From the Editor


Welcome to the August 2011 issue of the IAC VOICE!

In The IAC: A Quality Organization, President Bob Tschannen-Moran celebrates the integrity and transparency of the IAC certification process as well as the individuals who have achieved that masterful designation. Then he invites you to assess your own commitment to quality and how you express that in your work as a coach.

This month's featured member benefit article is from Coaches Rising founders Joel Monk and Laurens van Aarle, who help you avoid The Two Most Common Mistakes Coaches Make.

In her Inside Scoop column, Natalie Tucker Miller answers the question, Are the IAC Learning Agreements a Good Idea? Natalie thinks they are, and so does IAC Past President Angela Spaxman, who recently created her first Learning Agreement Proposal. I interviewed Angela to hear the insights she gained from going through that process.

Alison Davis once again shares her Living the Masteries column with Alberto J. Calderón as they each explore Mastery #5 – Expressing by asking, "Just how effective is my communication?"

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

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