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

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market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors. 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

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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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10 Elements of a Coaching Culture and Why You Need It

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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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5 Ways To Kickstart Your Business Coaching Reputation

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Image via Pixabay I’ve always been a bit confused about the difference in a business context between a coach and a mentor. According to many pundits , a mentor shows you the right way based on experience, while a coach brings out the best in you, then let’s you find your own way. A coach will honor people’s trust with loyalty and discretion, and demonstrate trust in people’s ability to succeed. Of course, coaching only works with people that are coachable.

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8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team

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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.

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I helped to found an Internet game company, playing the role of founding investor, chairman and even temporary CFO. 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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Report: Ring Coaching Police How To Gain Video Without A Warrant

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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. 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.

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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. In my experience, there are times when a CEO needs a completely neutral third party or a roundtable of fellow CEO’s to help guide him through a difficult maze.

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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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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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” So I did want any rational person who wants to improve does – I hired a coach. there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale.

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6 Ways To Help Others At Work And Still Save Yourself

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Don’t you wish you were better at saying “no” to all those extraneous requests for a bit of help at work? After some tough love by me, he admitted that he just couldn’t say no to all the people around him asking for help. Doing many things poorly won’t help anyone.

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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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How ProGuides Is Helping Gamers Master Their Game, With Sam Wang

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Once you've exhausted looking online for tips, Los Angeles-based ProGuides (www.proguides.com) offers up professional, instructional content to help you improve your skills at such popular titles as League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Fortnite. We spoke with ProGuides founder Sam Wang to better understand what the company does, and why users are joining its service and using its marketplace to find professional video game coaches.

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Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government

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Can your software skills help make your local community a better place? Could doing some coding over a weekend help improve your local government? A local group, Hack4LA , thinks so, and has launched a "civic hackathon" where over $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to help use open data to address local or national challenges, aimed at helping out local communities and cities.

Help your associates advance their careers.

Berkonomics

We cannot legally stand in the way of an employee resigning to pursue a dream, but we can leave a bad taste with that person and chip away at our corporate culture by not cooperating or even helping the employee move on. . 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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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. The administration that runs the league however is awesome, always friendly and helpful. That said, coaching baseball is far more work. But I loved coaching.

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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

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What they need now is some coaching from more experienced business leaders, to catch up and overcome some unique qualms and challenges. We can help them focus thinking inward to their strengths and personality, and outward to real forces in the marketplace.

Fuel50: Helping Employees Figure Out Their Career Path, With Anne Fulton

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Los Angeles-based Fuel50 (www.fuel50.com) � backed by local investors Rincon Venture Partners and Bonfire Ventures�is helping to solve that problem, with its career pathing software designed for helping employees at large enterprises figure out what's next. It helps you figure out what you can do in a business, what roles are available, what might be my future here. You can find a mentor, a coach, a project, or experience, to help you prepare for the role you are looking for.

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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. According to the startup, it was created to help "successful people" look, feel, and be their best. goodlooks lifestyle expert market marketplace career coach fashion

Takehollywood Links With Mobli

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The two said the move will help offer up Takehollywood''s content library to Mobli''s users. 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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Help Pull Business Leadership From an All-Time Low

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Schutzler’s view of leadership is different than many academics and executive coaches, who feel that leadership is an innate character trait.

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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. They’re extremely open to new ideas, to having fun, and their egos are less likely to get in the way of asking for or getting help.

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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

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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. Unless you know these things, no one can help you.

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New Tech Provides Parents Help in Guiding Teen Drivers

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Parents are increasingly turning to high tech solutions to help give their teens much needed independence while keeping them safer behind the wheel. It is a free 100 hour coaching program to help new drivers improve their driving with data-driven feedback.

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Insights: 7 Tips to Help Jobless Americans Persevere

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For our Insights & Opinions section today, John McKee, a Los Angeles resident and former executive at DirecTV, and currently an author and business coach, gives seven tips to the currently unemployed on how to persevere through - and even make the most of - this difficult time.

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Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat (www.karmagoat.com) has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty.

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Selling your business? Find the emotional buyer

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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. Unless you know these things, no one can help you.

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Well, let me be more specific – startup CEOs have varied specific situations, but the two most common are: I’m just beginning, and I need to find a CTO to build my MVP and to help me get investment. I would figure out and help find the in-house/outsourced teams.

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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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Startup Boost Los Angeles Opens Apps For Fall Class

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The programs--which does not charge fees or take equity from companies in its program--says it is seeking nine early stage startups to take part in its eight-week program, designed to help early stage startups. Startup Boost says it provides guidance and coaching on such topics as product-market fit, market sizing, fundraising, and pitch development/presentation. Startup Boost Los Angeles has opened up applications for its Fall 2019 class, according to the group.

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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7 Common Themes That Indicate An Extraordinary Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe these will really help anyone recognize great leaders, and even more importantly, accelerate their own entrepreneur leadership transformation: Demonstrates a burning ambition and a burning platform (fire metaphor). Works with other team members on mutual aspirations (coach metaphor).

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