdisciplinary wellness model!

Training provides templates, theory, and structure for both workplace wellness and personal wellness coaching.

Work Well – Live Well – Play Well

Joyce Odidison

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The ADLER Coaching Impact Course - August 22 & 23, 2016

This 2-day program is intended for people who might not want to become a “professional coach” (that is, having coaching as their full-time profession), yet might find it valuable to acquire some of the skills of a professional coach to use in their regular line of work, or elsewhere in their lives. The Coaching Impact is condensed from Adler’s 3-week plus practicum, professional coach training program. It uses a selection of the tools and techniques from all three weeks of in-class training that could be best used and applied by professionals in all walks of life. During the 2-day intensive, students will have time to actually practice, exercise, and experience the tools as both coach and “coachee” so that participants will have confidence when using them in their regular work life.


Tony Gross

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EQ-I 2.0 & 360 Certification Program with Jacinta Hughes

Give your self 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 comprehensive training kit, online modules, The EQ Edge book, an individual assessment and debrief, plus a $280 token towards administering future assessments. Programs eligible for 16 CCE credits.

For more info and to register:

Webinar August 23 & 24th Online EQ-i 2.0 & 360 Certification $1795.

Toronto Sept 13 & 14th EQ-i 2.0 & 360 Certification $1795.

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


Jacinta Hughes

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Brief Coaching Summer Institute - Intensive is a 4-day accelerated coach training program that provides a comprehensive overview of Brief Coaching foundations, examines effective coaching language with microanalysis, and explores practical ways to apply coaching in the workplace. The curriculum is designed and developed by the makers of the University to Toronto Solution Focused Coaching Certificate program, and 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. Topics include:

  • Foundations of Solution Focused Coaching
  • Microanalysis of Coaching Language
  • Coaching Applications
  • Coaching Masterclass


The Train the Trainer is a 3-day intensive training program for coaches who have completed either the Solution Focused Brief Coaching certificate program or the Brief Coaching Summer Intensive program. The train-the-trainer is designed for professionals who are passionate about Solution Focused Brief Coaching and want to promote and train others to learn and adopt the approach in their workplace. The topics include:

  • How to utilize your own existing capabilities to make further progress
  • How to implement this radical paradigm shift in training methodology into your workshops starting the very next day
  • How to deal with participant questions (instead of answering them)
  • How to create relevant content without offering content
  • How to design a learning process from beginning to end by honouring participants as experts in their own learning process

Haesun Moon

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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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14845-6 Yonge Street Suite 185  Aurora, ON, L4G 6H8
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