About ICF High Country
Coaching is an integral part of a thriving society, and every ICF High Country member represents the highest quality of professional coaching.
ICF High Country provides programs, opportunities, and community to cultivate the growth of coaching and coaching professionals in Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
We come together to share our knowledge and experiences to develop our members, profession, and community and inspire others to reach their potential.
We provide a safe, collaborative environment that supports dialogue and is open to different perspectives, as well as access to opportunities and resources for ALL members.
We consistently adhere to the highest personal, professional, and ethical standards. We model the standards and ethics set by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
We hold monthly community events for members and the public on the second Friday of each month at 12 PM MT. Advanced registration is required to attend. You can view our events calendar to learn more.
Longtime coaches Jan Salisbury and Dawn Monroe started our organization in 2011. The group quickly attracted a select group of coaches in the Treasure Valley, holding monthly meetings to advance the coaching profession and support a local community of coaches. In 2015, we developed our first strategic plan and elected our first Board of Directors. We established the group as an Idaho Nonprofit Corporation in April 2016, and are an IRS 501(c)(6) tax exempt organization. Our fiscal year runs from June 1st through May 31st.
Thank you to the following Charter Contributors, whose generous donations supported the launch of ICF High Country: Nancy Buffington, Tom Hardison, Terri Hughes, Vicki Lundin-Taylor, Michael Marvosh, Carmen Oldenburg, Bill Rauer, Jan Salisbury, Linda Secretan, and David Spann.
Our bylaws are available here.
Jennifer Dougherty (Nevada)
As an iPEC Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), and COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist, I am passionate about helping leaders at multiple levels and organizations be the best versions of themselves. I have experience as an internal coach, administrator, leadership and professional development trainer, and researcher. I hold a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Also, she has a Master of Arts in Counseling and Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Nevada, Reno.
My strengths are learning, deliberation, responsibility, relating to others, and intellect. I believe that the primary purpose of life is to learn and develop (on all levels). For me, each person has a path, which is expressed uniquely. I believe that people can change and grow in various degrees, and they must want to change for themselves.
Marianna Henry (Utah)
Marianna Henry is a Utah-based ICF Associate Certified Coach, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, and educator committed to helping clients find strengths-based success on their ADHD, academic, career, and leadership journeys. She is a first-generation, bilingual, Polish-American originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Marianna has a master's in Social Entrepreneurship, studying sociology and nonprofit leadership. She moved to Utah in 2008 for her partner's career opportunity, and has worked in higher education for 14 years. She founded her private practice, MH Success Coaching, in 2020. Marianna is trained and well-versed in the space of neurodiversity, including executive function challenges and strategies, and enjoys researching and presenting around this topic. She has a compassionate and entrepreneurial spirit, and loves helping clients, students, teams, and organizations implement a strengths-based mindset and culture.
Alex Barilec (Utah)
Alex Barilec (ACC) is an ICF Certified Career and Leadership Coach who helps ambitious leaders tackling the worlds big problems to feel confident and in control of developing a successful career and meaningful life on their own terms. Through his work he helps them improve their performance, productivity and purpose in both their personal and professional lives. He has served clients in education, technology, start-ups, government contractors, small business owners and students to envision their next step, effectively prepare to move the next level and take powerful action. In his coaching practice, The Mindful Health Collective, he offers 1:1 coaching, group training on developing coaching skills and he leads workshops to help teams improve wellbeing in the workplace.
Alex’s passion is guiding people to create a professional and personal life they love to make an effective impact on the world. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from John Carroll University and was professionally trained as a coach at the Coach Training Alliance. Alex was born in Buffalo, NY, but currently calls Ogden, UT home. When he isn't working with inspiring individuals you can find him adventuring along the Wasatch Front skiing, hiking, running, and climbing.
Valerie Davis, EMBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Idaho)
Valerie Davis has over 30 years of executive, leadership, and human resources experience in varied industries, including: financial, retail, and consulting services. Her specialty is strategic planning and leadership coaching with expertise in culture, engagement, and talent and strength development. Valerie has a reputation as an enthusiastic leader who encourages and inspires others to stimulate both personal and group excellence.
Valerie is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from the University of Idaho and her Executive MBA from Boise State University.
Valerie has been an active HRATV member for nearly 25 years and has spent the last seven years serving on the HRATV Board. Last year, Valerie launched her coaching and consulting practice, Creative Connections where she enjoys creatively connecting people to their purpose, passion, and each other. In 2019, she also became a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF High Country.
Valerie and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors, watching sports, and living life as an adventure. They have two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, a rambunctious puppy, and they recently welcomed their first granddaughter to the family.
Chris Acton, ACC (Utah)
Chris’s career in aerospace and mining took him around the world, leading teams on five continents in multiple business functions and in many business transformation projects. After gaining his coaching certification with ICF, Chris left the corporate world and founded Coaching to Leadership, LLC to fulfill his unwavering passion for helping people develop to their full potential and become the best leaders they can be, regardless of where they are in their career journey.
Chris’s compassion extends to the non-profit world where he holds Board positions with community organizations, including past leadership of The Road Home, Utah’s largest housing and homeless services charity.
Ultimately Chris sees his most important role as being a good male role model for his two daughters and granddaughter and inspiring them to follow their dreams with courage and passion.
Patricia Teall Vincent, LCS (Idaho)
Patricia comes to the ICF High Country region from over three decades of multi-cultural community building in the States, Asia, and Europe. She works from Boise, Idaho, locally as well as virtually around the world, coaching and strengthening her communities. Learning and connecting are what she loves! Patricia Teall Vincent, LCS | LinkedIn.
Becky Tibbetts (Oregon)
Becky Tibbetts is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) endorsed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Becky specializes in enhancing mental fitness for 10X productivity, cultivating joy-filled relationships, and overall life satisfaction. Her clients experience freedom from burnout, discover new paths to success, and embrace abundant living. As a spark for change, Becky is dedicated to empowering individuals and teams. Her coaching style is Clear, Focused, Results-driven, guiding clients to lasting joy and fulfillment and she invites you to unleash your inner potential together.
Kerri Sutey (Montana)
Kerri Sutey's coaching philosophy is built on the foundations of curiosity and courage, essential for a fulfilling life. Her passion for exploration extends from globetrotting and hiking adventures to guiding leaders and teams through their agile transformations. Holding an ICF Associate Certified Coach credential and dual ICAgile Certified Expert designations in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) and Enterprise Coaching (ICE-EC), she offers a distinctive mix of thought leadership, strategic facilitation, and organizational agility. Each client engagement is impactful, tailored to individual needs, and grounded in the 'Lead. Grow. Thrive.' philosophy. This approach focuses on co-creating success pathways, empowering clients to confidently lead, grow in their roles, and thrive both professionally and personally. Kerri's commitment to integrity and ethical standards ensures a transformative and deeply respectful coaching experience.
Hannah Waen (Nevada)
Hannah Waen, ACC, is an ICF-certified coach and brand strategist with a corporate background in marketing, communications, design, non-profits, and fundraising. She attended Mount Holyoke College and later obtained a Professional and Executive Coaching certificate through the University of Texas, Dallas. She received additional coach training through BetterUp and the Co-Active Training Institute.
Hannah specializes in helping entrepreneurs and leaders develop their brand identities through values work, creativity, purpose, community, nature, and mindset. She is passionate about helping people reach their full potential through self-reflection and strategic thinking. Residing in Reno, NV, she enjoys horseback riding, Pilates, and exploring the outdoors in her free time with her husband and rescue pup, Ruthie. You can connect with Hannah on Instagram (@hest.creative) or through her company Hest Creative.
Amber Ussin Davey, MA, ACC (Montana)
Amber Ussin-Davey is an ICF accredited coach (ACC) and a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). She is certified through the College of Executive Coaching and has a masters in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Amber partners with her clients to assert their voice and bring an embodied presence to their work. She brings her years of experience in human development, trauma recovery, neuroscience and art to work with clients including college sports teams, profit and non-profit organizations, and health care providers.
As a 501(c)(6) Tax Exempt organization with annual gross receipts normally less than $50,000.00 we file IRS Form 990-N (e-postcard) after the completion of each fiscal year (June 1 through May 31st). Our most recent 990-N report is available here: 2018 990-N e-Postcard Filing Confirmation
Our financial status is reported to the ICF High Country Board at its regular meetings, and annual updates provided at the May Members meeting. To inquire about ICF High Country Financial and Information Returns, email our Treasurer.