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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The Skills Launches Celebrity Sports Life Coaching Startup

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theskills venture capital life coaching celebrity athletes maria sharapova shaun white michael phelps athletics content sports coachLos Angeles-based The Skills , a new startup offering up subscription-based "life lessons" from celebrity athletes, launched today, saying that it is backed by Maveron, Global Founders Capital, and 8VC.

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Mobalytics Finds $11.25M For Game Coaching

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mobalytics venture capital game coaching conten videogame artificial intelligence leagueoflegends trackingSanta Monica-based Mobalytics , a startup developing tools that help videogame players improve their hardcore gaming on such titles as League of Legends, Valorant, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra, has raised $11.25M in a funding round, the company said on Wednesday.

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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. market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors. Freeletics , headquartered in Munich, Germany, is today announcing its first round of private capital after bootstrapping since 2013.

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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. One great source for coaches is among fellow members of a CEO roundtable organization, Young Presidents Organization or similar association where you are comfortable with the coach candidate and know something about his or her style.

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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.

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? In fact, studies have shown that the long-term value of coaching has a return of at least 2x to more than 100x times the cost. Exceptional communication is a prerequisite to coaching.

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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. Like the original Maslo, the new product is a service for journaling and personal growth, but this time it includes dashboards and visualization tools for the life coaches and training professionals that are molding the minds and leadership habits of tomorrow’s executives.

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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. In fact, I’m a strong proponent of coaching and mentoring in the workplace, but I recognize that these efforts can only go so far in eliminating your human resources problems, and increasing team morale and performance. 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. There is nothing wrong with a manager slowing a conversation to ask for more background when speaking to an often-younger and more involved associate.

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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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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 reality, even the best performers and leaders need some coaching from time to time, and everyone has the potential to be a coach, so it behooves all of us to learn how to do it right. In an effort to help myself, I read a new book on this topic, “ The Master Coach ,” by Gregg Thompson.

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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

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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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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. 15Five gets its name from the feedback and coaching process that its software turns into a consistent routine.

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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. What gets ignored is the entire base of amateurs wanting to compete in esports below the professional tier.

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. Brenton Sullivan: What we are is a private social network and platform for coaches to connect with each other, to exchange information on athletes. What makes it really different, is our platform empowers coaches. It''s exclusive only to verified coaches. What''s unique, is it''s coach driven.

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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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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. Millennials need our coaching and mentoring to build confidence, to improve how they handle business relationships, tackle new responsibilities, and handle leadership roles. business leaders coaching danita bye mentoring millennialsMillennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them nearly ten years ago.

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Achieve Greatness for Yourself, Become Far More Useful to Others

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When I started coaching AYSO I was confused, often bewildered. ” Then I started coaching Pony baseball. That said, coaching baseball is far more work. The videos are being created to educate new coaches, parents, existing coaches and other volunteers on every aspect of field preparation and maintenance. But I loved coaching. Ignite Motivational Parenting accomplishment achievement baseball charity coaching giving kids

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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). Know any CEOs feeling overwhelmed while juggling life, employees and the world?

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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

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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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. Millennials need our coaching and mentoring to build confidence, to improve how they handle business relationships, tackle new responsibilities, and handle leadership roles. business leadership coaching danita bye mentoring millennialsMillennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them almost ten years ago.

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

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Boston Xcon Boulder/Denver Xcon Detroit Detroit Xcon Indiana Xcon National Xcon New York Xcon Raleigh-Durham Xcon San Diego Xcon San Francisco Xcon Seattle Xcon Texas Xcon Wisconsin Xcon business coaching community revitalization diversity and inclusion Entrepreneurship innovation Internet Kid CEO Kidpreneur Expo Make Your Dreams Come True Rohns Community Development Center skills training Wix Workforce Development

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

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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). Know any women CEOs juggling life, business and the world? I saw, from being a CEO, working with them and knowing many of them, that it’s easy to create a business that traps you rather than works for you.

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Silicon Valley Advisory: Make Talent Retention Personal

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Read more » Reprints | Share: Boston Xcon Boulder/Denver Xcon Detroit Xcon Indiana Xcon National Xcon New York Xcon Raleigh-Durham Xcon San Diego Xcon San Francisco Xcon Seattle Xcon Texas Xcon Wisconsin Xcon careers Coaching company culture continuous learning Diversity employee engagement enterprise software facebook google hiring Human Resources John McGee mentorships networking retention sap skills development team cultureIt took me by complete surprise.

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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). Know any CEOs feeling overwhelmed while juggling life, employees and the world? I saw, from being a CEO, working with them and knowing many of them, that it’s easy to create a business that traps you rather than works for you.

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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. The mentor helps the entrepreneur fill an experience gap, and a coach helps fill a skill gap. entrepreneur startup mentor coach businessFriends tell you what you want to hear. Mentors tell you what you need to hear.

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. If you manage with your team knowing the intended results of each action, and if the members of the team have not honed their skills at execution of their tasks, then you are the coach without a playbook.

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Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

And some tell me that they will just retire, finding travel, coaching, teaching and a life of leisure their most attractive alternative.

Fire fast, not last.

Berkonomics

After hiring someone with all the attendant enthusiasm followed by the training and learning curve, if an employee shows signs of weakness in the job or problems dealing with contemporaries, it is the natural tendency for most of us to go first into coaching mode, and reset the observation clock to see if our excellent coaching does the job. Close. Here is one that takes a real leap for a younger manager or CEO to believe.

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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. This is one of my favorite insights, since I lived this one in a positive exit from my computer business. Types of business buyers expanded. Most people will tell you that there are two kinds of eventual buyers for your business: financial and strategic.

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. The mentor helps the entrepreneur fill an experience gap, and a coach helps fill a skill gap. Tags: entrepreneur mentor friend coach business Friends tell you what you want to hear. Mentors tell you what you need to hear.

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. Wang says that that pros on the platform are making anywhere from $750 to $2500 per month and that there are currently 250 coaches on the platform.

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What would happen to the business if you die, leave or are disabled?

Berkonomics

The outcomes were quite different with one board fending off immediate threats of lawsuit by creditors, another coaching a key employee into the CEO job, and the third electing a board member with experience to step in as CEO. Yes, we’re invincible when young.

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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. If you manage with your team knowing the intended results of each action, and if the members of the team have not honed their skills at execution of their tasks, then you are the coach without a playbook.

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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. And many potential coaches out there have made mistakes in these processes at the expense of their employers or even their personal savings.

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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.

6 Business Practices That Will Verify You As A Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Spend more time coaching and mentoring your team. They must be inspired by your coaching to create a better future for everyone. Effective coaching always involves helping make new connections, for relationships and learning.

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