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.
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:
To have the biggest pool of highly trained, engaged, successful, and credentialed professional coaches who are connected to the community, in Canada.
To be the “model of excellence” for the ICF Chapters globally
Measures: Growth in membership (lower attrition/increased retention), participation by members in ICF Vancouver activities.
Measures: Number and proportion of ICF credentialed coach members.
Measures: Participation by organizations, associations, government, HR professionals, business leaders in ICF Vancouver Chapter initiatives (e.g. Chapter meetings, webinars, Coaching Week, Prism, Coach Giving, CoachingWise, Professional Alliances, Sponsorship).
Linkedin: Jayne Tellier
Bio: Jayne is all about connection – she thrives on it. As a certified Executive and Leadership Coach, her passion is connecting and supporting individuals and teams in their pursuit of their personal and professional goals in life. With many years of experience in the corporate world in sales, operations and learning and development, Jayne now serves as the Corporate Leadership Coach for all leaders within the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) at their Head Office located in Burnaby. Reporting to the CEO, Jayne is the “Switzerland” all leaders and leadership teams can count on to work with them in confidence in their quest for greatness. In October 2016, she was instrumental in BCAA being awarded the CoachingWise designation from ICF Vancouver. Jayne holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Certified Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) Coach, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)™. She is also an Insights Discovery Accredited Practitioner and a Certified Practitioner in The Leadership Circle. Jayne is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul, and together they raised two amazing daughters. In June 2017 they were blessed with a beautiful grandson.
Vice-President, President Elect (2020-2021)
Linkedin: Emilie McIver
Bio: Emilie McIver has been an ICF member for 5 years and held the position of Director of Membership for the past term. She has worked in human resources for over 16 years, including 9 years in a leadership capacity. Her more recent focus areas have been on talent management, leadership development and career development. She also has a coaching practice where she thrives on helping individuals understand their personal values and enhance their leadership, exploring barriers they may be facing, and supportING them in building action plans to overcome challenges. Her purpose is to enable clients to achieve personal and career fulfilment. She holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Concordia University and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development with University Laval (both from Montreal), as well as a Certificate in Organizational Coaching from University of British Columbia. She is currently completing her Masters of Arts in Leadership with Royal Roads. Originally from Montreal, she is fluently bilingual and has thoroughly enjoyed being a Vancouverite for more than a decade!
Linkedin: Mark Winter
Linkedin: Candy Motzek
Linkedin: Justin Marples
Bio: Justin Marples is an ICF designated Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with 15 years of coaching experience in private, public and non-profit sectors in Canada and USA. He is a founding member of the ICF Prism award winning coaching program at the University of British Columbia. Justin also offers his expertise and experience as a professional Mentor Coach, supporting such programs as the ICF accredited Certificate in Organizational Coaching, UBC. Justin’s coaching skills are honed through 35 years of administrative leadership experience in higher education and non-profit settings. He is known for his ability to accelerate highly effective teams, foster strong partnerships, and evoke powerful collaborations in pursuit of individual, program and organizational goals.
Linkedin: Charlene Roberts
Bio: Charlene is an experienced Executive and Wellness Coach with a demonstrated history of working with Educational Leaders, both international and North American. Program Director for the Vancouver Chapter of the ICF. Workshop leader with strong communication skills. Focuses on open mindsets and clear goal setting. MEd. from College of New Jersey with strong background in data analysis and Science education. Combines executive coaching with wellness, with a focus on the "whole leader". Holds clients to the highest standards, both personally and professionally.
Linkedin: Heather Turnbull
Bio: Heather Turnbull, MA (hons), COC, PCC, is a lifelong learner and inspired coach. Heather has steered her professional path and curiosity towards organizational and interpersonal dynamics. Heather’s work focuses on personal and professional coach training, experiential education, organizational development and community engagement initiatives that tackle complex themes, sharpen strategy, connect people with purpose and transform lives. With over 15 years’ experience working at the intersection of coaching, engagement, leadership development and curriculum design in Canada, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and the UK, Heather brings a strong set of skills and competencies to change the quality of workplace conversations, and spark the art of questioning, imagination, and exploration.
Linkedin: Laurie O'Donnell
Bio: Currently, I am the Managing Director for Cornerstone International Group (CIG) in Vancouver with leadership responsibilities in Toronto, Beijing and Seattle. CIG is one of the World’s leading consulting network with over 65 offices in key markets on five continents. We have been in business for 30 years, and provide executive search, executive coaching and leadership development services locally and globally. I have been with CIG since 2001, initially in the Montreal office (VP BD) and in 2013 moved to Beijing (MD) for period of 4 years. • BA: Bishop University Thomas More Institute (TMI) is a centre based upon the Socratic method. • HEC Montreal (in French) Cultural Negotiations • ICF Member (ACC) finalising PCC I also volunteer: • European Chamber of Commerce in Beijing leadership role since 2013. • Vancouver Board of Trade; Mentor in Leaders of Tomorrow Program • YMCA Fitness Program Board Member, Course Leader and Life Long Learners Program for Seniors
Linkedin: Kim Acedo
Bio: Kim is a Health & Wellness Coach for women in midlife. Through her coaching, she provides her clients the support, guidance, and accountability needed to create and sustain healthy habits and behaviours, while empowering them to build confidence, resilience, hope, and self-motivation along the way. More specifically, Kim specializes in helping her clients improve their Sleep, Food, Mood, and Exercise habits, while juggling both career and family in their midlife years. This may involve exploring topics such as time and energy management, priorities, self-talk, and boundaries. Kim has a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches School of Coaching. She’s the owner of Transformation Wellness For Women and Host of the “Me Time Midlife Podcast.”
Linkedin: Deb Chen
Bio: As a perpetual learner, I am constantly on the lookout for opportunities to grow and for learning communities to support my process. I completed the UBC Certificate in Organizational Coaching program with goals to adopt a coaching approach in my work to further enhance my impact in program and change management. It is my intention to attain my accreditation during my tenure on the Board. I am an internal coach at UBC and a Learning Circle Lead with the Managing@UBC program, partnering with individuals and groups to explore, discover, and design pathways towards intentional success. As a Learning Design Strategist, I collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and external partners in exploring how best to create a strong and diverse research culture that embraces the highest standards of integrity, collegiality, and service. I find opportunities to experiment with and integrate coaching in my work to facilitate dialogue and to enable incremental yet significant change. In my previous role as an Educational Developer, I consulted with faculty and staff on various teaching matters to develop their professional capacities. I also coordinated CTLT Institutes programming, developed resources to support professional and capacity development and facilitated processes designed to improve teaching and to enhance student learning. When I am not working, I love to run, read, cook and garden.
Social Media & Webmaster
Linkedin: Jacinta Zaleski
Bio: Jacinta is a leadership coach and human resources consultant fuelled by her passion for helping individuals and companies to unlock their full potential. Bringing powerful insight, energy, a playful sense of humor and compassion, Jacinta inspires her clients to live and work with purpose and make positive changes by inviting them to explore new possibilities, discover their passions and achieve their goals.
After 18+ years in human resources, Jacinta recently left her role as Vice President, Human Resources at a large, international company to start her own coaching and consulting business. Combining her coaching and strategic HR skills, she is helping individuals and teams to create clarity, commitment and lasting change. Originally from Australia, Jacinta lives in Vancouver with her husband and their adorable labradoodle puppy.
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