A positivity view of the future of the IAC®


A positivity view of the future of the IAC® by Pepe del Rio, IAC President

“First say to yourself what you want to be, and then do what you have to do”.


How do you develop positive habits in your life? How do you measure them?

Positivity is the topic of this monthly VOICE™, and before I speak about the IAC®, I would like to share eight actions that can help you acquire positive thinking habits.


Every day:

  1. Practice Visualizations
  2. Write and read positive affirmations that resonate with you
  3. Create your day focusing your attention on positive and meaningful actions
  4. Invite possibilities
  5. Practice compassion
  6. Monitor Your Energy
  7. Be Kind To Yourself and others
  8. Develop Resiliency

The IAC® was founded in 2003 by Thomas Leonard to lead the coaching world. Since then, the International Association of Coaching® has driven coaching excellence with the vision of developing human potential worldwide. We are aware that masterful coaching has the ability to change the world in positive, powerful, and remarkable ways.

I am very positive regarding the present and future of the IAC®. The transformative process experienced over the last years, and the foundations and distinctive professional values that it stands for, have been the power driving the Association over these fifteen years, and will continue to be one of our many strengths facing the future. The love, passion, positive actions, and time invested by our team of multicultural volunteers to develop a path that demonstrates masterful coaching constitutes one of our bigger strengths.

The IAC® Certified Coach is unique; they demonstrate The Coaching Masteries® in a master level and are governed by an inclusive code of ethics. Our coaches live by distinctive professional values that are reflected in the way they support their clients and conduct themselves.

I am humbled taking the leadership baton from a great leader and positive influence of the coaching world, my good friend Master Coach Krishna Kumar, who has done an outstanding job leading the IAC® transformation. My strength relies on a professional, and capable International Board of Governors, and the rest of the volunteers that work every day for the good of coaching.

Over the next couple of years, we will continue with the transformation process and focus on our distinctive professional values, with a special focus on our progressive certification path, membership growth, and code of ethics, to keep driving coaching excellence.

Aristotle wrote; excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. The best way for preparing for it is working positive thinking habits and actions. The Spaniard singer Joan Manuel Serrat says, “Every day is a special day to waste it”.

Finally, I want to invite you to contact us and get involved working in one of our different committees.

Keep in touch at president@certifiedcoach.org


Pepe del Río

IAC® President


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