by Krishna Kumar
Over the past weeks, it was my privilege to connect with two of the IAC’s founding presidents, Michael ‘Coop’ Cooper and Barbara Mark. In enlightening conversations with them we retraced the genesis of the IAC and the concepts that would best reflect our founder, Thomas Leonard’s, vision for our organization.
Coaching at a fundamental level supports an individual’s positive transformation for personal and professional growth. The power of coaching, though, can be extended to helping shape leadership for building a global community. As an organization that is well represented in virtually every continent and country, and managed by a multicultural, highly accomplished leadership team, we felt that an ideal vision for the IAC family would be ‘to lead the coaching world.’
In the world of coaching, the definition of a leader takes on a completely different – though compelling – context. Within this context, leadership would not be about dominating a marketplace or exercising authority over others. Instead, it is about creating an atmosphere of trust and self-belief that helps make others aware of their hidden potential; to go beyond the limitations that they have set for themselves towards building a better life.
Everyone has within themselves the ability to be a leader. Coaching helps unleash this latent potential, harness it and make it work to deliver peak results.
In recent months the IAC family has systematically launched initiatives to lead the world of coaching. Our millennial program is connecting with youth across the world and our social media platforms are engaging with communities in multiple languages. We will shortly launch our “Master Coach” forum that enables knowledge-sharing among senior coaches. In the months to come, we hope to do much, much more.
As a member of the growing, vibrant, IAC family of coaches, I welcome you to join in building leadership across global communities and look forward to connecting at firstname.lastname@example.org
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…