What an amazing community we are. Two years ago George Johnson set forth a vision where Minnesota Coaches are living and working their passion. It is a vision where everyone in Minnesota knows what a coach is and knows that the Minnesota Coaches Association is the place to go to find a coach, be with coaches, learn about coaching, and expand what it means to be a coach. We are well on the way, just take a look at George’s 2004 summary. We have a lot to be proud of and excited about.
The MCA is now one of the largest regional coach associations in the world. We have a powerful energy here. We have all been drawn to this place. Minnesota is a nexus, a convergence, of ideas, people, and energy. Born of the frontier, survived by community and grown by ingenuity and passion for what is possible. This is our legacy and our future. What shall we make of it?
Here’s what I see and what I want for the coaches in the MCA. I want every coach in Minnesota to become engaged and involved with the Minnesota Coaches Association. I want to tap into the power and wisdom of all those coaches who have yet to see and experience the awesome work that we are all doing together. I want to hear your voice. I want to revel in your experience. I want to help you share your gifts in exile with the world. Together we can become an even stronger and progressive community for coaching and the world.
What is your dream this year for the MCA? What is possible? What do we want to create?
Let’s go beyond wanting – Let’s create it together!
We create our reality.
Set the intention.
Tap into the ultimate source and make it intimate.
To that end, I want to make myself and the board as accessible as reasonably possible. Talk to us. Use us. Connect with us and we will do the same with you. All of our names are listed in every Catalyst and our photos accompany our names on the website so that you can easily identify and talk with us. Share with us. Let us know you ideas, dreams, concerns, desires. We will be conducting surveys this Winter/Spring, however surveys only tell us so much.
What would you love to see come to play?
What gift will you share with me, with us, with the world?
Where can we step forward?
How can you become the best in your own life?
How can you become the kindest person that you know?
Along with the questions above, I enter the new year with more questions as well. What is possible? In service of what? Will the MCA choose to become an ICF chartered chapter? Do we see coaching as bigger than how the ICF defines is? What role do we want to play in the shaping of the coaching industry? What would a business coaching program look like for the MCA? What needs are similar/different than mixed personal/business coaching meetings? What do we want our legacy to be?