Thanks to all who have been sending feedback and article ideas, and especially those who contributed to the flurry of comments on the blog last month, especially on Tonia Boterf's article, Don't Niche Me In (read the article and comments here).
We hope to keep hearing from you, and we're especially hungry for questions about certification for our Inside Scoop: Ask the Certifier column. Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC Lead Certifier, is ready and waiting to dive into your juiciest questions. You can even ask your questions anonymously with this form: http://certifiedcoachblog.typepad.com/blog/ask-the-certifiers.html.
There are two important changes in our newly revised Submission Guidelines. First of all, contributors will be pleased to learn that we've loosened our copyright restrictions. Secondly, as of March 4, 2010, your VOICE newsletter will arrive on the FIRST Thursday of the month, one week earlier, so that we can all start the month together. That means that the time lines for submissions have also changed, so please refer to the guidelines.
We're bursting at the seams this month with IAC news. President Bob Tschannen-Moran presents his thoughts about leadership and intention, as he introduces the emerging leadership team of the IAC. Then Susan R. Meyer, Board of Governors Secretary, delivers her first monthly glimpse inside the BOG meeting, with exciting news about Natalie Tucker Miller's role in the first IAC International Coaching Conference in Shanghai. Susie Li continues that story in an invitation from China.
This month's featured member benefit is a special offer from Lisa Gruenloh from Empower PartiesTM, who also shares her philosophy of fun, creative, accessible coaching for all in the accompanying article. In the same spirit of fun, Barry Zweibel offers his "Biz-D" points game to help you grow your coaching business.
For our other feature article this month, we welcome back Nigerian coach Folake Oluwole, who reveals the essence of corporate coaching.
In Tools for Coaching Mastery, Doris Helge continues to lead us on the path to coaching confidence. In the Inside Scoop, Natalie Tucker Miller breaks things down for a reader who just can't imagine getting "9 in 30."
To close our February issue, Janice Hunter illuminates the winter sky with a thoughtful piece about courage and care.
A reminder that if you enjoy what you read in the IAC VOICE, be sure to follow our feature article authors, columnists and IAC Board members on Twitter. You can check in on them anytime at http://twitter.com/lindadessau/iac-voice-contributors, or subscribe to the list from your Twitter account.
Our 2010 submission guidelines for the VOICE are available on the website. I would love to receive your article submissions by February 10th for the March 4th issue or by March 10th for the April 1st issue.
Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE