Every Memorial Day weekend, my family gathers from near and far to unite at my grandfather’s house. We bring food and stories to share and spend three days laughing, dancing, and filling each other in on the time that has gone by. This past weekend, despite the rain (and snow!), we had another wonderful time.
While we don’t have a very large family, we have “adopted” many friends into our quirky little world, thus our reunions are peppered with all kinds of interesting people. We take a group photo at every gathering, and represent absentees with their names written on inanimate objects – say, rakes or brooms – and include them in the group shot (as you can see in my photo this month.) Even when our loved ones are not present, they are very much on our minds; and although we lead entirely different lives and grow in various directions, we find a way to unite and connect.
It has become clear to me that within the IAC community, the Masteries are regarded in a similar way; they are always relevant and even as the world rapidly changes, the Masteries mesh in with that inevitable growth. This month, our fabulous contributors weave the Masteries and the art of awareness into their articles. From a fish market in Seattle, to the world of strategic planning, to Indian Country, we cover a lot of ground.
Thank you to all involved with the VOICE for your continued support. I hope you are looking forward to seeing where the VOICE takes us next month! Please let us know if you have questions, comments, or interest in contributing: firstname.lastname@example.org. We always look forward to your insight.
Best, Beth Ann
Beth Ann Miller holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and is a native New Englander. She has a professional background in editing and higher education, as well as working with youths in the arts. Her stories have appeared in small online and print journals and she is perpetually at work on new creative projects.
From the President – Susan Meyer Susan shares how the IAC Coaching Masteries® have shown up in (and enhanced) her life recently, and announces many upcoming exciting opportunities for IAC members.
Where Lifeless Fish and Coaching Meet – Lucía Murphy A unique trip to a Seattle fish market teaches you how to strengthen your relationship with your clients and make every session with them exceptional.
Thought Word and Deed – Martha Pasternack Can you communicate without understanding a language? Martha ruminates on connecting at a deeper level with your clients by listening to more than their words.
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