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Why I Decided to Hire a Coach

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 31, 2017


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Topics: Coach Advisor, Catalyst, business coaching, Testimonial

Scale up - Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Workshop

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Have you considered whether or not your business needs a business coach?  Do you have the right structure for Annual and Quarterly Planning?  What elements of Strategy or Execution can your business do better to achieve increased results?

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Accountability, 4-3-2-1 formula for business growth, Catalyst, Annual Plan, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Four Decisions, Alignment

Confidence Part II

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

We spoke on confidence before in Where Does Confidence Come From? Giving Positive Reinforcement.  A reader posted a comment to LinkedIn reminding me of another place where confidence comes from.

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Topics: quarterly meetings, Coach Advisor, Catalyst, positive reinforcement, confidence, mentor

Catalysts Increase Results In Less Time

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 18, 2013


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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, E-Myth, Catalyst, business coaching

Superstar Catalyst – Valentine’s Day Tribute

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

t’s most appropriate that on Valentine’s Day that I share with you the person in my life that inspires me and that has proven to be a “Super Star” in the category of a Catalyst.  On Valentine’s Day it is my sincere hope you have someone special in your life that is so loving, caring, and determined to help you live to your fullest. Share your love for her this day.  My wife Michelle is without a doubt the person that has helped me the most through my AML and Bone Marrow Transplant.  In many cases I’m not even aware of everything she is doing to contribute to my recovery and remaining clear of any germs and immune deficiency issues.

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Topics: Accountability, Catalyst, Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Michelle Wick

Catalyst Re-Discovery - The Coach & the Tool

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 11, 2013

“If I emulated you in any way as a creator today, send me a signal in the form of feedback in my world to let me know that you were noticing my efforts. And bring it in a way that I least expect, that wakes me up from this dream, and leaves no doubt that it has come from you so that I am inspired to do this again tomorrow.”  The voice of Joe Dispensa softly speaks to me at the conclusion of the meditation

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Coach Advisor, Catalyst, Pearsons Law, leading and lagging indicators, Bone Marrow Transplant, Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose, Joe Dispensa

Coaching Catalyst - The Best Leaders Have One

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Feb 7, 2013

As a Business Leader do you need a business coach?

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Topics: Catalyst, leadership, Michelle Wick

What’s a Catalyst?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 17, 2012

In Top Ten Elements to Drive Business Growth - 4-3-2-1 Formula we looked at the elements that Gazelles and Positioning Systems focus on to drive growth in small to mid-sized businesses.  These are fundamentals that Jim Collins discovered in his groundbreaking book Good to Great and have been further confirmed by studies at Harvard Business Review.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, Coach Advisor, Catalyst, Culture of Discipline, Consultant

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