by Susan R. Meyer,
Year-End Roundup for 2012
It’s been an interesting year for the IAC – lots of high points
and a few low ones as well. As I end my first year as President, I’d like
to give thanks to all the members of the Board of Governors for their support
and many efforts on behalf of the IAC. Three members will reach the end of their
terms this month and will all be sorely missed.
Uta Guse took a strong lead in heading the Licensing committee. During the
past year, with the support of Natalie Tucker Miller and Ed Britton, we have
increased information flow to the licensees, held regular open calls for them,
revised the licensees’ handbook and made it clearer how valuable these
schools are to the ongoing efforts of the IAC.
Kerul Kassel chaired Member Benefits and, with Kerryn Griffiths, created our
research presence. Under Kerul’s leadership, we were able to add benefits
that make sense for our members and weed out a few that were not serving you
well. Her thorough research made it easy for us to decide on new benefits and
her contributions to setting up the research forum are a lasting legacy. Incidentally,
Kerul was one of the first 100 people to join the IAC.
Kate Larsen took on the daunting task of heading the Chapters committee for
the past two years. She created a Chapters handbook and has reviewed each new
application and shepherded the applicants through the process of establishing
chapters. She also conducted periodic surveys to learn how we could better support
All three of these wonderful BOG members will be missed!
We have (finally) completed our transition to a new membership software platform
and expect that problems in joining and in renewing memberships are now a thing
of the past. I want to thank all of you for your patience during this transition.
This year, we have rolled out student memberships and already have several
student members enrolled. Two of them have expressed interest in taking advantage
of the discounted rate to become full members.
Our Asian groups have become increasingly active. The IAC co-sponsored a conference
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last spring and another is planned for Bangalore,
India on June 6-7, 2013. Jin Lee has been active in conducting regular meetings
for the chapters in the region and Bonnie Chan and the Hong Kong Chapter have
successful negotiated with the University of Hong Kong, School of Professional
and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) to be our licensee and offer IAC Masteries
A series of interviews of IAC coaches in Asia, conducted by Ed Britton, have
been uploaded to the website. You’ll enjoy listening to these!
We conducted one webinar featuring licensee Dr. Doris Helge and are planning
one a month in 2013. We will also, with the help of Kim Ades, create a series
of webinars featuring our member benefit providers.
Our member chats, facilitated by BOG members, have proven to be very successful
and will continue in 2013. We had one technical glitch the last week in November
when my phone and Internet inexplicably went out for two days, so we’ll
The LinkedIn group is also becoming increasingly popular. It’s a great
place for members to ask questions and, in the promotions section, feature upcoming
events. You can also feel free to post your events on our Facebook page.
The Learning Agreement process is gaining interest. Over the next month, we’ll
be rewriting the web pages to make it much easier for you to see how many different
kinds of learning experiences can incorporate learning about the Masteries and
how many ways you can fulfill your continuous learning commitment. Most of those
who have completed the process spoke with the reviewer about how much they enjoyed
We’ve experienced a downturn in membership recently, so I’m hoping
that you’ll all pitch in to bring old members back to the IAC and new
members in the door. With the support of the BOG and our wonderful volunteers,
I’m committed to expanding the number of ways members can connect with
each other and continue to hone their craft.
Our Executive Committee for 2013 is in place:
President – Susan R Meyer
President-Elect – Kristi Arndt
Vice President – Krishna Kumar
Secretary – Tatiana Abend
Treasurer – Vicki Zanini
Finally, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the IAC and we intend to celebrate
all year. Expect at least one event each month and a number of surprises along
the way. In January, we’ll begin by honoring our first 100 members and
a special few who have remained active for a decade.
I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season and gearing up for an incredible 2013. As always, let me know how the IAC can support you.
warm wishes for your success,
Susan R. Meyer
R. Meyer, MCC (IAC) is President of Susan R. Meyer, Coaching and Consulting
and of Life-Work Coach. She provides personal and executive coaching
and facilitates seminars on topics including life planning, emotional
intelligence, leadership development, communication, and coaching
skills for managers. www.susanrmeyer.com.