by Vicki Zanini
I just returned from a trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia. To the left is a picture my daughter took on Driftwood Beach, just a few steps from where we stayed. This is one of the most romantic beaches in the world, and it’s easy to see why. I am home now and ready to step back into my coaching practice – for me another very special place in the world. I am a romantic!
It’s hard to believe it’s already July, which means fireworks and Independence Day celebrations here in the United States. The IAC is in full swing this summer with many opportunities to engage with our community while moving forward on your path to mastery. Visit www.certifiedcoach.org and click on the calendar of events link for an expanding list of opportunities.
In June our very own Aileen Gibb, Krishna Kumar, Natalie Tucker Miller, and Susan Meyer were part of the presentation team for the World Business and Executive Coach Summit (WBECS). Their presentation Ensuring Full Spectrum Growth: The Ultimate Coach/Client Experience, offered an engaging and holistic experience of the IAC Masteries, including how they support us in achieving a state of flow in the coaching session. During the presentation I was deeply moved and inspired by the way the presenters naturally demonstrated the Masteries throughout the session. The Masteries “came alive” for me. We are discussing ways to make this powerful presentation available to our members.
Are you committed to becoming the best of the best in coaching? Join us in our monthly IAC Path to Mastery teleconference. The dates and times vary in order to accommodate attendance in different parts of the world, and each month we discuss a different IAC Mastery. Each conference begins with a 10 minute review of a mastery followed by open discussion and dialogue focused on how to implement the mastery into our coaching and lives. These are open calls and available to everyone at no cost. The next call is scheduled for July 23rd at 9:00 PM Eastern Time when we will discuss Mastery #5: Expressing. Hope you can join us!
Would you like to participate in an IAC Path to Mastery coaching triad? They are free to IAC members. Each triad consists of three students who switch roles in order to participate as an observer, coach and client. A debrief at the end of each call allows participants to share insights and observations. I think triads are among the most supportive environments to practice coaching skills and I cherish the friendships I’ve made with my triad partners. If you are interested in joining a triad, get in touch with Ed Britton, Director of Development, at email@example.com and he will answer your questions and help get you signed up.
For all you lifelong learners and book lovers (don’t all coaches fall into these categories?), don’t forget the Coaches Reading Club! It’s open to everyone and free to participate. We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM Eastern Time to share our thoughts and experiences around selected books. If you want to know more, have any questions, or wish to sign up visit http://coachesreading.club/.
The IAC is uncompromisingly dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of coaching internationally, and to expanding the path to mastery. Whether you coach for a living, as part of your profession, or to enrich your life and relationships, we’re here to support you in being the best. As I shared earlier, I am a romantic. I love my family, I love my friends, and I love coaching. It is a true passion for me and for so many coaches I know. Why? Because we’ve seen the difference it’s made in the world. We are each on our own path to living the masteries but we enjoy the journey more when we share it. Reach out to me or any one of our team members and let us know how we can better support you on your path to mastery.
Wishing you joy on your path to 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.