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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. //

HomeJanuary 2020 Catalyst



January 2020

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

Presidents Letter

Deb Johnson


Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fabulous time during the holidays with family and friends. I am excited to kick off 2020 and am extremely grateful for everyone, you have been such a force in making our ICF Minnesota chapter the place to be. As we start the new year, I am reminded that it is a new beginning and a fresh start to an exciting year. As a professional coaching community, we together, have an opportunity to create an impact to the world around us. Each of you are special and hold unique gifts, talents and experience that strengthens our chapter. In 2020 there are several opportunities for you to share your talents by joining one of our committees. Together we are better and collectively, through collaboration, can create an even stronger ICF Minnesota chapter.

Based on your feedback we have made a change to two events 2020 which are posted on our website:

· Our January Coaching, Coffee & Connection will be held on Thursday morning, January 30th form 8:00-9:30 AM at Healing Elements in St. Paul.

· Our November Coaching, Cocktails & Connection will be held on Thursday evening, November 19th form 6:00-8:00

In addition, our ICF Midwest Region conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from September 30 through October 2, registration is now open. It will be a powerful event with several strong presenters and interesting topics.

I look forward to personally meeting each of you and hearing your story. On behalf of myself and the entire 2020 board thank you for your support and membership to the ICF Minnesota Chapter, here is to a great 2020!


Deb Johnson

President, ICF Minnesota Chapter


An opportunity to strengthen your coaching community through
networking and resource sharing!
Join us at the next Coaching Connection on Jan. 30th, from 8 AM - 9:30 AM.
Register Here for Upcoming Events!!

Chapter News

The Mirror Team

Who Are We? The ICF Mirror Team is creating equitable coaching for all ethnicities, races, and cultures.
Our Intention? Create an environment of diversity and culture of inclusion within ICF MN.
Our Focus? To support the mission of ICF MN cultivating a multicultural community of coaches for advancing the coaching profession: through making coaching more accessible to supporting initiatives to raise cultural awareness and acceptance in the ICF MN organization. This transformation of ethnicity, diversity and inclusivity is a journey.
“The Mirror Team has made updates to our strategy. We will share initiatives for 2020 in the months to come.If you have any questions about Mirror, please contact Shawn Moore, Mirror Chair”.

2019 Board pic

“We want to thank those who have completed their service to the ICF MN board.”

2020 Board Pic

“We welcome new and returning members to our 2020 board.”

Committee Opportunities

In 2020 we will be utilizing committees to help with chapter activities. We will be putting committees together in the first quarter. Please review, determine if you have an interest to help on a committee in 2020. If you do, please Thank you for supporting your ICF Chapter!

Committee Types of activities

Membership Mentor:New members, pair new members with mentors, help determine membership strategies, be an event host, help at the registration desk at events.

Professional Development Help:Coordinate events, help staff events, be an event host, help with food and coordinating venues, help with event surveys.

Communications Help:Help with social media, help writing marketing content, help with sponsors and partners, help spreading the ICF MN word!

Outreach Help:Communicate with outreach partners and members, help coordinating meetings and events, help with survey data for outreach Website/Technology Help determine apps we should be using, help gather information about website.

Other:Are there other ways you want to help serve ICF MN?

Please emailpresident@icfminnesota.orgwith your interest and your contact information including your phone number.

Again, we would love to have your help on a committee. THANK YOU!

2020 Board Opportunities

We are happy to announce the 2020 board!

It’s a great collection of continuing board members and new board members who are ready to take the ICF Minnesota chapter to the next level.

Professional Development Board opportunity!

Are you passionate about creating new opportunities for learning and connecting with fellow coaches? Do you enjoy being involved and making an impact to the coaching profession? If that sounds like you then we have a board position just for you. We are searching for one Professional Development Board member for 2020. The positions focus on the events for the chapter which include Speaker Events, Coaching Connections and webinars. It also includes venue selections and management as point of contact.

If you are interested please contact Deb Johnson

Meet the Coach

Pete B

MeetPete Berridge

1. What brought you to coaching?

I started in coaching because I had a coach – a fantastic experience with Barb Miller, my coach when I was the VP of HR at Courage Center. It was one of the most transformational professional development experiences of my career. That led me to the Hudson Institute in 2006 to become a coach, bring it back to my organization, and then go out on my own in 2007.

2. Tell us about your coaching practice.(Niche, ideal client, etc.)

I utilize the sciences of positive psychology and executive coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations be more engaged, effective and productive. I am adjunct faculty with the St. Thomas Executive Coaching Certificate program and hold a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania where I had the privilege of studying under Marty Seligman, Angela Duckworth, Adam Grant, Ed Diener, George Vaillant, and many other amazing researchers. My clients are those that are attracted to my background in positive psychology – they want to experience greater wellbeing while becoming more effective leaders. They also want to bring more optimism, vitality and success to their organizations.

3. What do you love about your coaching work?

Being with a client is an immense privilege – to be in that space of trust, partnership, and encouragement as they craft their path through life. I also enjoy being with young coaches and experienced coaches to explore more effective ways to serve clients.

4. Tell us about the coaching tools, books, podcasts, etc. that you follow that helps you to stay informed.

I utilize original research from the field of Positive psychology - the study of human strengths and well-being. I listen to a number of podcasts and leverage information from the International Positive Psychology Association. It is with this information and my MAPP training that I changed my approach to gathering feedback for my clients and the Shift Positive 360® was born; a unique way of gathering and giving feedback that is more constructive and enjoyable. I launched a certification in the Shift Positive 360® and we have 95 certified coaches using this method to create constructive feedback in client organizations and grow their coaching practices. I continue to learn from them in our very active community of coaches.

5. How has ICF-MN helped you as a coach?

I was involved with ICF-MN way back when it was Minnesota Coaches Association. I’m coming back to ICF-MN because it gives the opportunity to connect with this strong community of coaches. As an independent coach, it can be easy to get focused on my own work, yet from research we know that developing and nurturing relationships is essential to flourishing. So, I look forward to meeting more of you at upcoming gatherings.

6.How can folks connect with you?

Check out, or reach out to me on LinkedIn. I’d be happy to connect.

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