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Jason Jones ICF-MN fills my bucket!! I look forward to the in person meetings to connect with my tribe of coaches and enjoy the way of being only coaches embody. It energizes me.
Bev Lutz ICF membership provides incredible professional networking opportunities, professional and personal growth, and opportunities to explore my strengths as I volunteer in service of my profession.  My chapter really helps me stay current with coaching, thought leadership, and learn-n-earn (CEU’s) from professional development events.  But it’s the supportive coach-friends and collaborators who have made membership for me priceless. //

Irene Kelly

Being a member of ICF offers me the opportunity for certification by the industry professional standard bearer; being a member of ICF Minnesota connects me to my professional peers for networking and collaboration.  Membership in both establishes me as “credible” and provides me opportunities to learn and grow.


Mary Kay Delvo  

Being a member of ICF-Minnesota helps me continue to bring my 'best self' to my clients.

Trish Perry ICF-MN gives me a place to authentically connect and share with other coaches. I have created long lasting friendships, collaborations and mentorships that have profoundly enriched my life and my business. //
Ann Marie Forshay ICF MN has provided me with crucial connections to other entrepreneurs and colleagues who share similar goals and challenges in their businesses. It's a welcoming place full of great ideas that have moved me forward both professionally and personally. //
Sara Krisher ICF Minnesota is the place to be if you're a coach or you're interested in the coaching profession. We come together to connect, grow and give because we are stronger together than we are apart. //
Lance Hazzard I chose to get involved with the ICF Minnesota Chapter to be part of a community of coaches who help our clients grow and achieve their goals. This organization brings great content to our coaching community and enables opportunities to learn and collaborate in multiple ways. //

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Be the premier organization for advancing the coaching profession.


To cultivate a multi-cultural community of coaches that advances the coaching profession through professional development, networking and adherence to ICF professional and ethical standards.

Strategic Directions


Create opportunities for resource sharing, network development, cross collaboration, coaching awards and recognition.

#1 Vision Metrics

1. Grow ICF Minnesota members to 250 by 2021 (195 in 2019 and 250 in 2020) 2. Maintain an 80%-member retention rate 3. Receive at least 3-5 nominees annually for Gaston & Prism (every other year) awards


Create opportunities for coaches to develop and refine professional competencies, skills, and best practices.

#2 Vision Metrics

1. In aggregate, in-person event attendance will offset costs in 2019 and produce revenue in 2020 and beyond. 2. Annual member survey will show that ICF MN is positively addressing coaching competencies and meeting members’ needs by scoring at least 3/5.


Develop, local, regional and statewide collaborative alliances which advance the coaching profession in the eye of the public.

#3 Vision Metric

1. 10% of new members come from our collaborative alliances


Protect and direct the organization for ongoing financial and operational health.

#4 Vision Metrics

1. Operate in the black
2. Maintain a 50% fund balance or $15k, whichever is less
3. Maintain an 80%-member retention rate
4. Annual ICF Board Satisfaction Survey Score of at least 4.0/5.0

Value Proposition

The ICF Minnesota Chapter is an inspiring and innovative community of coaches committed to your professional excellence. Connect, engage, learn and grow with a coaching community that supports you at any level of your practice. You’ll benefit from:
  • Monthly events, speakers, webinars and coaching connections
  • Find a coach feature that allows the public to search for you as an ICF Minnesota Chapter coach
  • CCEU’s for certification requirements
  • Coaching awards and recognition for individuals, businesses and organizations
  • Partnerships with accredited coaching schools and inspiration for aspiring coaches
  • Opportunities for our certified coaches to work with non-profits in a pro-bono or reduced rate fee schedule to give back and create greater capability and community value


Vision - We always operate with vision for the future of the coaching profession.
Integrity and Ethics - We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
- Educating the public about the benefits of coaching and partnering with professional coaches in Minnesota.
Professional Excellence
- We challenge our members to be their best.
- We have active volunteers that have fun, set goals, measure progress and stay committed to building the long-standing community of ICF Minnesota.
- We are committed to high-quality programming for coaches that promotes an inspired community, engaged coaches, meaningful experiences and the environment to connect with peer coaches.
Best Practices
- We leverage our affiliation with the International Coach Federation, (ICF), to ensure our members are up to date with best practices of the global coaching community.

Who We Serve

ICF Minnesota serves developing and successfully established coaches who are actively growing personally and professionally, and integrating knowledge to improve or broaden their work. We serve coaches who are committed to giving back to, and growing, the profession.