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ICF Toronto presents a special evening with Michael Bungay Stanier

  • 19 Oct 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • In-person at The Old Mill, Toronto - Guild Hall; Zoom


  • Please provide the names and email addresses for the ten corporate guests.
    Contact kim@icftoronto.com.
  • This option is open to ICF Toronto Members who have paid their annual Activity Fee
  • This option is for ICF Toronto Members who are choosing to pay-as-you-go


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Check out Michael Bungay Stanier's personal invitation to ICF Toronto Chapter Members for this event!

Get ready to ignite your professional journey because events are back and better than ever!  Brace yourself for a captivating experience, as the world-leading coaching expert, renowned keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS), takes the stage. MBS will unlock the secrets of his new book How to Work with (Almost) Anyone - Five Questions for Building the Best Possible Relationships. Get yourself a practical range of tools and a core process to build stronger relationships with your clients, and to help your clients build stronger relationships with their own key people. This event is also a terrific opportunity to network with peers, immerse yourself in an energetic atmosphere, and rekindle connections with old friends, creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Program Description:

Your happiness and success depend on your working relationships. The people you manage. How well you work with your boss. The way collaboration happens with colleagues and peers. How you connect with important prospects and key clients.

But the hard truth is this: most of us leave the health and fate of these relationships to chance. We say “Hi,” exchange pleasantries, hope for the best, and immediately get into the work.

Soon (sometimes it takes weeks, sometimes minutes), the first cracks appear. A misunderstanding. An expectation not met. A low-grade irritation. A random act of weirdness. Different ways of seeing the world or getting things done. A flare-up under stress.

Every relationship becomes suboptimal at some point, whether it’s a good one that goes off the rails or one that was poor from the start.

When suboptimal happens, most of us don’t know what to do about it. We blame them, or ourselves, or the universe (or maybe all three). We get all the feelings: sad, let down, irritated, frustrated.

But mostly we are resigned to the fact that this is what happens: relationships always get a little broken, or a little stale, or a little worse. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre. Carry on.

In this practical session, you'll learn how to reverse that trend and build the best possible working relationship with anyone. Well, almost anyone. You will:

  • learn the three attributes of a resilient and long-lasting relationship
  • understand how you can aspire to "the best possible relationship" with every one of your key working relationships
  • investigate the one awkward but essential conversation that will set up success
  • take a deep dive into two of the questions, and prepare your best answers to them
You will leave with a renewed optimism about the quality of their working relationships, a determination to actively manage them, and a plan to get things started.

CCE units: To be confirmed

Please note this is a hybrid meeting. Please let us know if you are planning to attend in person or via Zoom.

Please note in-person start time for networking is 6:00. Zoom start time is 6:30.

14845-6 Yonge Street Suite 185  Aurora, ON, L4G 6H8
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