4 Reasons You Should Seek Out a Business Coach

by Jeff Boss, Entrepreneur

“…Enter the business coach. There isn’t anything else that you receive 100 percent dedicated attention to you. A business coach is somebody who helps you move from where you are to where you want to be, and does so by solely focusing on your goals…”


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Personal Best

by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker

“I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems as if I’ve just stopped getting better…”


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Taking the Next Step for Your Small Business: Selecting a Business Coach

by Dena Kouremetis, Forbes

“Small business people easily recognize when they are all over the map running their own show, even if they don’t talk much about it. Some are extremely creative while the “nuts and bolts” side of their business suffers. Others are more left-brained, challenged by how to create a brand while being great at putting systems into place. Enter the business coach…”


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Can coaching kick-start your career?

by Susanne Gargiulo, CNN

“Bill Clinton had a coach, Oprah Winfrey used one to help her get to the top of her career and, of course, top sports stars have them..”.


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Google’s Eric Schmidt: Everyone needs a coach.

Best Advice, CNN Money

A mentor is crucial to give perspective, sayes Google CEO.


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Life Coaching: Seeking A Sense Of Purpose

by Debra Ollivier, Huffington Post

There is traditional therapy — the kind that often involves years of exploring the sinewy terrain of one’s psyche — and there is life coaching, an alternative approach to therapy. According to Martin Seligman, the founder and pioneer of positive psychology, life coaching revolves around the essential question: Do you want to be pulled by your future or driven by your past?


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Coaching is hot. Is it right for you?

by Vicki Elmer, CNN Money/Fortune

When Ryan Harris, 44, started working with an executive coach two years ago, he knew he needed to delegate more work and act more like a strategist. The top human resources exec at a New York City-based health company saw his challenges as “managing up and managing sideways.” So, on his own initiative, he began meeting with his coach, Nancy Mercurio, about once a month. Since then, Harris says, he has learned to focus on results and approach more experienced executives with confidence. “He’s become a more effective leader who holds people accountable,” says Mercurio. So much so that he’s sold his boss, the CEO, on offering company-paid coaching to other senior executives


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How to Break the Cookie Habit

by Charles Duhigg, New York Times


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When a Coach May Help

An alternative to traditional therapy focuses more on the potential of the future than problems of the past

by Elizabeth Cooney, Boston Globe

Carol Kauffman has a question for you: If your life could look the way you’d really like it to look, what would that be?  Depending on your answer, she’ll help you build on your strengths so you can pull yourself toward your goals, step by small step. She’ll also hold you accountable.


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Opinion: Loss Prevention: Taking the Cake

by Karen Erger, New Hampshire Bar Association

“Your rational brain can resist temptation. (“Don’t put off that phone call.”) Your emotional brain, not so much. (“Wait’ll tomorrow.”) Here’s how to give your rational brain the advantage.  A tired brain, preoccupied with its problems, is going to struggle to resist what it wants, even when what it wants isn’t what we need. – Jonah Lehrer


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Leadership Coaching Takes Hold in China

by Euan McKirdy, Wall Street Journal

China’s rapid development has left it with an acute problem: a lack of skilled, experienced leaders. Both foreign- and locally owned businesses are finding that ready-for-deployment upper-echelon managers are in short supply.

A growing number of businesses are seeking to address the issue through leadership coaching, a relatively new phenomenon in the country…


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The CEO Coach Conundrum

by John Kador, Chief Executive website

Irene M. Dorner traces her current assignment as CEO of HSBC Bank USA, to a challenge posed by an executive coach she was, at first, reluctant to engage. “Where do you want your next career move to take you?” her coach asked. Dorner, who began her career with HSBC in 1982 and was responsible for a portion of its U.K. business at the time, was initially puzzled by the question. She replied, “I suppose wherever the bank needs me most.” The coach pushed back, saying, “What makes you assume that if you do a great job, the bank will notice you, read your mind and reward you with the opportunity you most want?”


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Coaching the Federal Government

by Marjorie Censer, The Washington Post