From the Editor


From the Editor

Welcome to the April 2012 issue of the IAC VOICE!

Forget about March Madness, it's time for April Madness—and an IAC Learning Frenzy, at least according to IAC President Susan R. Meyer. Read her article below to hear about all of the exciting learning opportunities for coaches around the world.

In fact, you can mark your calendars now for April 25, 2012 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern. Susan will be hosting a webinar titled, "Transform Painful Events into Personal Empowerment," featuring Doris Helge, PhD, MCC (IAC). Please watch your Inbox for more details including registration information.

IAC member benefit provider Sara K. Sims of has a primer on a very important topic for online success—search engine optimization (SEO). If you've always wondered what it means and what you can do about it, check out her article below.

Does every good coach need a coach? That's the question that IAC Lead Certifier Natalie Tucker Miller tackles this month in her Inside Scoop, Ask the Certifiers column. You can still add your voice to the discussion on the IAC LinkedIn group. Click here to read Natalie's column on the VOICE blog.

Speaking of having your own coach, did you know that if you're an IAC member, you're eligible to receive free peer coaching, mentoring and supervision? There are more details below, or you can log into the members area to sign up now.

When an elephant is well fed and watered, he is happy to go where his rider tells him to go—that's Elephant Mastery, which could transform your coaching practice and your life! It's also the topic of this month's featured coaching article from Jennifer Day. Click here to read this article on the VOICE blog.

IAC licensee Deborah Williamson explores the age-old question, "So what do you do?" in this month's Tools for Coaching Mastery column, and helps us answer in a way that feeds the soul. You can read this article on the VOICE blog.

In another contribution from IAC licensees, DeeAnna Merz Nagel and Kate Anthony share their experience of going through the IAC Learning Agreement process with their organization. Click here to read the interview and learn about their online forum to discuss the IAC Masteries®.

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

P.S. Are you on Twitter? You can follow the IAC at There is also a list of VOICE authors, columnists and IAC BOG members at

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