International Association of Coaches Announces the Availability of Step 2
Coaching is an act of love. That’s what I think. It is an act of humanism, of deep caring, of deep respect. It is an act of dignity and of honoring dignity in ourselves and in each other. The 15 Proficiencies embody the foundation of coaching.
It is with great excitement that I share with you that Step 2 of the IAC certification is now available!
Your Board of Governors is proud of its effort to live up to the intentions of our founder, Thomas Leonard. We have created a method of certification that evaluates coaches on their masterful use of The 15 Proficiencies in live coaching. Thomas made many promises during his short lifetime, and we are sad that he did not live to fulfill them all. We have done our best to honor as many of Thomas' promises as we could. Thomas himself was at least six months behind schedule in his promise to begin Step One of the certifying process to become an IAC Certified Coach.
We launched Step 1 on June 5, 2003, and to do so required thousands of volunteer hours. It also cost over $12,000.00 and coupled with the ongoing monthly expenses of certification, maintaining the IAC website and other official business, the board has concluded that it is not practical for us to keep Thomas' promise of offering the entire IAC Certification process at no charge. See more details at the website.
We are grateful for the generous contribution of time, talent, experience, labor, and love that created Steps 1, 2, and 3. The membership of the IAC owes a perpetual debt of gratitude to Donna Steinhorn, Julie Inman, Andrea Lee, Don Morris, Shirley Anderson, Karen Van Cleve, Nina East, Barbra Sundquist, Sali Taylor, Michael "Coop" Cooper, Anna Dargitz, Susan Austin, Dave Buck, and the other volunteers members who were part of the beta testing. (I hope we didn't forget anyone – if we did, please let me know!)
I am proud to lead that team. Frankly, it's been a very small team compared to the size of the membership we serve and the vision we hold. We earnestly seek more players, people with skills and vision and time and energy and a passion to move coaching forward.
You can work on small short term projects or sign up for our most adventurous and audacious goals. Contact me personally at email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you as an IAC Certified Coach. Now is YOUR time.
Thanks for your support of the IAC!
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