The first two weeks of November have been an exciting time for our team as we brought to the IAC family a series of webinars on the fascinating topic, QUO VADIS, COACHING?

Way back in 1942, Joseph Schumpeter coined the term, ‘creative destruction,’ a concept that IAC Founder, Thomas Leonard, firmly believed in. Inspired by his vision, we brought together a core group of thought leaders and influencers in the coaching world to lend their perspective.

These powerful conversations included transformational topics like ‘ethical mentoring’ by David Clutterbuck and the need to create ‘ethical coaches’ from Ben Croft. While, astronaut Marcos Pontes offered his space–age vision of coaching, Judith Glaser, and Luis Gaviria shared the importance of Neurosciences as applied to modern coaching and Lisa Ann Edwards dwelled on the need and technique to measure the impact of coaching.  

On my part, the privilege to anchor many of these conversations provided deep learning and enjoyment. I was particularly delighted to host Michael Cooper and Barbara Mark, IAC Founder Presidents and capture the early excitement that created our organization, the International Association of Coaching.

In the IAC we train and certify coaches in the IAC Masteries© that provides a powerful foundation for coaching. In our webinar series, Sali Taylor and Des Walsh, who were a part of the core team that was instrumental in the development of the IAC Masteries©, walked us through the amazing process that went into this creation.

Coaches exist for their clients. Our Founder, Thomas Leonard, was emphatic in his view that the primary role of the IAC was to support coaching clients. In his famous, “The 28 Laws of Attraction” Thomas wrote, “When you add value because you enjoy it, people are naturally attracted to you.”

It is our future endeavour to take coaching to the next levels by providing that extra value to the coach’s client, and we invite you to share your thoughts on how that extra value may be added.

Please connect with me at president@certifiedcoach.org

With appreciation,

Krishna Kumar

Krishna Kumar is the Founder-Director of the Intrad School of Executive Coaching (ISEC) and a pioneer in the sphere of Leadership and Executive Coaching in India. His firm belief that coaching is the best way to learn has carried him through a varied learning journey over three decades that included donning the hats of a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, a tennis coach, a B-school professor, independent Board member and an Executive Coach. The journey continues… 
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