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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: 5/1/2021
Subject: May Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

May 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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I Invite You to Quilt with Me

I have several friends who are quilters that create beautiful works of art. These creations are frequently displayed as wall hangings or used as bedding. They often radiate the feelings of the quilter. They can also warm the user’s heart and body.

In one case, I received the gift of a quilt from a close friend (see photo above). The story behind its creation fascinates me. She had a design in mind and was looking for color inspiration by searching through images in magazines and on the internet. Eventually she found “the one” – an image that said read more... 


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Not Your Typical – ‘How to Speak with Confidence’ Presentation

Register Here!

SPEAKER: Sara Krisher, MCCP | Speaker | Trainer | Confidence Coach | President & Founder, STAND TALL
DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
CEU’s: 2 (1 Resource Development and 1 Core Competency)
Your clients love you. You make a difference in their lives and they refer you when they can. Still you wonder if you can do more to make a positive impact in the world. If you could extend your reach you would do it in a heartbeat. You are not alone and it is absolutely possible. Join me for a two-hour conversational presentation where we will explore how to be seen as an expert, how to create valuable content, and how to continually build confidence in any area of life. As a servant minded coach, you will experiment with coaching tools, develop content for your favorite type of clients, and amplify your interest in making a difference in the world. You will receive, 1) The 7Cs Framework for Creating Content 2) The 7Cs worksheet to create a presentation quickly and simply on one page 3) The “Get to Know Your Audience worksheet for creating audience-centric content.

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!
Alison Antolak
Jeff Werthmann-Radnich
Nancy Nguyen

Congratulations to our ICF MN members
for receiving their
ACC/PCC accreditation in 2021!
Phillip Brooks
Paula Chapulis
Liz Dean
Dana Gaulke
Ric Hellmann
Julian Johnson
Maggie Knoke
Winona Lakin
Jillian Lydell
Wendy Morris
Craig Petska
Vicki Radtke
Christine Ripley
Steven Ryan
Katie Selby
Kathryn Senn
Naomi Stohlmann
Tim Bot
Caroline Cochran
Gaelyn Rae Emerson
Karen Failes- Coad
Sara Krisher
Jonathan Lokhorst
Deb McGregor-Pfleger
Lisa O'Brien
Joan Runnheim-Olson
Christine Schwebel
Sarah Seidelmann
Anela Selskar

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 - Danielle

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Meet Danielle Allen

1. What brought you to coaching?
I actually think coaching found me.  I was working for a church and knew I wanted to make a transition in my career.  I was a naturally coaching leader and had a friend suggest coaching as my next step.  She was attending Adler Graduate School and recommended I look into their coaching program or Learning Journeys. Once I learned more about coaching and how it could help people change their life - I was sold! 
2. Tell us about your coaching practice. (Niche, ideal client, etc.)
My coaching practice originally focused on coaching women in life purpose using a faith based approach from earlier work in church ministry.  A few years in, read more... 

Coaching Resources

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Book Review from Cheryl Hegland

Have you ever wondered how you could approach life’s challenges with a more positive mindset rather than a negative one? Wondered how to improve your performance, relationships, and wellbeing? If so, check out the New York Times Bestseller book, Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine. In addition to being an author, Shirzad Chamine is the Founder and CEO of Positive Intelligence, Inc, Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of CTI, the largest coach-training organization in the world, and a lecturer at Stanford.

This book defines and explains the Positive Intelligence operating system read more... 

“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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Build A Thriving Group Coaching Practice

Group coaching allows us to reach more people for three reasons: it offers reduced participation costs, it creates an instant community of support around a common experience, and it decreases the time investment on the part of the coach. Translating coaching skills to hold space for multiple people while navigating the many moving parts that need to be tended to in a group requires skill and practice. This series will prepare you to design, market, and deliver your group coaching offering. Our next cohort starts in June and offers CEs for both ICF and NBHWC. For more information,

We would love to hear from our members.
 If you have something for the Catalyst.
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ICF Minnesota
P.O. Box 19003
5500 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis,  MN  55419-1930
United States of America