From the Editor


Welcome to the September 2011 issue of the IAC VOICE!

In his President's Message, Bob Tschannen-Moran examines the links between the IAC and Open Space Technology, and offers a compelling summary of this meeting facilitation tool.

This month's featured member benefit is the Inspired Steps Coaching System, and creator Annette Sharpe shared her thoughts about measuring the success of coaching.

Alison Davis and Alberto J. Calderón continue to examine what's it's like to experience the IAC Coaching Masteries™ in everyday life. This month they delve into Mastery #6 – Clarifying.

Jennifer Day is back this month with a feature coaching article about burnout, including insights and strategies that will help you coach your clients through turbulent times.

As you grow your coaching business, do you ever find yourself weighing out different options for services, programs or products, unsure of which to develop? In our second feature article this month, product mentor Marcy Nelson-Garrison shares her Five-Step Process for Making Powerful Choices.

Speaking of member benefits, please note that there is a new round of ReciproCoach reciprocal peer coaching starting on September 27 (registration closes on September 25). This round consists of eight 30-minute sessions. You give eight sessions to one IAC coach and receive eight sessions from another IAC coach. This round is free for IAC members who have not yet used the ReciproCoach resource voucher, included in your annual IAC membership (click here for more information).

As IAC Board of Governors member Kerul Kassel says, "The benefit for newer coaches through ReciproCoach is obvious, but even as an experienced coach with multiple certifications, every round I have participated in has offered strong development and growth opportunities."

Our 2011 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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