I am so thrilled to be presenting this first newsletter as your Editor. Thanks
so much to everyone who has taken the time to welcome me, and especially to
Angela Spaxman for your support and guidance.
安吉拉有一些 刺激的消息 in her President's report this month, while Past-President
Natalie Tucker Miller sat down for 接受記者採訪 with the always fascinating
(and yet so down-to-earth) Dan Pink.
匿名反射 about how the IAC Coaching
Masteries™ permeate a coach's life.
The folks at Coaches Console have put together a new Member Benefit to help
掌握西班牙語翻譯 team, who have an announcement
in today's issue.
花絮 專欄，並且Janice Hunter在其中發布了一個閃亮的季節性消息
In his interview with Natalie, Dan Pink expressed his enormous respect for
his readers, and his awe and gratitude that they've chosen to spend time reading
what he has to say.
That is precisely how I feel as I embark on this journey with you. Thank you
for honoring us with your time and attention, and I hope that you find this
newsletter valuable. If you did, we'd love to hear why. And if you didn't, please
help us to improve by 發送反饋.
這個月。 三？ 是的，三個！ 我簡直不敢相信！
指導導師使用IAC Coaching Masteries™進行教學，訓練和訓練
如果您對使用IAC Coaching Masteries™進行教學或指導感興趣，
2) IAC志願者小組網站 如果可以，那不是很好
誰參與了IAC？ 現在你可以！ 我們最近創建了IAC志願者
點擊這裡 加入IAC。 然後按照會員登錄的說明進行操作
我們已經在網站上有43教練。 你會成為下一個嗎？ 好事發生了
3）我們有一個新的編輯器。 你注意到了嗎？ 我很高興歡迎你
Linda Dessau來到我們的組織。 她帶來了豐富的經驗
她的 點擊瀏覽，獲取更多資訊。 請歡迎琳達
只限 - 訪丹粉紅色
Dan Pink is a best-selling author, free agent and self-described fan of coaches.
And many coaches are already quite familiar with Dan and highly endorse his
first two books, 免費代理國家 - 全新思維. In addition
to being a guest on Oprah’s Soul Series, Dan presented at the ICF conference
in 2006 and is a contributing editor for 有線 雜誌。
Dan recently spent time with Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC-CC, discussing, among
other things, his latest book, 約翰尼文庫歷險記.
So sit back and listen in on Dan and Natalie's conversation as they cover topics
• Why accentuating strengths is
• What makes the advice in this book pertinent to our rapidly changing
點擊這裡. 聽。 而我們更廣泛的社區成員可以
Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC-CC, serves on the IAC board of governors as the
immediate past president. She is a certifying examiner at the IAC as well as
an Instructor and Dean of Students at the School of Coaching Mastery. Additionally,
Natalie is founder of Ageless-Sages.com, publisher of books for elders and their
How do the realizations behind the IAC Coaching Masteries™ unfold into
a life after ten years or more of working with them? They unfold differently
for different coaches. Some coaches say they’ve changed in fundamental
ways and it shows. Other coaches say they’ve changed fundamentally but
it appears they have only become better organized and have better boundaries.
What does it mean to change fundamentally? The IAC Coaching Masteries™,
and before them, the 15 Proficiencies, can be taken at two levels. The deeper
level is the more fundamental.
The realizations behind the Masteries refer to how much you can see regarding
who you are and what life is all about. Trust, potential, expression, listening,
etc. aren’t just coaching tools. They are ways of being in the world.
They reflect how you see the world. The deeper you live with the Masteries,
the deeper you live in harmony with what is… without resistance. The Masteries
point us in the direction of seeing everything that’s going on in life.
There is the level of appearances, the way things appear to be. And there is
the level of appearances plus a whole, unadulterated, expanded life, behind
the appearances. It's sometimes helpful to differentiate appearance from
reality by thinking of appearance as a semi-transparent level (or veil)
distracting us from reality.
Level One is the level of ego and appearances. Ego is something that has been
much referenced and now means something different to just about everyone. For
purposes here, I define it as a function in the mind, that seeks physical safety
and psychological comfort and pleasure, in whatever way is necessary. When the
mind is free of concern, ego plays a small role in the personality. However,
when pleasure and safety are threatened by events (real or imagined), ego kicks
into high gear. It focuses and contracts the mind. It can’t see beyond
its needs for pleasure and staying safe. It associates what is going on in the
moment with every possible similar scenario it has ever experienced in the
past (real or imagined) in order to regain equilibrium…So things tend
to appear much worse than they are.
After stress emotions (often irrational ones) have been released, ego looks
to repair the damage it’s done to itself and others as quickly as possible.
Defense and rationalization are what ego does best to return to the experience
of pleasure and safety. Life is reduced to an “it’s a good thing
or it’s a bad thing” duality. And if it’s a bad thing, it
needs to be fixed, now. Ego is about manipulating life, resisting and changing
anything that doesn’t immediately bring pleasure, comfort and safety.
When coaches are identified with the ego, and most of us are, whatever is happening
to the ego is what is happening to us. If the ego function is scared, we say,
“I’m scared.” If the ego function is “going nuts,”
we say, “I’m going nuts.” Essentially, in our mind, we are
ego…and nothing else. So, we can only feel pleasure and safety when life
happens to be going well for ego. The truth is, we can feel pleasure and safety
even when ego isn’t happy, if we seek a deeper level of awareness.
Level Two is getting down to all the other stuff that’s going on, beyond
ego’s view. While ego is reacting to the appearance of life, there is
an unperceived, deeper response that is possible. Without the ego's drive to
seek pleasure and security and to search the past to understand the present,
Level Two is characterized by a lack of drama. At Level Two, life events are
often seen with simple openness and curiosity. There is no baggage, so the normally
unperceived reality can come into view. It reflects another level of knowing
that all is well, even when it doesn’t appear to be. It’s an intuitive
knowing that spontaneously arrives as a coach lives more deeply into the Masteries.
Humility and surrender to life are always present in the deeper realizations
about life. They are the mark of a fundamentally transformed coach.
A coach who is living into the Masteries understands coaching in fundamentally
different ways than the regular coach. To the regular coach, the words and frameworks
won’t make much sense. Most regular coaches don’t really want to
become transformed coaches. Even those who say they do. Until it happens, most
of us can’t imagine giving up our conditioned way of being and stepping
into this vast unknown space. It’s such a wild ride. So different from
anything anyone has ever told us. Additionally, it’s so very difficult
to articulate this vast space. I never get the words to match the reality. Words
are just pointers. You have to live there to know the place. To those who have
come all the way I say, welcome.
Postscript: I pen the name anon not for the sake of disguise. I am anonymous
because the name I go by is not who I am. I am, as you are, no-one.
Editor's Note: The author of this article is a long-standing member of the
IAC and was one of Coachville's earliest faculty members.
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The Spanish Version of the IAC Coaching Masteries
IAC membership has increased to over 500 in 2008. I feel the collaborative
energy of this unique profession flowing right around the world. In line with
IAC's slogan, "To advance coaching to the highest standards in universal
excellence", coaches all over the world are voluntarily contributing their
hearts and time to translating the IAC Coaching Masteries™ into different
I am very excited to announce the release of the Spanish version. Coach Roberto
García de la Mora completed the first Spanish translation draft in early
2008; Dr. Ariel Orama further fine-tuned the translation and later led a team
of experienced coaches and linguistic experts to complete the job in September
2008. Their contribution inspires our universal excellence in action.
Sr. Gerardo Silbert（烏拉圭）
I am also glad to inform you that the Korean, French and Italian translations
are all underway by different groups of volunteer coaches. If you would like
to be part of our team and see the IAC Coaching Masteries™ in your own
language, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie is an executive and mentor coach. She is the first Chinese IAC-CC certified
coach from Hong Kong and has passion to help other coaches to attain the same.
Bonnie likes to advance her coaching by exchanging with coaches all over the
It’s hard to believe we’ve been using the IAC Coaching Masteries™
as our exclusive standard of coaching excellence for almost a full year! They
were developed with the intention that they would be the next evolution of coaching mastery
– and that they would continue to evolve in order to provide the best
and easiest access to masterful coaching.
Throughout the past year, the certifiers have continued to look for additional
ways to clarify and define the Masteries, with the goal of making them even
easier to understand, and hence, easier to apply. Don’t worry, though
– we’re not “changing” the Masteries. We are merely
clarifying them by providing greater detail and further explanation. Questions
from members have been key to this process – so thank you to everyone
who has sent in a question!
The updated version of the IAC Coaching Masteries™ will be available
in early 2009, so be sure to be on the lookout. Current members will be notified
of the new link, and anyone who has purchased the eBook in the past will receive
the updated version.
Nina East是IAC的首席認證人，也是IAC的創始人 PersonalGrowthProfessionals.com. As a coach, she helps personal growth
the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we
are here for the sake of each other – above all for those upon whose smile and
well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls
with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. ~ Albert Einstein
At this time of the year, more than any other, I wonder who you are…why
you’re reading VOICE and where you’re sitting right at this very
Are you in a bright, air-conditioned office somewhere in the southern hemisphere,
or snuggled up in a comfy chair in a warm, cosy study, surrounded, like I am,
by the stuff that makes a life – notebooks, a half-empty coffee cup, a glass
of water, crumbs on a plate, spectacles, a phone, pens and a pile of papers?
Are your spirits lifted by the serene glow of specially lit candles or will
you be relaxing later in a home twinkling with strands of fairy lights and glittering
baubles that gladden your heart and remind you of magical moments spent as a
child, counting the sleeps till Christmas?
growing up in a Scottish mining village, we had no car. My uncle used
to take us every year to the nearest town, to see its High Street hung
with multi-coloured Christmas lights that not only connected one
lamppost to the next along the whole length of the town, but
criss-crossed above our heads. There were angels and reindeer, Santas
and sleighs, baubles and bells, stars and holly, their glorious colours
reflecting in the warmly lit shop windows below. My uncle drove slowly,
letting us take in the wonder of it all. At the end of the High Street,
we stopped and got out at the huge metal gates that marked the entrance
to the town park. There, covered in hundreds of brightly coloured
lights reaching up to the starry blue-black sky and glowing like a
miracle, stood a mile-high Christmas tree.
The flickering light of one special candle, perfectly placed, is beautiful
in its own right, but I still love to see a thousand twinkling lights in the
darkness – trees, homes, buildings and streets all lit up and connected to each
other by an invisible source of power.
I like to think of our coaching community like that, all of us unique and shining
in our own way, but interconnected by so much more than phones and faxes, fibre
optics and satellite beams, trade and commerce. Alone, we can transform lives;
together we can do so much more.
Wishing you a special season full of love, strength, cherished memories, grateful
moments, clarity and generosity of spirit. ~ Janice