From the President

by Susan R. Meyer,

Getting Set for Our Fall Season

It may seem like we’ve been on vacation, but there’s been a lot
going on behind the scenes at the IAC. As
I mentioned earlier
, we had an exciting presentation at the second World
Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS). Seventeen people received a complimentary
one-year IAC membership when they signed up for the Summit using our IAC link.
The slides are available on the members-only area of the website, and we are
exploring getting permission to share the podcast as well.

One follow-up that came out of this experience is that Aileen Gibb, Krishna
Kumar, Natalie Tucker Miller and I are committed to creating a series of podcasts
discussing our client experiences and the Masteries involved in each case.

Ed Britton has already completed a series of interviews with successful coaches
in Asia. I will be doing interviews with North American coaches in August, and
we plan to do additional interviews in Europe, Australia, South America, the
Middle East and anywhere else where we have active chapters. The first of these
are already in the hands of our Chapter heads and licensees, and will be posted
to the members-only area of the website by the end of September. Ed tells me
that he’s already listened to Paul Jeong’s interview three times!

Natalie Tucker Miller and Kristi Arndt represented the IAC at the first-ever
international Future of Coaching conference in August and discuss their experiences
elsewhere in this issue. I was unable to make the trip, but will be involved
in follow-up activities. As we post information and questions, I hope that many
of you will add your opinions to the discussion.

We expect to have two people preparing to join our group of Certifiers this
fall. We are also actively pursuing two new member benefits. We (finally) think
we’ve found an insurance company that will serve our Canadian members
and we are investigating a discounted membership in Harvard’s Institute
of Coaching for IAC members.

Finally, we are setting up a series of calls for members who want an open forum
to chat with other coaches, exchange ideas, get advice or simply to combat the
lonely life of the solopreneur. These will not replace the calls we currently
host for licensees or the "Ask the Certifiers" calls for our members.

hope all of you had a rewarding, enriching and masterful summer!

warm wishes for your success,
Susan R. Meyer

Susan 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.

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