October 2020 Newsletter Print

Opportunities You Won't Want to Miss Out On

Behind the Curtain: Coaching Secrets from those who Know

November 16, 2020 @ 4:30-6:00pm

1.5 CCEUs Available

ICF Calgary Presidents Toast

December 10, 2020 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Join Ed Temple, PCC to start off the holiday season!
Save the date, tickets and more details are coming soon.


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Event Spotlight

Day With the Masters
Join us for this Double Feature Event at one great price!

October 16: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Personal Values in Times of Change and Transition
with Hugh Evans

October 23: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Leveraging Change-Makers Mindsets for our VUCA World
with Kara Exner and Melissa Casey

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Chapter Updates

The Diane Bonneau Scholarship: Enhance your Coaching Development!

The Diane Bonneau scholarship was established in 2013 as a legacy to recognize Diane Bonneau’s (MCC, PMC) incredible contribution to local, regional and global coaching communities. A strong supporter of coach development and training herself, this scholarship is to support the ongoing professional development of ICF Calgary member coaches to expand their knowledge around core coaching competencies and related areas of study.

The 2020 scholarship will be awarded in December to support training in 2021. The Calgary Chapter Board has approved a one time doubling of the scholarship to $1000 due to no award in 2019.

Are you ready to take advantage of this INCREDIBLE opportunity? Do not wait as submissions are only open until November 1, 2020. Invest in yourself and click this link Diane Bonneau 2020 Scholarship Award to complete your submission. 

Membership Update

Welcome to all our NEW and continuing ICF Calgary Chapter Members!

Fall is here and we have a great lineup of virtual events coming your way! We are excited to see and hear from all of you online! Be sure to check out our website for all event details and let us know if you have any questions or feedback at any time. We want to hear from you!

Please consider liking and following us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events, to help spread the word about our initiatives, and help to raise awareness of our amazing coaching community! If you signed-up as a Calgary Chapter Community Member, you will receive community member discounts for online events. See you soon!

Susan McGuire, Membership Director, ICF Calgary

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Board Updates

Message from our President

Leading with a Limp

I am learning to lead with a limp this fall. This is both metaphor and literal. I tore my hamstring from a water-skiing wipe out. Lesson learned! My mind is younger than my body! There are a lot of lessons I am learning with this injury as I get ready for surgery. I believe these lessons apply to my coaching, to leadership and for supporting leaders through coaching (especially through COVID-19).

1. Arrive early

I now limp into meetings and need more time to get places. This has provided white space which has been a big change from me. I am usually running from appointment to appointment (ie back to back coaching sessions). The value of white space is not lost on me. It gives me a chance to focus on coaching presence. How do I want to be present?

2. Depend on others

I am having to lean on my family, the ICF Board and my team members for support. Being independent is great; being interdependent is way better! I have many around me offering help and I am grateful to accept it. Who do you need to reach out to for help? Interdependence is a better way to lead.

3. Recovery is a journey not destination

I will be in a knee brace and recovering for a couple months. l need a mindset of making progress and not worrying about the destination of being active again. In coaching, our focus is on facilitating client growth (managing progress). Leaders often worry about the destination/results. As coaches, we are much more concerned with the “who” of our clients and how they are growing. During COVID-19, how can we use this to support clients to develop empathy, capacity and resilience?

COVID-19 is everyone’s current ‘limp’. As you support leaders as coaches, I hope you will keep in mind that leading with a limp is a powerful and valuable approach. Coach on!

Ed Temple, President, ICF Calgary

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Volunteer Opportunities

Committees looking for immediate volunteers: Programs, Membership, Communications

Are you looking to build community and network? Get active and meet some great people? Connect and belong to a group of like-minded individuals all excited to bring professional coaching to Calgary?

We’d love to connect with you so you can share your talents with us!
Contact Ed Temple at [email protected] to learn more.

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