Welcome to the new, earlier edition of the IAC VOICE. We're so pleased to be starting the month with you. Our issue is a little lighter this month, partly because of this transition, and that's highlighted the need for a richer storehouse of articles we can draw from. So if you've been thinking about submitting an article idea or a draft, please contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to help you get started!
And there are other ways you can contribute to the VOICE. Remember that you can submit your anonymous questions about the certification process online at http://certifiedcoachblog.typepad.com/blog/ask-the-certifiers.html. IAC Lead Certifier Natalie Tucker Miller and her team of certifiers address one of these questions in every issue.
Today in the Inside Scoop: Ask the Certifiers column, certifier Alison Davis helps one reader reconcile some of the language differences between the Proficiences, the Competencies and the Masteries.
Our first feature article is from regular VOICE contributor Jennifer Day, a coach specializing in emotional intelligence and stress management. She opens with a story that powerfully illustrates just how important it is to coach children about how to handle stress.
Our other feature article is about a topic near and dear to my own heart: article marketing. Virtual marketing assistant Bonnie Jo Davis provides a helpful primer outlining the benefits and strategies that will help you make the most of this business-building tool.
Our Tools for Coaching Mastery column will return next month with a submission by Julia Stewart from the School of Coaching Mastery.
Janice Hunter returns with a Coaching Moments column today, though I'm afraid she has some sad news for us.
President Bob Tschannen-Moran writes about having fun and being "in the flow," or is that being in the snow? You'll just have to read his message to find out. And finally, BOG Secretary Susan R. Meyer brings news from their February meeting.
To keep up with our VOICE contributors and IAC Board members, you can follow our Twitter list at: http://twitter.com/lindadessau/iac-voice-contributors.
Our 2010 submission guidelines for the VOICE are available on the website, with submissions for the April 1st issue due by March 10th, and submissions for the May 6th issue due April 14th.
Again, please contact me with any article ideas and your feedback about this issue. Enjoy!
Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE