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Honoring Coaches Demonstrating Servant Leadership

Each year, the ICF Minnesota Chapter presents the Gaston Award to honor one coach who demonstrates servant leadership in the field of coaching. The 2018 Gaston Award coach and past Gaston recipients will be honored at our special event on Tuesday, September 18th, at 6 pm at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis.

Nominate A Coach

You can nominate a coach to receive the 2018 Gaston Award. You can acknowledge a remarkable coach with this award. Gaston Award coaches are coaches that...

• Demonstrate servant leadership in the field of coaching
• Continue to take a stand for the profession of coaching
• Champion others selflessly

Previous Gaston Award Winners

2017 - Dana Kadue
2016 - Anne Olson
2015 - Sydney Paredes
2014 - Dave Wondra
2013 - Irene Kelly
2012 - Diana Gabriel
2011 - Bonnie Henriksen
2010 - Paula Hemming
2009 - Deb Bollom
2008 - Jim Earley
2007 - Bev Lutz
2006 - Elaine Gaston


If you have questions, please email Trish Perry

Name Quote Picture
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. //