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Marlin J Meendering   (#50)   

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Eden Prairie, MN
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Founder, Coach & Trainer
6330 Whispering Oaks Dr.

Eden Prairie, MN  

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Additional Information

ICF Global Member
ICF Credential
Personal or Business
Coach Training Organization
Gallup International
Coaching Certification
Certified by a professional coach training school
Degree Held
Master's degree


Marlin Meendering retired from the University of St. Thomas' Executive Education Center in June 2016 where he served as the Director of Executive Development from 2008 to 2016. Over the course of his career, he served as senior pastor of three churches; worked in technology sales; consulted as a Specialized Interim Minister; led the conflict reconciliation work of his denomination in Minnesota; and was Regional Director for Alpha USA and Alpha International in the Upper Midwest.

Marlin earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI and is an ordained minister. He is a graduate of the Executive Coaching program at the University of St. Thomas, is a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths coach, and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Marlin is the founder, coach, and trainer with his life, leadership, and executive coaching practice called Direction4Life. He lives in Eden Prairie, MN.

In addition to coaching individuals, Marlin also
provides the following workshops:
  • What’s Strong With You? (for individuals)
  • Leveraging Your Strengths to Resolve Conflict (for 2 individuals, small groups, leadership teams)
  • Polarity Management: Discovering Ways Out of the Binary Trap (teams)
  • Strengths-Based Leadership (leaders, boards)
  • Creating a Strengths Culture: Managing Teams to Greater Success (managers)
  • Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Faith Community (individuals/teams in churches & faith-based communities)

Marlin has been married to Bonnie for 45 years. Together they have written a marriage enrichment study, called Journey Toward Transparency. They serve as marriage mentors in their church, Upper Room, where Marlin serves on the Board, and together they lead small groups in Honoring Sabbath Rest, and Soul Care. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. He lives in Eden Prairie, MN.

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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. //