2022-2023 Board of Directors

Alicia Saint
President

Alicia at icftoronto dot com

I am honoured to be your President as of March 2022. My mission, with the Board, is to continue to build a sense of community and belonging that supports all our members, guests and partners and advances the coaching profession. I joined this Board in 2019 into a newly created position of "Corporate Outreach" and took on responsibility for our ICF Annual Awards program. I am proud of my accomplishments in this role, building partnerships and events with HRPA and ACMP, both professional associations leading change management in organizations, offering learning, networking and business opportunities to our members. Through this portfolio, and with a dedicated team of volunteers, we successfully secured strategic partnerships for each of our annual Conferences. In 2020, we expanded our Annual Awards program to include Lifetime Achievement Award and Individual Contributor Awards, these awards along with PRISM, recognize and celebrate our value of inclusiveness and the impact and contributions of our members across all fields of coaching.

Jane Graydon
Past President


Jane at icftoronto dot com

Jane Graydon is an Executive Coach who inspires leaders to deliver unprecedented results and realize their full leadership potential. With over three decades of coaching, leadership development, and real-life, in-the-trenches business experience, she is an experienced thought partner. Jane has a unique appreciation of leading complex organizations through change. Jane focuses on building leaders’ strengths through feedback, self-discovery and accountability.


Hossam Bakir
Treasurer


Hossam at icftoronto dot com

Hossam is a Mental Health coach. With over 20 years of study and practice in the clinical and healthcare fields, Hossam has gained experience in physical and mental wellbeing.

Working as a physician, and then a mental health coach, he understands the busy and stressful lifestyles, as well as the challenges facing people to achieve their goals, and overcome their mental obstacles.

As a Master of Health Evaluation student, Hossam is currently preparing for his PhD at the University of Waterloo.


Leslie Shank
Secretary


Leslie at icftoronto dot com

Leslie is deeply involved in the EDI Strategy committee as one of the co-leads. She is committed to progressing the strategy and welcomes the opportunity to serve the ICF community where it makes bet sense to do so.

While Leslie resides in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, her working career has been entirely in Toronto Ontario.  She recently retired from full time corporate work where she was the Senior Director of Leadership Coaching for CIBC. She has her own leadership coaching practice serving clients across Canada and the US.


Jenny Barkan
Director  Membership


Jenny at icftoronto dot com

Jenny Barkan is a business coach, specializing in Leadership Skills Development and Creation of Employee Experience. She holds degrees in Law and Psychology & Management, but her passion always was to help people to live better lives while they are at work and outside of work. This is why, almost 10 years ago she decided to transform her passion into a business and received formal training as a Life and Business Coach at Erickson Coaching International Institute, Vancouver, Canada. In 2014 she also became a member of the ICF Global and ICF Toronto Charter Chapter. For the last three years she participated in the Coach Connect initiative, providing pro-bono coaching to the employees of the variety of GTA non-profit organizations. In 2020 she was a member of Organizing Committee for International Coaching Week.

Jenny is a big supporter of science-based coaching and always shares the latest developments in neuroscience during her webinars and training.


Shahab Anari
Director Member Meetings


Shahab at icftoronto dot com

Shahab Anari is a professional coach who specializes in major transitions and personal branding. He trained as a medical doctor many years ago, but his current designations include Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF, CAPP (Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology) from The Flourishing Center, and Certified Personal Branding Assessment Analyst.

Shahab has served clients in 21 countries, and he has shared the stage with legendary speakers such as Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, and Brian Tracy. He also consistently creates content for his ~300,000 engaged social media followers. His company holds a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD in the publishing industry.

Shahab prides himself on his commitment to ethical conduct, world-class service, and client care. He also does a lot of voluntary work, including his role on the board of ICF (International Coaching Federation) Toronto. In 2020, he was named a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant.

Kirk Fox
Director Programming


Kirk at icftoronto dot com

Kirk Fox is a certified executive coach (PCC) & senior leadership development facilitator. With his background in learning and development combined with over 30 years of business experience in a variety of sectors, he brings a unique focus to his work with all levels of leadership and teams.

In his work as a certified executive coach, Kirk coaches senior executives, leaders and teams in both the private and public sector. Kirk inspires his clients to set goals to transform and develop themselves, along with those around them, in order to maximize their personal and professional potential. Kirk received his Executive Coaching certification through Royal Roads University in 2013. Kirk is also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as ICF Toronto and holds his PCC designation (Professional Certified Coach).

Kirk contributes actively to the learning and development community through his membership with I4PL, the Institute for Performance and Learning, where he also served 4 years on the Board of Directors.


Jatin Sanghavi
Director Marketing & Communications


Jatin at icftoronto dot com

Jatin is a Trustee and Canadian Ambassador for Access Agile Festival which runs in October each year. It includes 145+ free global events with 175+ international speakers in multi language sessions and more than 5,000 global participants. Jatin is also co-host for the Agile World Indie. This show was created to aid a much larger audience to both share their knowledge and to engage worldwide in a number of languages.

Lisa MacVicar
Director DEI


Lisa at icftoronto dot com

As an immigrant and settler on Turtle Island. I acknowledge that I, along with my family, live and work on the stolen lands represented by the Dish with one spoon and Treaty 13 agreements. I recognize that the land on which our Chapter operates is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is still home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples. We are all treaty people.

Lisa brings lived experience, curiosity and respect to this newly created board position. She is a certified coach (ACC), a change management practitioner (CMP Prosci), a WELL AP and WELL Faculty member. In 2020 Lisa completed the Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion certificate from UBC and is currently working on the UBC Award of Achievement program in Anti-Racism. She volunteers on the ARIDO Foundations Subcommittee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and has recently concluded her position on Deloitte Canada’s National and Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees (I&CP group). Lisa is passionate about challenging the status quo, rooting out systemic barriers and creating a community of belonging. She invites you to be a part of this journey at ICF Toronto.

Terri Donohue
Director DEI


Terri at icftoronto dot com

Terri Donohue (she/her) a Jamaican American who identifies as Black or Jamaican American is a Certified Transformation Life and Leadership Coach with a passion for women's issues. She is an accredited International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Terri relocated from Los Angeles, California, where she spent twenty-two years in the Entertainment Industry as an Emmy nominated makeup artist. The last years of her television career were spent on the Board of Governors for The Television Academy (which produced The Emmy Awards). In the Governor's seat, she realized her passion for submerging Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) within her peer group.

As a Transformation Life and Leadership Coach Terri is focused on enabling self-actualization, which allows individuals and companies to discover unlimited possibilities. Terri is currently enrolled in the UBC Award of Achievement Program in Anti-Racism.

You can find Terri supporting her one-on-one clients, volunteering her services, or leading groups and teams. She coaches a support group of over a hundred women members and offers workshops and other group offerings.

Terri is a Reiki energy healer, busy coach, wife, and doggie mom.

Andrea Leven-Marcon
Director Community Outreach


Andrea at icftoronto dot com

I'm an ACC Coach and experienced executive-level business professional with extensive Canadian, US, and international experience in technology-based business gained across multiple industries.

My passion is for leaders to optimize their unique potential and authenticity.

As a person of Christian faith, a unique area of my coaching is for coachees of ANY faith to explore their leadership growth and actions while holding steady to their faith, beliefs, or principles while maintaining their personal and professional authenticity.

I coach via phone or zoom and across all international time zones!

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