Answers from the President


by Natalie
Tucker Miller

we send our gratitude and love to Barbra Sundquist as she transitions from her
role as IAC certifier and coach to pursue other ventures which thrill her. We
celebrate all she has done for the IAC and the coaching profession, and we celebrate
all she will contribute to the world with her future pursuits.   Thank you,
Barbra, for your unwavering support for our profession, our organization and

to see the ways life serves us, even in times like this when it is tempting
to focus on how someone's influence will be missed, as coaches we look for the
perfection, the opportunity that presents itself.  This week, while staying
bedside with my mom in the hospital, I was reminded how we can do that when we
are present to what's around us.  Her elderly roommate, whose cognitive ability
has diminished, taught me a wonderful lesson in being present when she was asked
by a health care provider, "Do you know why you're in the hospital?"  She responded,
most seriously and reflective of how we'd been spending the past few days visiting
and joking and laughing, "I'm not here for the hospital. I'm here for the party."

on, Barbra.

Note: The woman mentioned in the
above paragraph passed away just days after the "party" comment. Her brief
presence in my life will leave a lasting imprint. Thank you, Coretha, I shall
continue to spread your light.

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