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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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Board of Directors


Deb Johnson

Deborah (Deb) Johnson is a Master Certified Professional Coach with an extensive corporate leadership background that spanned 37 years.  She holds a BA degree in Organizational Management and Communications.  Her passion is to help clients navigate the “Transition Challenge” organizationally and personally by creating a “New Normal” in business and life. Deb also believes in giving back by serving as chair for a local non-profit organization focused on providing education, skill building and opportunities for at risk students.

President Elect

Cheryl Hegland

Cheryl Hegland works as a Finance Program Manager at Medtronic where she incorporates coaching and mentoring into her work on a daily basis. She integrates her 30 years of business experience with her zeal for inspiring people and teams to be at their best. Cheryl is currently enrolled in Learning Journeys International Center for Coaching. Her desire is to help those who feel they have lost their sense of purpose, connection, or value at work. She is excited to share her finance skills with the coaching community who has embraced her journey. Cheryl lives in Plymouth with her husband Reid and their two cats.

Past President

Trish Perry

Trish Perry is a certified master life coach, trainer and speaker providing services to help people create and live the best life they can imagine. Trish is the founder of Harmonize Coaching and specializes in helping people move from adversity to productivity and joy. She coaches with organizations in speaking, training and coaching to yield measurable results. Her goal is to make a positive impact on people’s lives EVERYDAY. Trish is a top 20 coach in the Twin Cities. She has over 20 years of mentoring and coaching experience in the corporate and non-profit worlds. Trish was a successful executive at Target for 20 years as well as other corporations. Currently she is serving as President for the International Coach Federation – MN Chapter. Trish lives in Minneapolis with her husband of 25+ years, Jay, and their 3 wonderful children.

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Nicole Reid

Nicole Reid is the founder of Gesltalt Coaching and Consulting. She specializes in bridging the generation gaps in the workplace. Nicole specifically works with Senior Level executives, providing awareness of the new generations and what they have to offer, as well as empowering Executives in finding true fulfillment and being able to be their authentic selves at work. While we often times focus on generational differences, Nicole brings a new perspective, pointing out how we all are actually more similar than different, and that the “generation gap” is a myth.

Nicole worked for over 20 years as a CPA, starting at a Big 4 accounting firm, continuing her career through roles in large scale healthcare organizations as well as a controller at a multi national bank. She is passionate about developing high performing teams and transforming workplace culture.


Ann Houser

Ann is an executive coach and the president of Ann Houser Coaching and Consulting, using her experience honed as a human resources vice president for Medtronic and her expertise as an internal executive coach, to guide clients to become more authentic and holistic leaders. Ann’s mission is to enable clients to achieve their dreams and goals while building healthy lives and leading others intentionally. Ann has 30 years of leadership, team development, and mentoring experience at Medtronic, General Mills and IBM.
Ann’s coaching certifications include the CTI Co-Active Coach® internal certification and the Intelligent Leadership Executive Coach Certification through John Mattone University. Ann holds an MS in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.

Outreach Chair

Judy Zimmer

Judy is the president and chief coachologist at She is a national speaker and coaches leaders and teams to know, grow and maximize their brand. Judy is the founder of the accelerator program, The Leadership Presence Solution: Build Presence, Gain Confidence and Create More Credibility in 30 days! Judy helps leaders and groups innovate, transform and increase productivity. Judy is a Certified Effectiveness Coach, Master Certified Life Coach and Certified TIPS Innovation Trainer and Coach.

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Professional DEVELOPMENT CoChair

Mary Zahorsky

I hold a degree in Training and Development from Metro State University, and I have been actively engaged in personal development and values driven work for many years.  I currently hold a CDS certification from NATMI as well as memberships in several national transportation associations.  I am a current member on the board of the Safety Leadership Counsel at the MN Trucking Association and chair of the nationally recognized Share the Road committee. 

I am also a current member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), ICF MN, and I am working on my certification as a Success Unlimited Network (SUN) Coach. 

I have worked traditionally for others; however, I continually find myself working on opportunities that drive my entrepreneurial spirit.  I currently am the owner or co-owner of three small businesses. 

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother to four very active and beautiful G-babies.  I love to garden, sculpt with clay, and travel as much as possible. 

Professional Development CoChair



Renay Dossman

Professional Development CoChair

Renay Dossman

Renay Dossman, CPCC – Certified Coach, with over 25+ years of fun and adventure in Corporate. Her past experiences ranged from Entrepreneur to Non Profits to Product and Concept Development to Executive Coaching.

Renay received her coaching certification from CTI – Coaches Training Institute in 2015 and has specialized in working with executives in Fortune 50 enterprises. Renay has a passion around supporting people of color in leadership roles. She is currently working with Consultants from Accenture as they journey through a high potential development program.

Renay started her career as an Accountant and Auditor at Cargill Corporation. Seeking an opportunity to “run a business” she moved to Target where she spent 21 years in various positions in merchandising. At Target she worked in Toys, Electronics, Grocery and Product Development and Design. Her last role was leading the Trend & Design team for all of Grocery. She received numerous awards and recognition during her time at Target - Best Team, Best in Community and the Design Leadership and Innovation award.


Karen Failes Coad

Membership CoChair

Karen Failes-Coad

Karen is the founder of River Road Coaching & Consulting and an ICF Certified Executive Coach, through the Hudson Institute of Coaching. She started her company in 2015 after 35+ years as a successful leader in the retail industry. Her most recent corporate experience was the Principle Consultant responsible for the strategy and execution of the Executive Coaching Program at Target Corporation. Karen has a broad range of expertise including building teams, P&L ownership of 3 multimillion dollar businesses and over 16 years of human resource leadership. Her coaching is specialized with senior leaders in transition. Karen’s passion is helping people and organizations successfully become who they intend to be, and accomplish what they desire to achieve. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a proud member of Giving WoMN and serves as a Pro Bono Coach with this group annually.

Tim Bot

Membership CoChair

Tim Bot

Tim Bot received his executive coaching certification through the Hudson Institute of Coaching. He is specializes in Executive Leadership, propelling individuals and teams to achieve exceptional performance. His business experience includes HR leadership in Fortune 500 corporations such as General Mills and Boston Scientific as well as smaller companies like Proto Labs.
As a Coach Tim works with clients to achieve their aspirations by bringing a caring, genuine curiosity matched with proven coaching methodology. He coaches and advises across many industries and is an adept expert at focusing on what matters most.

Tim is currently Principal/President of Bot Coaching and Consulting and is an Executive Consultant at Navigate Forward. In addition, Tim has served on the Board of Directors of the General Mills Federal Credit Union and Minnetonka Boys Basketball Association.

Web Support CoChair

Danielle Allen

Danielle is a certified Enneagram and life coach, who is passionate about helping individuals and teams lead and live with emotional intelligence and self-awareness. She is the owner of Danielle Allen Coaching & Consulting and helps her clients build lives and leadership teams that make an impact through improved relationships, increased collaboration, and conflict resolution. She is a master certified coach through Learning Journeys and a trained copywriter & web designer. She combines life coaching and her digital marketing know-how to help her clients build a strategy to succeed at life and business.

Web Support CoChair

Ellen Carlson

Ellen is a Relationship coach helping her clients create the romantic relationship they long for. She incorporates EFT into her coaching practice and partners with clients who are ready to Level UP Their Love Life. Either working with one partner or couples who want a deeper connection, more intimacy, passion, desire, affection and joy in their lives. 
Ellen is a certified CPCC through CTI and an EFT Relationship Coach.


Communications CoChair

Theresa Nutt

Theresa Nutt, MA, BSN, HNB-BC, NBC-HWC is a lead member of the graduate faculty in the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching program in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She is nationally board certified in health and wellness coaching and certified in personal coaching. In addition to her graduate faculty work, she has a private coaching and consulting practice in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She is currently consulting with a psychiatry group to create a mental health model with wellbeing at the center. This model incorporates mindfulness, gut health, movement and breathwork, positive psychology, health coaching, and acupuncture into conventional mental health so patients have the option to remove stigma and create options for thriving.

Communications CoChair

Jennifer Byrnes

As a corporate IT / Operations leader, Jennifer built her career and reputation successfully implementing Organizational and Operational change initiatives, while leading the people impacted through a relationship mindset. She stepped away from her role in 2016 to write, We're All Nuts - 5 Simple Skills to Crack the Nut on Relationships, and to build a coaching practice specializing in Change Leadership. Jennifer blends her unique corporate OD and CM experience, expertise in building interpersonal connections, and professional coaching to meet organizations wherever they are in the change process, and help them overcome the barriers hindering successful implementation.

Jennifer is a member of MN Change Management Network (MNCMN), earned her ICF Coach Certification through Learning Journeys, International Center of Coaching, and is a member of ICF (Global and the MN Chapter). She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College, co-leads "Gusties in Business," and co-leads a women's entrepreneurs group in MN.


Inclusion & Diversity Team Chair

Shawn Moore

Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore is an adjunct Professor at Bethel University, an Ordained Minister, and former Police Officer. Besides teaching Anthropology and Reconciliation, Shawn is an Implicit Bias instructor and Verbal De-escalation instructor training Police Officers for the state of Minnesota. His doctoral research was focused on using coaching as a means to build reconciliation. He is also a student of Learning Journeys International School of Coaching. Shawn has 20 years of experience teaching and facilitating workshops around Race, Implicit Bias, and Cultural Anthropology. Shawn also serves on the ICF Minnesota Board of Directors and is the chair of the Mirror Committee.