RRU supports NA launch of CoachingWise

Cathryn Lecorre (Fraser Health Authority), Michelle Robindell (BC Hydro), Marilyn Herrmann (Surrey Food Bank), Catherine Gordon (David Suzuki Foundation), Kathryn Oliver (JOEY Restaurants), Julia McLaughlin (UBC), September Dixon (Sunshine Coast Credit Union).

Thursday, May 19 was the North American launch of CoachingWise—a new recognition program founded by the International Coach Federation's Vancouver Charter Chapter.

The seven inaugural organizations receiving the new CoachingWise designation:

  • BC Hydro
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Fraser Health Authority
  • JOEY Restaurants
  • Sunshine Coast Credit Union
  • Surrey Food Bank
  • The University of British Columbia

More than 90 ICF members and guests filled the ballroom of the Vancouver Club to mark the occasion, together with special guests Janet Harvey, President of ICF Foundation Board of Trustees and Past President, ICF Global (2012) and Thomas Crane, author of The Heart of Coaching. A panel discussion, moderated by Zoe MacLeod, director for the Centre for Coaching and Workplace Innovation at Royal Roads University, allowed the recipients to share their stories and answer questions from those interested to build coaching cultures within their own organizations.

The announcement marks International Coaching Week, May 18 – 24, 2015 and celebrates both the 20 Anniversary of the ICF globally, and ICF Vancouver’s 15 Anniversary, the first Chapter incorporated in Canada.

Launch partners, Royal Roads University and Essential Impact, were recognized for their ongoing support and investment in the growth and development of coaching cultures. CoachingWise celebrates organizations for their commitment to build and sustain a coaching culture and is linked to improving overall business results and employee engagement and satisfaction.

For more information about CoachingWise click here.