From the Editor


Welcome to the August issue of the IAC VOICE. This is the first email newsletter since we've been posting new content weekly to the VOICE blog ( I hope you had a chance to visit during the month—if not, we've got all the highlights for you here!

Plus, you'll find full versions of articles from the IAC President, BOG Secretary and our featured member benefit provider.

In his President's Message, Bob Tschannen-Moran reveals the next exciting chapter of the IAC's learning/certification framework, with just a teaser about the upcoming personalized Learning Agreement process. Board of Governors (BOG) Secretary Susan R. Meyers updates us on their important work.

Our featured member benefit provider is onCoach by SAI, whose co-founder Bill Petrarca reveals how the "invisible hand" of coaching can lead to career success.

In our first feature article this month, Coaching Toys Founder Marcy Nelson-Garrison describes how you can give voice to your wisdom and expertise by creating a coaching product.

Our Inside Scoop column is a fascinating glimpse into the Certification process, and how the certifiers work to ensure that each applicant is evaluated fairly.

IAC-licensee Janice LaVore-Fletcher channelled the wisdom of her Grandma Clara to explore Mastery #3 and the wonder of coaching in silence.

Ever wonder how the next generations will make sense of the generations that came before them? According to Kathi Crawford, generational differences in the workplace are no excuse for arms-length leadership.

Living the Masteries columnist Alison Davis gives two profound examples of the Masteries at work. I hope reading these will inspire you to submit your own stories! Please send your contributions to Alison at

Are you on Twitter? You can follow our VOICE authors and columnists as well as some of the IAC BOG members. Simply visit or subscribe to the list from your Twitter account.

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!

Warm wishes,

Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE

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