From the Editor


Welcome to the May 2012 issue of the IAC VOICE!

IAC President Susan R. Meyer was in good company last month in Kuala Lumpur for the 2012 International Coaching Conference – it was the first conference where three IAC Presidents were in attendance. Read her summary of this amazing event in today's President's Message, as well as details of the upcoming IAC webinar, Transform Painful Events into Personal Empowerment, on May 22nd.

Also in today's issue, IAC member benefit provider Annette Sharpe of Growing for Success has five important reminders about goal setting. Consider these when you're setting out to create something new in your life.

The IAC member benefits don't stop there! Through a partnership with ReciproCoach, IAC members are eligible to receive free peer coaching, mentoring and supervision. Please see the details below, or you can log into the members area to sign up now.

Natalie Tucker Miller announces another new IAC member benefit in this month's Inside Scoop, Ask the Certifiers column. If you're looking for practical explanations and examples for how to integrate the IAC Coaching Masteries® into your work, have a look at this new resource for IAC members!

In our first feature article this month, Mike Goonan challenges coaches about how focused we really are on our clients. You can read his tips for masterful listening on the IAC VOICE blog.

Next, Mattison Grey is back with a sneak peak at the subject matter of her upcoming book. In her article, When the Best Coaching Tool Isn’t a Question, she takes a closer look at the tool of acknowledgement – what we thought it was, and what it really is. You can read the article on the VOICE blog, where the conversation has already started with a poignant comment from IAC Lead Certifier Natalie Tucker Miller. Add your voice to the conversation now.

This month's installment of Research-Based Coaching Mastery introduces the work of Joel Steinmetz, who recently published a paper that explores the connection between ancient Greek philosophy and masterful coaching.

Along with her role in the upcoming IAC webinar, IAC licensee Doris Helge also provides our Tools for Coaching Mastery column this month. In Meet C.W., Doris introduces us to one of the most effective and effortless tools you’ll ever discover for transforming discomfort into personal power and joy. Curious? Read the article now on the IAC VOICE blog.

Submission guidelines for the VOICE are available on the website. Submissions are welcome anytime through the month.

Please contact me with your article ideas and your feedback about this issue. Enjoy!

Warm wishes,

Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE

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