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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working

TechCrunch

It was here that she met Ellis, a career coach at LACI who also worked at the Long Beach Job Corp Center. The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of charging stations. In addition to being installed, they also need to work — and today, that isn’t happening.

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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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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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.

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

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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)

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). 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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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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Silicon Valley Advisory: Make Talent Retention Personal

Xconomy

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 I Gamified My Own Brain to Lose Weight & Improve Fitness

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It’s amazing what mental coaching can do for a workout. “A And sometimes I need the focus on my form of “Coach Matt.” Peloton gives you individual coaches that guide you through being your best self and make you want to turn up and do more, do better and do it more often.

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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.

IBH Acquires Uprise

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According to Uprise, Uprise provides its health services through self-guided modules, live coaching, and in-person therapy. IBH is owned by private equity investor Periscope Equity; the company offers up digitally-enabled employee assistance programs bolstered with personalized coaching, chronic condition management, managed behavioral health, data analytics, and opioid assessment and treatment.

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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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Ultrahuman Launches Meditation, Workout, Sleep App, With $8M Funding

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Ultrahuman says its platform "helps people meditate, workout efficiently, and optimize their sleep with the help of athletes, neuroscientists, artists, and psychologists", and that it has partnered with such athletes and celebrities like Crossfit champion Kara Saunders, Fitness celebrity Amanda Cerny, Coach Johannes Bartl, Hybrid athlete and coach Kris Gethin, MindSize CEO Christian Straka.

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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.

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.

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.

NuOrder Gets $45M For Fashion Merchandising

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The company says it provides its service to help manage merchandise orders for such brands as Coach and retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale's. Los Angeles-based NuOrder, which provides technology that allows fashion brands and retailers to process and manage orders, has raised $45M in a funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Brighton Park Capital and Imaginary Ventures.

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There’s Still Time to Commit to Your 2021 Health & Fitness Plan

Both Sides of the Table

It’s like a football coach on 4th and 2 with 3 minutes left in the game and you’re on your own forty down 4 points. Let them know if you prefer nice / encouragement or the drill sergeant coach yelling if you cheat. It’s March 1st as I write this*. The year is two months in.