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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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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Find an outside confidant, a CEO coach.

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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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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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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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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.

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Help your associates advance their careers.

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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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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

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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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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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… 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Lytx Wins Concrete Hauler For Driver Safety Systems

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The Lytx system involves videos cameras and other sensors, with "positive, constructive feedback" and coaching to help change driver behaviors in the eye of safety. San Diego-based Lytx , which develops vidoe-based driver safety systems for the commercial and public sector, reported this morning that it has scored a win with concrete company Lauren Concrete.

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From Call Center Agent To C-Suite Executive: How This Amazing Woman Did It

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Her positive attitude and willingness to take chances rapidly propelled her to the coveted and influential position of Coach. Several Zappos employees had mentioned "Coach" and the impact she has had on the corporation during our tour. Selfless Coaching.

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The VC Inclusion Clause #MovingForward

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We do this not just because it’s the right thing to do but also we believe it will help drive large and differentiated returns. The idea was that if any head coaching position was open the owner had to commit to interviewing at least one person from an underrepresented background.

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

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But most often these angels are skilled at growing companies, calling on their past experience to evaluate and then help entrepreneurs in their early stages of growth.

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FieldLevel Launches Matching Algorithm For Sports Recruiting

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Can a software algorithm help student athletes and coaches connect better? Los Angeles-based FieldLevel , which operates an online social network aimed at coaches and sports recruiting, said Friday that it has rolled out new technology its says allows coaches to more easily identify student athletes, making it easier for teams to attract better talent.

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Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator

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It has not been an easy path, but through her own life lessons Kashani found a need to help individuals overcome their own personal challenges, and has launched CoAccel, The Human Accelerator. Self Acceleration goes beyond coaching, its approach is more powerful, and not available otherwise.

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Lytx Wins Commercial Trucking Insurance Customer

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Lytx said its Lytx DriveCam Program helps prevent collisions, reduce injuries and save lives by offering up video, predictive analytics, real-time driver feedback and coaching for fleets.

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The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

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Some of the most helpful people to me personally have been people not being directly compensated for doing so. And speaking of coaching, if you haven’t read Googled by Ken Auletta you should. EXECUTIVE COACHES.

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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.

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Hire on ability. Fire on fit.

Berkonomics

For the sake of protection, there should be at least several coaching sessions and a documentation of these sessions in the employee record. But it is important to protect the corporation and help the new hire to move on – when warranted.

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Does your business need money? Read this!

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Accelerators: This relatively recent combination of coach and limited investor is available to some early stage businesses, usually in major cities, and requires that the entrepreneurs spend from weeks to months being coached by the accelerator team.

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The 18-month rule and a harrowing tale

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An industrial psychologist helps (me) the CEO. It can take 18 months from initial concern about a critical employee to getting a replacement up to speed. Of course, I’ll tell another harrowing story here. But first. an old friend, Dick Tanaka, gets credit for the 18-month rule.

Where is the best source of early stage investment?

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Their investment should be structured with the help of a good attorney who understands the mutual goal of maximum leverage of funds with minimum interference in your business decisions.

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Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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We then help surround founders with other talent who want to join important causes but don’t have the startup idea themselves. We might help a management team deal with a vexing strategic question or a thorny negotiation but these are mostly tactical.