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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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Kathy Lester 

Lester Coaching  Bringing Forth the Leader Within
St. Michael, MN

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St. Michael, MN
Lester Coaching
Bringing Forth the Leader Within
11927 48TH ST. NE
St. Michael, MN 55376

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Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara
Certified by a professional coach training school
Bachelor's degree


I coach professional service providers (lawyers, accountants, healthcare providers) in the transition from technical provider/doer to leader and relationship-builder.

I retained my first coach shortly after transitioning to a management role. I quickly identified that the skills that had positioned me for the new role would no longer be enough for me to thrive and be successful in influencing and leading teams. In meeting with my coach, I began the transformative work that positively impacted the trajectory of my career. This transition served as a pivot in my life and led me to coaching others through their transitions from technical provider/doer to leader.

If you are in transition, are feeling stuck or need to gain clarity, let's connect to discuss your needs.

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - 500+ hours of experience coaching professional service providers
  • Certified in the emotional intelligence instrument, EQi-2.0, a powerful tool to help people enhance well-being, communication and relationships
  • Strengths-based approach to coaching to bring forth the leader within!