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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. //


January President's Letter
By Amy Davis
Posted on 1/28/2020 10:05 AM

As I pondered what to write for this month’s Presidents letter, I thought about many topics and wanted to have something that hopefully resonates with all of you, something that is talked about and important to think about personally and professionally.

As I was writing my ideas down, I was listening to a program on Sirius radio that hit me…. Legacy, what does it mean and why is it important?  I have thought about this topic in the past but for some reason this time it crystallized, “A legacy is not what you leave WITH people but what you leave IN people that will last forever”.  All of us have someone that has left a lasting impact on our lives whether it was a colleague, teacher, coach, friends, parents, grandparents and I could go on.  As coaches we have the opportunity every day to make an impact on someone’s life by helping them discover answers to their questions through the coaching process. More importantly we have an opportunity, every day, no matter where we are to help someone.  We never know what others are facing, what challenges they are experiencing and what their story is.  A kind word or a smile might be just the thing that makes their day.  As we look at the landscape of our life I would invite you to consider these questions:

  • How can I make a difference today in someone’s life?
  • What am I doing to pour into someone by sharing experiences, challenges and listening to what their needs are?
  • How do I pass down my learnings and experiences in order to help others, so they do not have to start from square one?

The most important thing we can do is to help others move forward on their journey of life.  Sometimes the simplest thing makes the biggest impact.  During the program there was a story that was told about a fourth-grade teacher that asked all her students to write one thing they liked about all of their fellow students.  The teacher collected all of their answers and created a sheet for each student so they could see what had been written.  Many years later one of the students died while serving our country, many of the students including the teacher attended the funeral.  After the service was done one of the family members told the teacher that when they received his personal items, they found the list that she had given to him as a student folded up in his wallet.  The teacher teared up; she had no idea that the little exercise would make such an impact.  As other past students heard what had happened, they began to share that they too still had the list and that they all had looked at it over the years.  In fact, one of them pulled that very list out of his wallet.  The story left me in tears, the smallest things can make the biggest impact and create a lasting legacy.
The question I leave you with is; “What will your legacy be?”


Deb Johnson

ICF MN President