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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: 8/1/2020
Subject: August Catalyst 2020
From: ICF Minnesota


August 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

You Cant stop the waves, but you can learn to surf! John Kabat


Attitude: It is a little thing that makes a big difference

I don’t know about you, but I have felt many waves over the years, not to mention over the last few months. I remember hearing someone say, “never turn your back to the waves, they will catch you by surprise and knock you down”. I am pretty sure that I have had the “waves” of life knock me down a few times, sometimes when it was least expected.

As I sat down to write this month’s letter, I was looking at a framed picture with an inspirational saying, “Attitude, it is a little thing that makes a big difference.” I look at that picture every day. It reminds me to do a check-in to see how I am aligned. The picture is a drop of water landing in a pool of water creating a ripple effect that spreads out reaching far and wide. It reminds me that the impact of an attitude is powerful and is something that can reach so many positive or negative.

As the waves come and we start to surf I wonder how a simple thing like attitude can make a difference in how well we surf the wave? Often, we can tend to get in a rut, thinking that the outcome must be a certain way, so we dig in and stop listening to possibility. How we approach our day, a project, a situation or a challenge can be a much different experience depending on the attitude we bring. Having the awareness of how we are showing up during those times can be key to making a big difference in so many ways.

Have you ever noticed that negative attracts negative, the more we focus on that the more we get, the reverse is true as well, the more we show up in the positive the more positive we attract, we are more open to creating something new or different. An attitude of gratitude can be a way to take our power back to do better, be better. When ‘flipping the script’ from an attitude perspective we have the power to shift the situation to a more positive outcome for ourselves and others.

Some questions to ponder about the power of attitude:

· Have you ever noticed that how your day goes can be determined by how you wake up in the morning, energized, tired, worried, stressed, excited?

· What can you put into place as a daily practice to create alignment and a positive attitude?

· How do you work with your clients to create clarity on how they are showing up in terms of how their attitude is important on how they approach life, situations, challenges?

My hope for you is that you find a way to do an attitude check-in that will help you align in the most positive way.

Take care,
Deb Johnson
ICF Minnesota Chapter President


ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Ethics in Action - A Collective Dialogue

 Register Here!

Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore | CPCC | ACC| Ethnicity, Diversity & Inclusivity Coach (EDI)

Mary Kay Delvo | CPCC | LSW | Strategic Planning Specialist | Leadership Development
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

CEU’S: 2 Core Competency

Ethics is not a one and done effort-keeping ethics top of mind in your day-to-day practice is not only your responsibility it is essential to your clients’ success. This is not a sage on the stage session, but a dedicated time to tend to your ethical awareness and growth in the safety of your coaching peers. The majority of this session will be a facilitated discussion for the purpose of working through those issues that have you on the edge.

ICF MN Members who have paid the annual fee: free
ICF Global & MN Members (who have not paid annual fee) and non-members: $25.00
We look forward to seeing you there Virtually!!
Register Here for Upcoming Events!!

Chapter News

Meet our new members in July!!

Barbara Moffett
Hunter Wright
Jill Stuber
Terri Giammona

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EDI (Ethnic, Diversity, Inclusivity) Book Club/Workshops

Kicked off in July! 

The first book club will run for 6 months, and meeting once a month.  The book that was selected was "How to be Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi.
Shawn Moore and Trish Perry will facilitate the book club/workshops.  If you have any questions feel free to contact them.  There will be no registration or fee, just join us virtually via zoom.
We hope we will see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 820 6649 1848


Attention Minnesota ICF Chapter members!

What might Coaching for Social Impact look like for you?

The ICF Foundation’s IGNITE Program holds the mission of accelerating and amplifying social system change through coaching. Through pro bono coaching projects, the Ignite Initiative uses the collective power of ICF chapters, members and credential holders to accelerate the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in global partnership. ICF members in over 45 chapters have already had an impact in 16 million lives! Read more... 

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2021 ICF MN Board Opportunities!

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?

Do you love being part of a community that, together, supports coaches?

If that sounds like you then we have a board position just for you.

We are searching for future board members for 2021.  If you think you are interested and would like to learn more please contact either Cheryl Hegland at or Deb Johnson at

ICF MN Coaching Diversity Program and Grant- HOW CAN I HELP?

As you may already know, ICF MN has created a Coaching Diversity Program to develop 10 ICF credentialed coaches of color. This is the first program of its kind. We will be writing a grant to fund the majority of the program. Here is how you can help!

Donations: The cost of this program will be $85,000. It is more likely that we will receive a grant if we already have some financial support. ICF MN is giving a grant of $5,000, we are asking ICF Global to support us as well. We have currently received $3500 in donations from around the U.S. Read more...

Curiosity Corner

We want to hear from you!
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Answer the following question:
What nice thing can you do for someone else today?
Post your response on our Facebook page or send an email to
We will share your answer at the ICF Minnesota event.

Covid-19 Corner

 An Update on COVID-19 and Supporting Clients in a Time of Crisis
ICF is committed to providing our Members and Credential-holders with the support
and most current resources you need to care for yourself and  meet the needs
of your clients during this tumultuous period.

We’ve created a COVID-19 landing page for the ICF community at

Please visit this page for updates from organizations including the Visit the Resource Page.

ICF Global has established a resource page that provides several areas of support that include:

- World Health Organization updates

- Wellness and hygiene information

- Ideas for your own coaching practice

- Resources for supporting your clients

- Professional Development tools and videos

- Zoom support information

- Virtual event information

Creative Exchange

July 8th Creative Exchange lunch
Please join us as we share, create, explore
and laugh during the current situation.
Click here for the Zoom link!

ICF Global

New Digital Badges Launching for ICF Credential-holders!

Since awarding the first-ever ICF Credentials in 1998, ICF has been committed to acknowledging the professional achievements of coach practitioners and to supporting their success by offering globally recognized, validated credentials. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges across the globe, and we know that coaching is now more important than ever. For individuals seeking the support of a coach during these challenging times, being able to distinguish a skilled, professional coach is critical.

Even in these times, ICF is committed to holding and maintaining our high standards for coach credentialing. You may have seen some of your peers displaying their ICF Credential with a new digital badge on social media, in email signatures and on their website. ICF will soon offer all ICF Credential-holders with a new, easier-than-ever way to verify that they meet the global Gold Standard as an ICF Credentialed Coach through digital badges at the Associate Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach and Master Certified Coach levels. We are pleased to provide this new service to ICF Credential-holders through our official digital credential provider, Credly’s Acclaim platform.

Beginning April 27, individuals with an active ICF Credential will receive an email from informing them that they have a new badge to accept. There is no fee for this service and acceptance is totally up to the Credential-holder.

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As we previously announced, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Midwest Region Coaches Conference (MRCC) 2020. Due to social distancing requirements and bans on large gatherings, it’s not possible for us to
execute a 400+ attendee conference in the Fall.

We are disappointed we will not be together in person this year, though…

We have a special offer for you!

The Virtual Midwest Region Coaches Conference Series (VMRCC)

Inspiration, Innovation, and Inclusion

Staying Connected Until 2022

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Credentialing Video and Upcoming Live Quarterly Q&A Calls

For Chapters interested in the ICF Credentialing Overview Webinar, we are pleased to deliver this important information onDemand, along with a series of interactive calls! Our Credentialing Team has created an informative pre-recorded Credentialing Informational Video for our chapters and members to view at their convenience. We have also scheduled Live Quarterly Q&A Calls to answer all of your follow up questions.  Read more...

Extra Coaching Resources

“Did You Know”

 Coaching World Digest

Here are a few of the exciting articles now trending in Coaching World:

Coaching World is a dynamic online resource for the coaching community.

We would love to hear from our members.
 If you have something for the Catalyst.
Send an email to:


EQ i2.0 Program
For more information EQ-i2.0 and EQ360
Register Here!


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ICF Minnesota
P.O. Box 19003
5500 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis,  MN  55419-1930
United States of America