IAC VOICE, Volume 2, Number 8, August 12, 2005

2, Number 8, August 12, 2005
to our 8,482 members

This Issue:


What is There – A Message from the IAC President

Greatness – Town Hall Meetings
Our Best Efforts – Meet Our New Board Members
Supportive Environments – Seeking Web Help

Up – Next Issues


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


The IAC is currently developing
new intellectual property that is globally responsive and
will become the foundation for the IAC certification process.
We have had a dedicated team of 18 people from around the
world working on it. It is now time to expand the process
to a larger R&D team. We are interested in having as many
countries represented in this process as is possible and we
are excited to welcome feedback and input from our members
from many different cultures and locations.
The criteria for participation on the team is that you have
strong coaching expertise and experience and that you have
adequate time to participate in the process. We are also looking
for people from various coaching niches. We would like to
have a broad representation of life, small business, executive,
and corporate coaching from around the world.

The process will involve the
reading of what has been developed so far and then offering
insights, feedback and clarification about how we might refine
it so that it is as clear and elegant as it can possibly be.
Much of the interaction is virtual and we try to have team
meetings via conference call on a regular basis.
While fluency in English is not a requirement, you will need
to be able to get your thoughts across in a way that we can
all understand either orally or in written form. We apologize
for the fact that we do not have the ability to translate.

If this is a project that you would like to participate in,
please contact me at Barbara@BarbaraMark.com.
I look forward to hearing from you!



Hall Meetings

by Gina Blakeslee,
Editor, IAC Voice

We have scheduled
four more “Town Hall” meetings for August. We
are using this time together with our members to develop new
ideas and directions for the IAC. These town hall meetings
give us the opportunity to learn and share. So many new people
have stepped up to the plate to volunteer their time and immense
talents to help shape and grow the IAC.

I am truly thrilled
to tell you that the IAC is about to take off and, it is my
belief, that our profession and our clients will really benefit.
For me, it is a real privilege to be part of what is happening.

We hope that we
hear from many more coaches as we move through the next months.
The town hall meetings give each of us the opportunity to
find a place, a niche, to use our time and talent to propel
the IAC forward. We each have a voice in deciding where this
organization will go. It is a very exciting time indeed.

Here are the new
dates for the August town hall meetings. I hope you can join
Monday, August 15
8 pm eastern
Friday, August 19
1 pm eastern
Wednesday, August 24
3 pm eastern
Monday, August 29
7 pm eastern
The number for all calls is 1-702-851-3330. The access
code is 6385908
Best to all,
Gina Blakeslee


our Best Efforts

Our New Board Members

Parker Anderson

Parker is a professional life coach who specializes in leadership
coaching and training. Parker is committed to helping individuals
and organizations rediscover the leader from within. She is
the founder and CEO of The Anderson Advantage Group, an international
coaching and executive management firm based in Washington,
D.C. Often considered an internationalist, Parker has lived
and worked throughout the globe including Africa, the Caribbean,
Europe, and South America. She is multilingual with native-like
proficiency in Spanish and French, and she has lectured on
varied coaching, management, and development topics, in countries
around the world, including Austria, Jamaica, South Africa,
Barbados, and Panama.

A noted lecturer and author,
Parker has authored articles and/or professional manuals on
managing change in the workplace, issues affecting women in
development, addressing linguistic and cultural diversity,
changing the dialogue of war and conflict to peaceful resolutions,
and living with disappointments and how to choose powerful
outcomes in the face of unmet needs. She is a graduate of
Boston University, University of Massachusetts, and The Coach
for Life, Master Coach Training Program, and the Coachville
Proficiencies Training Course.

She is also an active member
with The National Association for the Education of Young Children,
the National Black Child Development Institute, and the African
and American Women’s Association. Parker’s commitment is to
work with the IAC’s international programs and projects and
to increase the active involvement of members worldwide.

Parker works with people and
organizations interested in being leaders who inspire.


Keri is a Senior Vice President and Market Manager with Pinnacle
Financial Partners. She has an extensive history in the banking
She is actively involved in her community. Among other responsibilities
she has taken on, she serves as the Treasurer of Nashville
Symphony Orchestra League, a Committee Member of Interfaith
Dental Clinic Capital Campaign, and a Member of the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation Fundraising Committee. She is also a member
of the Austin Peay State University Foundation Board of Trustees
and of the Junior League of Nashville. Keri has also been
the recipient of quite a list of honors. She was placed on
the Tennessean’s “Top 40 under 40” list.
In 2002 she was selected for inclusion in Business Nashville’s
“30 Under 30” list. The same year she was named
one of Austin Peay State University’s Outstanding Young
Alumna and one of Union Planters Corporation “UP Best”.
In 1994 she was appointed by Governor Ned McWherter to Tennessee’s
Higher Education Commission for one year.
Keri looks forward to helping the IAC become more efficient
and effective with service relative to our members’ financial
needs and our organization’s financial policies and


Christian is an authority on business success. The founder
of Small Biz U, one of the fastest growing business schools
in America, with business owner students all around the world. He
is the author of “What The Top 25 Business Leaders In
American History Have To Teach You About Your Business!”
and “The #1 Fastest Way To Grow Your Coaching Business:
A New Model For Coaching”. Christian has taught over
50 different classes on business development and is sought
after as a speaker by many business organizations.
Christian earned an AA with honors from the College of DuPage
and a BSED from NIU. He is a Certified Master Practitioner
of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a Certified Hypno-Therapist.

He recently moved from Chicago to San Diego. A recently reformed
work-aholic, Christian is exploring all the fun things to
do in life, like taking walks on the beach, playing basketball,
and figuring out what else he will find enjoyable!
Christian plans to help the IAC grow into the #1 most turned
to resource for all things coach related, and be a hub where
all coaching organizations cooperate with each other for the
benefit of coaches, clients, and humanity!



Diane was honored to be invited to serve on the IAC Board
of Governors. Diane is part of the team that is developing
intellectual property that describes masterful coaching in
universal terms that transcend geographical boundaries, culture,
lines of business and particular training methodologies. 
She is the acting Corporate Secretary.  And, to ensure
that the IAC is poised for the future, Diane is bringing her
expertise to assist with strategic and organizational planning. 
She is committed to the mission of the IAC to be an independent,
global credentialing body of the art and science of coaching.
Diane is the founder of Lead Your Life™, LLC, a coaching
and consulting business that concentrates on career enrichment,
leadership development and organization effectiveness. 
Diane, along with Kimberly Sobie, is a cofounder of Symarete™,
a coaching and consulting partnership that helps leaders and
organizations reach their greatest potential. 
Diane has an M.B.A., a J.D., and over twenty years of experience
as a lawyer and a corporate human resource executive. Diane
is an IAC certified coach.  She is also a certified DiSC™
trainer and a certified life purpose and career coach.

Supportive Environments

Web Help!

The IAC is seeking a dynamic,
motivated, web god or goddess to help with the transition
to a new host and redesigned website. Show your stuff by impressing
our highly non-technical volunteer management team that you’ve
got what it takes to translate our “wants” into
real-life code!
Candidates should have PHP, HTML, CGI/Perl/shell scripting,
and data-driven web development skills. Please send a message
to our volunteer tech coordinator Tim Livingston iac@life-alive.com
with your interest and a list of URLs that you have contributed
to. This is a volunteer position.


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 committee.

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