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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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Lance Hazzard 

Oppna Executive & Achievement Coaching, Inc.  Executive Coach & President
Medina, MN

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Medina, MN
Oppna Executive & Achievement Coaching, Inc.
Executive Coach & President
4550 Medina Lake Drive
Medina, MN 55340

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Certified by a professional coach training school
Master's degree
Oppnå Executive & Achievement Coaching


Lance Hazzard is an author, certified executive coach and a former Fortune 100 HR Vice President. He uses expertise and experience to guide clients to develop greater insights, build capabilities, gain new perspectives and make choices that resonate with their values. This allows them to operate more effectively, achieve results and lead more authentically. Lance facilitates executive meetings to help align teams, increase organizational effectiveness and on-board leaders. He also works with organizations to implement a coaching culture that achieves results, increases retention, accelerates leadership development and builds a talent pipeline.

Prior to founding Oppnå® Coaching, Lance served as a Vice President of Human Resources at Medtronic, a leading global healthcare solutions company, working in multiple global business units and group functional capacities. During his 19-year tenure with the corporation, Lance helped lead integration efforts with several mergers/acquisitions, facilitated and led talent reviews for key businesses and functions, managed and advised global organizations, and coached numerous leaders. 

Lance’s first experience with executive coaching dates back to 2003, when he personally benefitted from being paired with a coach. Ten years later, Lance volunteered to participate in Medtronic’s inaugural Coaching Cadre, which was based upon the process developed by the internationally recognized, Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). The training program required cadre members to coach high potential, emerging leaders within Medtronic from around the globe. Participation in the program equipped Lance to serve others in the same way that he had been served and inspired him to continue training.

Lance is the author of Accelerating Leadership, published in June 2019. More information on this book can be found at:

Lance holds an MS in Economics from Butler University and a BA in Social Science, Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. Lance holds many coaching and HR related credentials and certifications. These can be found on Lance's LinkedIn profile, which is part of the Social Networking section immediately below.