From the Editor
Happy New Year and welcome!
In this month’s President’s Message, Bob Tschannen-Moran wraps up 2010 with appreciation for what’s been and excitement for what’s ahead. He had so many wonderful things to share that you’ll need to click through to the blog to read the entire thing! Please don’t skip this step – it’s a delightful read. Always prolific with his enthusiastic musings about coaching, Bob was also a featured author in the December 2010 issue of choice, the magazine of professional coaching.
Following up on an event Bob announced last month, Karen Lim provides more details about the CCDA International Coaching Forum in Taiwan in March 2011.
With so many coaches transitioning from other fields, Lead Certifier Natalie Tucker Miller took the opportunity in this month’s Inside Scoop to remind us that a lifetime of coaching experience does not equal coaching mastery.
We’ve also gone ahead and posted January’s Inside Scoop, because the question about the IAC’s new certification renewal process was so timely we didn’t want to hold back.
In this month’s Tools for Coaching Mastery, IAC Licensee Joseph Liberti presents Coaching for Change: 7 Steps to New Behaviors.
Marc Manieri has some bad news for you this month. Building on the title of the book Your Marketing Sucks, he’s got the message that Your Scalability Sucks, Too.
For our coaching feature article, we welcome back Jennifer Day, who challenges us to consider whether we are truly agenda free.
And in our business-building feature, Carma Spence-Pothitt has some wise advice on how to lay out the welcome mat on the Home page of your website.
For those who are passionate about research, there is an opportunity for you to serve the IAC community as well as the broader VOICE readership. Please see the volunteer posting for more details.
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From the President
by Bob Tschannen-Moran, IAC-CC
The IAC: New Year, New Opportunities
As the calendar turns to 2011 and I begin my second year of service to the IAC as President of the global Board of Governors (BOG), I find myself filled with gratitude for the year past and hope for the year to come.
Let’s start with the gratitude. The work of Angela Spaxman and Joan Marie Johnson on the IAC’s long-range, strategic plan stands out both for the effort it took and for the impact it generated. We will be living into and benefiting from this plan for many years to come.
Unfortunately, neither one of them will be continuing on with the BOG in 2011. Joan left the BOG in November for personal reasons while Angela completed her term in December after five years of service. I have been mourning their departure even as I have been celebrating the opportunity to serve with them and to benefit from their many talents. There’s no telling where the IAC would be today without the contributions they have made.
With Angela’s departure, the BOG is losing a huge piece of institutional memory and continuity, all the way back to the crafting of the Coaching Masteries® themselves. Fortunately, she has offered to serve as my special advisor during 2011. I have already taken advantage of that offer!
There are other people who have left the BOG in 2010 after making significant and enduring contributions: Sue Brundege and Jenny Blake have both been instrumental in the IAC’s soon-to-be-unveiled new website, replete with new social networking functionality, interactivity and member services. Thanks also to Bonnie Chan in Hong Kong, Nad Phillips in Paris, Yoram Gordon in Israel and Doris Helge in the United States for their roles.
No wonder we’re all a little nervous! That’s a turnover of almost half the Board over the course of the year. Yet transitions occur and everything is perfect, just the way it is, even when it may seem otherwise.
Take leadership as a case in point. Just as people have transitioned off the Board of Governors, so have many fantastic people come onto the BOG. This month alone we welcome three new members:
I know we will all benefit greatly from the work of Xia, Richard and Jin with the IAC in the months and years to come as they build on these accomplishments of the past year:
As if all that wasn’t enough, I am pleased to announce that the IAC BOG Executive Committee has just completed its search for a part-time capacity building specialist. After working through 22 applications, many of excellent quality, we selected Ed Britton, originally from Canada but living and working in China since 2004. Ed is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tian Jiao Education Group in Xiamen, China, as well as the owner operator of his own coaching practice. He fully understands and aligns himself with the IAC approach to certification and coaching professionalism and he brings a unique ability to think strategically about the capacity-building requirements and opportunities for the IAC.
If all goes as planned, the IAC will have grown significantly by this time next year, due to Ed’s work as capacity building specialist, the prospect of other major new alliances, and the IAC’s recent foray into coaching research. Although every region stands to benefit from Ed’s work, his positioning in China makes him uniquely able to help the IAC tap into the growing Asian market, which has clearly expressed an interest in what the IAC has to offer.
2011 stands to be a pivotal and banner year for the IAC. We are now growing at the most rapid pace since our founding in 2003, welcoming 75 new and renewing members every month—a number that is steadily increasing.
If you want to be part of this excitement, or volunteer to help us make it happen, then I invite you to join or to renew your membership in the IAC today. There’s no time like the present to take full advantage of all that the IAC has to offer and to contribute all that you have to give. I hope you make it so.
May you be filled with goodness, peace and joy,
This is an exciting moment in Asia and Greater China, as we announce The 2011 CCDA International Coaching Forum at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 19th March 2011.
Coaching has developed rapidly in Asia and Greater China, providing support for personal development, work-life balance and growth!
Transformation is a hot topic in organizations, society, communities and schools. These conversations are carriers that bring us into a state of reflection and a readiness for the feedback to help us change and gain a new life.
The highlighted speakers will present their proven insight and coaching approaches to inspire us to enhance our knowledge and practical experience.
Bob Tschannen-Moran, 2010-2011 President of the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and a popular author of the books Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time and Coaching Psychology Manual, will share his approach and research insight of Bringing Coaching to Schools. He will present along with his wife and co-author, Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran, a professor of Educational Leadership at the College of William & Mary.
Angela Spaxman, Past-President of the International Association of Coaching (IAC), will share aspects of How to Use Coaching in Organizations – An Ongoing Conversation. Angela will share her knowledge and experience of working with organizations, providing tips to help both managers and employees.
In Organization Coaching: The Theory and Practices, Dr. Henry Chen, Associate Professor of KunShan University will explore how to internalize a theory into daily practice and transform why to how.
We will also hear: Become a Professional Coach, by Bonnie Chan, Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong International Coaching community, The Learning and Coaching Experiences of an Executive Coach, by Chrisse Teng, ICF-certified coach and Powerful Coaching, Successful Parents, presented by Lee Wai Lan, Vice-President of Hong Kong International.
A panel discussion session will present a full picture of coaches and coaching mastery, with success stories from corporate executives, education experts, family experts and coaches.
The 2011 CCDA International Coaching Forum at Kaohsiung, Taiwan is for professional coaches, corporate executives, HR and training professionals and coaching leaders in Asia to share their knowledge and insight. In this Forum you will:
As Moderator and facilitator of the panel discussion, I look forward to meeting all of you and learning more from you. I am excited about this upcoming forum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
See you at the Forum to expand the path to coaching mastery!
Karen Lim is an Executive Consultant, Coach and Facilitator, and is the China representative of the International Association of Facilitators. She is also an IAC Board Member. Through her company, Leadership Inc., she is committed to facilitating organizational change in Greater China. http://www.leadershipinc.com.cn
Sound harsh? Maybe. Or maybe you know that I’m right. But I’m not gloating, because up until recently, my scalability (and marketing) sucked too.
First of all, what is scalability? It’s your ability to generate revenue or income without having to trade your time to do it; it’s duplicating yourself and your ideas with leverage—getting paid for your intellectual property and service without having to create a 25-hour day. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Why is scalability important? The obvious reason is because without it, your income is capped. As coaches, traditionally we only get paid when we invest our time with individuals. And if you’re lucky enough to have read Mark Stevens’ book, Your Marketing Sucks, and have figured out how to keep a full coaching schedule, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. The other reason, and perhaps the more important one, is that without scalability you can only touch—and therefore impact—a very small number of people.
So what’s the answer? Ideas, partnerships and technology.
The ideas come from you. You’re special—you have ideas that translate into processes and systems that, when implemented, help people achieve goals. Partnerships help you reach the masses. And finally, technology is the fuel that makes scalability really fly.
As coaches, it is the development of human potential that is the core of our offering. When seeking technology platforms, be sure your technology partner understands that and can speak that same language. Next you can evaluate how well they will be able to help you deliver that offering to the world.
When you harness the power of scalability, you’ll finally satisfy the reason why you got into coaching in the first place—to help people. A lot of people.
Marc Manieri runs JournalEngine™ Software, a remarkable platform that helps coaches make a more meaningful connection with clients and enables the productization and mass distribution of ideas, courses and coaching. Contact Marc to learn how to partner with JournalEngine™ to bring their innovative Scalable Coaching product to corporate clients.
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