From the Editor


Welcome to the March 2012 issue of the IAC VOICE!

President Susan R. Meyer is ready for spring, and she gives plenty of reasons to look forward to what will be happening at the IAC – including an invitation to a special event on March 20, 2012. Please see below for the details. 

Our featured member benefit provider in this issue is Lockton Affinity, and Assistant Vice President Kevin Johnson explains the difference between "claims-made" liability insurance and "occurrence" liability insurance, and why you should care.

Also, don't forget about your ReciproCoach member benefit of peer coaching, mentoring and supervision. There are more details below, or you can log into the members area to sign up now.

This month's Inside Scoop, Ask the Certifiers column answers the question, "In the last President's Message, it was mentioned that there is another level of certification. My recordings did not pass the first time I submit for certification. Will this new level be retroactive, and how will know if my sessions passed?" Click here to read Natalie's answer on the IAC blog.

In this month's Tools for Coaching Mastery column, IAC Licensee and Master Certified Coach (IAC) Aileen Gibb shares how the Question Compass tool can fuel your own growth as a coach, as well as being a force for change in your clients. Visit the VOICE blog to read Aileen's article.

In today's instalment of Research-Based Coaching Mastery, you'll read about a fascinating coaching study about adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

With last month's exploration of Mastery #9, Alison Davis has now completed her Living the Masteries series and will cease her monthly column for now. Thank you so much for your wonderful contributions, Alison! We look forward to more gifts from you in the future.

Our featured coaching article this month is from Alex Carter, who reveals the myth and reality of nonprofit work-life balance. You can read this article on the VOICE blog.

Kathy Mallary is back this month with more useful marketing guidance for coaches. She explains how our prospective clients are leaving a trail and gives us seven steps for how to find them. Read her business-building tips on the 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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