By Barbara Weiland Mark, Ph.D. President, International Association of Coaching
I am excited to share some news with you!
Our Professional Ethics Review Committee (PERC) procedures are up and running. And, I am pleased to introduce you to Debbie Lawrence, the newly appointed director of PERC, and Michael Sanders the chair of the committee. (See articles below.)
In line with our mission to further the interests of coaching clients worldwide, we have established a strong and educational process for addressing coaching complaints. This is a foundational piece in the goal of self-regulation in the coaching industry.
I’m also pleased to tell you that Barbara Lemaire is the new chair of the membership committee and will be happy to assist you and answer your questions about your membership. See our “contact us” for information.
I’d like to share some thoughts with you. When I took the office of president a short ten weeks ago, I asked each of the members of the board to share with me what their vision for the IAC was for the next year. I challenged myself to do the same. Over the course of the past weeks, I have had the opportunity to have many inspired and inspiring conversations with people both within and outside of the organization. I appreciate the openness of these individuals. I see great things for the organization and for the coaching industry.
With ever increasing knowledge and technological speed, the world is changing quickly and we are changing along with it. Coaching is playing and will play an increasingly significant role in our evolution as individuals and as communities both local and global. Many of us are or will be, in the next 20 years or so, the elders of our global tribe. As a global tribe we will have to have learned how to open our hearts, our minds, and our souls, to share our resources, our compassion, and our wisdom.
As coaches we must add to the larger field of personal growth and acknowledge that we are on the forefront of an evolutionary, indeed, revolutionary wave of human development. We must learn and teach cooperation, forward thinking, and a commitment to our best feelings for our own good and the good of all.
On a daily basis we are challenging our clients to be Olympiads in their personally defined life events. We are helping people discover the clarity, the commitment, and the drive to do their personal best.
One of my commitments to myself is to learn something new about myself, another person, about the world, and about new theoretical developments everyday. I am committed to re-evaluating my vision for IAC every 30 days. In this way, I hope to hold the space for IAC to be constantly responsive to the changing demands of our coaching community and of the clients of coaches. I invite you to share your thoughts with me.
And, I invite you to consider what your commitments are to yourself, your profession, and your world.
Have a great week!
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