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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: 5/1/2022
Subject: May Catalyst 2022
From: ICF Minnesota

May 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.

 May event 2022
ICF Minnesota presents
Why Active Listening Isn’t Enough: Listening Habits for Coaches

Speaker: Dr. Laura Ann Janusik Register here!!
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Location: Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley
CEU's: 1.5 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development


Undoubtedly, asking questions and active listening are two core competencies of effective coaching. However, active listening is only part of the answer.

Many don’t realize that listening is primarily a cognitive activity since it is perceived as a behavior. How much do you understand how meaning is made? Some of the latest listening research has identified four habits of listening. If listening is a habit, then we have more control over how we do it by using our brains.

Even though listening is important, only 2% of the population has had training to improve their listening skills. Much of this training focuses on nonverbal aspects of listening, but neglects the cognitive part where meaning is made.

Join Dr. Laura Ann Janusik, who has devoted over 20 years of her researching, teaching, and training humans to be better listeners. She will help us see listening in new ways to increase our coaching effectiveness!

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 in-person!

ICF week May 2022

International Coaching Week!
ICW 2022 Event Calendar

Launched in 1999, International Coaching Week (ICW) is a week-long global celebration that educates the public about the value of working with a professional coach and acknowledges the results and progress made through the coaching process.

This year, ICW returns to “Reimagine the Future.” Open yourself to new learning and experiences. Join the global coaching community from May 16 – 22, 2022 to celebrate the power and impact of professional coaching.

Adrienne Diercks

Good Leadership Breakfast with Adrienne Diercks!

Get Your Tickets Now!
Date: Friday, May 20th, 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

Adrienne Diercks is the Founder & Executive Director at Project Success, a youth-development organization that motivates and inspires young people to dream about the future, helps them take steps to get there and gives them the tools they need to achieve their goals.

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 April 2022 New Members!
Jennifer Meagher
Lisa Wocken


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

Carol Dahlke
Debra Enloe (ICF MN Member)
Jill Stuber
Curt Gray (ICF MN Member)
Tirzah Lewis

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ICF North America Midwest Forum Credentialing Calls

ICF Global has implemented changes to the Coaching Competency model that will impact some aspects of the credentialing process going forward. Therefore, the ICF Credentials and Standards team has created a helpful, pre-recorded credentialing informational video for you to view at your convenience, along with a series of quarterly Q&A calls to answer all of your questions.
The next call is scheduled for May 10thRegister for 11 AM or  Register for 8 PM.

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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 PM-1:00 PM CST on the 4th Friday of each month through Sept 2022. We invite you to our next session! Friday, May 27th, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom Topic: How to Build Community for BIPOC Coaches in the Twin Cities

The Zoom link to access the sessions is:
Meeting ID: 811 1190 7834
Passcode: 493181

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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 

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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

Why Attend the Midwest Coaches Conference?
That’s the question the conference organizers are getting asked more than anything else.  The simple answer: because of the people you’ll get to spend time with!
First of all…we’ll be in person at the beautiful Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The incredible event space is being set up for you and your commitment to improving your coaching business. read more...

Meet Our Coaches!

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This month's featured interview is with Debra Enloe, the President & CEO of Genuine Compass and a Certified Diversity Coach through CoachDiversity Institute. In addition, Deb currently serves as the co-chair of Professional Development. Deb's mission is to guide others through their goal realization and lighten any weight in their soul, by learning to pause judgement of themselves and others. Learn how the events following George Floyd's murder inspired her to pivot her own career to coaching, and how she encourages cultural awareness within her clients.
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

Meet the Coach Video - Debra Enloe

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