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A Year in Review and a Year in Preview

As we ready ourselves to eat, drink, and be merry, I want to urge you to be sure to take time to reflect on the year that has passed. What are you most grateful for? What lessons have you learned? What purpose have you found in those difficult times that arose?

As I look back on this past year, I must admit that I'm amazed yet again by what the iPEC team and community has accomplished.

Our coaches have been sending us extraordinary stories about the shifts and results that their clients are experiencing. From Stacy Hartmann and her teen clients (with stories that literally brought tears to my eyes) ... to Tambre Leighn helping cancer survivors reclaim their lives ... to Marni Battista helping singles find love (within and with their matches) ... to Ed Abel's SkillPreneurs (many of whom are iPEC graduates!) skyrocketing to success ... to Denice Hinden whose work in the non-profit area is changing lives every day ....to Rick Clemons who helps "gay men and straight women step courageously into their powerful truths"... and I could go on and on … and on.

To each of you - to every single one of you - I thank you for the difference you are making in this world.

And then there's the iPEC team - this absolutely extraordinary group of people who I get to call my colleagues, who are truly my friends and my family - wow! You have launched, with energy and excitement, new programs to ignite engagement within Corporate America and our education system; you've supported, trained, and mentored over 700 new coaches and 4,000 graduates; you've connected and shared your stories online; you've conducted and published groundbreaking Energy Leadership research; and most importantly, you've brought countless smiles, tears, and unforgettable experiences to our students and graduates. I am inspired by you. You make this Institute what it is.

I hope you all have a fantastic holiday, and as you toast your champagne glasses as midnight strikes on the 31st, I hope you briefly close your eyes and catch a glimpse of the extraordinary year that awaits you.

Here's to raising the consciousness of the world - one person at a time!

D. Luke Iorio, CPC, PCC, ELI-MP
President & CEO
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)