IAC VOICE, Volume 2, Number 7, July 21, 2005

2, Number 7, July 21, 2005
to our 8,413 members

This Issue:


What is There – A Message from the IAC President

Supportive Environments – Change in Certification Scoring

Greatness – Introducing Our Town Hall Meetings


Editorial Board

Gina Blakeslee
RGB Consulting

“Coop” Cooper

Contributing Editor
Paragon Strategies

Ruth Ann Harnisch
Contributing Editor

Mark PhD

Contributing Editor

What is There

Message from
Mark PhD

President, International Association of Coaching


Greetings and
happy July to you all.

This is truly
a year of quantum growth for the IAC. As you see in the article
from the certifying committee, we have been certifying coaches
for a year now and the certifying committee is growing in
order to accommodate the increasing number of you sending
in your tapes. We will also be setting up the opportunity
for submitting your recordings via email so that the process
will be even more streamlined.

We are continuing
to develop the intellectual property that will become the
foundation of the new certification program. The goal of the
organization in developing this new program is to offer a
certification that is truly globally based. As an international
organization we feel compelled to offer a certification that
represents the most fundamental and elegant statement of the
mastery of coaching that will be understood and shared by
cultures around the world. These fundamentals will represent
the essence of what coaching is for coaches and the clients
of coaches in the most cross- culturally sensitive way.

As we proceed
with the development of this process we will be coming to
you, our members, with the template and seeking your input
and feedback.

We are hosting
Town Hall Meetings that will give you the opportunity to ask
questions and give us feedback as we grow and develop as an
organization. We look forward to your participation! Read
all about them below.


Supportive Environments

in Certification Scoring and Deadlines

by Sali Taylor, Chair,
Certification Committee


East, Barbra Sundquist, Karen Van Cleve and myself have been
certifying together for over a year now. Based on our experience
as certifiers and in response to your feedback as members,
we have the following announcements:

Dropping One Year Deadline for Step Two

Certification Committee would like to announce that the deadline
of one year from taking Step One to taking Step Two will be
eliminated. We want you to know we are listening to your concerns.
Some people have been feeling the pressure to submit tapes
to meet the deadline even though they are not perhaps quite
ready yet. In an effort to uphold the highest standards and
to support our community of coaches and clients, there will
be no specified time limit to complete Step Two under the
current standards.

Therefore, the deadline of one year from taking Step One to
taking Step Two will be eliminated immediately.

Clarification of 15 Proficiencies vs. New Certification Standard

announced before, the IAC is in the process of developing
a new certification standard based on its own IP (Intellectual
Because we recognize that many of you have invested considerable
time and resources in preparing for certification based on
the original 15 Proficiencies, we want to allow a generous
transition period. The new certification standard has not
yet been released, but when it is you will have a choice whether
to be certified under the new standard or the original 15
Proficiencies. Should you choose to be certified under the
15 Proficiencies, you will have a year from the date that
the new process is up and running to complete your certification
under the old system.

Scoring Change

accordance with our ongoing mission to further the interests
of coaching clients and in fairness to coach certification
candidates, the IAC Board is very pleased to announce a modification
in the scoring for Step Two of the Certification Process..
This change was recommended by the Certification Committee
after a careful evaluation of the IAC certification process
based on our actual experience certifying candidates over
the past year and our recent involvement as certifiers at
the Live Intensive Certification events conducted by Coachville,
LLC. Together with Coachville, we have come to an agreed-upon
measure of strong and consistent coaching – an essential assurance
for coaching clients.

does this mean for IAC members seeking Certification?

before, you will continue to submit recordings (MP3’s, CD’s
or tapes) of two 30-minute coaching sessions. Your individual
score on each recording must be at least 80% and you must
achieve a minimum score a 4 out of 5 on each proficiency at
least once over the course of the two coaching sessions. In
rare instances, one score of 3 may be permitted at the certifiers’
discretion. If this occurs, you will be interviewed regarding
that proficiency to assure that you fully understand the proficiency
and are able to use it appropriately. The change to require
a minimum score of 4 on every proficiency is in response to
our experience, which shows that between two demonstration
coaching sessions, there are opportunities to demonstrate
all of the 15 proficiencies.

new scoring system will go into effect Sept 1st. Any recordings
submitted after that date will be evaluated using this new

Introducing the Newest Member of our Certification Team

are delighted to announce the addition of Natalie
Tucker Miller
to our IAC Certifiers team. Natalie brings her knowledge of
the Proficiencies from her experience as Community Coach and
Certifier for Coachville. Natalie has a wonderfully supportive
style. Her experience and perspective will be assets to the
certifying team and to the candidates.

Bio: Teaching early education, parenting education and personal
development since 1989, Natalie Tucker Miller has called Vermont
home since 1985. Growing up in Long Island, NY, she graduated
from Five Towns College, then continued her education in the
pastoral setting of northern NY at SUNY Potsdam. There she
met Paul, to whom she’s been married since 1982.

addition to consulting parents and teachers, presenting parenting
and teaching materials in workshop and keynote settings, she
home educated her two daughters, who are now successfully
fulfilling their own dreams.
She concludes, “The most valuable experience I’ve gained
is through the lessons taught to me by the hundreds of people
I’ve had the good fortune of being involved with over the
years. And most notably, the two I call my daughters.”

holds certifications for coaching through the IAC and Coachville,
where she is an instructor, community coach and certifying


Our Town Hall Meetings

Progress has
been made and the IAC is developing into a fully-functioning
and vital organization. It is time for our members to be heard.
Please join us for one of our scheduled town hall meetings.
We will discuss:

you have about certification


you would like to see happening at the IAC

Monday, July 25
7:00 pm
eastern time
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July 29

12:00 noon
eastern time
code- 7292005

August 1

8:00 pm
eastern time
code- 8012005

Each bridge holds
100. Join us and be heard at our very first town hall meetings!

Coming Up

You Will Find in the August Issues of The Voice

Look for our
Special Voice Issue out on August 12! You will be introduced
to our four new board members and read all about what members
had to say at our first town hall meetings.

In our monthly
issue to be sent out August 26, you will learn about how to
take our new membership survey and be introduced to the membership

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