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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. //

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Date: 3/1/2021
Subject: March Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

March 2021

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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

President's Letter

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The first warm(er) day after our long cold spell we discovered sugar ants in our kitchen. Of course, we were puzzled and unhappy. Why now? It’s certainly not thawing yet and we had been ‘ant-free’ for so many years. Later that day, I told a friend who exclaimed, “That’s great! Spring is on the way!” Her comment stopped me in my tracks and caused me to take another look at the situation. Several thoughts came to mind.
First, our cats had been fascinated. I had noticed them sitting, staring at the floor and then rolling all over it. Initially, I could not figure out their unusual behavior, so I watched in amusement and wonder.
Second, we had constantly dealt with similar ants while we were on our vacation. If there was so much as a single spill of any food, they were instantly on top of it. Sometimes you could see them marching down the wall toward their goal. It reminded me of the lovely weather, location, and time spent with friends.
Finally, I realized my friend was right. Spring is on the way! Reflecting on all these different perspectives brightened my day considerably. May you have a day filled with different perspectives which brings you joy.

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Why A Quadrant Graph May Be the Only Coaching Tool You Need - Webinar

Register Here!

SPEAKER: Jonathan Reitz, MCC, CEO & Director of Training at CoachNet/ Managing Partner for the Harrison Assessment/Author
 Thursday, March 18, 2021
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
CEU’s: 1.5 Core Competencies
We have all seen quadrant graphs...and you have probably accepted the challenge of keeping things moving "up and to the right!" This simple tool maps two potentially diverging ideas into a cohesive whole. In 30 minutes or less, you will recognize the power of plotting concepts that seem unrelated and be able to leverage the power of the hidden connections. Your coaching will never be the same.

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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February 2021 - New Members!
Kristin Toso 
Mary Stieber Reynhout
Molly Christianson
Tanya Joyce
Tonya Hampton

New Diversity and Inclusion Book Club Session 

Good News! We are going to continue our Diversity and Inclusion book club. The book club will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM from March through August. If we have enough participants, we will send out a Doodle Poll for the best additional day/time to add a new group. The book we will be reading is “Caste, The Origins of Our Descent”, by Isabel Wilkerson.
“Magnificent, a trailblazing work on the birth of inequality . . . Caste offers a forward-facing vision. Bursting with insight and love, this book may well help save us.”—O: The Oprah Magazine 
The facilitation will be done by a different participant from the group each month.
Please respond to Deb Johnson if interested.

Meet the Coach
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Meet Ann Houser 

1. What brought you to coaching?
My Medtronic colleagues, who received coach training, were thrilled with the content and the impact on their own lives and clients’. I asked for the training and loved it!

2. Tell us about your coaching practice. (Niche, ideal client, etc.)
I’m an executive coach who works well with leaders interested in significantly enhancing their leadership capabilities. Some clients have recently been promoted to a C-suite or senior leadership role and want to intentionally step into the new role. Many clients seek to develop, grow and serve their team and lead strategically in the organization.

3. What do you love about your coaching work?
I love when clients describe a new behavior they’ve successfully mastered and when they receive positive feedback in support of who they want to be as a leader.

4. Tell us about the coaching tools, books, podcasts, etc. that you follow that helps you to stay informed.
I love the book The Prosperous Coach by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin. I’m also a huge fan of Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence.

5. How has ICF-MN helped you as a coach?
I appreciated the warm welcome I received from ICF Minnesota members, who are a rich source for connection, collaboration and questions in support of one another, ultimately serving our clients and the area. I appreciate the education opportunities and Mastermind group.

6. How can folks connect with you?

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