From the Editor


Angela Spaxman's excitement about the upcoming IAC strategic planning process is bubbling over in her President's Message this month. If you weren't already engaged in the process, she will help you get there. Angela also has an announcement about the IAC's Lead Certifier.

In other IAC news, if you or someone you know is an experienced web developer, IAC Communications Chair Sue Brundege would love to hear from you, and she presents the details of the current Request for Proposal.

In our first feature article, author and coach Jennifer Day explores the impact that the stress effect could be having on your experience as a coach.

Next, Victoria Fenner presents a case for podcasting – with tips and ideas for combining this technology with the valuable coaching services you are already delivering.

One of the goals of the VOICE is to help coaches become certified, and today's Inside Scoop – Lessons from the Certifier does it beautifully. In fact, Alison Davis tells you exactly what you must do in order to successfully pass Part Two of the Certification process – submitting your recorded coaching sessions.

When she sent me this month's Coaching Moments column, Janice Hunter told me, "Linda, this one's a thinker," meaning a post that's meant to inspire you to ponder, versus a post that wants to get you into action or teach you a specific idea. So read it with an open mind and no expectations of yourself to do or to learn anything. Just enjoy it.

Submission guidelines for the VOICE are available on the website, including submission dates for our upcoming issues. I would love to receive your article submissions by August 17th for the September issue, or September 14th for the October issue.

Please contact me with your article ideas and your feedback about this issue.

Warm wishes,

Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE

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