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by Susan R. Meyer, IAC-CC

Thanks to the diligent efforts of Kerul Kassel, IAC Member Benefits Coordinator, three new benefits have recently been added. Please visit for more details about the offers from Bulls Eye Coaching, OnCoach and the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations.

During the past month, the BOG regretfully accepted the resignation of Yoram Gordon and Bonnie Chan. Yoram was an active member of the Strategy Committee, and Bonnie had graciously continued on the BOG past the end of her term in order to support the translation of the Masteries as well as many other projects. Past President, Angela Spaxman, said this about Bonnie:

I’ve known Bonnie since the early 2000s when she first got interested in coaching and very quickly began to make her leadership felt in Hong Kong. Bonnie has a big vision of coaching, especially in terms of the positive difference it can make in her home country, China. Since joining the IAC Board of Governors in 2007, Bonnie has made a huge contribution through her energy, initiative, creativity and focus. She has been instrumental in many projects, although she is always very modest about her contributions. She created systems and teams to deliver quality translations of the Masteries and the online exam into key languages. She formed leadership teams for several IAC Chapters in Asia and built supportive connections between them. She was the vision and driving force behind the IAC’s first conference held in Shanghai earlier this year. She continues to contribute to the IAC Certification Board, especially in their efforts to bring the benefits of certification to different language groups.

I’m sure that we’ll continue to see Bonnie’s influence, not only through the legacy she has created already, but perhaps in even bigger ways! I’m very grateful to know that she is always working her magic towards our common goals.

We expect to roll out many aspects of the Strategic Plan by September; Bob, Joan, Angela, Susan and volunteer Aileen Gibb continue to work on the implementation process. There are great volunteer opportunities to be had as the IAC grows, such as the Membership Committee, Licensing Committee, Communications Committee or Volunteer Committee. Or you can contact Kristie Arndt at to suggest your own special area of interest.


Susan R. Meyer, IAC-CC is President of Susan R. Meyer, Coaching and Consulting and of Life-Work Coach. She provides personal and executive coaching and facilitates seminars on topics including life planning, emotional intelligence, leadership development, communication, and coaching skills for managers.

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