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April 2021 Newsletter Print

Event Spotlight

Culture Coaching & Culture Action Planning: The Missing Link In Executive Coaching

Date: April 15 from 4:00-5:30pm
Join us for this interactive session presented by Timothy Tiryaki (PCC), the founder of Maslow Centre for Executive Coaching. Timothy will review the key concepts of Culture Coaching and share insights on how a culture action plan is different from other plans and why it is extremely important in working with executive leaders.

 (CCEU’s 1.5)

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Opportunities You Won't Want to Miss Out On

International Coaching Week
May 17th – 20th

It’s International Coaching Week, and our team has been working hard to offer you amazing knowledge. Take a look:

May 17th, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Wellness Vision from the context of Spheres of Control

Featuring: Rebecca Garland  (CCEU’s 1.0)

Rebecca offers Personal Mastery and Wellness Coaching.  A passionate entrepreneur, foodie, deep-health specialist, dream-creator, and margarita-loving-surfer-wannabe, Rebecca Garland is founder of Elan Performance Inc.

May 18th, 2021, 12:00 -1:00 PM
Working With Neurodiverse Clients – An ADHD Coach’s Perspective

Featuring: Sue Williams Braun (CCEU’s 1.0)

Sue Williams Braun is an ACC Certified ICF Professional Personal Development and ADHD Coach with a passion for helping clients take the blinders off to discover possibilities they haven’t seen before.

May 19th, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Behind The Scenes In The Relationship Coaches Biz And A Sneak Peek At The 3 Secrets To A Thriving Relationship

Featuring: Lindsay Hammond / Lisa Jones  (CCEU’s 1.0)
Lindsay Hammond and Lisa Jones are Certified Professional Co-Active coaches that will help you design the life you deserve. They believe that quality relationships are key to lasting happiness.

May 20th, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Building a Culture of Coaching

Featuring: Greg McLeod (CCEU’s 1.0)
Greg McLeod is an ACC accredited Performance Coach at ATB Financial. As a Leader Performance Coach, Greg’s primary roles are to design, deliver & evaluate the retail leader learning ecosystem focused on building leader capabilities which support ATB priorities.

Leading in a Time of Crisis with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith ( In partnership with Orange County Chapter)

May 4th, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 PM MDT 

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people, and their teams.

PLUS A Virtual Chapter Meeting: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith 

May 20th, 2021 5:30 - 7:00 PM MDT 

Takeaways from this event include:

  • Demonstrate how to use ‘what to stop’ in coaching
    Learn how feedforward has been successfully used to help leaders from around the world develop themselves

  • Learn how daily questions – and especially active questions – can be used to increase individual effectiveness and build engagement

Julie Sexsmith, Programs Director, ICF Calgary &

Tina Della Vedova, Special Events Director, ICF Calgary


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Chapter News

Membership Update

It’s Membership Renewal Season!

The 2021 Membership Renewal Season is underway and ICF Global will be sending out email communications that affirm the value and benefits of ICF Membership and invite you to rejoin ICF for another year.

We encourage you to renew, indicate that Calgary is your affiliate chapter and continue to support the growth of our amazingly diverse and talented group of local coaches while continuing to receive the benefits of being a Calgary Chapter member.

Our Calgary Chapter Board volunteers have LOVED all of the opportunities to connect with you online this past year. Quite frankly, I don’t know what I would have done without on-going development, quality peer interactions, and fun and engaging networking events.

Our #1 priority is you. We are here to answer any questions you may have, receive your feedback, and to support you and your growing coaching business in any way we can.

Your support makes a difference!

Susan McGuire, Membership Director, ICF Calgary


I am excited for the upcoming Board nomination process. Serving on the Board has been such a tremendous benefit to me as a professional coach. Here are some valuable reasons why you should consider applying:

  • Build relationships and learn from other professional coaches.
  • Become more connected to ICF Global and the global community of coaches.
  • Gain greater understanding of the coaching market and future of coaching.
  • Grow your network strategically and intentionally.

While serving on this board does require commitment and hard work, the valuable investment you make is rewarding. You can expect to spend 8-10 hours per month working with the Board if you are nominated. Here are some ways you will contribute:

  • Attend monthly meetings and chapter events (for free!) to represent the Board.
  • Contribute to the topics, conversations, and value proposition of our chapter.
  • Lead, manage and contribute to projects.
  • Offer your ideas, passions, and experiences to add value.

Your life will be enriched by serving! I speak from experience! If you are interested in being nominated you can contact the Nominations Committee Chair, Kerry Black, at [email protected]

Ed Temple, President, ICF Calgary Chapter 

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