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Honoring ICF MN Members Who Exhibit Distinguished Service to the Coaching Profession and the Chapter

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The 2018 Gaston Award

Each year ICF Minnesota recognizes a member who has exhibited distinguished service to the coaching profession and to the chapter.

The evening was a beautiful tribute to the distinguished service of coaching and Jennie Antolak, the Gaston Award Recipient for 2018 . We celebrated an evening with coaches, family and friends through heartfelt stories that took us on an inspiring journey. Mantras of “trust the process” and “surrendering to your purpose” were ever present and a great reminder to get out of our own way.



Jennie Antolak
2018 Gaston Award Recipient


The evening was a beautiful tribute to the distinguished service of coaching and Jennie Antolak the Gaston Award Recipient for 2018 . We celebrated an evening with coaches, family and friends through heartfelt stories that took us on an inspiring journey. Mantras of “trust the process” and “surrendering to your purpose” were ever present and a great reminder to get out of our own way.



Dana Kadue Telling Jennie's Story

Dana Kadue, 2017 Gaston Recipient, took us on an adventure telling us Jennie’s story. As a result, ICF Minnesota cannot think of anyone more deserving of the 2018 Gaston Award. Jennie’s has a career rich in the knowledge and experiences coaching offers. Her school, Learning Journeys, The International Center of Coaching, offers coaching certificates, one on one coaching, as well as tools and resources to support clients, students and the profession. She holds the highest level of accreditation (MCC) from the International Coach Federation.

Jennie embodies the essence of coaching and breathes life into the profession through her exhibited service, leadership, teaching and continued advancement of the profession.

Her words of gratitude shine through her somewhat reserved disposition where we encourage her to step into her greatness while she does the same for us. There is great love and respect for Jennie and her work, and we are all proud to continue to be part of the work she has so tirelessly champions.

Congratulations to Jennie Antolak, the 2018 Gaston Award Recipient!




Elaine Gaston and Jeff Staggs
Two of ICF MN's Founding Members



Previous Gaston Award Winners


2017 - Dana Kadue
2016 - Anne Olson
2015 - Sydney Paredes
2014 - Dave Wondra
2013 - Irene Kelly
2012 - Diana Gabriel
2011 - Bonnie Henriksen
2010 - Paula Hemming
2009 - Deb Bollom
2008 - Jim Earley
2007 - Bev Lutz
2006 - Elaine Gaston



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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. https://s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/907122/graphics/Jason_Jones_1992631113.jpg
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. //s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/907122/graphics/BevLutz1_669008720.jpg

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.

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Mary Kay Delvo  

Being a member of ICF-Minnesota helps me continue to bring my 'best self' to my clients.

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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. //s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/907122/graphics/Trish_Perry_25161695.jpg
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. //s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/907122/graphics/Ann_Marie_Forshay_1469170036.jpg
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. //s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/907122/graphics/Sara_Socwell_63997586.jpg
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. //s3.amazonaws.com/ClubExpressClubFiles/907122/graphics/Lance_Hazzard_1065569928.jpg