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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: 4/1/2022
Subject: April Catalyst 2022
From: ICF Minnesota

April 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.

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ICF Minnesota
Co-Creating with You In Mind Coaching Connection
Register here!

Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Location: Zoom


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!! 

ICF Midwest Coaches Conference

The Midwest ICF Chapters are hosting the 2022 ICF Midwest Coaches Conference in Milwaukee on September 28-30, 2022. 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 ( 

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Center For Coaching in Organizations

in partnership with ICF MN, invites you to: 2022 Coaching in Organizations Summit

“Unleashing Human Potential through the Power of Coaching in Organizations”

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
Speakers: Check out 12 speaker sessions here!
Location: Virtual Event
ICF CCE: 12 CCE + Resource Development credits. Participation in ALL sessions required to quality for ICF credit. (pending approval)
SHRM PDC: 1 PDC awarded for each individual session, up to 12 available.


The Center for Coaching in Organizations is thrilled to invite you to the second annual Coaching in Organizations Summit: “Unleashing Human Potential through the Power of Coaching in Organizations.” It has never been more important to support leadership, growth and coaching cultures than during these historic times.

Learn with some of the foremost thinkers in the executive coaching field, connect and ideate with peers from other companies and contexts, and elevate your ability to implement best-in-class coaching in your organization. Session topics include resiliency & vitality, systemic change in organizations, creating psychological safety on teams, inclusivity coaching, positive psychology, creating a coaching mindset, and high-functioning remote team culture to name a few. Will you join us at the 2022 Coaching in Organizations Summit this year?

ICF MN Members who have paid the annual fee: CCO is offering their extended lowest price of $150! A $45 savings! Use this special registration link:



We look forward to seeing you there virtually!!  

Good Leadership Breakfast with Natalie Stute!

Get Your Tickets Now!
Friday, April 29th, 2022
Time: Doors open at 7 AM, starts at 8 AM

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

Natalie Stute is the chief human resources officer for Gainwell, a position that maximizes her 20+ years of HR experience. Her focus is on helping establish the company culture, mission and values, and ensuring that Gainwell provides meaningful experiences for employees.

Learn More...

Chapter News

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Update your Coach Member Profile!

Who's that coach? ICF is happy to announce that we published an ad in the April 2022 issue of Golfer's Digest, which has a members-only distribution reach across 5 country clubs in Minnesota. This is a reminder to update your coach member profile to include your coaching niche and a photo. Your next coaching client is looking for you!
Check out your ICF MN profile here!

Welcome March 2022 New Members!
Katherine Gyolai
Karen Carr
Tonya Sconiers


Congratulations to the Newly Accredited ACC & PCC Coaches in March!

Mary Stieber Reynhout (ICF MN Member)
Niels Gott (ICF MN Member)
Patrick Wester
Seetha Karuppiah (ICF MN Member)
Krista Ryan (ICF MN Member)
Paul Boehnke (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

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Minnesota ICF Prism Award Open for Nominations 

The Prism Award recognizes and celebrates organizations that have created excellence and enhanced effectiveness through their commitment to and utilization of coaching as a part of their leadership strategy. 

If your organization uses coaching, or if you are a coach helping an organization achieve their goals through coaching, please consider submitting a Prism Award nomination. Nominations are open through June 15th and the Prism Award will be presented at our annual award ceremony, "Celebration of Excellence & Service in Coaching," on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, starting at 6:00 PM at the Metropolitan Ballroom. 

Nominated organizations can be public or private, not-for-profit or for-profit, and must be located in Minnesota. The coach does not need to reside in Minnesota. Any size organization may be nominated. 

The coaching initiatives may include any or all of the following: one-on-one coaching, group/team coaching, coach training for managers, or other supportive coaching initiatives.   

You can read more about past Prism Award winners and start the nomination process here: Prism Award - ICF Minnesota 

Meet Our Coaches!

Meet Ann Houser & Nirav Sheth

Meet the Coach is a monthly feature that highlights the amazing coaches within the ICF-MN community. This month, we are happy to introduce you to Ann Houser and Nirav Sheth, who co-lead the Sage Leadership Develoment program and also serve as the President and Strategic Marketing Director for the Board of ICF-MN.

Watch the interview here:

Don't forget to subscribe for more monthly interviews! If you are a member of ICF-MN and wish to be featured in an upcoming newsletter and on YouTube, please reach out to Jenn Espinosa-Goswami at

Who knew coaching could be “the chocolate” 
to the food safety world’s “peanut butter”? 

Jill Stuber, that’s who!!!

At Learning Journeys, we are proud of every student who ventures down the coaching journey. We are always impressed by the tenacity and creativity in making their ideas real. One such student/graduate is Jill Stuber. While coaching belongs in every industry, food safety is not the first that comes to my mind. And yet, thankfully, it came to Jill’s. Her foresight and dedication to her field led her to pursue coaching to ensure leaders and employees alike could thrive in the food safety community. Read more...

Volunteer Opportunities

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Pro-Bono Executive Coaching Opportunity

GIVING WoMN is a local philanthropic collective that provides grants to nonprofits doing work in the areas of health, human services and education in the 7-county metro area. Since 2015, they’ve been able to provide executive coaching to their grantees as an added benefit, and last year for the first time they reached out for volunteers from among our members. Your response was extremely generous, and GIVING WoMN is very grateful for our assistance!

In 2022 they have 7 deserving grantee organizations, and are hoping once again to offer executive coaching services. The commitment includes ten (10) hours of 1:1 coaching in person or online through the end of 2022. You can learn more about GIVING WoMN and their work at

If you are interested please contact Lorri Anderson at or 763-607-4139 by Friday, April 11th, 2022

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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