WBECs Pre-Summit Registration

Welcome to the British Columbia Interior Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF)

We are a not-for-profit professional organization of personal and professional coaches.

The British Columbia Interior Chapter is a local resource for those looking to: find a qualified coach, learn more about coaching, or enhance their coaching knowledge and skills.

The British Columbia Interior Chapter serves the British Columbia regions known as: Thompson-OkanaganKootenay, Cariboo, North Coast, Nechako, Northeast. As a local chapter, we share the same goals of the International Coach Federation. We are dedicated to building, supporting, and preserving the integrity of the coaching profession.


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We wanted everyone to know that we are aware that there are some significant worries about the COVID-19 virus and the impact it is having around the world. Most of you are most likely receiving messages from associations, organizations and groups that you belong to. The ICF has posted information on its website for coaches at: CLICK HERE


Announcing our 3rd Annual Mini-Conference: POSTPONED TILL OCT 17th, 2020

Creative Tension; Tools to Further your Practice

ICF British Columbia Interior is proud to be hosting a one-day conference on May 9th, 2020 at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna from 8:30-4:00

Includes lunch and snacks!!!

Free parking!


Two exciting workshops, one great price:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching—Techniques and Applications with Maya Libben, PhD,Psych

  • ‘Points of You’ Experience with John Whitehead, PCC

  • Earn  CCEU’s
  • Networking opportunities with coaching colleagues


Early bird registration of $75 for chapter members ($95 for non-members) closes April 1st.  After April 1st, registration is $95 for chapter members ($125 for non-members).  Hotel accommodations available at conference site.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-tension-tools-to-further-your-practice-tickets-91935522623


For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite listing  or contact Diane Jolicoeur at [email protected] or Claudy Pastoor at [email protected].


Two Powerful Workshops:

‘Points of You’ Experience

3-hour interactive workshop presented by John Whitehead, PCC

Every day, over a period of some 10 years, Abu Salem would show up at the border crossing with a donkey laden with heavy sacks of straw. And every day, the suspicious border commander would force him to stop and empty out all the sacks that were on the donkey’s back. The border commander would then carefully search through the sacks and their contents: but he never found anything of value at all. And then when Abu Salem was on his way across the border, the border commander would call out: “I am certain that you are smuggling something.” A number of years later, after the border commander had retired, fate brought the two men together again. “Tell me please,” beseeched the retired border commander, “What were you smuggling across the border all those years?” “Donkeys,” smiled Abu Salem in reply. (Arabian Nights) – Creativity

Come prepared to learn something new and exciting!  Learn more about yourself and your perspectives, and quite possibly get clarity on something you have been struggling with.  Learn how this tool can help you in your own coaching practice.

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching—Techniques and Applications

3.5-hour experiential workshop with Maya Libben, PhD, R.Psych

In this workshop we will review the general concepts that underlie the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural techniques and learn how these can be applied to coaching in a number of different environments. The goal is to provide coaches with evidence-based tools to produce actionable change among clients. The construct of emotional intelligence will be used to understand how cognitive behavioural tools can be applied in a flexible manner that is tailored to individual clients. This workshop is based on experiential learning where didactics is combined with group/individual activities to consolidate learning.

Lots of time for Networking & Sharing!!!

Join Us!!! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-tension-tools-to-further-your-practice-tickets-91935522623