An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

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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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Some great coaches are younger than you are.

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Email readers, continue here.] 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.

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An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

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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. Email readers continue here.] How do you pay a coach?

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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 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). Subscribe to the PebbleStorm Blog by Email

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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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Fire fast, not last.

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

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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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The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.

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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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Do you think you are flexible and coachable?

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Email readers, continue here…] One of the best indicators of future success for an entrepreneur and an early stage idea is the quality and depth of great relationships with industry veterans or technology gurus, or experienced successful business leaders.

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Does your team know your playbook?

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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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Money is not the only measure of success.

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I am sure you heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs that motivate our behavior, in which Abraham Maslow laid out a human’s needs – from the physiological, to safety, then love and belonging, on to esteem and finally self-actualization. A little too esoteric for you? Let’s make it more personal.

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Will tech kill your job?

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Email readers, continue here…] Yes, Amazon is partially to blame. And the last jobs to be lost to automation and AI are, not surprisingly, K-12 teachers, professional athletes, politicians, judges, mental health professionals and coaches, advisors and motivators. Close.

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Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

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Accelerators are organizations that selectively accept entrepreneurs into a program of intense coaching in a physical environment sponsored by the accelerator that also provides seed funds for the startup to begin its business.

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Turn the tables: What’s an angel look like?

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Several times in our angel group, one of the largest in the United States, we have queried our group as to their motives in being active, risking their money, taking their time to research, perform due diligence and then coach entrepreneurs of young companies. Email readers, continue here.]

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Hire on ability. Fire on fit.

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Email readers, continue here…] But experience tells us that more often the person just didn’t fit in, a reference as much to the culture of the enterprise as to the efforts of the new hire.

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The 18-month rule and a harrowing tale

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Email readers, continue here…] Early in the rapid growth phase of my computer software company, I hired an excellent, IBM-trained vice president of sales to further growth and begin our international expansion.

Where is the best source of early stage investment?

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Email readers, continue here…] My very first investment as a professional angel was in a small startup where the entrepreneur’s vision fueled my imagination in the audio market niche where I had run a business in an earlier life.

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Does your business need money? Read this!

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Email readers, continue here…] Bootstrapping: This term describes your ability to start a business with little investment and grow it using internally-generated funds.

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Is management by walking around an outmoded fad?

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One of the CEOs I coach starts his day by walking the floor of his extended facility and checking in with managers and employees of the various departments, especially the call center.

The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.

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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. Email readers, continue here.]

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CircleUp Launches Online Payment Service

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Newport Beach-based CircleUp , a startup developing group communications tools, is setting its eyes on online payments, saying today that it has launched a new service to collect money via email for teams and groups. CircleUp said that the service is targeted at groups where funds are regularly pooled for events and activity expenses, including things like gifts for coaches, t-shirts, team parties, or dinners. Tags: circleup email service startup payment

The Most Thoughtful Human Story of the Election I’ve Read

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I received this email from a friend. he coached me and my 3 siblings in basketball and soccer and more. He gave me permission to publish it but asked to do so anonymously. It was so thoughtful, so gracious, so explanatory — I felt you would all enjoy reading it.

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The last money has the first say.

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Something like a marriage (and often lasting just as long statistically), your investment partner can be a great cheerleader, coach and resource. Angel investors tend to be much more understanding, and usually resort to coaching rather than replacing the CEO during bad times. Email readers, continue here.] This important variation on “money talks” is an important consideration for entrepreneurs when seeking an investment from professionals such as VC’s.

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Fire fast, not last.

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After hiring someone with all of 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. Email readers continue here.] Here is one that takes a real leap for a younger manger or CEO to believe.

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Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

My inbox was getting filled up with emails about it. I coached them through it over email and then fixed how the site operates to eliminate the issue for others. Not a day goes by without me giving it my all. I do everything with the intention of perfection.

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Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

I hired a sales coach named Kai Krickle who helped me figure out how to close more deals. I often send the introduction email and then a second email to the reference to say, “This reference is really important to me. Why you should never have a data room?—?the

The five C’s of Business Partners: a marriage without the sex

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Email readers, continue here.] One time I was brought in to coach two partners. I ended up doing more couples counseling than CEO coaching or strategy work. By Richard Sudek.

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How can I trust that my virtual employees are working?

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Email readers, continue here…] On the contrary, we monitor performance better now that we’re virtual. One more thing: supervisors need first–hand experience of working virtually in order to support, motivate and coach their teams.

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The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them

Both Sides of the Table

It is not uncommon for founders to fight amongst themselves or teams to develop silos that simple can’t stomach talking with other groups so they avoid human contact and revert to flaming wars on email or Slack. Increasingly I find myself engaging executive coaches at companies an trying to help executive teams get 360 degree feedback. The best leaders I know encourage coaches to come in and are willing to listen to feedback about themselves.

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Maverick Angels Merging Members Into Tech Coast Angels, Say Members

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In recent years, the Maverick Angels had mostly been focused on running coaching programs and seminars for entrepreneurs. As of press time, The Maverick Angels did not respond to emails asking for comment on the move.

Micro–train; macro–manage

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Instead of spending a lot of time managing them, invest a little quality time in coaching them. Email readers, continue here…] In addition, take advantage of the trend in the training and development space toward self–directed learning.

You may burn your first professional manager.

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I urge the founder to coach, but not to expect the new executive to be a duplicate in style or perceived ability. It seems to be a rule, not an exception. The first professional senior manager that an entrepreneur hires to share the growing workload does not last more than a year.

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Turn “process” into “game.”

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Email readers, continue here.] So think of ways to make each process into a game, one in which there is a defined metric or measure of the winner at the end of a cycle short enough to permit teaching, celebration, challenge, and motivation for the next time played.

Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

My inbox was getting filled up with emails about it. I coached them through it over email and then fixed how the site operates to eliminate the issue for others. Not a day goes by without me giving it my all. I do everything with the intention of perfection.

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