It has not
been my pattern in life to be a joiner. In college I skipped
the sorority lifestyle, remaining a person commonly labeled
as an "independent." Also, I joined the Brownies, yet left
the Girl Scout organization. That all changed when I became
a proud member of the IAC this month.
I became aware
through coaching and while writing my own newsletter, that
operating as a "Lone Ranger" in life and practice has been
an energy drain and a hindrance. My coaching practice has
taken a more rapid, positive upturn by reaching out and
sharing, communicating, and practicing with other coaches.
benefit for me of IAC membership is that I have acknowledged
that I am a professional life coach. When I decided to
consider myself a Professional Life Coach, the importance of
being an IAC Member (an active participant) rather than a
Subscriber (an observer) become apparent.
particularly like about the IAC:
The IAC is
evolving, and that is an important value for me.
The focus is
on coaching, and not on individual coaches. Through the IAC
I can support the development of coaching in all walks of
A few specific member benefits:
The IAC VOICE
newsletter is a valuable asset and some of its rich content
of articles and features is available to members only.
IAC certification acknowledges excellence in coaching,
yet without a specific learning format requirement.
listed in the "Find a Coach" on-line directory.
Clients can discover and verify our pledge to abide by the
IAC Principles and
Code of Ethics.
You can get
discounts on insurance, events and other services of special
interest to coaches.
There are both
on-line and live opportunities to connect with other IAC
Volunteer opportunities enhance and enrich the learning
curve and expand contact and "rubbing elbows" with leading
coaches in a supportive environment that elicits your best.
If you have questions,
ask me. I love it!
Are you an
IAC member or a subscriber? If you’re not sure, click on
http://www.certifiedcoach.org/join.lasso, enter your
email address and ask for your password to be sent to you
(if you haven’t got it already). With your password, you can
log-in to see your status and upgrade or join.
If you have
any questions about your membership or subscriber status,