From the Editor


Welcome to the March 2011 issue of the IAC VOICE!

Please stay tuned for an announcement about the launch of the brand new IAC website. In the meantime, you can now connect with us via social media:

LinkedIn Group
VOICE Blog (RSS feed)

We're still getting our feet wet, but we look forward to growing these channels of connection with our members and coaching colleagues around the world.

In today's issue, IAC President Bob Tschannen-Moran writes about how the IAC's approach to certification is setting us apart and sparking conversations around the world.

Our featured member benefit this month is Coaches Console, and Co-Founder and CEO Melinda Cohan explains how coaches can offer Exquisite Client Support.

When she submitted her column to me, IAC's Lead Certifier Natalie Tucker Miller joked that this month we've got "the Inside Scoop from Coop!" You can read Natalie's column on the blog to find out what IAC's founding President Michael "Coop" Cooper thinks about the new IAC Learning Agreements.

Also on the blog, Alison Davis has a beautiful example of Mastery Two in her Living the Masteries column.

Aileen Gibb invites us to challenge our clients in this month's Tools for Coaching Mastery column, by asking Who is Speaking Here?

Our two feature articles this month take us to some potentially scary places—in her article Tellin' Ain't Sellin', Mattison Grey leads us through a conversation with a prospective coaching client, including the exact words you can use to answer some tricky questions.

Imagine you are suddenly faced with a disability, but still need/want to work. Would you know what to do or how to help a client in that situation? Coach Tonia Boterf has been on both sides of the issue and shares her thoughts about self-employment as a career choice for people with a disability.

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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