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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: 3/1/2022
Subject: March Catalyst 2022
From: ICF Minnesota

March 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.

From Our President

ICF President Expanding Coaching

The ICF Minnesota Board was very intentional last year in changing its Mission and Vision with the intent of expanding coaching to a broader community. The updated Vision and Mission follow:


Coaching is a trusted and sought-after catalyst for growth in our multicultural community

ICF MN Mission:

ICF MN promotes the development of a community of multicultural coaches serving others

The 2022 ICF Global Consumer Awareness study shared great news that awareness of coaching has been growing over the past several years.

We also know that coaching is most known to those who are fully employed, earlier to mid-career and male. Obviously, there are many groups who are far less aware.

The research also indicated that coaching is often perceived as too expensive and unaffordable, especially by those who may not be working full time.

We would like to play a role in expanding the availability of coaching in Minnesota. If you are interested in joining in and creating this work as a volunteer, please contact
Amy Davis at:


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ICF Minnesota invites you to our
Social Media for Professional Coaches:
How to Use Social Media as a Tool for Your Coaching Business

Register here!

Speaker: Krystle Kustanovich
Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Zoom
CEU's: 1.5 Resource Development


This workshop will empower coaches with information that will shift their perspective about Social Media and reveal how they can use it effectively for their coaching businesses. Once coaches understand the way Social Media works, it becomes easier to utilize and navigate. Not everyone realizes the other side of Social Media that involves transforming from being a consumer into a creator. That perspective is needed in order to use Social Media intentionally and successfully. 

ICF MN Members who have paid the annual fee: Free
ICF Global & MN Members (who have not paid annual fee) and non-members: $25

We look forward to seeing you there virtually!!  

Chapter News
Welcome February 2022 New Members!
Carrie Rodarte
Kristina Wagner
Ravi Ramon


Congratulations to the Newly Accredited ACC & PCC Coaches!

Daneika Glenn
Mark Slaughter
Gina Hinrichs
Amanda Termuhlen (ICF MN Member)
Sarah Flaten
Lisa Rogers
Karen Silgen
Lisa Sammon
Joan Vorderbruggen
Jason Rhoads
Teresa Schmitz (ICF MN Member)
Susan Gleissner
Karla Quinn (ICF MN Member)
Molly Christianson (ICF MN Member)
Audrey Elegbede (ICF MN Member)

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Gaston Award Nomination Opportunity!

It is time for the Gaston Award Nominations.

What is the Gaston Award?

An Annual Award recognizing a coach who exhibits distinguished service to the coaching profession and the ICF MN chapter. The Gaston Award has been given to a distinguished coach since 2006. The award is in honor of Elaine Gaston, one of our founding members who received the first Gaston Award which focuses on lifetime achievement in service and dedication to the coaching profession.

When will the Gaston Award be given?

The Gaston Award will be given at our annual “Celebration of Excellence & Service in Coaching” on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 starting at 6:00 PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom. If Covid conditions will not allow an in-person event, this will change to a Zoom event.

What is the deadline for nominations? June 30, 2022

How do I nominate someone? There is an on-line form on the website. Underneath the pull-down menu access the Gaston link: Gaston Award Page

Our intention is to ensure that everyone has significant time and chance to nominate someone that exemplifies the true nature of the coaching profession.

If you have any questions, please contact

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 April 15, 2022, and then the price goes up! The conference will take place at the beautiful Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee ( 

Meet the Coach
Meet the Coach Video - Holly

Meet Holly O'Hanlon

Holly O’Hanlon, NBC-HWC is a Leadership & Well-being Coach whose passion is helping women take leadership of their work, wellness, and lives through self-reflection and courageous action. After spending 15 years in the corporate marketing space she took a courageous leap and transitioned into leadership and well-being coaching by becoming a Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach and trained Executive Coach. She now partners with leaders to connect leadership and well-being in order to show up more fully in all facets of their lives.

In addition, Holly serves as the current Treasurer to the Board of ICF-MN.

Tell us about the coaching tools, books, podcasts, etc. that you follow that helps you to stay informed.

 - Positive Intelligence
 - Shift Positive 360
 - Dare to Lead- Brene Brown program
 - Motivational Interviewing

What are 3 things we may not know about you that are NOT on your website?

 - She ate kangaroo
 - S
he is left-handed
 - She likes to paraglide (jump off of mountains)

How can folks connect with you?
Dare to Lead spring coaching cohort (starts April 20, 2022)

Want to be featured in the next Catalyst newsletter for Meet the Coach?
Contact Jenn at for details.

Community Resources

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BIPOC Safe Space Session

At ICF MN we care that all individuals have safe spaces to gather, be heard, and belong. 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 from 12:00-1:00 PM on the 4th Friday of each month through March 2022. We invite you to our next session! Friday, March 25th, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom Topic: What Do You Want Your White Friends to Know?

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:

Meeting ID: 867 3508 1933 Passcode: 050134

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You are invited to the Good Leadership Breakfast Spring Series!

Get Your Tickets Now!
Starting March 10, 2022
The Good Leadership Breakfast is the dynamic force of good leaders who are improving the way organizations operate because they know goodness pays. The upcoming Spring Series is the most exciting yet, featuring dynamic CEO speakers and insights to propel your professional growth.

* Listen to candid CEO discussions on aligning and empowering teams
* Learn game-changing success habits to eliminate friction and burnout
* Enjoy a delicious breakfast and excellent live music

Learn More...

Reading Recommendations from ICF Global

  Here are a few thought-provoking articles trending in the ICF Global community:

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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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