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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: 11/1/2020
Subject: Nov Catalyst 2020
From: ICF Minnesota


 November 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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I am sure you are wondering what gratitude, trust and superpower has to do with each other, good question. How are they connected and why are they important? All of them are words that are used by many and have importance personally and professionally. So how do we connect the dots and make those words come alive for each of us.

Have you ever noticed that when you focus on the upside or positive through the lens of gratitude it creates an energy that can pull us into an attitude shift? I don’t know about you but 2020 has been challenging with many ups and downs and frankly has proven to be exhausting at times. Through the last 7 months we have been faced with many things, COVID, Social Justice, politics, distance learning, social distancing, masks, great sadness and yes, the loss of some of our friends and loved ones. To be honest trying to focus on gratitude has, at times, been difficult. While we navigate the situation I wondered, if we did focus on what we can do versus what we cannot, how that could change the landscape and create light in the darkness.

I was once told “what you think about you bring about” Read more... 


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Virtual Coaching Connection Event
 Register Here!

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2020
Time: 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Zoom

This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with other professional coaches from different specialty areas to share ideas and experiences that can help expand your coaching practices. This will not be your “typical” networking event. You will have an opportunity to interact in a unique way through our creative “soft structure”. You won’t want to miss this exciting event.
ICF MN Members who have paid the annual fee: Free
ICF Global & MN Members (who have not paid annual fee) and non-members: Free

We look forward to seeing you there Virtually!!

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

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

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Welcome to our new Members!
Anne D'Angelo
Jaclyn Peterson
LeAnne Erickson
Mary Verstraete
Peter Piche
Whitney Gale

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Finding Balance and Resilience While Navigating Rapid Change

Our world is filled with disorienting, rapid changes that have blended the boundaries of our work and home life. This has created increased demand on our time and attention, as well as decreased space and time for resting and recharging. Which leaves us wondering how we can find balance and resilience in this new normal. It's easy to lose focus on ourselves and stop making simple daily choices that help us bounce back no matter what life throws our way. This presentation offers an opportunity to reconnect with yourself while you try out practices and skills that are simple to remember, easy to apply, and nourishing for your whole being. 
Theresa Nutt, MA, BSN, HNB-BC, NBC-HWC

Meet The Coach

Kathleen Marron HS
Kathleen A. Marron, JD, PCC 

1. What brought you to coaching?

It was an unexpected path. As a national law firm leader, trial lawyer, and non-profit board chair, I thought I had my ideal career. Yet, after 20 years, I felt restless- I felt inspired to make a bigger difference in the world. I saw vast gender and racial disparities and, as the mother of two children adopted from India, I wanted to change that. I envisioned how coaching could benefit individuals and organizations to empower women and eliminate racism. I asked my coach (who had coached me before as a leader) to help me navigate a new career. Thus began my journey from advisor advocate to curious coach! I became certified as an executive coach at the Hudson Institute (where I also later achieved Master Coach) and launched The Marron Alliance in 2006. I now am training to become certified as a Supervisor of coaches at the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) in the UK. 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 $35,000.00 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 is the greatest gift someone has shared with you?
Post your response on our Facebook page or send an email to

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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

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