Stay In The Game

An executive coach can help you develop a winning strategy to take your career to new heights. Here's how to net the best one for you.

measure improvement, the consequences, if performance does not improve, must also be clearly stated.

Coaching To WIN
For more information and resources on coaching contact:
WEBSITEs:
www.coachfederation.org. The website of the International Coaching Federation-the largest association of professional business coaches-has a free coach referral service. The site helps you select a coach using your specific criteria (including race, business specialty or region) by putting in a “Request For Proposal” or RFP online, which is sent out to members who can respond to you. Or contact them for a free referral at ICF, P.O. Box 1393, Angel Fire, NM 87710; 888-423-3131 (general) or 888-BE-MY-COACH (referrals only).

www.coachreferral.com. The website of “Coach,” the largest coach-training organization in the world, the site has a searchable directory of member coaches you can contact. Coaches can be requested by race, among other specifications. The organization also offers a free information kit for prospective coaches. Or contact them at Coach University, P.O. Box 881595, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488; 800-48-COACH.

www.SHRM.org The website for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), these HR professionals have chapters around the country where members meet monthly. Members include coaches and trainers. Use them to network and find a coach in your area.

Books:
Take Yourself to the Top: Secrets of America’s Number One Career Coach
by Laura Berman-Fortgang
(Warner Books, $13.99)

Take Time for Your Life: A Personal Coach’s Seven-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want
by Cheryl Richardson
(Broadway Books, $13.00)

The Portable Coach: 28 Surefire Strategies for Business and Personal Success
by Thomas Leonard
(Scribner & Sons, $23.00)

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