Welcome to the July 2012 issue of the IAC VOICE!
Susan R. Meyer, MCC (IAC)
Susan R. Meyer is off this month. If you want to catch up on what she's been up to, you can read her President's Message from June 2012. Click to read more.
How to Make Your Coaching Practice Stand Out From the Crowd
Featured Member Benefit – Erik Bowman, Guanzi Institute
This month's featured member benefit is the Entrepreneur Boot Camp® program from the Guanzi Institute. Erik Bowman, Executive Director, contributed an article about how to make your coaching practice stand out from the crowd. Scroll down to view the full article, or click to read the article online.
IAC Learning Agreements: Look to What You're Already Doing
Inside Scoop – Natalie Tucker Miller, MCC (IAC)
IAC's Lead Certifier Natalie Tucker Miller received this question: "Someone told me that I can create my Learning Agreement with things I’m already doing. I’m not planning any coach-specific work this year, for personal reasons, and wonder how I am going to fulfill my requirement for my current certified coach status?" Click to read Natalie's response.
Learning about Learning Agreements
Sue Johnston, MCC (IAC)
This month's feature coaching article continues the topic of Learning Agreements. After almost two years on her "to do" list, MCC (IAC) Sue Johnston embarked on her own journey through the IAC's Learning Agreement process. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's not such a big hoop to jump through. Click to read more.
What to Do When a Client Says They Can't Afford You
In this month's business-building article, Kathy Mallary writes about how to understand and appeal to your prospective clients' deeper desires, and three important questions to ask yourself if prospective clients are saying they can't afford your fees. Click to read more.
Strategies for Enhancing Performance Initiative: An interview with coaching researcher Deborah Bright
Research-Based Coaching Mastery
Recently, Deborah Bright and Anita Crocket published a paper in Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, titled, "Training combined with coaching can make a significant difference in job performance and satisfaction." The overall purpose of their research was "to identify the most effective Performance Control Practices (behavioral and cognitive skills) used on a frequent basis to enhance performance while simultaneously mitigating the negative effects of stress." IAC members, click here to discover the role of coaching in performance control and mitigating the negative effects of stress.
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Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE
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