by Vicki Zanini
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu
First, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Philip Beddows, our newest member of the IAC Board of Governors. He was enthusiastically voted onto the board at November’s meeting. He is an active IAC member living in London and currently serving on the Research Committee. His Bio will be posted to the IAC website soon. Welcome Philip!
It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to an end. We began 2014 by reviewing the IAC Vision and Strategic Plan 2010-2015 and formed the Strategic Review Committee to support the board of governors in strategically aligning our efforts. It has been an honor to serve on this committee with Natalie Tucker Miller, Ed Britton and our chairperson, Terri Hase. Thank you all for your dedication to this project; I am looking forward to our continued work together in 2015.
At the upcoming December Board of Governors meeting we will elect our 2015 officers. Our current executive committee members are each up for re-election and whatever the outcome, I’d like to take a moment to thank them for their service this past year. Krishna Kumar, Pepe del Rio, Marissa Afton, Terri Hase and Dr. Susan Meyer, there are no words to thank you for all you do for the IAC. I have grown personally and professionally in so many ways because of you and I am looking forward to our continued work together.
At the end of this year the executive committee will say goodbye to past president Dr. Susan Meyer who has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of so much of what is happening at the IAC. Her leadership and inspiration will continue to guide this organization into 2015 and beyond. Although we will miss Susan at Executive Committee we know that she will continue to contribute to the IAC, an organization that she has certainly put her heart and soul into. Thank you, Susan, for helping to architect our future.
In March we announced that we were working on some changes to the IAC website, and we secured the services of branding and marketing expert, Nina East, Inc., and web designer Jill Mugge from JMG Marketing. Many of you took part in a marketing survey that is still being used to inform and direct our next steps. The “big reveal” is planned for early 2015. Countless hours have already gone into this project and there is so much more to do. We will continue to keep you informed as we move forward.
The IAC Chapters across the globe continue to be an important part of the IAC for fostering community, engagement, education and growth among our members. “Living the Masteries” and the “Path to Coaching Mastery” are just two of the initiatives that are spreading throughout the IAC culture and you will hear more about both in 2015.
Finally, I wish to thank the board of governors as well as our staff and volunteers for all you do. It has been an extraordinary and rewarding year and I look forward to continuing our work together in 2015.
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.