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Got Freedom?

July 26, 2010

Tweet   Recently I opened a magazine and saw the iconic photo of an American flag being raised over Iwo Jima. The theme for this issue was Freedom because during July in the United States we take time to celebrate this gift. When I reflect on how I personally celebrate freedom, I realize that I […]

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Powerful Question: Path to Success

July 21, 2010

Tweet Lyn and I earn our living through coaching.  The power tools we reach for daily are Active Listening and Powerful Questioning. For today, if you allow this blog entry to be your self-coach, we have just one question: Are you in transition or passing through? About the Author: Neil Phillips is a founding partner of Team […]

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Thoughts on Time Management Strategies

June 22, 2010

Tweet Recently I reported to an accountability partner on a professional project we’re completing together. In the midst of our dialogue around time management I said something that made me stop and think. “Nothing works forever and yet I always go back to everything over and over.” When I reflected on the meaning behind my […]

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What You Wear

June 21, 2010

Tweet by Lyn T. Christian MCC, CFCC In our book the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit:  A Self-Coaching Guide to Small Business, Neil and I talk about the “other side of Entrepreneurship” – our personal life. None of us can completely remove what we do at work with who we are. This is where the part of me […]

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Optimism

June 14, 2010

Tweet I’ve studied the successful entrepreneur enough to know that one thing that we all have in common is a healthy amount of optimism. This quotation gets to exactly what I’m meaning. And, says it better than I can, so here goes: “Optimists don’t allow doubt to linger or to discourage them from their goals. […]

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Streams of Money

May 27, 2010

Tweet I find it fascinating to discover where large, legitimate streams of money are flowing in this ambiguous economy. Did you know that our most advanced steel roller coasters cost more than $20 Million dollars to make? 63, yep sixty-three, of these new amusements are expected to open this year at various places on our […]

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Powerful Question: Leading Change

May 26, 2010

Tweet Lyn and I earn our living through coaching.  The power tools we reach for daily are Active Listening and Powerful Questioning. For today, if you allow this blog entry to be your self-coach, we have just one question: How will you lead the change you tell others to make? About the Author: Neil Phillips is […]

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Business Planning to Serve Your Needs

May 24, 2010

Tweet As you prepare to enter the summer months, we like you to consider a couple of very important Business Coaching Distinctions: Do you need a marketing plan or a shotgun full of ideas? Which would serve you best over the next 90 days? Do you need a business plan or a map? Which would […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Lesson from a Children’s Choir

May 20, 2010

Tweet I had the opportunity to listen to the children’s choir at our church recently.  As you might expect, the little cherubs brought tears to many a parents eyes.  While the message from the song fit the day, I was especially intrigued by the director’s efforts to have children from ages 3 to 9 singing […]

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Fearless or Feckless? A Coaching Distinction

May 17, 2010

Tweet Recently I was working with the Artistic Coordinator for a large Art’s Festival. She is approaching her busiest season of the year. On the personal side of her life, she is facing off with some people’s worst nightmare – divorce. She came into our session apologizing for only accomplishing a fourth of her home-play items. […]

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