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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: 12/1/2020
Subject: Dec Catalyst 2020
From: ICF Minnesota


 December 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

Heart in hand

What Does it Mean to Find Joy?

As I write my last president’s letter, I find myself reflecting over the last year and all the things that have happened. While many things have created challenges, I asked the question, “where was the joy”? I looked up the definition of joy and found:
Joy - The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires, The expression or exhibition of such emotion, a state of happiness or felicity, a source or cause of delight.

What I realized is that it was the little things that percolated to the top of the list. The walks outside, date night with my husband at home, the phone calls or zoom with friends and family, going through old pictures with my mom, sitting outside with my granddaughters and daughters, reconnecting with cousins and I could go on. Finding creative ways to do things that made me smile helped me through the hard part. While there have been things that I have not been able to do, focusing on what I could shifted the situation to something more positive.

As you think about joy, I invite you to think about the following questions:

· What are things that bring you joy?

· What does it mean to find joy?

· Where can I find joy in the little things?

I have found joy in being part of the wonderful ICF Minnesota Coaching Community and serving on the ICF Minnesota board as your President this last year. It has been an honor and something I will always remember. The opportunity to work with so many strong and supportive board members has been a blessing. My hope is that I have made an impact in some small way to each of you in the coaching community. I am looking forward to continuing to serve next year as Past President and know that the ICF Minnesota chapter is in good hands as Cheryl Hegland steps into the President role.

I wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season with family and friends!

In gratitude,
Deb Johnson
President ICF Minnesota Chapter


ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Implicit Bias: How Our Paradigms Shape What We See

Register Here!

SPEAKER: Andre Koen | Educator | Speaker | Diversity Coordinator

DATE: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


CEU’S: 2 Core Competency

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. We bring our experiences with us and they frame the context around how we see the world. This context allows us to hide our biases without even knowing we have them. We call this unconscious bias and this session will help explore what we should do with our unconscious bias and how to move towards cognitive control.

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

2021 ICF MN 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?

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 a Co-Chair of Communications to be on our 2021 board.  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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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...

Global Giving Tuesday
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At the ICF Foundation, we have been able to create a ripple effect throughout the world, reaching more than 16 million individuals through Ignite and other global partnerships— all with the help of your donations. Your donations to date have supported the work of our Ignite Chapters, with more than 80 projects being conducted by 48 chapters. All of this work is possible because of the partnership with ICF and the ICF Foundation.

Chapters and Members have the power to transform your local community and Read more... 

Curiosity Corner

We want to hear from you!
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Answer the following question:
Where can I find JOY in the little things?
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Coaching Resources

  • The Institute of Coaching at McLean, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. is offering some fantastic webinars on a regular basis. There is a small fee, or a membership allows you to participate for free.  The Institute of Coaching at McLean, Harvard Medical School Affiliate, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring scientific integrity in the field of coaching. Our mission is to disseminate the best coaching science and empower you to catalyze positive change in yourself, your community, and the world around you.
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River Road Coaching and Consulting LLC

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