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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. //

Date: 9/1/2021
Subject: September Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

September 2021
Be the premier organization for advancing the coaching profession.


To cultivate a multi-cultural community of coaches that advances the coaching profession through professional development, networking and adherence to ICF professional and ethical standards

President's Letter

Bookmark 1     Bookmark 2

(Re) Discovering Joy

A few weeks ago, I got this wild idea to croquet a bookmark for my niece. She was celebrating a milestone and it seemed like a gift that would serve to remind her of the event. My thought process went something like this, “I croqueted in high school so this should be a piece of cake.” It didn’t take long to learn high school was further away than I remembered! Yet I continued to pursue my goal. I hunted down my stash of croquet hooks, bought some yarn, and searched Google for a pattern. I found a pattern and a video. Thank you, Google! It took a few attempts complete the bookmark, and once I completed it, I felt amazing. I could still create and enjoy myself while doing it. I rediscovered a long-forgotten joy.

Coaches support clients as they discover pieces of themselves, which either were not remembered or recognized. What an honor it is for a coach to facilitate having this experience!

·      What activities did you enjoy when you were younger?

·      How might you re-discover some of those passions?

·      What joys and discoveries might your clients not remember or recognize?

·      What can you do to support their journey? 

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Celebration of Excellence of Service in Coaching Awards

Register Here!

Master of Ceremony: Jason Jones
Date: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
ocation: Zoom

Please Join us for a night of celebration as we recognize excellence in coaching within our ICF Minnesota coaching community. ICF Minnesota will present, the Gaston award to an individual who exemplifies and is a leader in advancing the coaching profession.

It will be an exciting and inspiring evening you will not want to miss!

ICF MN Members who have paid the annual fee: Free
ICF Global & MN Members (who have not paid annual fee) and non-members: $25.00

We look forward to seeing you there virtually!!  

Chapter News

August 2021 - New Members!
Jack Bandy
Ric Hellmann
Tom Moore

Congratulations August 2021 Newly Accredited
ICF MN Members!
Cheryl Hegland
Daniel Blackburn
Deborah Johnson
Nikki Shultz
Meet the Coach

Meet Steve Ryan

1. What brought you to coaching?
I retired from being in the manufacturing business, sales, and marketing after about 30 years. I was looking for my next thing and I realized I found the most joy in mentoring, teaching, and instructing. I found out about coaching as a career about 4 years ago and never looked back. 

2. Tell us about your coaching practice. (Niche, ideal client, etc.)
I am the District Life and Executive Coach for the Northfield School District. I work with students ages 14-18 academically (what blocks them from not doing as well in English as opposed to math) growing up/life skills, executive function skills, and prioritizing. I also provide life coaching for the staff, which is about 600 people. The position mainly started because of Covid, when the district wanted another layer of help for the students and staff. read more...

Community Resources

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BIPOC Safe Space Session

ICF MN is doing its part as an organization to deal with issues that relate to indifferences that deal directly with equity and inclusion. One way we are working toward a better tomorrow is by creating a Safe Space for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Coaches.

The group meets from12:00-1:00 PM on the 4th Friday of each month through December. It is a place where BIPOC coaches can network, share stories, trade insights, and be able to be seen and heard. 
We invite you to our next session! 
Friday, September 24th, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom
Our discussion will be on:

''Micro aggressions: How do You Deal, Cope and Prevent Micro aggressions”

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933
Passcode: 050134

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