by Vicki Zanini
As I write this my Yorkshire Terrier, Rosco, is waiting patiently for his afternoon walk. It is unseasonably warm for Southern Colorado with a high in the 70’s. This is quite the contrast to the blizzard conditions the east coast of the United States has experienced this week and I’m sending warm wishes to all of my colleagues, friends and family in that area.
There have been a few committee changes this past month. I’d like to begin by welcoming Dr. Kristi Arndt to the executive committee replacing Marissa Afton as secretary. Marissa resigned in January due to conflicts in her schedule and priorities. She has been an invaluable member of the board and will be missed. Kristi is well known among our members as she has previously served on the executive committee and currently chairs our research portfolio. Welcome back, Kristi!
I would also like to welcome past president Dr. Susan Meyer to the strategic review committee. Susan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this committee and we will all continue to benefit from her expertise and leadership.
Finally, executive committee member Terri Hase has stepped into the additional role as regional coordinator for North America. Terri will work closely with the membership committee and other coordinators around the world including: Peter Rusznak in Europe, Pepe del Rio in Latin America, and Teo Jin Lee in Asian Crescent as we all work together to expand the path to coaching mastery.
I was recently invited to join Impact Coaching Radio for a discussion about the isolation that some coaches experience when working out of their home or office. The IAC recognizes that masterful coaching doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It is important for coaches to meet with one another face-to-face and virtually to share client experiences, ideas, lessons and resources in order to evolve the field of coaching.
IAC membership is made of up new coaches as well as seasoned coaches with years of experience. Some will pursue certification and others will not. Some are solopreneurs and others work for a larger company or cooperation. All coaches can benefit from meeting with like-minded professionals, and this is the reason the IAC offers local and virtual chapters around the world. To find an existing IAC chapter, click here or for information on starting a new IAC chapter, click here. The IAC has recently formed the new IAC Reading Club where we are currently discussing, “Remodel Your Reality” by Kim Fulcher. In March we’ll be discussing the new 10th Anniversary edition of Jack Canfield’s ground-breaking work, “Success Principles”. For further details click here.
If you are interested in leadership opportunities you may be interested in serving on a committee. You can attend via teleconference and most meet on a monthly basis. The IAC leans heavily on the support of our volunteers and would welcome your participation in any of the opportunities mentioned above. And the list is growing so if you are a member be sure and login to the IAC website at www.certifiedcoach.org and review our member benefits.
Are you currently participating in a peer or mastermind group for coaches? Do you have a suggestion about how the IAC can support you on your path to coaching mastery? You are invited to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of the above mentioned opportunities or to share your own ideas or comments. This is a genuine invitation and supports me in staying connected with like-minded people on my own path.
And now I am on my way out the door to take Rosco for his afternoon walk. We are both hoping that Phil the Groundhog shares a positive walking forecast for the rest of the winter season.
Wishing you success on your path,
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.