A recent trip to St. Augustine, Florida has me gushing about the town. Being one of the oldest European-established settlements in the U.S., I had quite an adventure filled with beautiful architecture, history, and sunshine. For me, it was a much-needed break from the “real world”, as well as a great learning experience – I always love exposure to new places and people.
This month, the VOICE has a definite focus on the appreciation and acceptance of new experiences and intercultural interactions. Jan O’Brien poses new questions about effective communication across cultures and guest contributor Marissa Afton expands on the challenges we may face when working with different cultures. In addition to this focus, we explore the road to coaching mastery and remain updated on the licensing committee and open chat calls.
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Beth Ann Miller is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing and is a native New Englander. She has a professional background in editing and higher education, and enjoys working with youths in the arts. Her stories have appeared in online and print journals and she is perpetually at work on new creative projects.
From the President – Vicki Zanini
The Cross-Cultural Conundrum – Marissa Afton
Intercultural Corner: Culture and Communication – Jan O’Brien
Assistance on Your Road to Coaching Mastery – Natalie Tucker Miller
Inside the IAC Licensing Committee – Charlie Boyer
Open Chat Calls