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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. //

Date: 2/1/2020
Subject: February Catalyst 2020
From: ICF Minnesota


 February 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


Leaving a Legacy!


As I pondered what to write for this month’s Presidents letter, I thought about many topics and wanted to have something that hopefully resonates with all of you, something that is talked about and important to think about personally and professionally.

As I was writing my ideas down, I was listening to a program on Sirius radio that hit me…. Legacy, what does it mean and why is it important?  I have thought about this topic in the past but for some reason this time it crystallized, “A legacy is not what you leave WITH people but what you leave IN people that will last forever”.  All of us have someone that has left a lasting impact on our lives whether it was a colleague, teacher, coach, friends, parents, grandparents and I could go on.  As coaches we have the opportunity every day to make an impact on someone’s life by helping them discover answers to their questions through the coaching process. More importantly we have an opportunity, every day, no matter where we are to help someone.  We never know what others are facing, what challenges they are experiencing and what their story is.  A kind word or a smile might be just the thing that makes their day.  As we look at the landscape of our life I would invite you to consider these questions:

  • How can I make a difference today in someone’s life?
  • What am I doing to pour into someone by sharing experiences, challenges and listening to what their needs are?
  • How do I pass down my learnings and experiences in order to help others, so they do not have to start from square one? Read more...


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Join us at the next Speaker Event!!
Presenting "What Does Body Language Have To Do With It?" by Michael Mueller

This can’t miss interactive session will have you on your feet and moving your body as you use techniques of the theater and improv to understand the power of body language in coaching.  Michael will lead the group through a series of exercises using non-verbal communication and body posture to build awareness of the power of body language.
You will laugh, have fun & learn a few new coaching techniques.
Coaches present will build a higher level of awareness of their own body language
as a coach so they can better engage clients by building trust and intimacy.

On February 25th, from 6 PM - 8:30 PM.  Register with the link below.
Register Here for Upcoming Events!!

Curiosity Corner

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"We want to hear from our members in different ways.
One of those ways is to pose a question each month, both in the Catalyst
and on our Facebook page, so you can weigh in and share your opinion or ideas.
We will collect answers and share themes in the coming month.
You can either respond on the Facebook page or via email at"

"What is your favorite part of being a coach?"

Chapter News

2020 ICF Minnesota Chapter Prism Award

The ICF Minnesota Chapter Prism Award honors businesses and organizations with coaching programs that:

  • Fulfill rigorous professional standards
  • Address key strategic goals
  • Shape organizational culture
  • Yield discernible and measurable positive impacts


ICF Minnesota will accept nominations for the 2020 Minnesota Chapter Prism Award between April 1, and May 30, 2020.  The Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at the Metropolitan Ballroom, as part of the Annual Celebration of Excellence and Service in Coaching.  Registration and additional details on this event can be found here.

If you know an organization in Minnesota with an outstanding coaching initiative, please encourage them to apply for the ICF Minnesota Chapter 2020 Prism Award by completing the Prism Nomination Form.

The nomination form is available from Judy Zimmer.

All nominations must be sent by May 30 to:, ICF MN Outreach Chair 

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 email 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 email with 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 at

Book Review

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Fearless Feedback: A Guide for Coaching Leaders to see Themselves More Clearly and Galvanize Growth
by Rebecca Glenn, Penny Handscomb, Ay Kosterlitz, Kathleen Marron, Kelly Ross, Lori Siegworth, and Tim Signorelli.

Review written by: Judy Zimmer

Spoiler alert: Tim Signorelli is a trusted colleague, friend and member of ICF-Minnesota. I was fortunate enough to read a copy of the transcript prior to publication. I love this book!

As an executive coach, I enjoy helping clients fully understand their personal brand, strengths and blind spots.  I use several tools for helping clients to clarify this information.  In the past year, I have had several opportunities to use this book to maximize performance feedback. Click here to learn why this book is for you!

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