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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: 11/1/2021
Subject: November Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

November 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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Letting Go Doesn’t Always Come Naturally

It was extremely windy on my walk this morning – the kind of wind that pushes against you when you walk into it. It felt like I might fall over if the wind suddenly stopped! I have come to cherish my walks and did not want to allow myself to complain because it might lead to an attitude of “woe is me” or irritation that would have ruined this walk.

Instead, I began to reflect on the wind’s impact around me. It was fascinating to watch the trees twist and bend in the wind with the leaves twirling about. They were so flexible, enduring the onslaught. They were in a perpetual motion of letting go of unneeded pieces of themselves – branches and leaves that had served their purpose. This happens naturally for trees. Yet for me, I find I must be more intentional about identifying and letting go of things that no longer serve me well.

Many of us find it challenging to let go of unnecessary pieces of ourselves. Sometimes we hang on tightly when we would be better served to let some things go. Clients can feel the same way. Perhaps it will help us to be better coaches if we think about the wind and the trees as we reflect on these questions:

· How could you identify things in your life that are no longer helping or supporting you?
· What actions could you take to let them go?
· How could the release of those things provide opportunities for growth?
· How might your clients benefit from letting go of things that are not useful?

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 


ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
Coaching Connection Event - Virtual
Register here!!

Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, via zoom
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with other professional coaches from different specialty areas to share ideas and experiences that can help expand your coaching practices. This will not be your “typical” networking event. You will have an opportunity to interact in a unique way through our creative “soft structure”. You won’t want to miss this exciting event.

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

We look forward to seeing you there virtually!!  

Chapter News

We would like to welcome and introduce our new 2022
ICF Minnesota Board members!

2022 New Board members

    • Holly O’Hanlon, NBC-HWC - Treasurer
    • Debra Enloe, CPDC – Co-Chair Professional Development
    • Kathy Lester, PCC, CHIC – Co-Chair Membership
    • Victor Thompson, Certified Executive & Leadership Coach, Public Speaker – Chair Diversity & Inclusion
    • Jenn Espinosa Goswami, Certified Holistic Coach – Co-Chair Communications
Congratulations October 2021 Newly Accredited
ICF MN Members!
Jessica Scott Gallo
Karen Bodin
Kristofer O'Brien
William Rees
Reelika Schulte

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October 2021 New Members!
Joan Hyman
Janet Polach
Sara Robertson
Victor Thompson

My Grandmother 
2022 Diversity and Inclusion Book Club 

Good News! We are going to continue our Diversity and Inclusion Book Club. The book club will meet virtually from January through June on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:00-8:00 PM. If we have enough participants, we will send out a Doodle Poll for the best additional day and time to add a new group. The book we will be reading is "My Grandmother's Hands" by Resmaa Menakem.

Sensitive and probing, this book from therapist Menakem delves into the complex effects of racism and white privilege. Departing from standard academic approaches, he speaks from the wisdom of his grandmother and his own expertise in somatic therapy, a field that emphasizes the mind-body connection." - Publisher's Weekly

The facilitation will be done by a different participant from the group each month.
Please respond to Deb Johnson or Karen Failes-Coad if interested.

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Let’s Talk About It!
Two-Session Book Discussion

Book Title: "Talk About It!"
Author: Toi B. James
Talk About It: 12 Steps to Having Transformational Conversations Even When you Disagree provides structured guidance to help build or rekindle relationships that are new, seemingly severed, or in need of strengthening - one conversation at a time. The steps outlined will prepare you to have conversations once considered taboo, difficult, or without purpose. 

Toi B. James is an ICF GA chapter member and Certified Diversity coach through Coach Diversity Institute. Toi has graciously offered ICF MN a discount code to cover shipping costs due to unpredictable delays with Amazon.
Link to order the book: 
Discount Code: thank you

Read the book between now and early December. Book discussions will be held December 7th 
and January 4th, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.
Special Treat: Toi B. James will join us on January 4th to coach us and answer our questions!
Interested? Please send a note to and you will receive more information.

Community Resources

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BIPOC Safe Space Session

ICF MN is doing its part to deal with issues related to indifferences associated with equity and inclusion. One way we are working toward a better tomorrow is by hosting a Safe Space for BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Coaches. It is a place where BIPOC coaches can network, share stories, trade insights, and be able to be seen and heard.  The group meets from12:00-1:00 PM on the 4th Friday of each month through March 2022. We invite you to our next session! Friday, November 26th, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom Topic: Introduction to Micro Aggressions

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933 Passcode: 050134


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