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November 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

Communication Workshop
Submitted by: Ayelet Magen

Bring Your Coaching to the Next Level
Submitted by: Manon Dulude

**FREE WEBINAR** Creating Connection In Times of Disconnect
Submitted by: Claudia Aronowitz

Exoteric officially launches December 2, 2016
Submitted by: Lisa Taraba

Quota DecisionLab
Submitted by: George Anastasopoulos

WEBINAR - Effectiveness Means Business: How to Make Your Clients More Effective and Increase Your Value
Submitted by: Sandy Lee

Kids Coaching Connection Winter Institute
Submitted by: Susan Howson

Listen, Sense, Grow Your Small Business: Coaching Program for Small Business Owners
Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi

CLI‘s Science of Mind-Kinetics® in Coaching
Submitted by: John Burr

EQ-I 2.0 & 360 Certification Program with Jacinta Hughes
Submitted by: Jacinta Hughes

Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

Submitted by: Shieh-Chi Chen

Do you often feel misunderstood?

Do you feel your voice is not heard?

Do discussions often end up in arguments?

Communication Workshop

This 12-week group programme is designed to review, teach, and strengthen healthy communication skills. It is for adults who wish to maintain, improve, or enrich their relationships through effective communication.

The group will meet every other week for a total of 6 sessions, with additional debriefing opportunities between sessions. The programme will take place on Thursday evenings in Toronto (St. Clair Ave West and Bathurst St, near St. Clair West subway station).

The cost of the programme is covered by OHIP for attendees (missed sessions are billed directly). There is a $100 fee for course materials.

The programme is led by Dr. Ninia Lupovici, a GP therapist and Ayelet Magen, a life coach practitioner. Dr. Lupovici has over 20 yrs experience in treating adults in individual therapy. She has training in CBT, CCRT and brief psychodynamic techniques. Ayelet Magen is a certified Co-active coach with extensive experience in Human Resource management. She was trained at CTI and The Adler School of Coaching in Toronto.

This programme is appropriate for individuals who:

-Want to better their communication with others,

-Are interested in participating in a group format (up to 12 participants), and

-Are able to commit to six 3-hour sessions every other week.

Note: All applicants must have a suitability assessment before joining the programme. This programme is not a substitute for individual psychotherapy.

For more information please email:

Ayelet Magen

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Bring Your Coaching to the Next Level

If you are working toward acquiring or renewing ICF credentials through ACSTH or Portfolio Path, take advantage of Group Mentor Coaching sessions now offered by Manon Dulude Ph.D, PCC, ICF credentialing assessor. New groups forming now for January 2017.

If you prefer one-to-one coaching, Individual Mentoring sessions are scheduled at the pace of the mentee. Your Individual Mentor coaching calls will take an in depth look at your coaching skills and provide detailed and constructive feedback to elevate your coaching and mastery of coaching competencies.

Deepen your service through mastery of the ICF Core Competencies. To learn more and register visit:

Manon Dulude

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Creating Connection In Times of Disconnect

Does the thought of having an important conversation with someone that matters to you trigger some level of uncertainty, ambiguity and unease?

We know that tough conversations can be daunting – because relationships are messy and communication is hard.

We see this every day – at home, work, and with friends.

Would you like to learn the skills, techniques, and approaches needed to make a greater connection in a particular relationship?

If so, we’d like to invite you to a free webinar on

November 17, 2016, at 7pm EST
How to Create Connection When There’s Disconnect

In this interactive session, we’ll simplify the complexities of communication that overwhelms people into procrastination and avoidance. We’ll teach you the skills we’ve used with our own relationships and clients.

In this session, you’ll learn an easy-to-recall methodology enabling you to:

  • Be clear on what really matters - because not everything does!
  • Appreciate the unique contributions of others – everyone has something to offer!
  • Understand the different ways to listen - and none of them require the use of your ears!
  • Stop unintentionally making an ass of yourself - yes, you read that correctly!

And finally, the integration steps you can do immediately to feel connected in your relationship!

This training will give you the tools you need to create more meaningful connection in any relationship or communication situation.

Reserve your spot now! Click Here

Claudia Aronowitz

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Exoteric officially launches December 2, 2016

If you are interested in coaching entrepreneurs and like the excitement of a new adventure, I have a potential opportunity for you. I am a founding member of Exoteric, a dynamic, new company that believes everyday people deserve access to a great coach! Exoteric officially launches Dec. 2/16, in Phoenix, Arizona, and is now looking for charter members. If I've peaked your curiosity and you would like more information, please email me at

Lisa Taraba

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Quota DecisionLab

If your clients are business owners, managers or executives they make crucial decisions every day; prioritizing important tasks, dealing with problem employees, investing in customer or business opportunities. And all or most of these decisions they make with scarce resources, incomplete information, in a competing environment, and under time pressure, leading to an uncertain outcome. Please bring them to Quota DecisionLab where they’ll acquire critical decision-making-skills while playing Texas Hold’em Poker. It’s our learning tool making the learning experience exceptionally engaging, fun, and interactive. Bring a client/colleague and your fee will be waived. For more information go to

George Anastasopoulos

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Effectiveness Means Business:
How to Make Your Clients More Effective and Increase Your Value

What is real effectiveness? Leader-managers are berated for the lack of it. Yet their bosses often can’t define it.

Discover the difference between looking effective and demonstrating real effectiveness. In this webinar, you will learn how to help your clients deliver effective results that can make them more confident and successful.

Effectiveness Means Business:
How to Make Your Clients More Effective and Increase Your Value
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
11:00 am to 12:00 pm


During this presentation, 40+ year veteran coach/consultant Doug Emerson and Head Coach Mary Legakis Engel teach you:

  • The 4 elements of effectiveness you can coach
  • How to help your clients define their measurable outputs and key results
  • How to help your client’s reduce stress and inter-office conflicts
  • How to demonstrate faster ROI to your clients


Sandy Lee

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Kids Coaching Connection

“Taking Relationships with Kids to a Whole New Level”

ICF Fully Approved ACSTH Program

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 Winter 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 Winter Institute
February 20 - 24, 2017 & March 13 - 18, 2017

Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Location: ALT Hotel, 6080 Viscount Road, Toronto, Ontario
Investment: $495.00 + HST per course

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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Listen, Sense, Grow Your Small Business:

Coaching Program 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 Listen, Sense, Grow program sessions (2 hrs each: 8 hrs total)
Plus: 2 follow-up coaching sessions
In-person or Skype
Investment: $1300 + hst
To learn more, please contact:

Maggie DiStasi, ACPC, PCC
Career & Life Coach, 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 this new approach that was allowing the client to go deeper faster for permanent positive change.

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

Benefit from the Art & Science 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 above benefits would you like to learn more about?
Up to 165 ICF ACSTH (or CCEUs)

Distance Learning Classes Start November 2016
On-Site Classes start in Toronto & Sidney 2016 & 2017

Call today! 1-866-254-4357 or +1-250-652-5390
Email today!
More info at:

John Burr

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EQ-I 2.0 & 360 Certification Program with Jacinta Hughes

Give your self and your organization the EQ edge. 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 need to make informed decisions regarding employees or clients and to support an 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 tokens towards administering future assessments. Programs eligible for 16 CCE credits.

For more info and to register:

Webinar Jan 31 & Feb 1st Online EQ-i 2.0 & 360 Certification $1795.

Women’s Retreat May 8th-13th 2017 Namibia Quest $5500.

Join us in Namibia for a week filled with spectacular scenery, daily exercise and workshops designed to uncover your strengths and engage your curiosity to create a new personal plan that takes you wherever you want to go next.Special guests, speakers, local artists and executive coaches will be your guides during an unforgettable week guaranteed to invigorate your soul and reveal your purpose with a clarity and energy that will transform you inside and out.


Jacinta Hughes

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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:

  • November 21-24, 2016 (Ottawa English)
  • December 12-15, 2016 (Toronto)

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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Prosperity Accountability Group (Holiday series)
Location: The Vault in the Green Beanery, 565 Bloor St W, Toronto
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fridays in December: 2nd, 9th and 16th, 2016
Fridays in January: 13th, 20th and 27th, 2017

Introducing the Prosperity Accountability Group, a peer-to-peer support group for women to support creativity, innovation and business development within a facilitated interactive format. You are invited to join this group of motivated women. We meet over a period of 2 months to tackle challenges and celebrate wins together.

The holidays are traditionally a time to gather with friends, family. Unfortunately it is also a time for frantic activity as we try to do it all and create the ideal holiday experience for our family.

I invite you to use the upcoming Prosperity Accountability Group Holiday series to stay grounded and to support you in achieving your goals and maintaining your sanity over the holiday period. Rather than waking up in January 2017 with a hangover and regrets of having to start over, wake up knowing you have the plan in place and can pick it up with assurance and certainty moving forward.

To register visit

Shieh-Chi Chen (pronounced Shee-Tzu) is the President and Owner of 2Sisters Consulting Inc. is a skilled executive coach, facilitator and organizational development consultant.

Shieh-Chi Chen

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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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