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Opportunities You Won't Want to Miss Out On

Behind The Curtain: Coaching Secrets From Those Who Know (Part 2)

Managing Progress and Accountability with Your Client

April 02, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00

Now a Zoom Webinar!

International Coaching Week

Celebrate the power of coaching

May 4-10, 2020

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Event Highlight

Behind the Curtain: Coaching Secrets from Those Who Know (Part 2)

We are moving this Panel Discussion online so that we all still have an opportunity to learn from our experienced coaches. It will still be on Thursday, April 2 and the time will now be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. You will receive the Zoom meeting link before the event when you register.

The ICF Calgary Board is offering this program at no charge now.  However, please do try to attend if you register so that we are aware of the number of people especially if we break into small groups.

If you are a fairly new coach, you will want to join the second in our series of panel discussions with very experienced coaches to hear their stories of challenges and successes and what they have learned about Managing Progress and Accountability With Your Client. We have heard from newer coaches that this is an area where some insights from experienced coaches will be most welcome. 

Our expert panel members are Ed Temple, PCC, Kara Exner, PCC, Lisa Holden Rovers, PCC, and Luann Horobin, MCC (brief Bios here).

BTW - More experienced coaches are also most welcome to attend!


About International Coaching Week

 International Coaching Week (ICW) is an annual weeklong global celebration of the power of coaching. ICW 2020 is scheduled for May 4–10, 2020.

During ICW, ICF Members from around the world celebrate the power of coaching to positively impact individuals, organizations, communities and the world. Coaches participate in a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities.

On May 6, 2020, ICF Global is launching its inaugural International Coaching Day celebration. During this 24-hour period, they are challenging every ICF coach, worldwide, to donate an hour of virtual coaching to someone in their community

Given the unique circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are certain there is a need in our community for your service.

ICF Calgary will be supporting and encouraging the ICF Global initiative by asking all of our members to participate. For every hour completed of pro-bono coaching (up to a maximum of 5 hours), during the entirety of coaching week, we will enter your name in a draw for a prize for, a copy of The Advice Trap by Michael Bungay Stanier and a $50 gift certificate for Indigo. Details on how to participate will follow.

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Updates from the Board

President’s Message
April 2020

There is a lot of information in this month’s newsletter, and I would like to highlight some of the messages that you will want to make sure you read:

  1. COVID-19 Message: It won't come as a surprise that we are cancelling all face to face events until further notice.
  2. Behind the Curtain: Will continue, FREE and ONLINE. Please register for this event to learn from our outstanding panel!
  3. Nominations for ICF Calgary Board of Directors: Notifications and applications for the ICF Board were sent on March 30. Please consider joining the Board and work with a stupendous group of people all dedicated to serving ICF Calgary membership.
  4. Change to the ICF Calgary ByLaws. This change will be part of our AGM in June this year. Please review!
  5. Coaching Week announcement!

We are living in unexpected and extraordinary times. We hope that you and your family are leaning into the challenges of distance while still staying connected. The spirit of generosity and resilience inspires us all.

Please continue to offer your gifts to the world, while staying centred. This quote from Pema Chodron sums this up:

“Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others.”

Source: https://www.azquotes.com/quote/576065

Kerry Black – President, ICF Calgary


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Chapter Updates

COVID-19 Update

The ICF Calgary Board of Directors wanted to give you an update on ICF Calgary’s response to the COVID-19 virus. As we are sure each one of you has been doing, we have been closely following the news over the last few weeks, and especially the rapidly changing environment over the last few days. Current restrictions, and the local state of emergency declared by the City of Calgary and Province of Alberta, requires each of us to take active steps to protect our health.

Effective immediately, ICF Calgary will be cancelling all in person, face to face events until further notice. We will be offering opportunities to connect with one another and continue our professional learning opportunities using the benefits of technology. Here is an update on our upcoming event:

Behind the Curtain event, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, April 2: Will continue online. If you haven’t already done so, please register for this event. Registration for this event is free.

If you already registered for this event, you will have received an email about your registration refund. We encourage you to re-register and attend this event. The Zoom link will be sent before the event once you register.

We hope that you are staying safe and creating ways to connect with clients, family and friends and that you will participate in our events to remain connected to the ICF Calgary community during these difficult times.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  My email is [email protected]

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking to build a community? Become active and get to know some really nice people? Connect with 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 Karen Sadler at [email protected] and learn more about how to get involved!

Why Join Us? Are you interested in connecting to a community of like-minded professionals who set the standard for the coaching profession in Calgary? Do you like meeting new people and building a network within the coaching community? Would you like to learn alongside other coaches and contribute to their development? You might want to work with the Volunteer sub-committee!

What will I do? We welcome coaches to the ICF Calgary Chapter and connect them with opportunities to build their network and stand out in their field. We celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of coaches in our community and find ways to make a difference through collaborating with other professional bodies! You will work with the Volunteer Director and our Virtual Assistant, so you won’t be working alone.

How much time do I commit? Most of the work is flexible to work with your availability.  We use phone and video conferencing to stay connected to our volunteers and sub-committees and match volunteers with events and opportunities. We’d love for you to help us reach out to find new opportunities for us to serve in Calgary!

Committees looking for immediate volunteers: Programs, Membership, Communications

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