With summer upon us are you able to take some extra time to pause and reflect? I’ve been spending quite a few warm afternoons lounging on my front porch, watching the arbutus leaves flutter to the ground (they shed year-round), listening to the birds and sipping lemonade.
Although it may look as though I’m doing nothing, in fact I’m thinking, reflecting and planning. One of the things that I’ve been thinking about is how to take my coaching work beyond the standard for-profit model. I’ve long wondered about this, and have recently been investigating some online resources that provide inspiring models. I’ll be telling you more about what I’m learning in future issues of the VOICE.
While on the topic of reflection, in our new book review column, IAC member Julia Menard recommends the book Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey through the Hours of the Day. This book, by Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, suggests that each day have “eight seasons” ranging from “prime” (working time) to “laud” (“applaud” – the time for expressing gratefulness) to vespers and completion. I think you’ll enjoy Julia’s summary of the eight seasons of the day.
In Answers from the President I ask Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC-CC to tell us more about all the volunteers who support the IAC’s vision. I was particularly interested to hear about the incredible response that the IAC has had from members who want to volunteer their time and talents. That’s so exciting!
Coaching Moments columnist Janice Hunter is taking this month off for a family holiday to Greece, but rest assured her popular column will be back next month.
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