Chapter Events, coaching connections and learning opportunities.

Coaching Cafés will be held the 3rd Friday of each month
The Coaching Cafés are an opportunity for all coaches throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba, curious to learn and collaborate with peers on relevant industry topics and competencies.  It is a safe place to be seen, heard and understood.

Coaching Cafés are planned with purpose: creating community, strengthening fellowships and sharing knowledge – registration is free.

These Café events are recognized by the ICF and qualify for 0.75 CCE credits.

Coaching Café – Team Coaching
Friday, November 18, 2022
8:00 – 8:45am CST
Complimentary registration here

For this Café come prepared to share in the discussion on Team Coaching.

A brainstorming opportunity to explore perspectives of the development process of team coaching and best practices for implementing this into our coaching practices.

0.75 Resource Development CCE credits

Facilitated by Ryan Quesnel, ACC and Paula Koch, ACC

A Western Regions ICF Chapters collaboration

Celebrating Conversations about DE&I with Jennifer Brown
Thursday, December 8, 2022
12:00 – 1:30pm Pacific
Register here

The ICF Western Region Chapters – are proud to present Jennifer Brown, a globally recognized, DE&I thought leader, highly sought-after speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and best-selling author.

One core value in the advancement of the coaching profession, is ICF’s shared commitment to diversity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.

She will dialogue with an ICF LA host in an intimate 90 -minute, “fire-side like chat.” Jennifer will also address questions presented by various ICF Chapters members that focus on DE&I in coaching.

She will share highlights of the second edition of her bestselling book, “How to be an Inclusive Leader,” which include insights from over 20 years of experience working with organizations to create workplaces where everyone thrives and belongs.  Learning Outcomes from this webinar include:

  • Recognize the value of the unique talents, insights, and experiences that every coach and client bring.
  • Discover ways to more effectively ensure marginalized communities are represented and included in coaching practices.
  • Learn how to develop policies that reinforce equity throughout the coaching profession.
  • Understand the role of leadership in creating a more equitable future for clients and colleagues.

1.5 Core Competency CCE credits


Jennifer Brown (she/her) is a globally recognized DEI thought leader, highly sought-after speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and best-selling author.

Jennifer envisions inclusive organizations where all of us can thrive. As someone who has experienced both the advantages of privilege and the sting of stigma, Jennifer is boldly redefining what it means to truly belong—in the workplace, in our families, and in our communities. She openly shares her powerful and unforgettable true story with audiences to help us challenge our assumptions—about ourselves, about leaders, and others—and take meaningful action today for a more inclusive tomorrow.

Calling all Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coaches, we are hosting simultaneous get-togethers in person!
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 5:00 – 7:30pm CST
Register here for WINNIPEG get-together
Register here for REGINA get-together
Register here for SASKATOON get-together

Yo VIP… Stop! Collaborate and listen!

Calling all Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coaches!

We are hosting coach get-togethers in Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon before the ice arrives. Drop in to say hello, stay for a drink, stay for dinner, whatever the case, come on out to connect.

It’s been a few years since we got together and we know there are now more coaches in Manitoba and Saskatchewan than ever before and we’d like to meet you, find out what’s on your mind and what the future looks like for us coaching in our province.

This event is for all Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coaches, whether you are a member of the ICF Prairie Chapter or not.

Coaching Café – Taking time to celebrate!
Friday, December 16, 2022
8:00 – 8:45am CST
Complimentary registration here

For this Café come prepared to network and celebrate with your peers sharing symbols and rituals for celebrating the end of a year, and one or two best business practices for planning what comes next.

0.75 Resource Development CCE credits

Facilitated by Ryan Quesnel, ACC and Paula Koch, ACC


Partnership 2021-2023
ICF SK+MB and Leadership Saskatoon
ICF Prairie and Leadership Saskatoon have partnered for 2021-2023.

This partnership acknowledges the team coaching that our members provide to the program and the importance of working with professionally certified coaches as well as the benefits of working together to cross-promote each other’s programming.  Leadership Saskatoon provides a 10-month community leadership development program.

For many years, our members have coached the Leadership Saskatoon community leaders.  Most of the time this was the leader’s first experience with coaching and the significant benefits to their personal and professional development. Team coaching provides the leaders with the space to examine local community challenges through a team project as well as the individual’s leadership impact. The coaches provide a safe space for the team to examine their leadership when challenges are ambiguous and uncertain, a stretch for those who are used to solving problems and having the answers.

The Board is elated that Leadership Saskatoon shares the common interest that developing leaders requires a multi-layered curriculum that includes coaching to challenge leader’s current mindset, to shift their paradigms, and to move into action.

Leadership Wellness Group
Certified Resilience Coach Program


Are you ready to address stress, overwhelm and dis-ease in your clients and yourself?

Are you passionate about helping and empowering others to live their best lives in these chaotic times?Are you looking for tools to augment and differentiate your business?

Are you ready to transform yourself and your coaching practice?

We are proud to be pioneering a new generation of coaches who are responding to the disruption and stress of our times and elevating our health and strength one client at a time.

Rooted in the latest evidence-based behavior-change principles and healthy lifestyle management best-practices, the Certified Resilience Coach Program, now in its eleventh offering, addresses all the core competencies of resilience development and coaching within a single program experience.

In the program you will learn to:


The program includes a done-for-you resilience coaching system and tools. It also allows you to earn: 36 ICF Continuing Coach Education credits.

The next offering runs January 23 – April 2, 2023 and includes three live (3 hour) web sessions, January 28, February 25, April 1.

Certified Resilience Program (CRCP)
Cultivate resilience in self and others

Explore how to cultivate resilience, joy and vibrant well being in yourself and your clients.  Rooted int he latest evidence-based behaviour-change principles, this 12-week program addresses al the core competencies of resilience coaching within a single program experience.  ICF certified for 36 CCEs.

The Certified Resilience Coach Program has a competency-based curriculum that integrates resilience-enhancing best practices and the neuroscience of behaviour change to help you positively impact the health, wellbeing and ultimately resilience of your clients and enable you to develop a highly effective coaching practice.

By the end of the program you will be able to:

Discuss resilience and its importance to wellbeing

Use the neuroscience of sustainable behaviour change to help clients make change stick

Identify key components, best practices and daily habits leading to greater resiliency

Cultivate your own resilience

Help clients cultivate resilience

Apply a new framework to create a personalized plan for sustainable resilience

This curriculum has been approved by the International Coach Federation. Graduates of CRCP are eligible to receive 36 hours of Continuing Coach Education credits, 20 core hours and 16 resource hours.  Register here.

September 24 through December 4, 2022
Live web sessions online will be hosted from 9:30am – 12pm EST

October 1 | October 29 | December 3

Memories made!
ICF Prairie Chapter Prism & Gala
Photo gallery capturing the winning moments is coming!

A night of celebrations at the ICF Prairie Chapter Prism and evening gala to recognize and honour organizations committed to enhancing business results and organizational effectiveness through coaching.


Is coaching making a difference in your organization?

In 2005, ICF Global adopted the PRISM Award.  The award epitomizes what professional coaching can accomplish in organizations at all levels.

PRISM Award recipients exemplify how coaching can develop an organization’s human capital by maximizing individuals’ potential and leading to high Return on Investment (ROI) and Expectations (ROE) from coaching interactions.

Lori Lipinski nominated the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) which won the 2017 Prism award.

Kathy McCrum, former Director, Human Resources at the Refinery, says that the CRC’s coaching program was implemented to enhance leadership effectiveness.

I joined the ICF Prairie to find a community of coaches that could help me grow professionally and in my business. I volunteered to be a community support coach and then for a position on the board. I ended up with amazing friends and colleagues. Get involved, you have so much to gain!

Jackie McConaghy, CEC, PCC

I joined ICF Saskatchewan when I was new to the business of coaching. As a result, I have built lifelong relationships with colleagues interested and curious to learn and grow professionally and personally. Having worked solo for most of my career, these connections have been invaluable and inspiring. This, in addition to training and events, advertising benefits and opportunities to volunteer are why I continue my membership with ICF Sask.

Wendy Turner-Larsen, PCC

I joined the ICF Prairie Chapter to find a community of people to learn and grow with in my coaching journey. I found much more than I anticipated. I found a diverse group of extremely caring and professional people. This community has been essential to my growth as a coach and a human being over the last 4 years. It is because of the depth of experience and character in our members.

The call to action should be first to discover the benefit of a great community of people in our chapter. The second is that we aren’t meant to do life and business alone. There are lots of possibilities to learn and grow together and this chapter is one place to discover just that.

Jeff Lobb, ACC

I joined the ICF back in 2011. I was starting up my coaching business and desperately needed local colleagues. I found a wonderful community in the Prairie ICF group. As a matter of fact, a large number of the members became participants in my doctoral dissertation, and I am deeply grateful. My business has benefited from the networking and referrals making the membership fee easily pay for itself. Over a decade later, I am still happy to be part of the chapter, especially for the friendships.

Scot Francis, PhD, ACC

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