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.
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
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!!
We would like to welcome and introduce our new 2022
ICF Minnesota Board members!
October 2021 New Members!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Failes-Coad email@example.com if interested.
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:https://store.bookbaby.com/book/talk-about-it
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive more information.
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
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