by Vicki Zanini
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer (1940-2015).
This is one of my favorite Wayne Dyer quotes. It reminds me that as coaches support their clients in expanding their view of the world and themselves, lives change. Dr. Dyer’s books and teachings have certainly expanded my world and I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing on August 29th, the day I sat down to write this message to you. He was a best-selling author, an inspiring teacher and beautiful soul. He will be missed but his light will shine on.
The arrival of September is always bittersweet for me. Although I look forward to the fall season when nature explodes into colors of reds, yellows, and oranges, it’s a bit sad to watch the garden fade. Thankfully, one of my favorite flowers, the Sunflower, thrives in September. My father-in-law always called them weeds but they make me smile - and a field of them takes my breath away.
It’s going to be a busy month at the IAC. The Chinese Professional Coaching Development Association/IAC Conference is being held in Taiwan on the 5th and 6th with several of our board members speaking, including president-elect Krishna Kumar and Board of Governors member Shanmugam Moorthi. The conference theme is Love, Empowerment & Leadership: Performance Coach and Quality Talent Development, and topics include leadership cultivation, talent guidance and market development. We are super excited and thank board of governor member Jinny Wang, the Taiwan IAC chapter and all involved for putting together this very special event.
On the 25th and 26th I’ll be traveling to Boston, Massachusetts with IAC lead certifier and general manager Natalie Tucker Miller to attend the Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital and the Institute of Coaching. This event offers an amazing opportunity to hear from thought leaders on leadership, health and well-being, coaching, positive psychology, behavioral psychology and neuroscience. I can’t wait to share more with you when we get back.
People move through our lives and seasons change but new opportunities and new souls are always on the horizon, inviting us to grow and expand, to see ourselves differently, and to change our world. Thank you for being a part of my world and a part of the IAC where you make a difference.