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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: 4/1/2021
Subject: April Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

April 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


Robins in the Rain

Today is a gray, rainy day. As I geared up for my walk, I gave myself a pep talk. Telling myself we need the rain, it will green everything up, etc. It helped me a little to focus on the gifts the rain brought. Then as I walked, I noticed how good it felt to be wet rather than pelted by ice or snow. I listened to the gentle sound of the rain on the grass and pavement. I smelled the wet earth. It felt good to enjoy being present in the rain with the assurance that spring was on the way. My tread was lighter, and I was ready for the day. It was a subtle transition and one of the biggest reasons I make every effort to walk outside each day.
Later in the morning, I glanced out to our backyard and noticed the robins. There were flocks of them loudly, joyfully singing and flying around in the rain. As I watched them, I thought, "Wow, I enjoyed the rain while they actually are reveling in it! What can I learn from that?" The sound of them allowed my own spirit to soar with them.

This all got me wondering about a few things:

· How can we be joyful in the midst of the ‘rain’?

· What can we do to help others see the gifts in situations?

· How can we help others soar to new heights?

ICF Minnesota aspires to support you, the member, in ways that allow you to help your clients and community soar.

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter


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

Register Here!

DATE: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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!!

Chapter News

Welcome 5
March 2021 - New Members!

Jessica Horton
Jillian Lydell
Nancy Nguyen 
Nancy Peregrine 

Gaston Award Nomination Opportunity!

It is time for the Gaston Award Nominations.

What is the Gaston Award?

An Annual Award recognizing a coach who exhibits distinguished service to the coaching profession and the ICF MN chapter. The Gaston Award has been given to a distinguished coach since 2006. The award is in honor of Elaine Gaston, one of our founding members and received the first Gaston Award which focus on lifetime achievement in service and coaching profession.

When will the Gaston Award be given?

The Gaston Award will be given at our annual “Celebration of Excellence & Service in Coaching” on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 starting at 6:00 PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom

What is the deadline for nominations? June 30, 2021

How do I nominate someone?

There is an on-line form on the website.

Underneath the pull-down menu access the Gaston link: and awards

Our intention is to ensure that everyone has significant time and chance to nominate someone that exemplifies the true nature of the coaching profession.

If you have any questions, please contact

Meet the Coach
Meet the Coach Video Tim

Meet Tim Bot 

1. What brought you to coaching?

After an HR career with General Mills, Boston Scientific and Protolabs, I wanted to focus on the area I enjoyed most, leadership coaching and helping leaders achieve their goals. 

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

I am the catalyst that instills confidence and peace of mind in others that allows them to achieve their goals.  I work with a wide range of leaders, from founders/small business CEO’s to executives in Fortune 100 companies.

3. What do you love about your coaching work?

Chirzad Chamine, Stanford Lecturer and NYT best-selling author of Positive Intelligence – I was one of the first 14 coaches in the world to become a Certified Positive Intelligence (PQ) Coach.  Other coaches I’ve engaged with to coach me have been influencers:  many from Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara where I trained, Peter Berridge, MCC, Jenny Peterson, PhD, PCC and Lance Hazzard, PCC.  Favorite podcast is The Happiness Lab by Dr. Laura Santos.

4. Tell us about the coaching tools, books, podcasts, etc. that you follow that helps you to stay informed.

ICF-MN is a wonderful, supportive community, offering great training and connections with talented coaches. 

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? or my website at

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