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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: 6/1/2022
Subject: June Catalyst 2022
From: ICF Minnesota

June 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

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In Honor of Father's Day...Missing my Dad

I just glanced at a photo of my father, realizing how much I still miss him after almost 2 years.

When I think of my dad, I now realize he was a natural coach. He listened far more than he talked. He asked questions all the time. What motivated me? What books did I love to read? What was I dreaming of becoming? What did I want to do in my life? What music, trends, people, and topics interested me? What did I enjoy?

He was a naturally quiet man, very attentive and engaged. Dad was positive, upbeat, excited about the future and being in relationships with family, close friends, and colleagues. He made you feel like you could achieve anything.

My dad wasn’t an official or typical coach. He grew up on a rural family cotton farm in West Texas. He went to high school through the 11th grade since 12th grade didn’t exist. He was inspired to think about medicine, because of a book his aunt gave him in high school. Very few people from the community even went to college. He was a great believer in learning, teaching, research and development and had the gift of making very complicated information simple and unintimidating.

How can we listen so intently, hold silence, ask deep questions, and build strong, trusting coaching relationships, such that they will be remembered years afterward?

Ann Houser
President ICF Minnesota Chapter 


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ICF Minnesota presents
Team Coaching - Webinar
Register here!

Speakers: Karl Van Hoey & Katrina Kanelidou
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Location: Zoom

The session will be an interactive discussion on the various modalities and the differences between team coaching, facilitation and training. 

The program will focus on:

  • Team & Group Coaching Definitions

  • Team Coaching: Key Themes

  • Team Development Modalities

  • ICF Team Coaching Competency Model: Overview

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!

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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...

Midwest Coaches Conference Video

Chapter News

Welcome May 2022 New Members!
Karin Petty
Kate Loging
Kristin Ell
Molly Faitek

Stephanie Elliston

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

Anush Tsovikian
Debra Knilans
Julie Berndt
Lanette Siragusa
Todd Fonseca
Valerie Schumacher

Brenda Nelson (ICF MN Member)
Steven Ryan (ICF MN Member)

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From ICF Global -
Important Changes to ICF Credentialing Coming This Summer

ICF Credential-holders represent excellence in professional coaching. ICF Global continually strive to advance its credentialing process, ensuring it meets the highest standards in professional certification practice, supports ICF Credential-holders, and offers an important quality assurance for coaching clients and consumers.  

As part of this commitment, ICF Credentials and Standards is pleased to announce several updates to its Credentialing process. These changes include: 

  • Updated application paths integrating the updated ICF Accreditation structure 
  • Updated Performance Evaluation criteria and guidance developed in alignment with the updated ICF Core Competencies 
  • A new ICF Credentialing Exam designed to assess candidates’ knowledge and skill in the updated ICF Core Competencies 

These changes will be implemented simultaneously to ensure a smooth transition for ICF Credential candidates. July 27, 2022 will be the final deadline to submit ICF Credential applications under the current application paths and assessments (Coach Knowledge Assessment Exam and Performance Evaluation standards for ACC, PCC and MCC). On August 1, 2022 ICF will resume accepting applications for ACC, PCC and MCC Credentials using the UPDATED application paths. For example, candidates who submit a credential application on or after August 1st will be required to successfully complete the new ICF Credentialing Exam at a secure testing facility. There are other changes to be aware of. You can find a helpful informational video about these changes, along with specific instructions related to obtaining each Credential here:

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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, June 24th, 12:00-1:00 PM via Zoom Topic: Microaggressions

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

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Pathfinder Award Open for Nominations

It is time for the Pathfinder Award Nominations.

What is the Pathfinder Award?
An Award recognizing a coach who demonstrates clear and strong leadership in their contributions to a significant change, growth, and/or innovation initiative within the ICF Minnesota chapter in support of the ICF MN mission and vision. The Pathfinder Award originated in 2021 as a way to recognize outstanding progress with a new ICF MN initiative.

When will the Pathfinder Award be given?
If we do have a recipient of The Pathfinder Award, it 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? July 25, 2022

How do I nominate someone?
There is an on-line form on the website.
Underneath the pull-down menu access the Pathfinder link: and awards
Our intention is to ensure that everyone has time and opportunity to nominate individuals who exemplify the true nature of the coaching profession.
If you have any questions, please contact

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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 Open for Nominations

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 time and opportunity to nominate individuals who exemplify the true nature of the coaching profession.

If you have any questions, please contact

Meet Our Coaches!

Erin Barry

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 Erin Marie Barry, who is a life coach, motivational speaker and retreat leader.
Watch the interview here: Meet the Coach Video - Erin Barry
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


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Group coaching is a vital tool for coaches, leaders, visionaries, and practitioners. National movement toward group coaching has been a growing trend in recent years. Group coaching allows us to reach more people for three reasons: reduced participation costs, an instant community of support around a common experience, and decreased delivery time as a coach. Translating coaching skills to hold space for multiple people while navigating the many moving parts requires skill and practice. This series offers both and will prepare you to design, market, and deliver your group coaching offering.
For more information, click here:
For an early bird rate, use code GROUPCOACHDISCOUNT before June 15th.
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:

Reading Recommendations from ICF Global

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

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