by Vicki Zanini
“A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.” – David Whyte
One of the things I treasure most about being part of the IAC community is participating in the many conversations and discussions. The above quote by poet David Whyte really captures the richness and the gift that coaching offers.
I had the privilege of participating in April’s monthly Path to Mastery Teleconference facilitated by our very own Director of Development, Ed Britton. As a student of the Masteries myself, and someone who is leading my own Masteries study group, it was an honor to introduce Mastery #2, Perceiving, Affirming and Expanding the Client’s Potential. One of the participants commented that the IAC Masteries really came to life for her in the conversations occurring in these teleconferences. We invite you to join the conversation in May when Ed and IAC Vice President, Pepe del Rio discuss Mastery #3, Engaged Listening.
The IAC Coaches Reading Club is another place to join a conversation. Terri Hase, IAC treasurer and US/Canada Regional Coordinator, facilitates a conversation about a different book on the third Thursday of every month at 1:00pm Eastern Time. It’s free to everyone! Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/coachesreadingclub to learn more.
Sue Poucher of Sacramento, California recently submitted a book review on “The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, 10th Anniversary Edition”, by Jack Canfield with Janet Switzer. This was the IAC Coaches Reading Club’s book for March. As I read her review I couldn’t help but think about how the IAC Masteries supports the principle: Take 100% For Your Life. Thank you, Sue, for sharing so generously. For anyone wanting participate in these types of conversations, join the IAC Reading Club.
Are you working on a Learning Agreement? Here’s an idea for an activity: Next time you are reading a book - you might even revisit an old favorite - see if you can identify any of the IAC Masteries being demonstrated. This can be done with fiction or non-fiction. This works with movies as well!
I once heard someone say that life occurs in a conversation. Being a part of the IAC is truly a rich and meaningful conversation and I enjoy sharing the 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.