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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: 7/1/2021
Subject: July Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

July 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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            Embracing the Messiness

The last few weeks I had an opportunity, in a front row seat, to watch the unfolding of a process that was very messy. My office overlooks the street where the installation of new driveways in our townhouse complex was underway. I watched the entire process from beginning to end which included: taking out the old driveways, excavation, applying the sub-grade, pouring new concrete aprons, and spreading the asphalt. It took days, used many types of equipment, was noisy, and kicked out a lot of dust and debris.

I was especially fascinated near the end of the process when the asphalt was taken from the truck and spread over the driveways. The process ended up with small piles of asphalt in the street that were later scooped up and returned to the truck. It was so messy to watch! Yet now I glance over to see pristine driveways which will be ready for use soon.

It reminds me of the coaching process. It can be messy for both the client and the coach. It can be a challenge to work through it. Yet by following the process and allowing the messiness something positive can be created. Some questions to ponder:

· How do you navigate the messiness of life?

· What have you created from your messiness?

· How are you helping your clients work through the messiness?

Here's to the “messy”!

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 


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

Date: Tuesday, July 27th, via zoom
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
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

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In Memory of Cheryl Hiltibran

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and ICF MN member, Cheryl Hiltibran on March 21, 2021. Cheryl was amazing person with a passion for the coaching profession. She was a truth seeker, adventurer, healer & coach, skier, leader/facilitator, author and artiste.

One of her great achievements was in 1997, Cheryl completed her 20th American Birkebeiner. She eventually completed 41 Birkies, the first woman to reach the 40-race mark. Cheryl also skied in several World Loppet events.

We ask that you join us in keeping Cheryl’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed. There is a tribute to Cheryl on her website:

Obituary link:

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Here is your chance to recognize one of your fellow coaches!

We are looking for coaches within our community who would like to recognize a fellow coach. If that is you, please create a 60 second video clip and submit it by September 1, 2021, to Jason Jones via text to 651 646-8083 or email to We will be creating a tapestry of the videos we receive to be viewed at our upcoming virtual Celebration of Excellence & Service in Coaching on September 28, 2021. This is an opportunity that expands our recognition to our professional coaching community. Please register on our website, under Events. Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to seeing some amazing videos! If you have any questions, please contact Deb Johnson at

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Juneteenth and Reconciliation

Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore
Diversity and Inclusion Chair for ICF MN Board

So, it’s official - June 19th is now a federal holiday. Most are calling it Freedom Day; I’ve always called it Juneteenth. What does that mean to America? Better yet, what does that mean to you? I won’t go into the history of Juneteenth; you can do that by Googling. I want to talk a little about how I see Juneteenth becoming commercialized, and what this holiday could means for racial harmony in this country. First, I’d like to say that it appears to have taken only three days for Freedom Day to become a federal holiday. I heard about it on Wednesday night, the House and Senate passed the bill, and it went to President Biden’s desk to be signed. By 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening it was done. We now have a new federal holiday. Just as fast as a cherry bomb firework going off it was done! June 19th has become our newest federal holiday to be recognized annually – a day where we can reflect on FREEDOM and celebrate with Juneteenth festivities. read more... 

Congratulations to our ICF MN members
for receiving their
ACC/PCC accreditation in June 2021!
Karin Goettsch
Scott Marshall
Linda John
Tirzah Marie Lewis
Robert Peck
Richard Winters

Welcome 5
June 2021 - New Members!
Jim McDermid
Vicki Radtke
Trevor Senn

Meet the Coach
Meet the Coach Video - Deb J.

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Meet Deb Johnson

1. What brought you to coaching?

After a 37-year career in the telecommunication industry as an executive I decided to leave to pursue another position. My game plan was to find another high-level position and continue down a similar path. Along the way, while serving on a non-profit board, a fellow board member who happened to be an Executive Coach encouraged me take a class, “The Power of Possibility” at Learning Journeys International School of Coaching. That was it, I found that what I love to do is work with people who are in search of answers which are inside of all of us if we take the time to really listen and are patient. I realized that while I love the business world, I loved working with individuals and teams to leverage their gifts and talents so they could see the value they bring to the world.

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

My ideal client is someone who is navigating through a transition read more... 

Community Resources

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BIPOC Safe Space Session

ICF MN is doing its part as an organization to deal with issues that relate to indifferences that deal directly with equity and inclusion. One way we are working towards a better tomorrow is by creating a Safe Space for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Coaches.
This group will meet at 12:00 pm on the 4th Friday of each month for the next 6 months. It will be a place where BIPOC folks can network, share stories, trade insights, and be able to be seen and heard. 
We invite you to our next session!
Friday, July 23, 2002 from 12:00-1:00 via Zoom  

The Zoom link to access the session is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933
Passcode: 050134

“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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