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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: 6/1/2021
Subject: June Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

June 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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            Bloom and Grow

May in Minnesota is a time filled with blossoms—lilacs, flowering trees, dandelions, and more. I felt particularly drawn to the trees this year. I marveled at their colors and scents. It was a joy to see them blooming. I also was captivated by the new growth I could visibly see all around me. This cycle of blooming and growing happens repeatedly in nature. What a spectacular design!

It is equally wonderful to watch people bloom and grow. People seem to notice and talk about it more frequently with kids and young adults; however, it happens to us all. Clients often reach out to coaches during their dormant periods as they try to “survive the winter.” The coach then gets a front row seat to supporting and seeing their client emerge from dormancy to bloom and grow. Isn’t it exciting to be a witness to such a transformation? I imagine this is something all coaches aspire to see happen with their clients.

As coaches, we go through the same process with times of dormancy followed by times filled with noticeable growth and sometimes blossoming. It is exhilarating to feel yourself growing and blooming. When was the last time you felt yourself bloom and grow? How did it feel? Who provided water, sun, and oxygen?! What have you shared with others about this experience?

Go ahead, bloom! And share it with ICF MN so we can celebrate with you!

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
‘Being in a COACH state’ Webinar

Register Here!

SPEAKER:  Angela Gaehtgens | Executive Coach | Coach Trainer | Mentor Coach

DATE:  Thursday June 17, 2021

TIME:  12:00 to 1:30 PM CST                           


CEU’S:  1.5 Core Competencies

Embodying a Coaching Mindset is a process that requires ongoing learning and development, establishing a reflective practice and preparing for the sessions.

Getting into a state of being in a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centered is the challenge of this new Competency         


  • Foundations Embodies a Coaching Mindset
  • Co-Creating the Relationship Cultivates Trust and Safety Maintains Presence
  • Communicating Effectively Listens Actively, Evokes Awareness

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

Welcome 5
May 2021 - New Members!
Brenda Nelson
Nina Robers - Salverson

Congratulations to our ICF MN members
for receiving their
ACC/PCC accreditation in May 2021!
Ann Ewardson
Michelle Jonas
Glenn Herschberger
Kristin Wermus

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 - Mary R.

Meet Mary Stieber Reynhout

1. What brought you to coaching?
Coaching has been a natural outgrowth of the career I’ve built as a multi-faceted talent development leader, career strategist, and HR practitioner and consultant. My graduate program in counseling psychology at the UMN still informs my coaching style and effectiveness. Because of the value I gleaned from assessments to increase my own self-awareness, I gained a deep appreciation for incorporating assessments like Hogan Leadership Suite and the EQ-i 2.0 into my coaching practice. My strong interest in coaching led me to complete a coaching program with the College for Executive Coaching to become an ICF-Certified Coach
2. Tell us about your coaching practice. (Niche, ideal client, etc.)
Primarily, I’m a leadership coach and career strategist. A few of my strong suits include building psychological fitness, adaptability, resilience, and emotional intelligence. Given previous leadership roles I held, I have expertise in coaching executives on ways to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in their organizations; build multicultural and global teams; and lead organizational and culture change. I also offer read more... 

Book Club Opportunity

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Join our Book Club!

Reminder: The Positive Intelligence book club will be starting up in June. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, June 1st, at 3:30 PM CST and will last one hour. Our plan is to hold the remaining meetings at 4 PM CST on the first Tuesday of each month with the July meeting pushed up to June 29th, given the holiday. Email to join.

“Did You Know”

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