by Vicki Zanini
In looking for a quote to share with you this month, I came across these words written by our very own Angela Spaxman in her president’s report in 2009:
“Thomas (Leonard) led us in conversations about the potential, the future and the secrets of coaching, and so many of us were drawn in and inspired to make coaching a key part of our lives. What do coaches do that creates that kind of energy? How do we elicit our sense of urgency for coaching to make its mark in the world? What becomes free in us when we play together like children, while inventing our futures like the brilliant people that we are?” – Angela Spaxman, past IAC President.
This year the IAC team has been immersed in several projects, including the Path to Mastery Program and the expansion of our coach certification and Mastery Practitioners designation into other languages. We’ve added a marketing strategist to our team and are super excited about the progress on the website upgrades.
In addition, our member benefits continue to grow with innovative tools and resources to support coaches in a variety of niches. At the top of that list is the beloved IAC certification process, which continues to be a gold standard in the industry and is so much more than a goal to work towards or a piece of paper to frame. It represents an ongoing journey of growth for the coach and those he or she works and lives with. It’s a path that truly offers the opportunity for mastery and the chance to make a difference. And I believe it’s a journey that inspires the kind of energy that draws us in and inspires us to make coaching not just our career but a key part of our lives.
I was on many calls with Thomas Leonard and I remember the energy that Angela speaks of. For me it’s still alive in the IAC community after all these years. Our industry is forever expanding and so are the possibilities. We’re all on a Path to Mastery, inventing our future together, and I am so happy to be sharing this journey with you.
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.