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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. //

Member Bio

Elaine C Gaston 

ICF Minnesota  Personal and Professional Life Coach
Minneapolis, MN

Contact Information

Minneapolis, MN
ICF Minnesota
Personal and Professional Life Coach
4556 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Personal Information

Additional Information

The Coaches Training Institute
Certified by a professional coach training school
Master's degree
Gaston & Associates


Elaine’s dedication to Personal and Professional coaching manifested itself in 1996 and continues today. 


Her guiding force established Minnesota as a key training site for The Coaches Training Institute [CTI] in 1997.  Followed closely in 1998, Elaine, along with Phil Sandahl and Jeff Staggs established the Minnesota Coaches Association [MCA], a chapter of the International Coach Federation, which continues as a vibrant organization with the current name of ICF Minnesota Chapter.  She herself currently holds the ICF Master Certified Coach [MCC] level since 2006.


She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach [CPCC] awarded through CTI and a retired faculty member of Coaches Training Institute (CTI) where she trained and supervised new coaches.  Elaine led both the Fundamental and Intermediate Courses held in the United States, Canada, Israel, Norway, England and South Africa.  She also carried the roles of Program LeaderSupervisor and Oral Examiner within the school’s Certification Program.


Prior to her deep involvement with CTI, Elaine established her organization development business in 1978.  Her non-profit clients experienced transformational team building, conflict resolution and goal setting.  Some of this time was overlapped with twenty-one years of membership in a religious community known as the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1962 – 1983 where her careers in Elementary and Secondary teaching developed; eventually transformed into Pastoral Ministry and Church consulting.


The flow of Elaine’s life continues to flavor her with a deep desire to learn about human consciousness as can be found in her studies with Lucid Living and through Advanced Coaching Studies involving Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching with BEabove.  Elaine continues to coach individuals and especially enjoys coaching individuals who have a common career within a group setting.


On a personal note, Elaine and her husband Mark have been married since 1985, loving where they live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.