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Mary Kay Delvo   (#76)   (Mary)

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Minneapolis, MN
Email Address
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Business Coach,Strategist & Speaker

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ICF Global Member
ICF Credential
Personal or Business
Coach Training Organization
Learning Journeys International School of Coaching
Coaching Certification
Certified by a professional coach training school
Degree Held
Master's degree
INspiring SIGHT


INspiring SIGHT founder, Mary Kay Delvo, developed her emotional muscles over twenty-five years of multi-sector and interdisciplinary experiences managing human emotion within complex systems. Her complex systems experiences range from local, county and state governments to higher education, K-12 Education, non-profits and across agriculture.

As an experienced communicator, public speaker, and systems strategist, Mary Kay attributes much of her successes to the diverse personal and professional experiences she has accumulated from working with individuals across the lifespan--from early childhood through end-of-life, across all socio-economic classes, and in urban, suburban, and rural settings. 

With formal training in social work, public relations, leadership, psychology and as a certified professional coach, Mary Kay has an in-depth understanding of human nature, emotion and the role it plays in the family, community and organizational systems.  

Her openness to new experiences and opportunities allow her to examine situations from many angles—ultimately preparing her to nudge individuals and organizations to “wake-up to how they show-up”. 

Anyone who interacts with Mary Kay will have no doubt about her passion, need to leave things better than how she found them and will see first-hand the work ethic she learned growing up in a large family on a small diversified North Dakota farm.



  • Certified Professional Coach, Learning Journeys International Center for Coaching
  • Masters of Liberal Studies, University of Minnesota; College of Professional Learning
    *Emphasis on self-awareness in emerging leader program development
  • B.S. in Social Work, University of North Dakota

                      MN State Board Certified Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

  • B.A. in Public Relations, University of North Dakota
  • Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leaders Cohort, Class IX
  • University Leadership Academy, University of Minnesota Extension


  • Fridley Independent School District #14; Board of Directors, 2nd term, 2018 Chair
  • Intermediate School District 916, Board of Directors
  • Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Foundation Board (MAITC)
  • International Coaching Federation - Minnesota (ICF-MN), Board of Directors, Co-chair, Professional Development
  • Association of Metropolitan School Boards (AMSD)
  • Minnesota School Board Association Legislative Delegate (MSBA)

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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. //