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!
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 us.
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.
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 world. 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 procedures.
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.
Designing Supportive Environments
Seeking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and a list of URLs that you have contributed to. This is a volunteer position.
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 committee.
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