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: Mark Winter
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.
Linkedin: Ceyda Gultan
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: Sunaina Sharma
Vice-President Nominee, 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: 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: 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.
Linkedin: Reza Rahmani
Bio: Reza is an award winning Executive Coach and Facilitator with over 15 years of experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). His background in Engineering combined with Coaching helps him understand the issues that technical leaders face; through coaching, he helps create transformations in how they lead and communicate with others. He has a proven track record for improving employee engagement levels, leadership effectiveness results, and reducing employee turnover by working closely with leadership teams. Reza was honoured to receive the prestigious PRISM coaching award from International Coach Federation (ICF) Vancouver Chapter at the national and the international level for co-creating a culture of coaching and development in a high-tech firm.
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.
In 2020, there will be a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve Directors. The Executive and Directors are the chairs of committees.
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.
Vice President (and President Elect)
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.
The Past President’s key responsibility is to support the President and other in Board members ensuring the smooth transition between leaders. Include mentor and assist board members.
The Treasurer is responsible for the fiscal operation and financial reporting for the Chapter.
The Secretary is the keeper of all Society records and the taker of minutes and as such has the responsibility to clarify intention and interpretation of chapter activities.
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.
The focus for this role is creating content, with responsibilities including:
Coach Giving Chair
The Coach Giving Chair is responsible for leadership of all coach giving activities of the Chapter. 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.
Social Media Chair
The main focus for this role is on our online presence in terms of both social media as well as our website.
The events portfolio is responsible for planning and presenting at least one special event each year that generates revenue for the chapter, promotes and enhances the profile of professional coaches or enhances the knowledge and skills of professional coaches.
Programs Co-Chairs (2)
Programs Committee plays a key part of building professionalism and community of the Chapter. This Committee plans, implements, and evaluates educational programs. This portfolio is co-chaired with two board representatives sharing a single vote.
This committee is responsible for the recruitment, retention and maintenance of ICF membership in the Chapter and for building relationships with individual members.
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