From the President

by Vicki Zanini

Greetings and a very Happy New Year!

This is a time of year when in many parts of the world we usher in a New Year. Like many, I use this time of year to reflect and refocus on what is meaningful to me. A favorite quote of mine supports me in this process:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Harold Whitman

It is fitting that I first heard this quote in a coaching seminar over 12 years ago and immediately resonated with it. Whether I’m on the giving or receiving end of coaching, masterful coaching brings me into contact with the present moment in a way that truly brings me to life. I feel completely alive and grateful when I reflect on this past year as president of the International Association of Coaching.

What I have come to appreciate is that we are an organization of individuals who are passionate. We lift each other up to the highest standards. We coach each other through the difficult conversations and we fully celebrate our successes. We are a people who have come alive, as the quote says. There is no place I’d rather be than here in this moment.

On a practical note, the board of governors met in December and voted our officers in for a 2nd term with a couple of minor changes: Vicki Zanini, President; Krishna Kumar, President Elect; Pepe del Rio, Vice President, Marissa Afton, Secretary, and Terri Hase, Treasurer. I am so please to be able to work with these individuals and all of our board of governors for another year.

And on a personal note, I would like to invite you to share the path to Mastery with me. One of my goals in 2015 is to begin my journey toward IAC certification. While I have been a coach for over a decade and have several certifications, I have put off my IAC certification. And now I am ready. You too can begin your journey in 2015. My first goal will be to become an IAC practitioner. I’ll be sure and let you know when I have accomplished this!

Wishing you all much joy and success in 2015.


Vicki Zanini Vicki Zanini is founder of Vicki Zanini Coaching & Training. As a certified holistic life coach, she works with individuals and groups who are ready to create new possibilities, boost personal effectiveness, and experience a deeper sense of meaning and inner peace. She has been leading coaching groups and workshops for over 15 years in personal development, self-care, creativity, and intuition. Visit her website at

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