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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: 12/1/2021
Subject: December Catalyst 2021
From: ICF Minnesota

December 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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Moments of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and by the time you read this it will be December. This time of year often leads people to reflect on the last year. Imagine looking in a mirror that represents the past year, what do you see? I see wins and losses, lessons learned, emotions shared, opportunities, gifts, and many other things. Overwhelmingly though, I see the faces of family, friends, colleagues, and other advocates smiling back at me. It is humbling and fills my heart with gratitude and happiness.

As I consider this gratitude, I would like to thank everyone who was a part of the 2020 ICF MN Board. It was an honor to be part of a group so dedicated to Service, Connection, Growth, and Inclusion. We have had so many rich discussions. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to know each of you. I thank you for the gifts you have shared with me, your fellow Board members, and the chapter. I also want to thank each ICF member for the honor of serving each and every one of you. It has been a privilege.

I invite you to take some time to consider gratitude:

- How has it come up in your life? In the lives of your clients?

- What does it feel like?

- What action does it guide you toward?

- How might you share it with others?

I hope you take the time to reflect on what fills you with gratitude during this holiday season.

Cheryl L G Hegland
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 


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ICF Minnesota would like to invite you to our
The ROI of Coaching - Panel Discussion (Virtual)
Register here!!

Facilitator: Judy Zimmer, Global Executive Coach, Personal Branding Expert & Speaker
Paul Hillen, President, CMO, Global Executives & Author Stacey Larsen, Founder, Authentic Edge, LLC Pam Borton, CEO & Founder, On Point Next Level Leadership Lance Hazzard, Executive Coach & President, Oppna Executive & Achievement Coaching

Date: Tuesday, December 14th, via Zoom
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

When it comes to leadership development, few methods are as powerful and effective as coaching. Calculating the ROI on coaching is a unique and important conversation. A quick Google search will report that the return on coaching is 7 to 1200 times the investment. As coaches, we are interested in the facts. Those facts include knowing the process by which ROI is measured and becoming knowledgeable about the stakeholders who care about data, coaching investments, and results.

ICF MN Members who have paid the annual fee: Free
ICF Global & MN Members (who have not paid annual fee) and non-members:$40

We look forward to seeing you there virtually!!  

Chapter News

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November 2021 New Members!
Alissa Daire-Nelson
Arlyn Anderson
Glenn Andrew
Gretchen Lohmann
Jenn Espinosa-Goswami
Srikanth Peddireddy
Tim Wilson

Congratulations November 2021 Newly Accredited
ICF MN Members!
Kris Quale
Missy Perry
Paul Oppedahl
Craig Petska
Nancy Alexander
Peter Piche
Tammy Devine

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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. 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 (normally) from 12:00-1:00 PM on the 4th Friday of each month through March 2022. However, for December, we will meet on Thursday, Dec 23rd. We invite you to our next session! Thursday, December 23rd, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom Topic: Coping, Preventing and Overcoming Micro Aggression

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933 Passcode: 050134


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