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 hold monthly meetings open to members and guests on the second Friday of each month (except July and August) from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Guests are welcome to attend a maximum of three meetings before joining. Please see the Events page for upcoming meeting details and to register for an event.
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.
PRESIDENT: Todd Hess, MODL, PCC (Utah)
Todd Hess is the owner of Terrene Leadership Coaching, which focuses on developing leaders through coaching by incorporating the simple practice of “The Work” created by Byron Katie.
Todd is a certified coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and received his certification through the Coaching Leadership Program at Saint Joseph’s University where he also received a Master of Science in Organization Development and Leadership.
An HR Executive with 15 years’ experience leading Organizational Development and Leadership Coaching functions to help companies like eBay, CallTower, Vivint, and NICE inContact to improve management skills, employee performance, retention, and revenue growth. Todd has been passionate about developing people and ensuring organization health by developing people across the United States and in Asia.
Vice-President (President-Elect): 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.
Secretary: Trigena Halley, PCC, BCC (Utah)
Trigena offers leadership, high potential and executive coaching to individuals and organizations focused on enhancing and improving peak performance through a sustainable, results-focused approach. Trigena is adjunct faculty with the University of Utah and the Pacific Leadership Academy in Honolulu, HI. Trigena is co-author of A Coach Approach to Leadership and Professional Coaching Training – both accredited programs with ICF. She has a regular Coaching spot on KUTV’s Fresh Living show. Trigena, her husband and four children reside in the backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains in Sandy, UT and spend four seasons a year playing in the great outdoors.
Treasurer: 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.
Kimberly Whittaker (Idaho)
Kimberly is an expert in showing you how to embrace your superpowers so you can level up and get the promotions you have earned. As an engineer and engineering leader for 18 years at Cisco, she worked with some of the best teams and best team leaders in the industry. She achieved the highest level of Cisco certification (CCIE) while creating and inspiring incredibly high-performing teams that consistently achieved their stretch goals. Kimberly is currently the CEO at the Executive Coaching Advantage and would love to help you grow your career, your team and your business.
Stacy Harshman, CCMC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Idaho)
Stacy Harshman is the founder of Your Fulfilling Life Career Coaching, a firm focused on helping individuals find meaningful work and advance their careers. Prior to coaching, Stacy was a corporate recruiter for Albertson’s and the American Red Cross. Stacy has her master’s degree in Management from Colorado State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University and certifications as a Career Management Coach (CCMC), a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP), Job Search Strategist, and as an Emotional Intelligence (EQi-2.0) practitioner.
Genny Heikka, MBA (Idaho)
Genny Heikka, MBA, is the Owner and Founder of Her Team Success, where she coaches women and teams toward greater confidence, clarity, impact and results. She's been voted as a Top 10 coach in Boise by Expertise.com and is certified in Emotional Intelligence and EQ-i 360. Genny is adjunct faculty at the College of Southern Idaho, where she teaches women's advancement courses and Effective Team Dynamics, and she's a frequent speaker at events and conferences. She's also the co-founder of LIFT, an organization that creates relational gatherings to equip women to Live Inspired, Fearless, and Thriving lives and be courageous bridge-builders in their community.
Genny has served in a variety of leadership roles within corporate, non-profit and community organizations and loves applying her expertise in communications, branding and marketing to help her clients thrive, stand out and succeed. She and her husband Mike have two grown children and live in beautiful Boise, Idaho, where they love spending time outdoors and being involved in their Treasure Valley community.
Special Events Chair: 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
Marketing and Communications Chair: Position Vacant
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Past-President: Vicki Lundin-Taylor, PhD, CMC, ACC (Idaho)
I support and empower clients to ignite their visionary future as well as foster students in a safe, skill-scaling environment to integrate and grow their potential. Expanding on my diverse business knowledge from corporate venues to successful entrepreneurial enterprises, my doctorate research and certifications in transformative learning, human development, and leadership for social transformation. This has supported my interest in a variety of fields: professional coaching, academic coach educator, and community leadership. I live in Eagle, Idaho with my best friend and husband, Lance, and we are looking forward to getting back into playing golf, gardening, cooking and visiting with family and friends.
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.