Toronto Coaching - International Coach Federation

In addition to our Conference , ICF Toronto organizes face to face monthly meetings, coaches cafes and webinars.  

Many ICF Toronto events (including most monthly meetings) qualify for ICF's Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU).   

ICF Toronto Events

    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Video Conference

    How to Bring Yourself to Coach in Uncertain Times

    Join us for an interactive Zoom session enabling you to connect with other coaches and explore ways to bring your best self to coaching in uncertain times.

    It's more important than ever for coaches to be at our best when serving our clients during the pandemic. And yet it's harder than ever to self-manage and navigate the range of emotions we are collectively experiencing.

    You will walk away with a refreshed awareness of your unique coaching strengths and clarity around what you need right now to ensure you can show up for your clients - and yourself - with both credibility and vulnerability.

    Our Guest Speakers:

    Heather Haigh, ATC, ACC

    Heather Haigh is a business, sales, and leadership coach who helps business owners, wealth professionals and leaders enhance performance, embrace passion, and embody purpose.

    With more than 20 years working with financial services, Heather brings a unique blend of industry knowledge and experience, with her love of seeing people at their best, to her coaching clients.  READ MORE HERE

    Lisa Mitchell, ATC, ACC

    Lisa is the President of Green Apple Consulting (alternate trade name Lisa Mitchell Coaching), a leadership development consulting and coaching company. She brings 25 years' experience as a corporate leader and former executive to the table.

    Her experience in business spans various industries including call centres, outsourcing, finance, retail and senior's housing (a blend of healthcare and hospitality). In her last corporate role, Lisa was VP, Talent Management of a large Canadian organization (13,000 employees). READ MORE HERE

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Video Conference

    Cultivating Resilience During COVID-19 Part 1

    Coping with Change

    During COVID-19, it is important that we take care of ourselves, our businesses, our families, and others. As coaches, we thrive at being in service to others and sometimes forget to put our “oxygen mask on first.” Please join this event to come together as a community to increase our personal resilience with advanced tips and tools which will support us in better serving our clients.

    Our Guest Speaker:

    Rachel Karu, MS, ACC

    Rachel’s personal journey as a recovering perfectionist inspired her to create Stepping into More - A professional and personal development company, dedicated to supporting clients to identify their GPS (natural gifts, passions, and where they like to be in service) in order to unearth and honor their true north: activities where the three components intersect.


    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Video Conference

    ICF 2020 Awards Announcement and Celebration


    The Two Best Coaching Tools

    with Michael Bungay Stanier

    ICF 2020 Awards announcement and celebration:

    Please join us on April 22nd for our ICF 2020 Awards announcement and celebration for PRISM and our two new awards this year, Outstanding Individual Contributor and Lifetime Achievement. Our awards presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will kick off our first virtual chapter meeting.

    Come join us to celebrate excellence in coaching and congratulate our winners for their outstanding contributions and achievements.

    The Two Best Coaching Tools, with Michael Bungay Stanier

    Starting at 7:00 p.m., join Michael Bungay Stanier as he shares The Two Best Coaching Tools. This will be a riveting 90-minute webinar.

    Michael Bungay Stanier is a coaching magpie who has been collecting coaching questions, processes, tools, models, and frameworks for decades. He will share the two tools that he has found again and again to be transformative. One helps you be at your best more often. One helps you get free from some version of you at your worst.

    In this practical and provocative webinar, we'll work through these two tools. You'll find them an essential addition to your coaching toolkit.

    Please watch Michael's brand new TEDx talk in advance of the webinar.

    About Michael:

    Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of the best-selling coaching book of the century, The Coaching Habit. In 2019 he was named the #1 thought leader in coaching, and way back in the day he was the first ever Canadian Coach of the Year. He's Australian and lives right here in Toronto. His latest book is The Advice Trap, and he can be found at

    • 07 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Video Conference

    Emotional Courage and Coaching:

    The Key to Helping Your Clients Get Massive Traction on Their Most Important Work (Even during a pandemic)

    We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a particularly challenging issue or a difficult client, even the best coaches get stuck sometimes and don’t know how to help their clients move forward. And, despite what seems like our best efforts, clients don’t follow through on their own plans or fail to take the steps they agree they should take and say they want to take.

    In this session, bestselling author Peter Bregman tackles this problem once and for all. Peter will unlock the secrets of highly successful coaching - no matter whom you are coaching - pinpointing the missing ingredient that makes all the difference: Emotional Courage. This is, of course, especially important in these unprecedented times.

    In this webinar Peter brings the ideas of his book, Leading with Emotional Courage, to life. You will:

    • learn why emotional courage is the key to your strongest coaching;
    • learn specific techniques to apply the principle of emotional courage in your coaching; and
    • experience emotional courage in the moment so that you leave the webinar a stronger coach than when you came in.

    Most importantly, you will increase the rate and consistency of your client's follow-through - the holy grail of coaching.

    Key Learning Takeaways:

    1. What emotional courage is, and why it's important to develop as coaches and in our clients.
    2. How to identify whether Emotional Courage is holding your client back.
    3. Practical, actionable techniques to apply Peter's Emotional Courage methodology in your coaching.

    Our Guest Speaker:

    Peter Bregman

    Recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches, Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. Peter is CEO of Bregman Partners, an executive coaching company that helps successful people become exceptional leaders and stellar human beings.


    • 13 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Video Conference

    Cultivating Resilience During COVID-19 Part 2

    Wholeheartedness in Uncertain Times

    We are social beings whose deepest need is for love and belonging. In other words, we are all “wired for connection,” but in these uncertain times of social-distancing and stay-home orders, we have become disconnected from each other. We are all trying to cope indefinite isolation from our friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. As such, most of us are simply trying to hold it all together as best as possible. But our resources often become depleted and we find ourselves trying to draw from an empty well. It becomes harder every day for us to live with open hearts and embrace the present.

    In this webinar, we will look at cultivating resilience’s and living wholeheartedly in the face of difficult circumstances. Drawing on the work of well-known researcher-storyteller Brené Brown, we will explore what means to live wholeheartedly, and how we can cultivate more of it during these uncertain times. We will:

    • explore ways in which we try to cope when there is so much uncertainty: pretending, perfecting, and/or performing
    • understand why these strategies fail us
    • dig deep into vulnerability and unpack emotions like grief and loss, anxiety and trust
    • explore self-compassion and mindfulness practices that will help build our resilience

    This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of some core concepts from the Rising Strong Workshop, a 16-hour deep dive into cultivating resilience and wholeheartedness.

    Our Guest Speaker:

    Margaret Paul

    Margaret Paul is a CTI certified Co-Active Professional Coach and a recovering perfectionist who first discovered Brené Brown’s work in 2010. She instantly connected with the truth of our shared struggle for love and belonging and saw the need in her own life to live with greater wholeheartedness. The work has become a cornerstone of her coaching practice, and after becoming a Certified Daring Way Facilitator in 2014, Margaret has shared it in workshops, as well as her one-one-one coaching.

    Click HERE to listen to Margaret's welcome message to the ICF Toronto Chapter

    • 27 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Video Conference

    The Roadmap to Resilience: How to Thrive in Challenging Times

    We are currently facing unprecedented challenges. While health is the primary concern, this virus is affecting everything from the way we work, to the global economy. People are under a great deal of stress as they attempt to cope with this new reality.

    Resilience is the ability to successfully navigate through adversity and change. Given the ever-changing world in which we live, resilience will be the most important skill of the 21st century. Even more so in the next 90-120 days.

    What can you do, starting today, to not only cope effectively, but thrive through, the challenging times we face? Using the framework and skills provided in this training, attendees will be able to “thrive in these challenging times."


    • Be able to employ The Resilience Roadmap Framework to become more effective and productive at work and home
    • Utilize the learned adaptation strategies to grow and evolve amidst this very challenging time
    • Make fewer excuses and focus on the aspects of their lives and work within their control
    • Decrease complaining and dependence on management for motivation and execution, and accept the new reality more readily
    • Maintain focus and perspective in the face of job uncertainty and a rapidly changing work climate

    Our Guest Speaker:

    Mark Black

    Mark Black is a heart and double-lung transplant recipient, turned four-time marathon runner. A resilience expert, coach, and author, Mark helps people “Thrive in Challenging Times.” His programs provide the tools to transform your adversity into your advantage.

    Mark doesn’t just teach resilience, he embodies it. Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Mark underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. He battled his condition and its limitations for twenty-two years until he was forced to deal with the biggest obstacle of his young life. His doctor informed him that his heart was failing, and without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant, he would not see his 25th birthday. READ MORE HERE

    • 17 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Video Conference

    Community Building for Coaches

    With Giovanni Marsico

    Details coming soon.

Monthly Meetings

We meet the third Wednesday of each month, except for July and August.  You are welcome to register to join us at our upcoming meeting.   

  • New Coach Benefits:  learning,  camaraderie, networking 
  • Seasoned Coach Benefits:  speaking opportunities, connecting with colleagues, sharing best practices, learning

We are always on the lookout  for relevant and engaging speakers to present to our membership. If you are interested in learning more about speaking at one of our monthly meetings, or you want to suggest a speaker please complete the form (click here) and send to

Coaches Cafe

 ICF Members meet  informally in small group settings for networking, sharing and learning from colleagues.  Cafes are held regularly and most months  a cafe is held in Toronto, Hamilton or other surrounding areas.  Cafes are usually held in a coffee shop and are loosely facilitated. 

  • New Coach Benefits:  learning,  camaraderie, networking 
  • Seasoned Coach Benefits:  connecting with colleagues, sharing best practices, learning


Webinars are held as required on topics of interest to a subset of members.  Past webinars for instance have focused on ICF Accreditation, and How to Write a Winning Prism Award nomination.   There are plans for more webinars in the future. 


iPEC Certification Coach Training Program

New Coach Training Program begins in Toronto

November 16-18, 2018. Click HERE for information.  

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