About

Our Chapter

The International Coach Federation (ICF) Vancouver Chapter is a not-for-profit professional organization established in the year 2000. We were the first Canadian Chapter to become incorporated and are one of 132 International Coach Federation Chapters worldwide. Coaches who are members of the International Coach Federation (ICF Global) may elect to become affiliated with the ICF Vancouver Chapter.

The ICF Vancouver Chapter was recognized in March of 2016 at the ICF Global Leaders Forum as one of only 12 Chapter worldwide for high performance and overall excellence. Specifically, we were acknowledged for three unique initiatives developed by our Chapter: CoachingWise; the Coach Giving Program; and the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) Coaching Roundtables.

Based in Vancouver, our ICF Chapter is the third largest in Canada, representing greater Vancouver and much of the mainland of British Columbia. We currently have over 350 member coaches.

Join us and experience the power and potential of professional coaching through career development opportunities at our Chapter meetings and webinars and unique public events during the year. Our meetings and events are open to both members and guests.

How We Operate

International Coach Federation (ICF) Chapters work together, under the guidance of ICF Global, to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. ICF Global sets standards in the coaching field with rigorous Core Competencies and a Code of Ethics.

Our ICF Vancouver Chapter, part of the ICF Global Network, represents a group of professionally trained business and life coaches and is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of an Executive – President, Vice-President, Past President and Treasurer – and other ICF credentialed coaches (or members in the process of being credentialed) who hold various Portfolio roles. While service on the Board is generally a two-year commitment, current Board Members have the opportunity to change their role and focus over that period.

Our Chapter is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by providing support, education, training and resources to both practicing and aspiring professional coaches.

Our mandate is to support and encourage the development of professional coaching through:

  • Supporting individuals to find the information and training they need to become coaches or obtain an ICF credential;
  • Creating professional development opportunities for coaches to earn Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU’s);
  • Aligning with and promoting ICF Global’s Standards and Code of Ethics in coaching practice;
  • Engaging in outreach activities to educate the business community, government, non-profit and the general public about the benefits of coaching and partnering with a professional coach;
  • Helping coaches build their own professional coaching business;
    Providing opportunities to network, discuss issues of professional concern and develop relationships.

Chapter Vision, Mission, Objectives

International Coach Federation (ICF) Chapters work together, under the guidance of ICF Global, to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. ICF Global sets standards in the coaching field with rigorous Core Competencies and a Code of Ethics.

Our ICF Vancouver Chapter, part of the ICF Global Network, represents a group of professionally trained business and life coaches and is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of an Executive – President, Vice-President, Past President and Treasurer – and other ICF credentialed coaches (or members in the process of being credentialed) who hold various Portfolio roles. While service on the Board is generally a two-year commitment, current Board Members have the opportunity to change their role and focus over that period.

Our Chapter is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by providing support, education, training and resources to both practicing and aspiring professional coaches.

2020/2021 Board

Emilie McIver

Emilie McIver

President

The President has the overall responsibility for Board leadership, ensuring that annual goals and objectives are set; plans are developed and are executed to meet the goals. The President will be familiar with the policies and procedures of the ICF national, with the Chapter bylaws, policies, procedures and with the duties of all the other officers and directors.
Jayne Tellier

Jayne Tellier

Past President

The Past President’s key responsibility is to support the President and other Board members ensuring the smooth transition between leaders
April Qureshi

April Qureshi

Vice President

The Vice President will be prepared to assume the office of President or temporarily act in that position at any time. The President-Elect will be familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the President, and of the other elected officers and committee chairpersons.

Mark Winter

Mark Winter

Organizational Engagement

Organizational Engagement chair plans, implements and delivers program content that highlights, addresses and explores critical organizational issues where coaching can be leveraged as a strategic priority for culture change and transformation.
Candy Motzek

Candy Motzek

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for the fiscal operation and financial reporting for the Chapter.
Justin Marples

Justin Marples

Secretary

The Past President’s key responsibility is to support the President and other Board members ensuring the smooth transition between leaders
Charlene Roberts

Charlene Roberts

Programs

Programs Committee plays a key part in building professionalism and community of the Chapter. This Committee plans, implements, and evaluates educational programs that enhance the profile, knowledge and skills of professional coaches.
Laurie O'Donnell

Laurie O'Donnell

Coach Giving

Under the direction of the Coach Giving Chair the committee searches for, develops, and monitors opportunities for Chapter coaches to coach with non-profit organizations for the benefit of the organization or individuals associated with the organization. The strategic intent of this activity is to raise the professional profile of the ICF Chapter and coaches.
Kim Acedo

Kim Acedo

Membership

This committee is responsible for the recruitment, retention and maintenance of ICF membership in the Chapter and for building relationships with individual members.
Deb Chen

Deb Chen

Communications

The main focus of this role is creating a communication plan for the year,
content for our membership newsletter and communicate important ICF global and local messages to our members.
Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose

Website and Social Media

The main focus for this role is on our online presence in terms of both social media as well as our website.
Gabriel Rosentall

Gabriel Rosentall

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Chair identifies and secures sponsorship support in the form of cash and in-kind donations and is responsible for creating and maintaining sponsorship levels and ensuring sponsors receive appropriate benefits for their contributions.

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