September 2020 Newsletter Print

Opportunities You Won't Want to Miss Out On

September 17, 2020 @ 4:30-6:00pm
Mini Habits: A small Tool for Big Success
James Garrett

1.5 CCEU's Available

Double Day With The Maters Event Extravaganza!

October 16, 2020 @ 9:00am - 12:30pm
Featuring: Hugh Evans
Personal Values in Times of Change and Transition


October 23, 2020 @9:00am - 1:00pm
Kara Exner & Melissa Casey
Leveraging Changemakers’ Mindsets for our VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World

Zoom Webinars

Register for one and get the second event included!

Upcoming Events 

NOVEMBERBehind the Curtain: Coaching Secrets from Those Who Know

November 16 from 4:30 – 6:00pm (Stay tuned for more!)

Julie Sexsmith, Programs Director, ICF Calgary

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Mini Habits: A Small Tool for Big Success

September 17 from 4:30 - 6:00pm

1.5 CCEU’s available. 

James Garrett, founder of Brain by Design will lead you through concrete strategies and habit-building systems that will de-mystify why habit-building and behavior change are so hard, and how you can help your clients overcome their internal obstacles. 

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The Diane Bonneau Scholarship: Enhance your Coaching Development!

Established in 2013 as a legacy to recognize Diane Bonneau’s (MCC, PMC) incredible contribution to local, regional and global coaching communities and as a strong supporter of coach development and training herself, this scholarship supports 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 November/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.  Submissions will remain open until November 1, 2020.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity!  To apply, please visit the  Diane Bonneau 2020 Scholarship Award.  

Membership Update

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

Our passionate Board is here to assist you with any of your needs – just reach out! We are looking forward to virtually meeting you at our up-and-coming events in September and October. If you have signed-up as a Calgary Chapter Community Member, you will receive community member discounts in support of this local chapter.

Please like and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news, events and information! You’re part of an awesome community - help us spread the word about initiatives, and help raise awareness of the coaching presence in our community. 

Your support makes a world of difference. Welcome to the family!


Susan McGuire, Membership Director, ICF Calgary

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Message from our President

COVID-19: 6 months in; now what?

The first 3 months of COVID was a mad scramble! Everyone was rushing to adjust to work at home, online work environment, changes to schooling, leisure time, sports, and everything else. As the dust settled people started to adapt to be effective and gain normalcy whether it was to performance at work, a new workout routine or hobby, family and friends time in parking lots and zoom and everything between. Now, what?

New Goals

January 2020 goals reflect little of our current state. If you have not already done so, it’s time to make some new goals to hit for December 2020. There will still be a reason to celebrate at the end of 2020! We just need to calibrate expectations.


So many people and organizations are in a challenging time. I saw a great post on LinkedIn where my colleague offered a reference, a connection, a pick me up conversation or a brainstorming session for people going through challenging times. There are lots of opportunities to support others through social media and other means.


Make plans to grow this fall. There are many great ways to develop professionally and personally. A great option is our Day with the Masters this fall; two great options for the price of one! (Option A and Option B). See you there!

Ed Temple, President, ICF Calgary

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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 Birte Kuhn 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 the 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

Birte Kuhn, Volunteer Director, ICF Calgary

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Excelerator™ Mastery: The Evolve Principle (36 hours ACSTH)

Essential Impact Team Coaching (30 hours ACTPH)

Develop high performing teams through an intense journey into the fun and complex world of team coaching. This is for leaders and coaches looking to: 

  • Learn a team coaching model
  • Build team coaching strategies and skills
  • Develop ROI measurement strategies and techniques
  • Assess when and when not to use team coaching capabilities

Evolve the most important coaching tool around: YOU!

  • Understand the new ICF Core Competencies focus on ‘being’
  • Discover your unique Signature Presence as a coach
  • Determine your Higher Purpose, and how it links to your personal drivers
  • Set goals for you and your business plan, as either an internal or external coach
  • Create and use forms and processes for client management
  • Deal effectively with challenging clients
  • Create, implement and sustain elements of a coaching culture

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