About Us


  • Be a vital resource for professional coaches, organizations and individuals
  • Provide and invite provocative learning opportunities
  • Set the standard for coaching excellence
  • Be the voice of the profession to the community
  • Create a sustainable and growing organization
  • Promote and attract abundance
  • Celebrate


  • Rigor
  • Purpose
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Inviting
  • Lightness


ICF Minnesota is led by the Board of Directors, the President and President-Elect. The ICF MN  Board is comprised of the Executive team, and co-leads from each of the ICF Minnesota's key teams - Membership, Professional Development, Communications/IT. Marketing and Sponsorship teams. The Executive team is made of the President, Past President, and President-Elect. All teams are co-led to share the joys and the responsibility of leadership. 

Leadership roles are open to all Chapter Members (Member Subscribers & Member Non-Subscribers) in good standing and elections are held each year in the summer. Each position (excluding Past President, President and President Elect) are for a time period of 24 months, with a 6 month transition period for new Member Subscribers & Member Non-Subscribers. For example, each new board member would begin their service in October. The new board member would shadow the current board member throughout the remainder of the year (the new member would not have any voting rights until the January after taking office). The first three months of the new year begin with the new board member taking over the voting rights but still having access to the former board member for confirmation of procedures and brainstorming (the former board member will act as a mentor for the first three months of the new board member’s term). We have attempted to stagger the co-lead positions so that we always have an experienced member on the team.

Team membership is open to every Member Subscriber & Member Non-Subscriber. Contact the leadership team co-leads in the area of your interest to get involved.


Member/Colleague Benefits

ICF Minnesota was founded April 7, 1997 and is a Chartered Chapter of the Global International Coaches Federation (ICF). The intention is to serve all Minnesota coaches, including non-ICF coaches, (Colleagues). All are welcome here. It is a vibrant community of both internal coaches within organizations and external coaches who own their own businesses.

A letter from our ICF Minnesota President, John Owens:

Welcome to ICF Minnesota! 

For the first time ever, as an ICF Global member residing in Minnesota, you automatically become a Minnesota Chapter Member Non-Subscriber and can become a Member Subscribers if you like. Click here to see the pricing chart that explains What a "Member Non-Subscriber" of ICF Global means and what a "Member Subscriber" of ICF Minnesota means. 

Automatic Benefits for being a Minnesota Chapter Member Non-Subscriber

  1. Attend over 20 educational events each year at a discounted member price.

  2. Make great connections with local coaches.

  3. Learn the latest and greatest with our cutting-edge programing.

  4. Earn essential CCEUs for your ICF Coaching Credential.

  5. Vote for your chapter board during the annual election process.

  6. Further your coaching competencies.

  7. Opportunity to be involved in committees.

  8. Opportunity to lead in our chapter and serve on the board.

!!!  And for only $139.00 annually become a Member Subscriber !!!  

(Save up to $286.00 on meeting and CCEU fees)       Go to ICFMinnesota.org and click on the ‘Join Us’ tab

Member Subscriber Benefits (for only $139.00) include:

  • Entrance to all our regular in-person meetings at no charge.

  • Access to all our regular webinar events at no charge.

  • Inclusion in our website’s search feature called Find-a-Coach which is searchable by the public.

  • Access to past webinar recordings. (Once available)

  • Access to post needs and leads on our website for free.

For a one-time free pass to an ICF Minnesota Chapter meeting, email me at President@ICFMinnsota.org and I will reserve a pass in your name.


John Owens, President, ICF Minnesota

Click here to view the ICF Minnesota Event Pricing Schedule 2016

Annual ICF MN Memberships are currently being accepted for new member/subscribers.

The fees are as follows for a 12-month participation: Click here to view the ICF Minnesota Event Pricing Schedule

  • ICF Minnesota Member/Subscriber (Member of ICF Global/Subscriber to ICF Minnesota) - $129;
  • Corporate Colleague (Not a member of ICF Global) - $139;
  • Colleague (Not a member of ICF Global) - $159.

All participants have access to the ICF MN Members Area on the website, which hosts expanded content, tools, and resources. Additionally, members are entitled to free admission to ICF MN monthly meetings.  To become a participant online, click here.

If you still have question, please contact membership@minnesotacoaches.org to learn more.