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HomeJanuary 2017 Catalyst
    ICF Minnesota Catalyst

January 2017
Volume 13   Issue 13  Winter 2017    
In This Issue...

1. President's Letter
2. January 12th Webinar - How to Create Packages & Programs that Sell Like Hotcakes
3. January 24th In-Person Meeting - Planning and Attracting What You Want in 2017
4. Booming Business Blueprint - The Value of Your Time
5. Global News
6. Regional News
7. Chapter News
8. Member Announcements

President's Letter - January 2017

Sara Krisher, ACC
ICF Minnesota President

Happy New Year!

Welcoming in the New Year presents a great opportunity to dream big, be courageous, and form a new plan. Your new board of directors is on it! We’ve been busy planning for 2017 since November when we came together for a full day planning retreat. We believe in this amazing profession of coaching and have the desire to grow our coaching community. We’re not only planning 21 chapter events, but we’re also taking on a first ever ICF Minnesota Conference. Please join us in rallying to make our Minnesota Chapter a place for coaches to thrive. We have multiple opportunities for you to get involved and would love to hear from you. Reach out to any of the Board of Directors to learn more.

Get to know your ICF Minnesota 2017 Board of Directors:

Sara Krisher, President
Shari Fruechte, President Elect
John Owens, Past President
Trish Perry, Treasurer
Ann Marie Forshay, Secretary
Christine Pouliot, External Affairs
Meg Svensson, Professional Development Chair
Jennifer Kern Collins, Professional Development CoChair
Ellen Carlson, Membership Chair
Deb Johnson, Membership CoChair
Tom Maher, Web Support Chair
Theresa Nutt, Web Support CoChair
Tim Signorelli, Communications Chair
Susan Edwards, Communications CoChair
Maria Johnson, Sponsorship Chair

With Confidence,

Sara Krisher, ACC
ICF Minnesota President

Nominations Wanted

Do you know an organization (for profit or not-for-profit) who has embraced coaching? Implemented a program that has helped them succeed? If so, nominate them for the bi-annual Prism Award.
The PRISM Award recognizes and celebrates organizations who have created excellence and enhanced effectiveness through their commitment to and utilization of coaching as a part of their leadership strategy.

This PRISM Award will be presented on May 19, 2017 by ICF Minnesota at our ICF MN Conference. Finalist(s) for the award will be featured as part of the event program and have the opportunity to share how coaching made a difference to their organization and their employees.

We would like to have at least 5-10 nominations for this year event. Nominations will bring excellent visibility to these organizations and to ICF MN.

Nomination deadline is Feb. 28th 2017.
Please contact for the nomination form and other information.

Upcoming Events

January 12, 2017 Webinar - Krista Martin - How to Create Packages & Programs That Sell Like Hot Cakes

You need three things to grow your business: you need to know who your ideal clients are, where they hang out and you must have an irresistible offer. Too often I see entrepreneurs fail to work with their ideal clients because they haven’t put together the right offer.

So, in this interactive presentation, you’ll learn how to package, name & price your services so that you can raise your rates and the two most common mistakes that solopreneurs make when putting together their programs that costs them $1,000 (and what to do instead).

You'll Learn:

-- The 2 Most Common Mistakes solopreneurs make when putting together packages that costs them $1,000's (& what to do instead)

-- How to package, name & price your services so that you can raise your rates (and your ideal clients will eagerly pay!)

-- The 1 question you must answer to ensure your program will provide results & attract your ideal clients in droves (this isn't what you think!)

Krista is the President & Founder of Make Your Mark. As a speaker and business coach, she teaches coaches how to build their business empire the easy way using her Fast Track to Clients system. Together they craft a plan so her clients attract more customers, make more money, and have more fun.

She takes a stand for helping her clients build 6 figure businesses (just as she has) because of the high level of service and reach that's possible at that level as well as the inner growth and "becoming" that her clients achieve through the process.

Krista has a MBA in marketing and is a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach). Spending more than 12 years in the corporate world, she has extensive business, marketing and sales experience. She built and sold her first "side biz" and now enjoys helping business owners to build their business so that it fits into their lifestyle (instead of the other way around).

She's also currently serving as the Director of Marketing for the Georgia ICF (International Coach Federation) chapter.

To learn more about Make Your Mark and Krista, please click here:

January 24, 2017 In-Person Meeting - Planning and Attracting What You Want in 2017

Happy New Year!

At ICF Minnesota, we invite you to step into the New Year with new energy, clear vision and deeper connection to your community.

Now that you’ve helped all your clients wrap up 2016 and welcome 2017 – it’s YOUR turn COACH! This meeting is for you. It’s time to sink into who you are, where you’re headed and what you want to attract. We will spend time exploring your Big Picture, setting some game-changing goals and drawing on the wisdom of our community AND the Law of Attraction.


1. Clearer vision of who you are and where you’re headed
2. Resources and connections to help you build momentum and move to action
3. How to follow the path of least resistance
4. Tools you can use with your clients

Join us Tuesday, January 24th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center.

Led by Sara Krisher, President of ICF MN, and Meg Svensson and Jennifer Kern Collins, your Professional Development Team.

Booming Business Blueprint: Providing High Quality Customer Service for Your Clients

by Lynn Nodland, Ph.D., MCC and Robin Nordmeyer, CLC


We have many resources at our disposal for contributing and reaching our goals. Perhaps you have heard of this famous quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt and several others.

“YESTERDAY is history,
TOMORROW is a mystery,
TODAY is a gift;
That’s why they call it

You Have A Present! What would you do each day if you thought about the fact that you have 86,400 seconds at your disposal? At the end of the day, whatever you didn’t use disappears forever. You won’t get the chance to earn that time back. When you look at it this way, how important is that time to you? Often we might say, “I’ll get to it tomorrow”. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, tomorrow is a mystery. What we really only have is the present of today. It’s helpful to spend time in the present in ways that connect and contribute to your desired accomplishments in the future. Let’s explore this idea further by reflecting on yesterday, tomorrow and today – the present.

Reflection on Yesterday: Consider how you spent your time with your yesterdays from the past year. Then reflect on what results occurred from how you spent your time. Write out your thoughts and learning in regards to the questions below.

• How was the balance with using your time between work, leisure and personal goals?
• What significant developments occurred over the last year in your personal and professional life?
• How did the way you leveraged your time contribute in positive ways?
• Where were you satisfied and not satisfied with your use of time?
• What were the insights and learning about how you spent your time?

Visions For Tomorrow: Even though tomorrow is a mystery we can work on reflections of the past and plan what we would like to see happen in the future. You have considered what was satisfying and a source of fulfillment with the use of your time. You also looked at where you were not satisfied with the results. Since yesterday is history, the opportunity for forward momentum and change is with the visions of tomorrow. Consider the questions below and write out what direction you want to take in the future to get your desired results.

• What would you want to continue or even do more of?
• What would you want to stop or do differently or less of?
• What steps would you take to make that happen?
• What resources, approaches and knowledge do you need to help with being successful in the use of your time?
• For the future, what will help you to leverage the use of your time in rewarding ways?

Making the Most of Today - The Present: Today is our gift of time. It is what we possess right now – the 86,400 seconds that we get to spend. We all have the option to use it or lose it. The objective is not to stay super-busy and productive every minute. Rather, the objective is making thoughtful and purposeful choices on where and how we focus our time. Consider Covey’s famous quote, “Begin with the end in mind.” Making the most of today, “the present”, is about applying our time in ways that are meaningful to us to achieve the end-goals we value the most. Look at the questions below, and write out your thoughts and actions that will help you design and get off to a great start for the coming year.

• What end-goals in your personal life and business life do you value and find meaningful?
• What time needs to be allotted to ensure these goals are met?
• What do you need to cut out and what do you need to add to use your time effectively?
• How can you avoid what might distract you from your intentions to use your time wisely?
• What steps, identified in your vision, can you start today?
• What are the best ways to leverage the gift of time you have today to reach your desired results?

In summary, this article explored the concept of time as a gift. We looked at reflection on the past and actions for the future that can help you use your time intentionally to reach your goals in business and life.

All our best wishes for you as you go forward in the coming year. Remember, you can’t do it all at once and you don’t need to do it all alone. Consider your own use of time, what is working well and what opportunities exist to make the most of the present. Start there! Always know that we would be honored to be of service to you as you make these changes. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at We look forward to getting to know you.

Please share this article in its entirety to those who might find it helpful.

Here’s To Your Success,

Lynn Nodland, Ph.D., MCC and Robin Nordmeyer, CLC

© 2017 Masterful Coaches Community & Booming Business Blueprint

Global News

If you were unable to attend the sold-out ICF Advance 2016: Science of Coaching, you can still benefit from this incredible educational opportunity. OnDemand video sessions are now available. The topic areas covered in this year's incredible event were:

• Coaching Presence
• Creating Awareness
• Team Coaching

New Member Onboarding Calls

ICF Global is scheduling New Member Onboarding Calls every two weeks, and inviting new members to attend these meetings to leverage their ICF membership benefits. Attendees will learn how to update their information on the ICF website, connect with their local ICF Chapter, and apply for an ICF Credential.

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Twitter Ambassador Program

Join our Twitter Ambassador Program to receive a weekly email with shareable messages about coaching and the ICF to post on your Chapter's Twitter page and other social media channels. To join, send a message to ICF Social Media Specialist Lisa Cunningham.

Regional News

Mark your calendars for the ICF Midwest Conference in Pittsburg, PA in June 2018!

Chapter Member Announcements

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