From the President

by Krishna Kumar

The IAC’s uniqueness in the coaching community is well described by an ancient Sanskrit phrase Vasudaiva Kutumbakam that in essence translates to "The world is one family." The words, however, go far beyond the literal meaning in that they denote working towards a society that fosters peace and harmony within all communities.

The 21st century is a time of rapid change. In a world that has been famously described as volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), we are now faced with a unique and often unknown set of challenges. And the IAC is wonderfully positioned to take up the challenge by travelling the “path of coaching mastery.”

In the months to come, I am delighted to share that we will introduce a number of initiatives that will help our “family” of coaches to move further on this path. And, possibly the most exciting introduction will be the “Path to Success” program for our coaches to complement the hugely successful “Path to Mastery” program.

Stepping forward to lead an organization founded by visionary coach Thomas Leonard, and headed by many illustrious predecessors, I am acutely conscious that the IAC needs to use the power of coaching and build leadership that will shape a global community and move us to a better world. I would also like to gratefully acknowledge our outgoing President, Vicki Zanini, for her terrific commitment and effort in creating a platform that we can build upon.

As an organization that is well represented in virtually every continent and country, managed by a very talented team on our Board of Governors and supported by a dedicated team of Officers, I am hugely encouraged that our global community of coaches will work towards the IAC’s mission of “Expanding the Path to Coaching Mastery.”

It would be my privilege to connect with you at

With appreciation,

Krishna Kumar

Krishna KumarKrishna Kumar is the Founder-Director of the Intrad School of Executive Coaching (ISEC) and a pioneer in the sphere of Leadership and Executive Coaching in India. His firm belief that coaching is the best way to learn has carried him through a varied learning journey over three decades that included donning the hats of a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, a tennis coach, a B-school professor, independent Board member and an Executive Coach. The journey continues…


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