ringDNA Adds AI-Powered Sales Coaching

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Los Angeles-based ringDNA , which develops artificial intelligence software for the sales market, has added a new sales coaching product that uses artificial intelligence to help improve sales teams. ringdna artificial intelligence sales coaching conversation software

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Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

TechCrunch LA

As you might expect from the name, Freeletics operates its mobile fitness coaching app on a freemium model, with tiered pricing beginning at $11.99 One of Europe’s most popular fitness applications is poised to flourish in the U.S.

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An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

Berkonomics

Business coaches come in all sizes and shapes. Photo courtesy IBM Business Coaching. But by far the best coaches are those that have lived through the process you’re going through and built successful enterprises in your same industry.

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LA-based Maslo pivots to professional services, launching an AI product for executive coaching

TechCrunch LA

Now the company has reframed its offering, raised a fresh round of financing and is coming to market with a refined vision for a training tool for executive coaching.

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10 Elements of a Coaching Culture and Why You Need It

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business person I know wishes he had more time for coaching all the members of his team. I often hear the excuse that coaching takes more time than simply diving in and doing the job for the other person, but is that really true?

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Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, April 29, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch.

Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch.

8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, business success and satisfaction is about doing the right things at the right time, which requires leadership and coaching. But coaching doesn’t always work the way you expect. People’s basic weaknesses will change if they’re coached.

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Some great coaches are younger than you are.

Berkonomics

But most of all, I had to gain acceptance as “one of us” in an environment where my CEO coaching and my money did not count. Especially for social media-based businesses, we all need to recalibrate our thinking about who is the teacher and who is the student.

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Could You Be A Business Coach, Or Do You Need One?

Startup Professionals Musings

We all know some peers in business who could use some coaching to unleash their potential and optimize performance, but would you know how to do the job if they asked you for help? In an effort to help myself, I read a new book on this topic, “ The Master Coach ,” by Gregg Thompson.

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Find an outside confidant, a CEO coach.

Berkonomics

Having an experienced coach, usually acting informally and not for any kind of pay, is a safety valve for a CEO that cannot be understated when in times of great stress. Sometimes that coach is a member of the board willing to listen and make suggestions off the record.

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15Five Lands $8M To Expand Use of Its Coaching Software for Managers

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San Francisco-based performance management startup 15Five , whose mission is to torpedo annual performance reviews for workers and replace them with supportive weekly coaching by managers, announced today it raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.

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An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

Berkonomics

Business coaches come in all sizes and shapes. You’ll have a relative willing to devote time, a school friend with business experience, professionals who charge for the service, investors with a reason to promote your success and more. But by far the best coaches are those that have lived through the process you’re going through and built successful enterprises in your same industry. How do you pay a coach?

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Online Training, Coaching and Instruction

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 17, 2011 -- Online Training, Coaching and Instruction. LA Web Ventures.Several members of the group have an exciting startup project involving computer assisted instruction. Come and participate in a group brainstorm where you can share your ideas to shape this product and even join the team (they're recruiting). See [link] (more

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Report: Ring Coaching Police How To Gain Video Without A Warrant

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Los Angeles-based Ring , the maker of doorbell and security cameras which is now owned by Amazon , is looking to make it very easy for local law enforcement to obtain surveillance footage without a need for a warrant , according to a report from Motherboard. According to the report, Ring's tools now provide an interactive map that allows the police to request footage from camera owners--and has actively been working on helping police "persuade" homeowners to hand over that footage.

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Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

TechCrunch LA

As a player, what that experience means is you play on a team, in a position, with a coach, in a season that culminates in some sort of championship. Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel

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That''s what Los Angeles-based FieldLevel (www.fieldlevel.com) has been working on, making it easier for coaches to network and exchange information on athletes. What makes it really different, is our platform empowers coaches. It''s exclusive only to verified coaches.

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7 Tips For Building Millennials Into Next-Gen Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

What they need now is some coaching from more experienced business leaders, to catch up and overcome some unique qualms and challenges. business leaders coaching danita bye mentoring millennials

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ringDNA Acquires Sales Podcast, Hires Podcaster As Head Evangelist

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ringdna sales coaching artificial intelligence software podcast podcasting contentLos Angeles-based ringDNA , the venture-backed startup which is developing artificial intelligence tools to help sales teams, says it has acquired a popular podcast focused on sales. According to the company, it has acquired the sales podcast "Accelerate!", which is run by Andy Paul, and will appoint Paul as its new Head of Revenue Performance Evangelism.

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Achieve Greatness for Yourself, Become Far More Useful to Others

Eric Greenspan

When I started coaching AYSO I was confused, often bewildered. ” Then I started coaching Pony baseball. That said, coaching baseball is far more work. But I loved coaching. The process is a ton of work and communication is precarious.

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Register For A Free CEOFlow Coaching Session

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I have a great opportunity for both you and the person that refers them to me… CEOFlow is my coaching program for CEOs. Free CEOFlow Coaching Session (One Available Per Week). I’m offering a free 30-minute CEOFlow coaching session to one CEO per week (each is a $375 value).

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How To Mentor Millennials Into Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

What they need now is some coaching from more experienced business leaders, to catch up and overcome some unique qualms and challenges. business leadership coaching danita bye mentoring millennials

Edufii Scores $1.4M For Athletic Training App

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The funding was led by DFJ Frontier and the Pasadena Angels, and also included Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures, along with Rudy Duran, who was the first coach for Tiger Woods. Edufii''s app lets coaches, teachers, and athletes capture and annotate training and coaching sessions. smartphone mobile social athlete coach training athletic funding capital venture edufii San Luis Obispo-based Edufii said this morning that it has raised $1.4M

The Power of Dreams: Making a Difference as a Detroit Entrepreneur

Xconomy

Those born and raised in Detroit are used to defying expectations, but making your dreams a reality is never an easy task. It involves overcoming both personal and professional hardships, which is why I named my business Make Your Dreams Come True (MYDCT).

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GoodLooks Launches Lifestyle Expert Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based GoodLooks , a new startup focused on connecting people with "lifestyle experts", said it has launched a new online marketplace to find career and life coaches, personal trainers, fashion stylists and dietitians. goodlooks lifestyle expert market marketplace career coach fashion

Takehollywood Links With Mobli

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Takehollywood offers up a large library of videos where actors, acting coaches, agents, casting directors, directors, and producers provide their advice on a wide range of areas. takehollywood mobli short form video acting instruction coach hollywood actor teaching mobile sharing

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Silicon Valley Advisory: Make Talent Retention Personal

Xconomy

It took me by complete surprise. Here I was thinking we were on the same page, that we were doing some good things together and, despite some challenges, we made a pretty good team.

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How To Apply For A Free CEOFlow Coaching Session (Five Available)

CEO Flow

I have a great opportunity for both you and the person that refers them to me…keep reading… CEOFlow is my coaching program for CEOs. I’m offering a f^ree CEOFlow coaching session to five CEOs (each is a $375 value).

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How To Apply For A Free CEOFlow Coaching Session (Five Available)

CEO Flow

I have a great opportunity for both you and the person that refers them to me… CEOFlow is my coaching program for CEOs. I’m offering a f^ree CEOFlow coaching session to five CEOs (each is a $375 value).

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5 Reasons a Startup Mentor Need Not Be Your Friend

Startup Professionals Musings

Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach. A mentor’s aim is to teach you what to do and how, in specific situations, unlike a coach who helps you develop your generic skills for deciding what to do and how. entrepreneur startup mentor coach business

Where’s your team playbook? Hmm?

Berkonomics

From experience and from information about the competition, a coach creates a playbook that contains detailed plans for actions or plays that the entire team must know without question and execute without pause in order to win games and advance toward the playoffs. You are the team coach.

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Fire fast, not last.

Berkonomics

A month or so later, when no apparent change has been noticed, we may move from coaching to a polite warning and maybe even the dreaded note-to-file. Close. Here is one that takes a real leap for a younger manager or CEO to believe.

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Launching from beta, ProGuides is making money ensuring that gamers never play alone

TechCrunch LA

The company lowers its rates for popular gamers or gamers who are willing to spend more time on the platform either selling their services or actually coaching esports players.

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Selling your business? Find the emotional buyer

Berkonomics

Most investment bankers will coach you into helping them find you a strategic buyer, knowing that such sales are quicker, often less focused upon the small warts of a business, and yield higher prices than financial sales.

A Good Friend Doesn’t Make a Good Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach. A mentor’s aim is to teach you what to do and how, in specific situations, unlike a coach who helps you develop your generic skills for deciding what to do and how. Tags: entrepreneur mentor friend coach business

Does your team know your playbook?

Berkonomics

From experience and from information about the competition, a coach creates a playbook that contains detailed plans for actions or plays that the entire team must know without question and execute without pause in order to win games and advance toward the playoffs.

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Do you think you are flexible and coachable?

Berkonomics

Those relationships would be impressive but worthless if the entrepreneur was not coachable, open to suggestion and criticism from those who have experience enough to surface the issues unspoken but obvious to the coach.

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UK-based women’s networking and private club, AllBright, raises $18.8 million as it expands into the US

TechCrunch LA

The largest club, in Mayfair, has five floors and boasts more than 12,000 square feet and features rooftop terraces, a dedicated space for coaching and mentoring, a small restaurant and a bar. AllBright , the London-based women’s membership club backed by private real estate investment firm Cain International , has raised $18.8 million to expand into the U.S. The company’s new round was led by Cain International and was designed to take AllBright into three U.S.

The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.

Berkonomics

You’ll quickly be drawn into the governance of the organization and introduced into the process of discovery, coaching, leading deals, herding investors, serving on boards and helping entrepreneurs toward liquidity events. Allow me to reminisce. This is the final post of this cycle.

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Gloria brings international soccer scouting into the 21st century

TechCrunch LA

Future versions of the app will have professional tools like additional coaching features, the two co-founders said. Lionel Messi, who’s still arguably the greatest soccer player in the world , signed his first contract with FC Barcelona when he was thirteen years old.

ServiceTitan Acquires Pointman

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According to ServiceTitan, Pointman combines operations management software for contractors with ongoing coaching, analysis, feedback, and peer connections. Los Angeles-based ServiceTitan , which develops a cloud-based software platform used by residential and commercial service contractors to manage their businesses, has acquired Pointman , a New York-based company that develops software for contractors. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

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Crosscut Ventures Launches Effort To Tackle Mental Health, Well Being Of Founder

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According to the firm, it is partnering with coaching firm Evolution, and is committing a percentage of all the capital invested in its portfolio companies towards support both team and individual coaching and development. Los Angeles-based Crosscut Ventures m, one of Southern California's most active seed stage venture capital investment firms, has launched a new effort to tackle the mental health and well being of founders, the firm said this week.

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How can you let a talented employee go to pursue a new career?

Berkonomics

Sometimes you can be the coach, helping them even if it means losing them. It doesn’t take much to publicly wish a departing employee well, to throw a small celebration, to coach the outgoing person if asked, and to listen and receive fair criticism at the moment of the exit interview.

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