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Webinar - The Assessment Maze: How do I Decide?

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

Registration is required before Monday, October 21, 2019
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ICF Minnesota Webinar Series




DATE:              Thursday, October 24, 2019


TIME:              12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


CEU’s:             .75 Resource Competencies  .75 Core Competencies


LOCATION:    Metropolitan Ballroom

5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416                      REGISTRATION



As a coach, determining if one should be incorporating assessments into their work with clients can be overwhelming. Not only that, but if you decide to use them, where do you even begin? If the assessment quandary sounds familiar to you, you won’t want to miss this webinar. You will hear from three coaches who have been trained in and utilize three different assessment tools—The Enneagram, StrengthsFinder, and Insights. We will spend 90-minutes introducing you to these three tools, how they can be used, pros and cons, cost, and ease of use.


Assessments we’ll review


The Enneagram (meaning Ennea=9, Gram=Diagram) is a tool for self-awareness and personal growth based on 9 basic types and can identify how clients see and show up in the world based on their inner motivations


The StrengthsFinder assessment measures your natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, so when you're done with the assessment, you'll have discovered your talents and can build from there.


The INSIGHT Inventory personality assessment helps people identify and utilize their strengths and eliminate the triggers and stress reactions that derail success.


ICF Core Competencies Addressed:

Co-creating the Relationship -- Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client, Coaching Presence

Communicating Effectively -- Active Listening

Facilitating Learning and Results -- Creating Awareness, and Designing Actions



To provide insight, into three assessment tools to assist coaches in determining best fits for their practice.



Danielle Allen, Danielle Allen Coaching and Consulting, Enneagram,

Dr. Jean Davidson, Davidson Consulting, Insights

Diana Gabriel, StrengthsFinder




Danielle Allen, MCC, LCPC, M.A., Danielle Allen Coaching

Danielle is passionate about empowering women to find freedom and live in authenticity as they make an impact on the world around them. Danielle has been coaching for 4 years and specializes in Enneagram and group coaching.  She landed on the Enneagram as her primary assessment tool after a thorough search looking for an assessment that worked with her coaching style. The Enneagram has become an invaluable tool to help clients discover who they are, why they do the things they do, and identify the things holding them back from moving forward with living their best life. She is the owner of Danielle Allen Coaching & Consulting and coaches individuals, teams, and groups. She holds an M.A. in Theological Studies, has been trained as LCPC (Life Coach Practitioner Certification), MCPC (Master Coach Practitioner Certification) through Learning Journeys, the International School of Coaching and in the Enneagram through Your Enneagram Coach and with Ginger Lapid-Bogda who runs The Enneagram in Business. Danielle also serves on the ICF MN Board of Directors.


Dr. Jean Davidson, CPCC, CNTC, PCC, Dr. in Organizational Development

Jean Davidson brings roughly 25 years’ experience in business, education and consulting to her teaching. Her background includes consultation, management and training in the financial services, retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and technology industries. She has also worked in academic and government environments on small and large group interventions.


Davidson has had significant success in team development, leadership coaching, culture change, and the development and successful implementation of strategic business initiatives. Jean has gained practical field experience through her everyday work with executives, middle managers, and line employees to implement business critical strategies such as customer relationship management systems, mergers, acquisitions, global expansion, restructuring, and enterprise resource planning. In addition, she frequently presents at conferences and workshops on both the national and global level.


Jean holds a doctorate in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas.  In addition to her role as Principal, for Davidson Consulting, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas and Executive Fellow in the Organization Development and Change doctorate program there. Her doctoral research focused on leadership transitions, and she has recently created a self-coaching tool based on that research (  In Jean’s spare-time she can be found teaching Jazzercise (35 years as an instructor), golfing (her newest obsession) or spending time with her family (husband, 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 Siberian Huskies) where she lives in Woodbury, Minnesota.


Diana Gabriel, StrengthsFinder, PCC, Certified Strengths Strategy Coach, and CTI Certified Coach


Diana works from a coaching model she developed called, Strengths Based Sustainable Leadership (SBSL). SBSL is anchored in Adaptability, Integration, and Resilience. Diana believes the foundation of Strengths Based Sustainable Leadership lies in knowing one's core values, strengths, and purpose and using them as a guide or North Star for determining what in your life you say yes to and what you say no to. Diana is passionate about and focused on four areas of service - Strengths Based leadership, Building Cultures of Trust, Building Resilience and Foundations of Principle Based Leadership. Diana is so passionate about these areas, she has independently studied Strengths and continues to study Gallup’s work, research and attend their conferences. She has been integrating the StrengthFinder Assessment into her coaching practice since 2001. Diana lives in Mankato, MN.

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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. //