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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: 10/1/2021
Subject: October Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

October 2021
Coaching is a trusted and sought-after catalyst for growth in our multicultural community.
ICF MN promotes the development of a community of multicultural coaches serving others.

President's Letter

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Blind Spots

Lately, I have been reflecting on the impact of blind spots in our lives. If you saw my letter last month, you will understand why.

I had to write many papers while in graduate school. My degree was in accounting and every paper used the word “accounting” several times. Those of us in the program quickly developed a blind spot when it came to spelling the word accounting. The number of times our professors pointed out typos of this word filled our returned papers with red ink. To their credit, the professors never docked points for these typos, and I always assumed they were being gracious to us as they helped us improve.

One weekend we were snowed in due to a blizzard. I was excited to have the opportunity to spend extra time proofreading my paper before submitting it to the professor. I thought, “Certainly I can ensure ‘accounting’ is typed perfectly every time in this paper! read more...


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Holistic Wellbeing: Healthy Mind-Body-Spirit-Heart

Register here!!

 Theresa Nutt & Michele Rae
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Zoom
CEU’S: 1.5 (1 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development)
All coaches have an opportunity to create ways for their clients to thrive despite challenging life and health conditions. Michele and Theresa feel strongly that a holistic approach to wellbeing that invites both the coach and client to connect with the fullness of their experience including mind, body, spirit, and heart provides an expanded landscape to uncover new possibilities and make meaningful, sustainable change.

Developing skills that expand a coach’s presence and create a safe and sacred container are critical to this process. We will explore the 4 Pillars of Health Coaching, including mindfulness, safe and sacred space, authentic communication and expanded self-awareness.

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

2021 Celebration of Excellence in Service in Coaching
Congratulations to our 2021 Gaston and Pathfinder recipients!

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Gaston 2021 Recipient - Ellen Carlson, ACC, CPCC

The Intention of the Gaston Award is to Honor an Individual for their selfless leadership in making significant and sustained contributions to the Coaching Profession and the
ICF Minnesota Chapter.


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Pathfinder 2021 Recipient - Trish Perry, PCC

The intention of the Pathfinder Award is to honor an individual who has shared inspiring awareness and a vision focused on a need and taking action to meet that need.

Congratulations September 2021 Newly Accredited
ICF MN Members!
Anna Nelson
Jack Bandy
Shelly Schell

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September 2021 New Members!
Andrew Slain 
Anna Nelson
Jen Hanson
Julianne Schwietz
Marie Paterson
Pamela Mertz
Seetha Karuppiah

Meet the Coach

Meet Lindsey Heiserman

1. What brought you to coaching?
I have been a coach my entire life. I remember moderating a group of girls in the 4th grade after getting in a disagreement on the playground. I started my career as a personal trainer following my deep passion for improving the lives of others through movement. From there, I knew life change was so much deeper than exercise which led me to complete a Master's degree in counseling and psychotherapy.

2.Tell us about your coaching practice. (Niche, ideal client, etc.) I currently work with fitness and wellness (and coaching) business owners in a life and business coaching capacity. My work is human first. From there we collaboratively create offers and their business model while always supporting the person and their life. I lead a group coaching program called "Fitness and Wellness Business Mentorship.” 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, October 22nd, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933
Passcode: 050134

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