Saturday, February 11, 2006

International Coaching Week

In case you missed this press release blast - I'm extending coaching week for another week!

February 5 – 11, 2006 – Marian Morgan Offers Complimentary Coaching Sessions and free copy of “82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace”

MIAMI BEACH -- International Coaching Week* kicks off on February 5, 2006 and in celebration Miami Beach-based business coach, Marian Morgan** offers complimentary coaching sessions; a free pdf copy of her booklet “82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace” and helpful tips to determine if you need a coach, how to pick a coach and how to work successfully with a coach. To schedule the complimentary session with Ms. Morgan please call (305) 861-9155 or email For information about Ms. Morgan and her coaching practice please click on

“No one needs a coach. However, if you want to dramatically influence the outcomes and results in your business and life, a coach will get you there with greater velocity and dynamism then if you took the typical linear path, plodding along on your own,” says Ms. Morgan.

To determine if working with a coach is the right choice ask yourself these questions:

Are you overwhelmed
Do you feel like your staff is running you
Are your clients driving you crazy
Are your leadership skills up to par
Do you have a big idea you want to make real
Are you transitioning from one life stage to another
Are you are creating a new business and need a powerful sounding board
Have you hit a wall in your business or life

If the answer is yes to one or more of the above questions than the next step is finding the right coach and according to Ms. Morgan this is much more complicated than looking through the phone book or online. “A coach doesn’t need to have experience in your profession, their expertise is coaching, what they do need is a good solid coaching program,” states Morgan. There are criteria that should be considered:

How much experience does the coach have?
What type of education does the coach have?
Has this person completed a certified coaching training program?
Does your personality and that of the coach mesh?
Does the coach “get” where you are coming from?
Does the coach understand your obstacles?
Are you challenged by the coach’s questions?
Ask for a “test drive” or complimentary coaching session to determine a level of comfort and in-depth answers to the above points.

“If you go to an “accounting coach” who is trained as an accountant, but not as a coach -- because, for example, you need help with your finances -- your coach may have all the education she needs but what you’ve really hired is a consultant. If, on the other hand, you are looking to create a business and life aligned with your values and need to work on some spending habits, a trained coach is what you want,” continues Morgan.

To actually find a coach, start with referrals from friends or associates who may be already working with a coach. Or go online to one of the many coaching referral sites including: International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) referral service at or the service available through Coachville at

Once a coach has been selected it is important to get the best from the commitment that one thus makes to self-improvement. Herewith a few final tips:

Demanding a lot from oneself is the best way to get the most out of a coach.
Do all assignments on time
Take the coaches suggestions
Be proactive in the relationship

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Editor’s Note:

*International Coaching Week was founded in 1999 by Coach Jerri N. Udelson from Massachusetts. The mission is to educate the public about the value of working with a business or personal coach.

**Ms. Morgan is a graduate of Coach U and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and a founding member of Coachville and the Graduate School of Coaching. Prior to formally entering the coaching profession, she earned a Masters in Social Work from New York University and specialized in the field of Employee Assistance (EAP). Before obtaining an MSW, Morgan spent ten years in publishing and national advertising sales and marketing.


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