Board of Directors

Board of Directors for 2017

Executive Team

Sara Krisher
ICF Minnesota President 

Sara Krisher believes Confidence is not a Coincidence. Her mission is to empower others in their journey to make the difference they are meant to make in their lifetime. Not only is her mission carried out in her life, but in her business which she affectionately calls STAND TALL.  As the President of STAND TALL, you’ll find Sara speaking to audiences about the importance of confidence for real life breakthroughs.


Shari Fruechte, CAP-OM
ICF Minnesota President Elect

Shari FruechteShari Fruechte, CAP-OM, believes that life is meant to be lived fully and passionately. As president and founder of Tell Me More Coaching & Communication, she partners with her clients to inspire and encourage them to live their versions of full and joyful lives. “Tell me more…” is the foundation from which inspiring conversations about personal growth and living authentically are built. As a life-long learner, she believes we all desire to grow into a bigger, better version of our ourselves.


John Owens CPCC, ACC
ICF Minnesota Past President

John Owens ACC, CPCC, is currently the president and owner of MooseHeart Coaching. John brings a powerfully committed and creative energy to his coaching work, as he does to his life. John’s life mission is ‘I bring fierce Love to Open Hearts’. He does this with compassion and deep caring for the soul of each human being.


Trish Perry
ICF Minnesota Treasurer

Treasurer (2 year term)

What interests you about serving on the ICF MN board of directors?

I have just completed my Life Coaching Mastery Certification with Learning Journeys and have launched my business- Harmonize.  I believe strongly in coaching in furthering the message of coaching and all coaching can bring to society.  I am interested in helping ICF MN to continue its vision of being a vital resource for professional coaches, organizations and individuals and setting the standard for coaching excellence.


Ann Marie Forshay
ICF Minnesota Secretary



Christine Pouliot
ICF Minnesota External Affairs Director

 “I have a passion for people and find joy in helping them grow and succeed.” 

I am an Executive and Leadership Development coach with more than thirty years of experience in the corporate world.  I have led teams with more than 200 employees and contractors across six continents


Meg Svensson
ICF Minnesota Professional Development

Meg Svensson stepped into coaching after playing supporting roles in business, healthcare, and education. As President and Founder of More! with Meg, she continues to support visionaries and mainstream rebels as they write their own rules for life and work. Meg completed her coursework and certification training with The Coaches Training Institute. 


Jennifer Collins
ICF Minnesota Professional Development

What interests you about serving on the ICF MN board of directors?

I’m interested in contributing to the growth and expansion of the coaching community through keeping coaches abreast of the ongoing emergence and availability of resources to enhance and uplevel the coaching relationship. I want to be part of an organization that offers cutting-edge skills, strategies, conversations and approaches to further human evolution via the coaching profession.


Ellen Carlson
ICF Minnesota Membership Co-Lead

Ellen Carlson has recently moved to MN after living in Europe for many years. She left the field of Sales and management several years ago and found her passion in coaching. Ellen believes that coaching and healing is a magical approach to transformation and brings her experience in several healing techniques to her coaching practice.


 Deborah Johnson
ICF Minnesota Membership Co-Lead

What interests you about serving on the ICF MN board of directors?

Serving on the ICF board is a unique opportunity for me to leverage my business background in corporate to assist in the efforts of the ICF goals.  I am also very interested in connecting in a much larger scale with the coaching community.  I completed my Master Certified coaching from Learning Journeys as a result of a career transition and passion for helping others discover their potential.  I am excited to be considered for the role and look forward to potentially coming on board.  


Tom Maher, CPCC
ICF Minnesota IT and Web Support

Having been relieved of his position in corporate America in December of 2008, it did not take Tom Maher, CPCC too long to find his new and next passion: Coaching! He quickly joined what is now ICF Minnesota and enrolled in coach training with The Coaches Training Institute. During the course of his training and certification, he narrowed down his niche, the people closest to his heart; musicians, actors, comics and models. Given his background in theatre, the stage, singing and music, this was simply a no-brainer!

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