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"…The more voices that shared, the deeper my heart opened, and I was moved to tears when one woman spoke of coaching being freely available for anyone who asked. The process and the sharing opened hearts and brought visions into time. Overall an excellent, dynamic experience…" – डॉ. Caron गुड
Taking time out of our day-to-day activities to look to the distant future is a rare and powerful experience. It is possible for each of us to step back and ask, “What do I want for the future of coaching and for the IAC?” This is the process that Dave Ellis is facilitating on a series of conference calls and webinars. He is capturing our ideas as we speak them and encouraging us to look far out in terms of time, creativity, and comprehensiveness.
Dave is using a process that he developed over 20 years ago and has brought to hundreds of organizations throughout the world. This is a process of looking to the future and creating a clear vision of what we want. This is not attempting to predict the future, but rather invent a vision of the future that pulls us forward.
As IAC embarks on four more strategic visioning sessions in September and October, we want to encourage your participation by sharing more reflections from our first two calls:
"…The process, led by Dave's calm, grounded self and easy to follow structure, freed up my thinking – a feeling of inspiration and possibility came over me. The effect of others responding in similar ways created an energy of ideas that built upon each other and sprung forth others. I left the call with my view of the horizon broadened for our association, for the field of coaching, and for my own place in that field…" – कैथरीन एम मिलर
"…There was a lot of goodwill on the call with some big picture visioners. I feel that this is aligned with the big picture visioning of Thomas Leonard and Dave Buck…" – Linda Watts
"…I was impressed at how much people were thinking about the future of coaching and how we would like it to be versus only thinking about what's happening now. It was very strategic and forward thinking…There were lots of great ideas thrown out that I hadn't even thought of. There are many different directions the industry can go. If we're all forward thinking we can shape it into a very dynamic industry…" – Dan Roberts
"[After the call, I] felt there must be more thinking to do, and more ideas to come, and more difference to make…looking forward to the next call…The really exciting thing for the IAC would be to be able to take the whole profession beyond what it currently thinks it can be…I'm interested to see what Dave does differently on the upcoming calls to take us into that new thinking space. If IAC could succeed in getting us thinking this way, IAC would be doing something for the future of coaching and its role in the world that other bodies would not be doing…" – Aileen गिब
"[After the call] I was very inspired to be a coach. I'm comparatively young in the coaching field, mid-30's, so for me the discussion of 5 years, 20 years, 100 years, really made me feel inspired to be part of such a growing, exciting, dynamic field…[Since the call] I've brought myself to each session with a larger sense of purpose…I felt more connected to a larger community and a larger overall purpose, and that made the presence with which I was sitting at the table a little higher level and in some ways more genuine." – एंड्रयू फ्रैंक
"What is important to me is that coaching is viewed as a learning intervention and that coaches are well trained to consistently seek out ways to improve and develop their skills. I also believe that it is critical that the IAC support and initiate research around the masteries and the theories and models that might frame them. [After the call] I felt like I had been heard. I am glad I was there and have been given the opportunity to contribute. I'm looking forward to the next calls, to see how things progress and to hear more about the diverse points of view around what coaching is and where the IAC should go…" – जीना ब्लैकेस्ली
As members of IAC, we are looking at what we want for the profession, for our organization, and for our own practice in the next five years, ten years, twenty years, and beyond. Dave has even led us in exercises that stretch our vision out 100 years. This is consistent with the American Indians belief that a great leader considers his or her impact on seven generations into the future.
The focus of this visioning is on what we want, when we want it, किसके साथ हम यह चाहते हैं, और जहां we want it. For now, the how is being postponed. Dave claims that all great projects are conceived of and committed to long before the कैसे is determined. Once we have clear and compelling visions for IAC, we well then focus on not just one कैसेहै, लेकिन कई पर कैसे है. We will then create multiple action plans, multiple ways to achieve our dreams.
There are four more strategy calls scheduled in September and October, open to IAC members only. और अधिक जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए और हमारे साथ शामिल करने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें in creating the future of coaching and the future of IAC.
आप भी कर सकते हैं इस लिंक पर क्लिक करें to listen to a recording of one of our strategy calls. As you listen and participate in the process in your own time, please make note of your ideas and reflections and email them to Dave Ellis.
"…When Dave Ellis acknowledged my email after the call I felt cherished and that I belonged in the process, and that's what members like to feel – that they're consulted and belong." – Susie Briscoe