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Speaker Event: The Human Side of Ethics: A Transformational Discussion on Ethical Awareness

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55425

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ICF Minnesota Speaker Series


The Human Side of Ethics: A Transformational Discussion on Ethical Awareness



DATE:              Tuesday, February 26, 2019


TIME:              6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Networking

                        6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Moderated Ethics Panel


CEU’s:             2 Core Competencies


LOCATION:    Embassy Suites    NEW LOCATION

Airport, 7901 34th Avenue S, Bloomington                 REGISTRATION



Have you ever considered what it would be like to open your Inbox only to discover an email notifying you that a breach of the ICF Code of Ethics has been adequately alleged in a complaint led against you? As with any ethical situation, there is rarely a clear-cut answer but lack of awareness or alignment with personal beliefs and values can cause a coach’s behavior and actions to lead to an unethical situation despite good intention. Given the confidential and emotional spaces we work in, without ethical awareness and curiosity, even well-intentioned coaches can make mistakes that put their business at risk and can be emotionally harmful to their clients.


You won’t want to miss this transformational discussion intended to expand your ethical curiosity, increase your ethical knowledge, and increase your awareness of the human side of ethics. Not only does ethical knowledge demonstrate your professional responsibility, but it can also serve to strengthen your confidence as a coach.


We will hear from a pastor/faculty member, Center for Ethical Organizations Director and lawyer, and Chair of the ICF Ethics Review Panel. Through moderated discussions, our professionals will help attendees discover how to approach these types of questions through an ethical lens, what the legal ramifications may be, and what resources ICF has available to support coaches for ensuring ethical standards are met.     


ICF Core Competencies Addressed:

Setting the Foundation

Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

Establishing the Coaching Agreement

Co-creating the Relationship

Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client

Coaching Presence



  • Dispell the commonly held myth that ethics are transactional
  • Introduce a paradigm for transformational ethics
  • Increase your ethical knowledge
  • Increase your understanding of the human side of ethics
  • Become aware of potential ethical ‘blind spots’
  • Be introduced to ICF’s Ethics and Regulatory mechanisms



Moderator:     Mary Kay Delvo, INspiring SIGHT, Organizational Alignment Coach | Speaker

Panelists:        Dr. Daniel Bolt, ordained minister with Converge Worldwide, theology teacher, & counselor

                        Dr. Nicole Zwieg Daly, J.D., Ed.D., Director of Education & Programming Center for Ethical                Organizations, Opus College of Business University of St. Thomas

Sue McMahon, Chair, ICF Ethics Independent Review Board, Professional Board-Certified Coach and

founder of Living from the Heart LLC



ICF Minnesota Speaker Series
Ethics Panel




Mary Kay Delvo, INspiring SIGHT, Organizational Alignment Coach | Speaker


As an organizational alignment coach, Mary Kay shakes up thinking, so organizations can discover the source of their pain and how to realign themselves. Her signature style invites honest conversations at the board and leadership level, creating a culture of candor, trust, and clarity.


Driven by her multi-sector experience, Mary Kay designed a unique process for coaching organizations through a strategic alignment process which teaches them to use their strategy as the litmus test for staying focused and on course. This, combined with her engaging and interactive style, develops effective boards who understand the difference between governance and management, allowing for productivity, engagement, and effective use of resources. Because systems are complex, evolving, and dynamic, she incorporates an understanding of multi-generational systems and the impact of broader cultural, societal, economic, and political shifts on all organizations, regardless of sector. Board work, coaching and strategy aren’t just her business, she is passionate about giving back and ensuring good governance is adhered to by serving on boards herself.


Mary Kay’s infectious energy and passion for leaving things better than she found them is obvious to all who work with her. She is an avid bicycler, sings the Star-Spangled Banner at sporting events, loves adventure, stream fishing, hockey, cards, board games, and writing. Growing up on a diversified family farm in ND, has kept her grounded. She has two sons, Ben, 19 and Lucas, 17.



Dr. Daniel Bolt, ordained minister with Converge Worldwide, theology teacher, & counselor.


Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Bolt is an ordained minister with Converge Worldwide, and has served as pastor, church planter, chaplain, theology teacher, counselor, financial analyst, graduate level recruiter, project analyst, and supervisor. In 1991, Daniel graduated with his Master of Divinity in theology, pastoral leadership, and ethics, and in 2016, graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bethel University. He published his doctoral thesis on the Work with Purpose/Faith at Work Ethos. Daniel has over 20 years combined ministry, business management, relationship/talent management, and organizational development experience. The organizations he has worked with include Bethel Theological Seminary, Southwest Christian High School, SHINE Ministries, Comcast, Viking Financial and Home Depot, among others. In his various leadership roles, Daniel has confronted and navigated ethical issues in ministry, in the corporate environment, and in the non-profit arena. Daniel and his wife Elizabeth have four adult children and two grandchildren, making their home in Chaska, Minnesota.



Dr. Nicole Zwieg Daly, J.D., Ed.D., '01, '04, '18

Director of Education & Programming Center for Ethical Organizations, Opus College of Business University of St. Thomas.


Dr. Zwieg Daly has nearly 20 years of business management, relationship management, and organization development experience. She has held a variety of leadership and management roles including being the start-up CEO and sole proprietor of a sales and business consulting firm where she worked with international manufacturers and retailers of all sizes - small firms and Fortune 500 companies alike. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as the Director of Operations for an international manufacturing company in Minnesota where she was responsible for the operations, legal management, financial management, and human resources departments of both domestic and international branches of the firm. She also writes a monthly Outside Consultant column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune focusing on ethical business practices. She is a frequent speaker throughout Twin Cities associations and companies, lecturing on a variety of ethics topics including principled leadership and organization culture. Dr. Zwieg Daly is a licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota. When she isn’t spending time with her family, her passion for education and giving back to the community is fulfilled by volunteering for her local school district.



Sue McMahon, Chair, ICF Ethics Independent Review Board, Professional Board-Certified Coach and founder of Living from the Heart LLC based in Northwestern Ohio


Fully committed to her profession as a coach, Sue aligns with the International Coach Federation (ICF) as the global leader in professional coaching associations, with nearly 33,000 coaches in 170 countries around the globe. Sue has been actively involved with the ICF since 2003, serving in numerous leadership roles involving ICF Ethics & Standards, devoting a tremendous amount of time and energy to the promotion of professional integrity and ethical coaching practices. Her efforts toward ethical conduct within the coaching profession continue in her current role as the Chair of the ICF Ethics Independent Review Board (IRB), and her ongoing efforts to bring ethical awareness to coaches, she was instrumental in developing the three-hour self-study course on ethics through ICF.


Outside of her work on ethics, owns Living from the Heart, LLC where she partners with her clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that boldly challenges, inspires, and empowers individuals to courageously maximize their personal and professional potential. Over the years Sue’s work has evolved to include a greater focus on the development of the emotionally intelligent leader. She has been moved and inspired by the tremendous potential she has witnessed while coaching executives from all around the world. Sue loves spending time with her husband, the family’s Chocolate Lab, and traveling cross country to be with her three grown children, daughter-in-law and new granddaughter. Sue’s love of nature draws her to the mountains as an avid skier during the winter months, while she finds enjoyment outdoors in the warmer seasons, hiking and spending time around the Great Lakes.