by Vicki Zanini
“September days are here, with summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson
As summer winds down our family managed a recent camping trip to the Blue Mesa Reservoir, which is the biggest body of water in Colorado, and our visit coincided with what’s called a “super moon”. According to Wikipedia “the super moon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.” The sky was lit up like dawn at 2:00 AM so I never even used my flashlight, and if there were any bears around they didn’t stand a chance because we could see them coming from miles away. A super moon event isn’t unusual and there is another one occurring on September 9th. I highly recommend watching it from the beach, as the moon’s image reflected in the water is mesmerizing.
It’s been a busy summer at the IAC. The website project continues to move forward with the support of Natalie Tucker Miller and Nina East, the executive and strategic review committees and countless others. The response to the recent website survey exceeded our expectations and was truly inspirational. Thank you to all who participated. There are additional projects going on as well, which you’ll be reading about in upcoming editions of the VOICE. The board of governors, chapter leaders, staff and volunteers all continue to amaze and inspire me with their endless energy and commitment to serving the coaching community.
And now we turn towards a new season and prepare for autumn, which for many means that the kids have returned to school and the refrigerator door is crowded with announcements and schedules. Every September I still get the urge to sharpen a pack of number 2 pencils even though I can’t remember the last time I actually held one. And I still get the urge to crack open a book or take a new class. If you are so inclined, it might be a good time to take a look at the IAC path to certification, if you haven’t already. Start with the Step 1 exam or complete your learning agreement. If you are new to coaching you might start with the IAC Masteries e-book, join an IAC chapter, or listen to the webinar and audio recordings available when you login to our website. IAC certification is a journey and you really do get to go at your own pace. Volunteering is another way to immerse yourself in the IAC community and you will be warmly welcomed. If that interest you, email Ed Britton (Ed.Britton@certifiedcoach.org), Director of Development, and he will answer your questions and get you started. If you are still unsure, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll get you connected to all the support and help you’ll need to expand your path to coaching mastery.
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 www.vickizanini.com.