Coaching the Creative

Coaching the Creative: Young Entrepreneurs

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Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus said: “All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed…finding our food, feeding ourselves. That’s where human history began.” I agree with Yunus that you and I were born entrepreneurs.  However, this doesn’t mean that I believe everyone should start their […]

Hedgehogs

Finding Your Best in the World

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The hedgehog concept is the ONE thing that can make the difference between loving what you do while making money, and all of the alternatives.  Not that those alternatives are necessarily horrible.  It’s just all ‘round better to be at the core of your hedgehog. This is the second of a five-part series on the […]

Hedgehogs

The Entrepreneur’s Hedgehog

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The hedgehog concept, articulated by Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, is often the crux of successful business building for an entrepreneur.  As a coach, I’ve worked with several clients to help them articulate their hedgehog as a cornerstone of a new business.  While it’s a great activity to do with a coach, an […]

Coaching the Creative

Reinventing Your Working Identity

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Are you still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up?  Do you feel stuck in your current position?  Do you find yourself thinking that there must be more to life than “this”? Are you an entrepreneur that is successful, but you feel stuck in your current level of success […]

Coaching the Creative

Got Feet?

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Let’s start with two questions: Were you born with feet? Do you still have them? If you answered “yes” to both, you’ll want to read on. Chances are you are like me and you’ve had a limited perspective on how complex those two things living below your ankles are. For example, did you know that […]

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Victoria and the Entrepreneurial Two-Step

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Victoria returned from her conference victorious! She completed every networking connection on her schedule for the event but one (the woman rescheduled for a time after the conference). And she fulfilled other obligations and her role as a facilitator in a manner that exceeded expectations. She also used a strategy that I am passing on […]

Coaching the Creative

Meet Meg Ross – Active Member of the Creative Class

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I was recently rehired by a very young, creative, undaunted entrepreneur. Her name is Meg Ross and she currently resides in NYC. http://npen.org/non-broker-payday-loans Few people have come into my practice with as much natural grit and tenacity as she. I’ll let Meg explain how she returned to coaching (see below). If you are young, ambitous […]

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Doing the Hard Things

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Doing the Hard Things I admire people who have the strength to do the hard things when destiny asks them to do so. One such person is Richard Paul Evans. In 1993 he wrote a book titled The Christmas Box. Later this book would simultaneously become the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation, […]