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How to Level Up Your Career with a Business Coach

Posted by Candace Sigmon on Mon, Feb 13, 2023

Coaching has gained credibility and acceptability in the 23 years since I started my coaching career. There are several different coaching avenues to explore to grow yourself and your business. Our guest writer today is Candace Sigmon. I’m on vacation this week, please enjoy Candace’s insights on how coaching can help you.

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Topics: Coach Advisor, business coaching, Coaching

To Be Great – Hire A Coach

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

"It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters,"

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Topics: Top Priority, Coach Advisor, Business Priorities, Goal Achievment, Coaching

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

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

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

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

Challenges of Scaling Up a Business 







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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

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