Committee Update Corner What have the various committees at the IAC been up to?

Bibi Ohlsson

Your membership with IAC shows a level of seriousness about your chosen profession and Member Benefit is all about adding value to your IAC Membership.

Receiving discount from service providers is one of many benefits. However, what we would like to point out is the benefit of getting to know and meet with people who are in the profession through Path to Mastery and LinkedIn.

Path to Mastery is all about you becoming a masterful coach and connects you with other IAC coaches with similar goals in developing and maintaining world class coaching skills. You will engage with a community of like-minded professionals that practice together and provide critical feedback to each other based on the IAC 9 Coaching Masteries®. You will have a team with whom to collaborate and magnify your talents. If you like to learn more about Path to Mastery, please email

Member Benefit Committee would love to hear from you. Please let us know how we can serve you better and add more value to your IAC Membership. You can reach us at

Charlie Boyer

Well, by now how many New Year’s resolutions have you managed to keep? Good for you if your answer is more than one! Notice that I didn’t ask how many resolutions you’ve already broken. That’s a negative way to look at it. As the old song goes, let’s “ac-cen-tu-ate the positive” throughout 2016.

“Clarifying” is the Licensing Committee’s Mastery of the Month. We will be focusing our next few meetings on getting clear around several issues: (1) categories of licenses, clarifying the qualifications, the benefits, and projected outcomes for licensees; (2) clarifying the distinction between licensing and preparation for certification; and (3) possible expansion of the role of licensees in helping prepare their clients for the written certification exam and submitting Professional Development Plans.

In our discussions, we have realized that “Licensing” may mean different things to different people. As an association, the IAC must be crystal clear in how we define and use that term. For example, we have found that some consider licensing to be a permit to use IAC copyrighted materials in their coaching practice. Others consider licensing to be a form of endorsement of their program. Still others appear to be confusing licensure with certification. “Clarifying” is our big task as we continue our discussions. We’ll have more to report after we deliberate and brainstorm some more.

What are your thoughts, ideas, suggestions about Licensing and its role in the IAC? Committee members Deb Chisholm, Pepe Del Rio, Eduardo Vier and Charlie Boyer welcome your suggestions and comments. Contact the Licensing Committee at

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