In the last issue of the IAC Voice, we promised to introduce new officers of IAC’s Board of Governors. As you discover their skills, training, experience and talents, we are sure you will agree that they are able leaders and an impressive asset to IAC.
Chair, Board of Governors Chair, Certifier/Examiner Committee Shirley Anderson, MS, MCC, IAC-CC President and Owner, Coach Miami, Inc. Frederick, SD (Population 250) firstname.lastname@example.org www.coachmiami.com
Shirley Anderson, IAC’s newly elected Chair of the Board of Governors (BOG), has been coaching since 1989. She has worked with more than 1,000 clients, helping them to achieve their goals and leverage their skills. She works with executives, authors and other professionals.
Shirley holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in criminal justice. Her coaching certifications include Certified Masteries Coach, Master Certified Coach (MCC), and IAC Certified Coach (IAC CC). As a member of the IAC Certifier/Examiner Committee, she was one of the three original coaches to earn IAC’s Certified Coach designation. Shirley has been active in IAC since it was founded, originally focusing on Advanced Coaching Models and Systems. In addition to her role on the BOG, Shirley serves as Chair of the Certifier/Examiner Committee and is working with the certifying team to bring Step Two of the IAC Certified Coach exam to the full membership.
If you are wondering why someone in the very small town of Frederick, SD, has Coach Miami as her business name – wonder no more! Shirley moved to Frederick 21 months ago after years of living and coaching in Miami, FL.
Looking back to the inception of coaching, Shirley recalls that “twenty years ago coaching was an executive perk, available only to corporate executives and leaders.” As a pioneer in the field, she says coaching emerged as a discipline with distinct models, principles, concepts and techniques “thanks to the brilliance and leadership of the late Thomas Leonard.” She believes that the “diverse business and professional backgrounds of new coaches enriches the profession and makes coaching available to the ordinary person.” She views coaching research as the most exciting current industry activity and says it “is helping to distinguish the work we do as a true profession.”
She also reminds us that, “while coaching is not yet a household word , substantially more people are aware of it through the best selling books of Cheryl Richardson and Laura Berman Fortgang, as well as extensive favorable publicity in the popular and business media.”
Shirley invites anyone, anywhere who wants to learn more about coaching to join her free Coaching Salon™ conference call the first three Mondays of every month at 1 pm Eastern Time. Just dial 1-646-519-5860 and enter pin #2564. The Salon lasts an hour, and you can participate in live coaching, ask questions, and share your thoughts with other coaches. (www.coachingsalon.com)
Dr. Barbara Mark is a full-time professional coach who specializes in executive lifestyle coaching and consulting for senior executives. She has been working with people for over 25 years.
Barbara holds a master’s degree in integrative psychology and a doctorate in transpersonal psychology with a focus in human potential. She is active in both the IAC and the International Coaching Federation. She has served on the IAC Coaching Review Board and developed “The Distinction Between Therapy and Coaching” guidelines. (Once these guidelines were in place, Barbara turned over the leadership for this are to Marcus Gramps. To contact him or comment on the guidelines, email email@example.com.)
Barbara is the immediate past director of the Professional Ethics Review Committee (PERC) and is the author of the PERC guidelines. She is past co-president of SFCoaches, the San Francisco chapter of ICF.
Barbara is founder of Full Circle Institute, the parent company of BarbaraMark.com, and Women’s Wisdom which provide coaching, mentoring and workshops. She is also the co-founder of Women’s Presence, a coaching company for women in midlife.
So what has she found to be the most difficult challenge when coaching senior business executives? “The hard part is getting executives to give as much time, energy and attention to the internal and they do to the external,” she says.
Dr. Barbara Lemaire is a professional coach, a certified personal trainer, a Reiki master, and president of NextStep Coaching.
She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is assistant chairperson of the Professional Coaching and Human Development Department at International University of Professional Studies. As a coach, Barbara has dedicated herself to the study of self-actualization and peak-performance which she draws on in her coaching practice which focuses on corporate time management, communications, marketing and sales.
Barbara also goes for peak-performance in her personal life. She was has been named “Top Sales Representative” for three years running, serves on the Executive Board for the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance and is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Coaching Connections Magazine. She also collected over $3,000 in donations for “Team in Training” and walked 26.2 miles in the 2000 Honolulu Marathon.
Ruth Ann Harnisch, president of the Harnisch Family Foundation, spent the better part of three decades as a journalist who delighted in provocative conversations. Now, as a philanthropist and personal coach, she still enjoys a meaningful exchange.
These days, however, the subject is likely to be money. Her coaching practice centers on wealthy people and nonprofit executives who want more clarity, focus, and satisfaction. After retiring from her journalism work as a television news anchor, radio talk-show host and newspaper columnist, Ruth Ann became a national advocate for philanthropy. She serves on the board of More Than Money, a nonprofit organization for people with significant financial resources who want to explore the impact of money in their lives while acting on their highest values. She’s also collecting stories of Thrillionaires, people who know the thrill of giving.
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