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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: 10/1/2020
Subject: Oct Catalyst 2020
From: ICF Minnesota


October 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

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Seasons – How they come and go

So, what is a “season”? We all know the seasons when it comes to the weather, how they show up sometimes early sometimes late and sometimes it seems like they last forever. No matter what season we are in there are times when we love it and other times where we are just ready for it to be done.

How do we recognize them and use them to propel us forward to continue to learn and grow? I often think about the different seasons in many areas. There are the obvious, for instance, a child starting at birth to adult hood, think about how many seasons they move through. So many it is hard to count. With each of them there is tremendous growth that happens to move through and to the next season.

In life, many of us have experienced hundreds of seasons in friendships, relationships, career changes, single, married, parent, grandparent, etc. They can come fast and furious Read more...


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Use of Self - The Most Important Tool in Coaching - Webinar
 Register Here!

Speaker: Pam McLean, PhD.,| MCC| CEO & Founder| Hudson Institute
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Zoom
CEU's: 1 Core Competency and .5 Resource Competency

Our 'Self as Coach' work begins 'at home' and by 'home', we mean 'one's internal landscape'.  It's unfortunate that not all coaches choose this journey, but those who do, will gain a clearer framework for getting to know themselves, exploring their multiple layers, and awakening their latent abilities so that they can better foster the abilities of others.

Pam McLean's 'Self as Coach' approach interweaves six broad dimensions of one's internal landscape into the fabric of great coaching through "using the self as an instrument".  A key dimension of developmental coaching emphasizes the whole person.  This comprehensive self-work helps to create lasting improvements--unlike more common remedial, tactical, or performance-based programs, which often only function as short-term solutions.
It will be an exciting and inspiring evening you will not want to miss!

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!!

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University of Minnesota & ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Addressing Inclusion in Coaching:
Advancing Health & Wellness in a Diverse World

 Register Here!

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Zoom

See the flyer for more details!
It will be an exciting and inspiring evening you will not want to miss!

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!!

2020 Awards

ICF Minnesota Chapter

“2020 Celebration of Excellence of Service in Coaching”

Congratulations to the 2020 Gaston and Prism Award recipients!

2020 Gaston Award

The Intention of the Gaston Award is to Honor an Individual for their selfless leadership in significant and sustained contributions to the Coaching Profession and the
ICF Minnesota Chapter

Joan Haan, MA, CPCC, PCC, CNTC


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2020 PRISM Award
Honoring Organizations That Innovate with Coaching
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.

Troy Simonson, CEO

Honorable Mention as a 2020 Prism Finalist,
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Chapter News

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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

Meet The Coach

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Theresa Nutt 

1. What brought you to coaching?

From the time I was 22 and a new nurse, I was frustrated by our healthcare system. It seemed like people came into the hospital, we got them well enough to go home, and then within a month or two they were back needing similar care all over again. I became disillusioned with the healthcare system and its limitations. At the same time, when I was almost 24, I was rear ended by a semi and suffered significant health challenges of my own. Those injuries caused me to go on a quest to find health. And I met a massage therapist who was also trained in breath techniques who later referred me to an energy healer. I became impassioned with a desire to understand integrative health and several of its modalities (and I am still a junky in this department). I was looking for a way to bring all of my trainings together and offer new expanded definitions of health to people. Coaching offered me that opportunity. At the time, 2001, there wasn’t health coaching, so I trained in personal/life coaching. The rest they say is history…

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

My niche these days is to work with women who are ready to live in soul alignment and follow their deeper calling. I work with them in either a longer process related to finding soul aligned work or allowing more creativity into their lives. I also work with women who want to learn how to dress in a way that lifts their energy, broadcasts their unique essence, and allows them to be more authentic and aligned. Read more... 

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 are your top three most meaningful Achievements?
Post your response on our Facebook page or send an email to
We will share your answer at the ICF Minnesota event.

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Virtual Midwest Region Coaches Conference Series (VMRCC)

Inspiration, Innovation, and Inclusion

Staying Connected Until 2022

Monthly starting October 2020

Free for those registered for MRCC 2022

Full Series $97 | $67 Members of participating ICF Midwest Chapters | Ala Carte $20

All Events 12pm CT/1pm ET

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Registration is Open for ICF Advance 2020!

ICF Advance 2020 is your opportunity to learn from experts working at the intersection of theory and practice about cutting-edge topics impacting coaching and coaches today. Join us as we explore the forces that influence coaching, and explore how we can leverage the work we do to change the world. ICF Advance 2020 will take place virtually October 12–November 10, 2020.

Early bird pricing is $300 USD for ICF Members and $450 USD for non-members. This event has been approved for 22.25 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units (14 in Core Competencies and 8.25 in Resource Development).

Visit the website to view the full list of speakers and sessions.

Register for ICF Advance

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.

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