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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. //

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Date: 1/3/2022
Subject: January Catalyst 2022
From: ICF Minnesota

January 2022

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

 Suni Lee 2

Movement – what feelings, images and thoughts does word movement evoke for you?

I’m not good at sitting still. I usually love movement – my own or watching the sublime movement of a lithe dancer, a skilled gymnast, a smooth runner or perfect skater. I’m none of these creatures. Seeing movement in a gorgeous ballet, a bird swooping deep in the sky, or a little toddler wobbling brings me joy.

Somehow, my own movement has slowed over the past year. Perhaps it’s due to the pandemic, my fear of indoor gyms, relocation to a new side of town and the need to build new habits and routines. I would rarely describe myself as sedentary; however, that became an apt description. I needed to move more and with greater frequency. I started scheduling my workouts and mixing them up so I wouldn’t get bored. I put them on my calendar at the beginning of my day and laid out my exercise clothes the night before. I checked the forecast to see how the weather would cooperate.

Besides physical movement, what about our mental movement? What do you want to learn and become more competent in this year? How can you stay fresh mentally and move in community with others? What opportunities are in front of us and what are those that we may need to seek out? What movement can we evoke in our clients and in our communities to improve the physical and mental well-being of others?

Please see what moves you in our 2022 programming. Click here for the events page.
We look forward to seeing you in action at our speaker events, Coaching Connection gatherings and webinars! Let us know if you’re moved to volunteer for one of our teams led by our board co-chairs. Let’s move it!

Ann Houser
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 



ICF Minnesota invites you to our
Coaching Connection Event - Ethics
Register here!!

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
CEU: 1.5 Ethics

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:$15

We look forward to seeing you there virtually!!  

Chapter News

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Welcome December 2021 New Members!
Claire Giancola-Belmares
Greg Ellis
Holly O'Hanlon
Jan Buckner
Janice Brown
Kristin Evenson
Polly Meyer
Stephanie Cosgrove

Congratulations December 2021 Newly Accredited
ICF MN Members!
Andrew Slain
Hilary Patzer
Jillian Gross-Fortgang
Matt Polding
Paula Oleson
Paulie Skaja
Sarah Vanasek
Katherine Fucile
Karin Goettsch
Kimberly Meek
Riza Tantay
Sara Lebens

My Grandmother 
2022 Diversity and Inclusion Book Club 

All are welcome to 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. We will be reading "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.

ICF Midwest Coaches Conference

The Midwest ICF Chapters are hosting the 2022 ICF Midwest Coaches Conference in Milwaukee on September 28-30, 2022. Registration for the conference opened on December 15th, 2021. This Early Bird price is $499 and it's the best deal you can get for the event!

Join coaches from around the Midwest for conversation, powerful keynotes, stimulating breakouts and networking opportunities. The theme of the event is Forward. Together.

Register here: This Early Bird pricing is only good until January 15, 2022, and then the price goes up! The conference will take place at the beautiful Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee ( 

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 typically meets (normally) from 12:00-1:00 PM on the 4th Friday of each month through March 2022. We invite you to our next session! Friday, January 28th, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom Topic:   DIBs (Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging) Index

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933 Passcode: 050134

“Did You Know”

 Coaching World Digest

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    Coaching World is a dynamic online resource for the coaching community.

We would love to hear from you!

Volunteer Opportunities
ICF MN has engaging opportunities for special project work within the following areas:
Professional Development
Diversity & Inclusion
If you are interested please contact Amy Davis at:

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