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Board of Directors

ICF Edmonton Charter Chapter Board is a volunteer working board. If you're interested in participating on the board or volunteering on a subcommittees or project, please reach out to president@icfedmonton.com for more information.

Jennifer Askey, CPCC, PCC


Jennifer Askey, Ph.D. works with leaders and leaders-to-be in a down-to-earth and engaging approach that utilizes emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and mindfulness to help her clients navigate the internal and external obstacles of their professional worlds.

Jennifer brings over 20 years of working in complex academic organizations as both a faculty member and administrator to her coaching work, where she focuses on career planning and transition, as well as organizational effectiveness.

She utilizes assessments, such as DISC, EQi-2.0, Belbin Team Roles, and 360s to help her clients and their organizations gain new insights and develop forward-looking plans for change.

She is an engaging and enthusiastic public speaker and workshop facilitator. She leads workshops on emotional intelligence and team effectiveness in Alberta and virtually.

Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in German Literature, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with CTI, and a Professional Certified Coach through ICF. She is pursuing certification with Positive Intelligence and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

This is her second year on the ECC board, and Jennifer brings her enthusiasm to the role of President.

Leanne Anderson, ACC


For as long as she can remember, Leanne has been passionate about helping people reach their potential and achieve their goals. This led to her obtaining a degree in Human Ecology and a Human Resources diploma.

She is a certified coach with more than 9 years' in the people development and coaching space.  Leanne has extensive experience working in organizational and leadership development within the Government of Alberta. She then went on to bring her expertise to the University of Alberta as a Senior MBA Career Advisor and instructor/facilitator.

Leanne is now the Head of Coaching and Development where she works closely with leaders at Inflexion Games, a local Edmonton video game studio.

Outside of work, Leanne enjoys spending time with her lovable boxer dog and taking in beautiful sunny winter days.

Heather Thomson, CEC, ACC, CPQC
Director of Membership


I am excited to serve as the Director of Membership for the ICF Edmonton Chapter.  My formal coach journey began in 2019 when I attended Royal Roads University and received my Certified Executive Coach certification.  In 2020, I received my Associate Certified Coaching designation from the International Coaching Federation.

In June of 2022, I retired from a 29-year career in education to pursue my coaching practice full-time and am loving every moment of it.  I am the owner of Bold and Brave Coaching and co-owner of Lumilead Inc. a leadership development and training company.  

In my spare time, I volunteer for the Women In Leadership national organization and am the Alberta Chapter Chair.  I love anything to do with leadership and could spend hours talking about it.   My passion lies in supporting new and aspiring leaders as they partake in their leadership journey. I co-authored "Mind The Gap: Navigating Your Leadership Journey" which was written for new and aspiring leaders-it was the book I wished I had starting out on my leadership journey.

I have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.  I am accredited in Emotional Intelligence and Personality Dimensions.   I am a Certified Executive Coach and have my ACC designation from the International Coaching Federation.  In addition, I am trained as a Certified Positive Mental Fitness Coach, Rethinking Impostor Syndrome Coach Practitioner, and a Licensed Rethinking Impostor Syndrome Speaker.    

As the Director of Membership, I am looking forward to connecting with coaches and supporting members on their coaching journey. 

Karmen Masson, CEC, PCC
Director of Programming

I am excited to serve in 2022 and 2023 as Co-Director of Programs for the Edmonton ICF Charter Chapter. Lifelong learning and contribution to the community are two of my core-essential values, so I expect to enjoy this journey! 

My path to becoming a professional coach has had a lot of twists, turns, and learnings. My first career began in the late ‘90s when I worked as a lawyer in private practice, then moved to public-sector practice where I also served as a senior manager and executive leader. At the height of my legal career, my partner and I had 2 children, and in my ‘spare time’ I led the development of a local charitable organization and taught law at the post-secondary level.

After experiencing how coaching skills were the ‘secret sauce’ in my effectiveness as a leader, mentor, facilitator, and parent, I attended Royal Roads University and graduated as a Certified Executive Coach in 2017. That same year, I started my own coaching practice and leadership development consultancy Karmen Masson Professional Coaching & Consulting and have since founded Your Best Practice - Coaching For Lawyers.

I look forward to getting to know the other Chapter coaches (new and seasoned) and helping to make a difference in the lives of others, one coaching conversation at a time!

Kelly Johnson, CEC, PCC
President Elect

Kelly Johnson, MA (Leadership), is a Certified Executive Coach with a PCC designation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) who practices Leadership, Executive, Team, Implementation and Presentation Coaching.

To date, she has applied her coaching expertise to partnering with executive, senior and system leaders in the public and private sectors, specifically in government, public and post-secondary education, non-profit, health, communication, publishing and business entrepreneurial areas.

Currently, working full time with Franklin Covey, Kelly facilitates the 7Habits of Highly Effective People, Speed of Trust, The 4Disciplines of Execution and The 4Roles of Great Leaders, provides one-on-one and team coaching as well as custom organizational and professional learning in leadership, coaching, organizational development at all levels including senior executive leadership.

Kelly’s coaching presence is described as laser-focused, energetic, feet-to-the-fire, inspiring and driven. Kelly brings a sense of passion, energy and innovation to her coaching and views her role on the ICF-ECC board as aligning to her commitment to contributing to the growth and development of this professional practice we call coaching.

She is honoured to continue with the Board in the Role of President Elect.

Kristine Trinh

Kristine is thrilled and honored to be a board member of the ICF Edmonton Chapter. In 2015, she received her leadership coach training through Essential Impact and is currently in the process of having her ACC application reviewed.  She has worked with the Government of Alberta for 22 years, twelve of which have been in leadership roles. Kristine’s educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in Leadership, and a Bachelor’s degree and Diploma in Social Work. 

Kristine’s coaching and leadership style are holistic and eclectic in nature, including values such as authenticity, integrity, reflective practice, thinking and accountability partnerships, values-based decision-making, and developing self and others. She is passionate about helping others exceed their own expectations through courage and mental mindset reframing. 

Kristine’s inner core values are kindness, respect, and love for all interactions in life.

JP Madden
Director of Public Relations

My background is in sales and marketing and I believe passionately in the power of the message. I believe public relations begins with listening and truly hearing your audience. WIthout that, any outbound communication is at risk of falling flat. I am excited about the opportunity to support the Edmonton ICF chapter’s efforts to engage with its wider audience.

I began my coaching practice working with entrepreneurs in the area of communication and leadership. And while his practice evolves he keeps the centre of his work around helping clients improve their communication.

In working with leaders, JP is trained in EQi-2.0 assessments and leverages insights in a leader’s emotional intelligence to improve their team communications. JP is pursuing ICF accreditation and sees great value in CIF membership.

This is his first year on the ECC board, and JP is eager to assist ICF Edmonton in its efforts to grow its presence within the local coaching community and beyond!

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