1. President’s Message 2. Meet IAC’s 6000th Member 3. Board Elects New Officers 4. Report On Status Of IAC Certification 5. Subscribe/Unsubscribe Option (and other end-of-newsletter stuff!)
By Barbara Weiland-Mark, Ph.D.
Welcome to spring: a time for warmth, new beginnings, and growth.
There have been some changes in the leadership of the IAC. I would like to express our deepest thanks for the people who have served on the Board of Governors and have taken IAC from the initial vision of Thomas J. Leonard to a thriving organization of over 6,000 members. (Our history is on the IAC website on the “About Us” page.)
Thomas personally asked Michael “Coop” Cooper, Laura Hendershot and Susan Austin to found and serve with him on the IAC board. Since that time, they have provided dedicated and inspiring leadership. Each has put in countless hours, and because of that dedication, we have reached the heights that we have grown to as an organization.
Many others contributed (and continue to contribute) to the growth of IAC in many ways, and we are indebted to them. Dedicated project leaders, volunteers, and board members, as well as those of you who have contributed through our R&D team, have given the IAC amazing energy, spirit and strength. We extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you. IAC would not exist and thrive without your efforts.
In March Coop stepped down as president, Susan stepped down as chair of the board, and Laura stepped down as secretary. It is my pleasure to honor their contributions and thank them for their service. It is because of the foundation that these individuals have built that the IAC thrives today.
In our next issue we will be introducing the new leadership team in detail. For now, I would like to hold the spotlight on the wonderful team of people who have contributed and who continue to contribute to the great organization that is the International Association of Coaching. Please join me in a virtual applause!
Meet IAC’s 6000th Member: Chadwick Whitney from Hampshire IL
He may be a new member of IAC, but Chadwick Whitney has been — in his words — “an unofficial coach for quite a while.” Currently he coaches a few real estate investors and four business majors from his Alma Mater, Northern Illinois University. “I have considerable experience in international real estate and business. This is the core specialty in my current operations, and I will likely offer coaching services tailored to this specialty or related to it,” he says.
He plans to offer coaching as a value-added service to the base of his business. “I do not think I will publicly advertise my services but instead will take on clients through my current clientele and associates. I have an extremely busy schedule already,” he says.
As for his interests outside of business, he speaks Russian, Serbo-Croat and a little German. “I have traveled extensively overseas and enjoy the international marketplace, he says.” My hobbies include British and American History, Rugby, and horses — I own five.”
Board Elects New Officers
By a unanimous vote of the Board of Governors at its last meeting, the following officers were elected:
Chair of the Board – Shirley Anderson, MS, Certified Masteries Coach, MCC Owner and President of Coach Miami, Inc. www.coachmiami.com
President – Barbara Mark Ph.D. Founder and Principal of Full Circle Institute www.BarbaraMark.com
Each officer serves for three years. Watch for profiles of the new officers in the next issue of the Voice.
Report on Status of IAC Certification By Shirley Anderson, Chair, IAC Board Of Governors Chair, Certifying/Examiner Committee
As the chair of the Certifying/Examiner Committee, I’d like to bring you up to date on the certification process.
First, we warmly thank and acknowledge the 10 coaches who volunteered to help refine the Step 2 procedures of the certification process. This was a valuable learning experience. We are just completing our reports to the Beta Test coaches on this segment of the certifying process.
To perfect the system, Susan Austin, Anna Dargitz and I worked with a group of 10 Beta Test coaches. We reviewed calls that these coaches did with their clients, listening for mastery of the 15 Proficiencies in a live coaching situation.
We were also working with a prototype of the Online Scorecard, which was used to score the coach on each of the 15 Proficiencies. This scorecard provides a numeric scoring for the level of mastery of the proficiency and a space for helpful remarks.
Because this is still in development, we backed it up with a manual system. The score for each proficiency was reached by consensus of at least two and usually three examiners, after independent review. Since the Online Scorecard system needs more tweaks, we are using the manual system to track the scores and feedback.
We are indebted to all of the Beta Test coaches for their pioneering spirit and patience while we worked out the bugs. As a result of the Step 2 calls that we reviewed, three of the coaches moved on to Step 3, the personal interview with the examiners. Sali Taylor Karen Van Cleve and Nina East have met the requirement for IAC Certified Coach, and others in the Beta Test group are in the process of completing requirements.
Going Forward Now that the Beta Test is complete, we will soon open Step 2 in May for the other coaches who successfully passed Step 1.
To streamline and simplify the process, we will be asking coaches to take Step 2 in the future to audio-tape their client calls and mail them to us. We will give the details in a future IAC Voice Newsletter, when we are ready to go.
We also want to remind all candidates that, except for those coaches who qualified for the fee exemption by taking Step 1 by December 1, 2003, there is a $200 fee for taking Step 2. This fee will cover the costs of the testing process. About 150 people qualified for the fee waiver for Step 2.
As you read in Barbara Mark’s “President‘s Message“ above, the IAC as an organization, was shaken by the loss of Thomas Leonard. The founding directors served through two difficult years and led us through incorporation and the challenges around the creation and development of the IAC Certified Coach exam. We honor them, as well as Thomas, by grappling with the current realities while keeping focused on our mission to certify coaches based solely on the 15 Proficiencies and to further the interests of coaching clients worldwide.
Final Note We want to clarify and distinguish the criteria for the IAC Certified Coach designation, in case there is any confusion. We test solely on the 15 Proficiencies taught by Coachville, LLC. We do not test on the Coachville coaching system, which includes other components. We do not test on any other philosophy, discipline or method. We have found that masterful coaching incorporates use of the 15 Proficiencies in a natural, organic way.
I will be in touch again when we can give you the date and the details for the launch of Step 2.
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