by Vicki Zanini
“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
December marks the final month of my term as IAC president and the past two years have certainly been a beautiful experience. It has been an honor and a privilege to hold this position and I will always cherish this time in my life. I will continue to serve on the executive committee as past president, and as a member of the board of governors, so this isn’t really goodbye. But it does mark the end of a milestone for me and I am truly grateful for the IAC board and committee members, and the staff for making my job an easy one.
This year we have completely updated our website with a new look and new content that will make it easier for our members to navigate their path to coaching mastery and enjoy the many benefits that our membership offers. This took longer than anticipated but our team was extremely thorough and diligent and I am confident and very pleased with the outcome. A launch date is coming soon! And if you are following us on social media you will have already begun to notice the boost in activity and enthusiasm there. And our Path to Mastery Program continues to expand and is available to all new and seasoned coaches who are committed to mastering the art of coaching.
There is so much more to come in 2016 and I am thrilled to be passing the gavel to someone I have had the great honor and privilege to work with for the past four years. Krishna Kumar is the Founder/Director of the Intrad School of Executive Coaching (ISEC) located in India. He has served on the executive committee as vice president and president elect, and begins his term as IAC president in January. I can’t think of a more qualified person to take this position and I happily welcome and congratulate him in his new role. Additional officers will be voted on at the December Board of Governors meeting.
This month Teo Jin Lee completes her term on the IAC Board of Governors after serving a total of six years, and we wish to thank her profusely for her ongoing contribution to our organization and to the coaching and business industry. She is the founding president of our Singapore Chapter, and Founder & Managing Director of SMG Training Systems, a consulting & training company with operations spanning the Asia Pacific. The IAC board has been extremely fortunate and grateful for her leadership and service, and she will be missed.
It is with great excitement that I announce the appointment of Martha Pasternack to the IAC Board of Governors for a three-year term beginning in January. Martha is a regular contributor to the IAC VOICE as well as the Huffington Post. She is an IAC Master Masteries Coach, and holds several additional certifications. She has been involved in the health care profession for over 30 years and is an author, educator, speaker and mentor. We are all looking forward to welcoming her at the January board of governors meeting.
In closing, I wish to leave you with one final quote that captures how I feel about coaching, about my fellow travelers on the path to mastery, and about you:
“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” - Wilferd A. Peterson
Vicki Zanini is founder of Vicki Zanini Coaching & Training. As a certified holistic life coach, she works with individuals and groups who are ready to create new possibilities, boost personal effectiveness, and experience a deeper sense of meaning and inner peace. She has been leading coaching groups and workshops for over 15 years in personal development, self-care, creativity, and intuition. Visit her website at www.vickizanini.com.