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September 2017

"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

An ExecutiveCoachGlobal Exclusive for Leadership Excellence
Submitted by: Nance MacLeod-Lutchin

Create Great Videos To Get Coaching Clients - Free Webcasts
Submitted by: Jason Reid

Exclusive Rate at The Better Workplace Conference
Submitted by: Michelle Cooper

Advanced Coach Training with Shahmeen Sadiq
Submitted by: Shahmeen Sadiq

Book Club for Coaches
Submitted by: Manon Dulude

Key Communication Skills to Grow Your Business
Submitted by: Ric Phillips

Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

Canada’s #1 Leadership Conference - Toronto / November 28, 2017
Submitted by: Vivek Mehmi

Break the Glass Ceiling! Develop Essential Skills to Advance Your Career
Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi

R&R for Life - 6 week online Stress Management program
Submitted by: Indy Batth

Submitted by: Shannon Smith

Verbal Aikido – Advanced Communications - 2-Day Workshop, October 14-15
Submitted by: Ahmad-Shah Duranai-Khan

Adler Faculty Of Coaching Open House - Save the date of Wednesday October 11, 2017
Submitted by: Tony Gross

An ExecutiveCoachGlobal

Exclusive for Leadership Excellence

“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Being a senior leader in an organization or running your own business or department in a large company is lonely and requires a certain set of leadership skills that are often developed by trial and error. It’s rare that leaders have an opportunity to avoid these costly mistakes and learn from others who are truly supportive and focused on your growth and success.

Exceptional leaders today realize that they can’t do this on their own. Rather, they surround themselves with other successful peers who help them become better leaders and accelerate their business results while enhancing their personal and professional well-being.

Purpose of the Mastermind Group

Joining a Mastermind Group can help you gain support in delivering on your commitments to yourself, allow you to receive valuable feedback from a small group of like-minded individuals, and tap into the true source of your groups mind power.

Have you ever asked yourself?

  • What do I really want?
  • What fears are holding me back?
  • What do I need to change to get what I want?
  • What beliefs do I need to let go of?
  • What’s standing in my way to achieving success

Value of Participation:

  • Draw upon the experience, support and wisdom of a group of trusted peers
  • Become a better and more effective leader
  • Leverage the experience from others to accomplish your goals faster
  • Obtain space to focus on the big picture
  • Generate ideas and gain immediate problem solving
  • Connect with like-minded peers and use peer accountability to drive discipline, commitment and results

Key Components of the Mastermind Group:

  • Strengthening your inner leader so you can perform at extraordinary levels
  • Creating excellence and happiness on the inside that will transform on the outside
  • Accountability to keep you focused and on track of your goals
  • Education, brainstorming, and problem solving
  • Insights which improve your business and personal life
  • A complete shift in your thinking to be an inspiration and make a difference
  • An objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group, all rolled into one!

For more information Contact us today | | 416-603-6859 | and go to

We look forward to hearing from you

Nance MacLeod-Lutchin

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Create Great Videos To Get Coaching Clients - Free Webcasts

As a coach, you need clients for your business, but how do you get people’s attention and draw in great leads? How do you stand out from other coaches? And can you show your expertise in a short, concise and powerful way?

The answer is video. Whether it’s an informal Facebook-live video, a video to promote an event or program, or a slick professional signature video for your website, you need help creating great messaging and telling engaging stories about yourself and your clients. You also need tips on how to look your best and get over your nerves.

Join speak-to-sell expert and former award-winning TV producer Jason Reid, and veteran TV personality Sheryl Plouffe as they show you the basics to creating videos that attract attention and get you clients.

These half-hour live webcasts feature high-value content as well as interactive questions with the audience.

The first webcast is Thursday September 21st at 1:30pm. Sign up at no cost at

Jason Reid

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Exclusive Rate at The Better Workplace Conference

Is your organization embarking on the journey to build a better workplace? Courage Group International is proud to support The Better Workplace Conference 2017. Join us this fall as we build the framework for the future of work in Canada.

The Better Workplace Conference 2017, October 24-26, 2017 in Toronto, ON.

This event is not about who provides the best benefits package or who has the highest employee engagement scores. This conference is about sharing experiences and learning from thought leaders and employers who are committed to building better workplaces.

Three conference streams and one goal: Better Wellness, Better Leaders, Better Experience = Better Workplaces.

Each stream will capture the essentials of what it takes to become a better workplace now and in the future. This event brings together and binds a community of wellness, change, and leadership trailblazers who will inspire you to help your employees lead fuller, healthier lives.

View the full agenda!

Ready to register? Use rebate code SPNSF and register for $895 with our exclusive sponsor discount ($500 off the full price!) Please note that this rate applies to non-registered delegates only. For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Emily Hayward at or call 613-526-3090 ext. 393.

Michelle Cooper

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Advanced Coach Training with Shahmeen Sadiq

You’ve got everything you need to create a thriving business: certifications, instruments, a passion for human development…so let’s make it happen! We’re throwing open the doors to Anjali Leadership to share the secrets of our success so you can capitalize on a powerful approach that has helped us serve hundreds of clients since 2005.

Are you ready to:

- Grow and expand your coaching or consulting business?

- Transform yourself into a model for the leadership you want to cultivate in others?

- Serve your clients so much more deeply, sustainably and effectively that repeat business and new referrals flow in with abundance?

If your answer to any of these is a wholehearted YES, then join us in Toronto for this 3-day advanced training workshop.

This hands-on, experiential small group program (limited to 6 participants) will be taught by Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC, who has certified hundreds of coaches in the use of The Leadership CircleTM instruments, offers mentor coaching to coaches worldwide, and is Founder and CEO of Anjali Leadership, a Canadian company that has served as Trusted Advisor and Leadership Development Partner since 2005 to leaders across North America.

Pre-session Video Conference: October 27, 2017

In Person Session: November 1-3, 2017 (East end of Toronto)

Tuition includes lunch, pre- and post-webinar and all taxes. Claim your early bird discount ($400 off) when you register before October 2, 2017 by using the code EARLY.

Learn more and register here:

Shahmeen Sadiq

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Book Club for Coaches

Manon Dulude PhD, RP, PCC, BCC invites you to join the Book Club for Coaches featuring prominent authors of our day. Read, learn and engage in lively conversation with professional coaches as you share knowledge with colleagues from across the continent. It’s an enriching, collaborative way to get caught up with your reading while hearing the perspectives of others.

This virtual Book Club is ongoing and new members are always welcome. Scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month, the Book Club meets via Zoom and we welcome members from across Canada and the US. Try this innovative new approach to earning CCEU credits by signing up on our website at

Manon Dulude

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Key Communication Skills to Grow Your Business

The key to successfully starting and growing a coaching practice or large business is effective communications. Your great idea will not get interest from anyone if you can’t share your vision, persuasively talk about or “pitch” your company to investors or clients, and clearly market your products and services. These communication skills are vital for both the coach entrepreneur and the SME owner.

The National Communication Coaching Association of Canada (NCCA Canada) is proudly partnering with YEDI and the City of Toronto to co-host a half-day professional development and networking event at Toronto City Hall where you will learn how to develop these vital business communication skills. Our President, speaker extraordinaire and body language expert Mark Bowden will deliver a keynote on persuasive non-verbal communication, which will be followed by mini-workshops hosted by our industry professionals on the topics of networking, pitching skills and clarifying your business vision.

Who should come?
Life/Business/Communication Coaches - to learn new skills and network with small business owners and entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs/SME owners – to learn new skills and network with other businesses, vendors and coaches

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to meet coaches, trainers, learning and development professionals and business owners, gathering together to connect, share and learn. This event is open to everyone but space is limited.

See you there?

Toronto City Hall - Friday October 13th 2017, 10 – 2 pm
Cost: $20 (**free for NCCA Canada Members)

To Register with EventBrite:

Ric Phillips

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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:

• Ottawa (English) - November 6-9, 2017
• Toronto - November 20-23, 2017
• Ottawa/Gatineau (French) - December 12-15, 2017

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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Canada’s #1 Leadership Conference

Toronto / November 28, 2017

The Art of Leadership is returning to Toronto on November 28th and ICF Toronto members have an opportunity to participate in this exceptional day of learning. Additionally, a preferred rate has been established for our members that are interested in attending.

The Art of Leadership brings together the most respected names in thought leadership in a place of inspirational interaction. Surrounded by a network of like-minded individuals, this conference is built around the stories, ideas, discoveries and collaborative moments that drive achievement. Speakers include:

Vice President Joe Biden - 47th Vice President of the United States
Amanda Lang - Anchor, Bloomberg TV Canada and Bestselling Author of The Beauty of Discomfort
Welby Altidor - Executive Creative Director Formerly with Cirque du Soleil and Author
Dr. Tasha Eurich - New York Times Bestselling Author, Organizational Psychologist and Researcher
Vince Molinaro - New York Times Bestselling Author and Leadership Expert

For more information you can visit: The Art of Leadership website


Register using promo code ICF20 and save $50 per pass, this event will sell out so make sure to get your pass before it is too late!

Register Now: Click Here

Vivek Mehmi

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Break the Glass Ceiling!

Develop Essential Skills to Advance Your Career

Coming September 2017:

A six-month virtual group coaching program for women who want to recognize the value of their natural strengths, be seen as the leader they are, and develop essential skills to get ahead in their career.

Monthly investment: $399 + hst

Why now?

• Because you’re tired of being overlooked for promotions and feeling that your opinion doesn’t count

• Because you are skilled and capable yet somehow you aren’t seen as the leader you are

• Because you have great ideas and you want to be able to speak up and be heard

• Because you are motivated and ambitious and you deserve to feel great about yourself and get ahead in your career!

In Break the Glass Ceiling, you’ll focus on the positive changes you want to create in your career and your inspirations. You’ll learn how to optimize your conversation skills to help you advance in your career in a way that feels authentic and celebrates your natural strengths.

With the support of your coach and the group, you’ll practice taking credit for your work and speaking up in your workplace. You’ll learn how to position yourself as the leader you are, and how to negotiate your way to the raise/promotion you deserve.

Learn more

For more details, please visit this link. Information sessions will be held on July 25 and August 22 by teleconference (register through Eventbrite), or you can contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!

Maggie DiStasi, ACPC, PCC
Career Transition & Leadership Coach

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R&R for Life

6 week online Stress Management program

November 6 - December 15, 2017

There’s no denying it! We are all impacted by unhealthy stress!

Do you find yourself unable to shut off your overactive brain? Having difficulty focusing? Feeling unproductive and overwhelmed? We have strategies to help!

Don’t let stress hijack you from your most important priorities? We all need to re-boot and re-set, and regularly unplug, from the operating system that is our mind and body.

Co-facilitators: Indy Batth, Lucy Shenouda, Sylvia Abergil

Sign up now! Save $50 and pay $99. Early Bird deadline, Oct 6, 2017

Indy Batth, MA, CEC, CNTC
Facilitator & ICF Certified Coach

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It’s a fact…85% of all decisions are made with our eyes.

Dr. Meribian UCLA study

Within 10 seconds you are being “sized up.” Decisions are made about your intelligence, credibility, education, social status and level of success. Projecting a well polished image and manner are not optional but crucial. Your brand is your #ONE ASSET!

Ask Yourself: Do I have a competitive edge? Do I know how my potential clients perceive me?

Consider these hot tips:

1. Be current. Change your image every 3 years. An out of date image shouts louder than words “How can you keep up with tomorrow if you can’t keep up with today?”

2. Be congruent – wearing professional attire during the day but sloppy, out of date clothes to shop, attend social functions etc. just won’t cut it. The individual you meet might just be your next client.

3. Smile – It’s the only thing you give away for free.

4. Audit yourself - Take a good look at yourself in front of a full length mirror. “Listen” to what you see!

5. Project a positive attitude - What you say to yourself greatly influences how you act toward others – i.e. if you think “here comes that jerk again.” He may have been a great contact.

6. Grooming – Pay attention to your number one accessory.

7. Brush up on your business manners!

“Perception is Reality.”

“It’s the whole package that counts.”

To find out how you are being perceived, please contact me to book your Personal Brand Audit NOW! 416 324 8955

Shannon Smith

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Verbal Aikido – Advanced Communications 2-Day Workshop, October 14-15

By Ahmad Duranai; Author, Leadership and Communications Coach, Speaker and Trainer

Verbal Aikido was developed by James MacNeil who is Communications Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Author. He is one of the most sought after speakers having addressed over 1600 live audiences and sharing stage with mega brands such as Anthony Robbins, Rudy Giuliani, Les Brown, Larry King and others. James along with his handpicked team of Business Partners are masters of serving you and other individuals achieve your full potential.

Whether your needs are in personal relationships, leadership development, business or you simply want to be heard, understood, accepted and respected; my 2-Day Workshop of Communications Mastery (As an authorized business partner of James MacNeil and Master Trainer of Verbal Aikido Experience) is designed to start you on this amazing journey.

Imagine Your Better Life As You…

Gain calm confidence, safe-strength and pure motivation to enjoy rich and rewarding connections and relationships.

Experience genuine respect, acceptance, interest and mutual benefit in your personal interactions and business dealings.

Enjoy a more relaxed, fun and productive communication experience at every touch point with a calm yet assertive mindset.

Live with a “clean slate” free of guilt, fear, anger, regrets, resentment or confusion.

Feel heard, understood, accepted and respected.

Calmly handle anything that comes at you by controlling yourself, managing interactions and ethically influencing others.

For more information and registration for my next workshop on Oct 14-15 click:

Ahmad-Shah Duranai-Khan

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Adler Faculty Of Coaching Open House

Save the date of Wednesday October 11, 2017

Adler Faculty of Coaching is having an open house. This is a bi-annual, free event for anyone interested in coaching, coach training and networking in the coaching community. This will be a day of great conversations, interesting presentations and celebrations. We will be providing breakfast and lunch.

The timing is 8:30 AM to 3:00PM. RSVP now, agenda to follow soon.

RSVP Here:

Adler Graduate Professional School
Faculty Of Coaching
890 Yonge Street, 9th floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3P4

Tony Gross

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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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