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Shari L. Fruechte, ACC

Shari Fruechte believes that life is meant to be lived fully and passionately. 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.

Shari holds a B.A. in Professional Communication from Augsburg College. She has earned the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from ICF. Shari completed her training through Coaches Training Institute.

President Elect

Trish Perry

Trish Perry is a certified master life coach, trainer and speaker providing services to help people create and live the best life they can imagine. She specializes in bringing people from adversity to productivity. Trish is the founder of Harmonize Coaching. She coaches with organizations in speaking, training and coaching to yield measurable results. Her goal is to make a positive impact on people’s lives EVERYDAY. Trish is a top 20 coach in the Twin Cities. Trish has over 20 years of mentoring and coaching experience in the corporate and non-profit worlds. She was a successful executive at Target for 20 years as well as other corporations. Currently she is serving as President Elect for the International Coach Federation – MN Chapter. Trish lives in Minneapolis with her husband of 25+ years, Jay, and their 3 wonderful children.

Past President

Sara Krisher, ACC

Sara is the founder of STAND TALL, a confidence building company. She speaks, trains and coaches leaders to lead at the front of the room with confidence. Sara holds an LCPC (Life Coach Practitioner Certification), MCPC (Master Coach Practitioner Certification), and NCPC (Narrative Coach Practitioner Certification) from Learning Journeys The International Center of Coaching. She is a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association. Most recently she was the Director of Spoken Impact’s Business Edge Speaking Groups.







Outreach Chair

Christine Pouliot, ACC

Executive and Leadership Development Coach - Evocent Coaching Inc. Christine is a trusted executive coach, organizational change & transformation consultant and a passionate builder of global leaders. Christine has led large global teams (300+) of IT staff, supervisors and managers spread across 6 continents and managed multi-million-dollar budgets. As a believer of “Evoking the Possible,” Christine builds confidence in her clients and helps them achieve the success they desire during periods of transition and change. Providing one on one executive and leadership development coaching, career coaching, leadership development training and workshops for individuals and companies who are looking for a partner who has been through the trenches. Christine is a strong connector and deeply experienced in building powerful, lasting connections in cross-cultural and virtual organizations.

Outreach CoChair

Lance Hazzard, ACC

Lance is Executive Coach and President, Oppnå® Executive & Achievement Coaching, helping people and organizations successfully achieve what’s next. Prior to Oppnå® Coaching, Lance was a Human Resources Vice President with Medtronic from August 2004 through December 2016 in a variety of global roles, and served as an internal executive coach beginning in 2013. Lance started Oppnå® Coaching in January 2017.

Professional Development Chair

Deb Johnson

Deborah (Deb) Johnson is a Master Certified Professional Coach with an extensive corporate leadership background that spanned 37 years.  She holds a BA degree in Organizational Management and Communications.  Her passion is to help clients navigate the “Transition Challenge” organizationally and personally by creating a “New Normal” in business and life. Deb also believes in giving back by serving as chair for a local non-profit organization focused on providing education, skill building and opportunities for at risk students.

Professional Development CoChair

May Kay Delvo, ACC

Mary Kay Delvo, ACC, LSW, Master of Liberal Studies in leadership & psychology. Mary Kay is a speaker, business coach, and strategy consultant with INspiring SIGHT. Her niche is around complex system dynamics, including multi-generational systems and the cultural factors which drive them.Mary Kay has been working with complex family, public, private, non-profit, educational and organizational systems for twenty-five years. She draws from these multi-sector perspectives to nudge others to “wake-up to how they show-up”. Prior to founding INspiring SIGHT, Mary Kay was the director of strategic engagement for a member association representing agribusiness and food companies throughout Minnesota.

Membership Chair

Ellen Carlson, ACC

Ellen is a personal coach and passionate about coaching women in transition. She incorporates her holistic background into her coaching practice. She found her true calling in Europe, where her coaching journey began after leaving the field of sales and management. Ellen received her certification through CTI and is ICF accredited. She has been on the ICF Minnesota board as a Membership chair for the past 2 years.

Membership CoChair

Polly Edwards

Polly Edwards, co-founder of Vivashe, a company dedicated to helping individuals find their personal power. A certified life coach practitioner through Learning Journeys International Center for Coaching. .As I continue my coaching journey it is important for me to be part of something bigger than myself to belong and serve alongside other coaches. ICF is an organization that exists for serving coaches both personally and professionally so for me there is no better way to honor myself and “coaching” which brings me closer to my life’s purpose.

Web Support Chair

Theresa Nutt

Theresa is a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Integrative Health and Well-being Coaching program at the University of Minnesota. She weaves 25 years of professional nursing and healthcare leadership experience with her passion for inspiring transformation and higher levels of well-being in the lives of others. Theresa has been coaching in private practice and corporate wellness settings for 15 years. She currently has a private coaching practice called Closeted Creatives Coaching where she helps accomplished, disenchanted women reignite their creativity, passion, and purpose.

Web Support CoChair

Danielle Allen

Danielle is passionate about helping individuals find purpose and meaning in the life they are already living. She is both a life and marketing coach and helps her clients put one foot forward in designing a life and business they love. She is a master certified coach through Learning Journeys and a trained copywriter & web designer. She combines life coaching and her digital marketing know-how to help her clients build a strategy to succeed at life and business.

Communications Chair

Michon Willman

Michon Willman is Co-founder of Vivashe, a company dedicated to creating community and helping individuals find their personal power. As an entrepreneur we wear many hats from business development, networking to curriculum development, but as a partner we strive for collaboration. Michon has a degree in Communication and background in business marketing, sales and education. She is a Certified Life Coach Practitioner through Learning Journeys International. Living by our values and appreciating our individual strengths and helping others find theirs is a passion.

Communications CoChair


Sponsorship CoChair


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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. //