Coaching in 2021 on the way to the new ICF Core Competencies

Coming Soon

9 am – 4:30 pm

36 Stage Road, Enfield, NS



We are pleased to invite you to engage in a unique collaborative learning experience with a community of coaches who are ready to explore coaching competence and build capacity to demonstrate the new ICF Core Competencies.

This will be a weekend of curious, safe, experiential learning to creatively generate new coaching capacities. Our approach is rooted in our understanding of coaching competence as an evolving, generative experience of deepening our coaching presence.  To meet clients with a coaching mindset lived in our whole beings, we must be aware of our emotions, bodies and thoughts.

This weekend is about ‘being’ in the experience of openness and immediate feedback as we practice new approaches engaging in the parallel relationship of client and coach. In this experience of being with other sentient beings, deeper self-awareness and capacity will emerge.

Here are the details.  Please contact us if you need more information:

Gail Boone CEC PCC: 902.497.8650

Brian Duggan CEC PCC: 902.221.5864


Friday June 6 and Saturday June 7, 2020. 9:00 to 4:30 each day

  1. Large group Sessions: The Coaching Mindset


  • Growing Our Self Awareness: becoming present in service to our clients

  • Emotions as Information: cultivating trust and safety

  • Deepening our Listening and Powerful Questioning: to evoke awareness

  • Coaching Demonstrations and Mentor Coaching Feedback


   2. Small Group Sessions: on BEING a Coach

  • Participate in Equine Facilitated Coaching to:

    • Explore Mutual Respect

    • Explore Boundaries

    • Understand Energy Field and Congruence

  • Experience Ontological Coaching

  • Examine being present and allowing awareness to emerge


You and your co-participants are:

  • Committed to engaging in a time of deep curiosity about who you are as a coach.

  • Open to authentically explore and support others to deepen their coaching capacity.

  • Committed to engaging in collaborative, experiential learning.

  • Committed to explore the New ICF Core Competencies and to become certified at the ACC or PCC level.


What is in it for you?

  • The weekend is ICF approved for 11.5 Core Competency CCE hours and 6 Resource Development CCE hours

  • An in-depth look at the new ICF Core Competencies

  • Four Mentor Coaching Sessions with each participant all documented by our team for your file and credential renewal application.

  • A focused experience with a maximum of 8 participants.

  • A safe community coaching experience, that offers a unique opportunity to: discover coaching presence in new depth; expand your coaching capacity; learn new coaching approaches and focus on becoming more fully present.

  • This will be a fun, focused collaborative experience that will expand your coaching community.


Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the new ICF Core Competencies through open, curious and client centred lenses. (CC 2)

  2. Deepen your awareness of the essence of who you are as a coach. (CC 4,5,6,7)

  3. Explore the power of non-verbal communication, emotion, and energy as it affects the coaching relationship. (CC 5,7,8).

  4. Gain development insight into your coaching capability, competence and practice.

How you can contribute to the experience

  • Commit to being present and participate in all sessions

  • Agree to be coached and coach colleagues and the team

  • Be courageous and open to receiving and providing feedback from co-participants


Professional fees

Two-day Coaching in 2021 on the way to the new core competencies program including 11.5 Core Competency and 6 Resource Competence hours and 4 hours of Mentor Coaching; all materials, breaks and lunches.

  • $775.00 plus HST per participant before May 14, 2020

  • $825.00 plus HST per participant between May 15, 2020 and June 1, 2020

  • Deadline for registration June 1, 2020

  • To register please: email either or we will respond with a Pre-workshop Questionnaire and the Payment / Cancellation Policy.

  • Full payment is required to hold a seat for the weekend.

Please contact us if you need more information:

Gail Boone CEC PCC: 902.497.8650

Brian Duggan CEC PCC: 902.221.5864

The Team














Gail is a natural coach and facilitator. She brings integrity, curiosity, passion and compassion to her work to create opportunities where people can courageously discover and live their best self whether that  be through coaching, leadership and organizational development, or  equine facilitated learning and coaching.  She has extensive experience coaching executives and other leaders in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

Gail is a Mentor Coach who has supported students to develop their professional capacity and continues to work with coaching colleagues invested in growing their coaching competence.


She is a life-long learner and has completed the Royal Roads University Graduate Certificates in Executive Coaching and Mentor Coaching.  Gail has completed two advanced equine facilitated coaching programs one from the Academy of Coaching with Horses and the other from EponaQuest Worldwide.  She is certified in the Total SDI, LEADS and the LEADS 360.  She is a PCC and member of the International Coach Federation.














A seasoned Coach, Brian brings a high level of presence, focus, curiosity and compassion to supporting leaders at all levels to find solutions to management and leadership issues. Brian’s approach is person centered, strategic, solution focused and respectful of cultures, diversity and both organization and employee objectives. His extensive experience coaching Executives and other leaders in the private and public sectors has resulted in leadership and career development for emerging leaders and with those who desire to achieve greater career growth.

Brian is a Mentor Coach with the Royal Roads Certificate in Executive Coaching and Group and Team Coaching programs. He has supported coaching students developing new coaching capacity and engaged with experienced coaches as they deepen their coaching capacity.


A life-long learner and has completed the Royal Roads University Graduate Certificates in Executive Coaching and Advanced Coaching Practices. He is a Certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator; certified to use The Leadership Circle and Insights Discovery as well as several other personality and team assessments. He is a member of the International Coach Federation.


Brian is the author of Coaching From the Inside Out: A personal approach to coaching for change, Tellwell, 2019

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