Welcome to Fall, and to this September issue of the IAC VOICE. As you may remember from last month, we've changed our format. The slimmed-down email newsletter (sent the first Thursday of the month) contains full versions of the President's Message, any news from the Board of Governors and an article from a featured member benefit provider.
In my Editor's Note, I'll provide links to the feature articles and columns that have been posted to the blog since the last newsletter. You can always check the blog (http://blog.certifiedcoach.org) during the month to get a jump on your reading.
In today's President's Message, Bob Tschannen-Moran asks: "What's your calling?" and explores the concept from some fascinating angles.
Our featured member benefit provider is Confident Coach Connection. Founder Doris Helge celebrates the diversity of the IAC in her article below. Doris also provided our Tools for Coaching Mastery column this month. She called on IAC coaches to Leap Out of the Box and put assessments in their place.
Julia Stewart gave us a hot topic for a feature article, as she revealed How Coaches Can Attract More Clients with Social Networking than with Email Marketing.
In her Living the Masteries column, Alison Davis tells one of her own stories this month. She gives a compelling account of the work she and her husband are involved in, applying the IAC Coaching Masteries to situations of religious conflict and political tension.
And last but not least, Natalie Tucker Miller answered a frequently asked question in the Inside Scoop: Which of the Masteries is the most important?
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Our 2010 submission guidelines for the VOICE are available on the website. Submissions are welcome anytime throughout the month.
Please contact me with your article ideas and your feedback about this issue. Enjoy!
Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE