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Why I hired a business coach

One night while networking at a charity event, I saw a three-pack of coaching sessions on the silent auction table and something clicked. Even though I didn’t think I should splurge on myself, I did. It was the best decision I ever made. Here’s why I hired a business coach, and why you might want one too.

Lessons in Teamwork and Diversity from the movie Bohemian Rhapsody

I finally saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody last weekend. I know this movie has been picked apart and criticized for a less than accurate portrayal of Freddie Mercury’s life, but I have to admit, I still enjoyed it; even though I recognized some of the inaccuracies while I was watching the movie. One of my favorite scenes occurs after the band breaks up. (Okay, I know that didn’t actually happen!)

Leadership Challenge: Change management

Let’s face it - change is hard. Whether at work or in life, most people resist, rather than embrace, change. In fact, studies show that in most organizations two out of three transformation initiatives fail. Those aren’t good odds. However, organizations must change in order to experience continual growth and success. Which means - every company must embrace change management.

Leadership Challenge: Negotiation

As a small business owner, you will do a lot of negotiating. Whether it’s contract negotiation, price negotiation, or working out a payment plan for clients who are delayed in paying you, it’s you as the owner who has to figure out how to get your business what it needs. That can be really tough.