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Coaching Successfully
John Eaton
0789471477
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review

If most coaching guides look as if you'd need a coach just to get through them, you'll love this itty-bitty guide, which zooms in on the most important aspects of organizational-workplace coaching, from selecting an effective personal coaching style and preparing and shaping a coaching session to followup steps, dealing with barriers to coaching, troubleshooting, and more advanced coaching, such as team coaching, long-distance coaching, coaching plus appraising, and assessing your own coaching skills. On every page, boxed "power tips," quickie case studies and self-tests, to-do checklists, and easy-to-follow flowcharts demystify the process. Granted, if you're looking for specific or in-depth guidance, you may find this book too general in its approach. But if you're looking for a thumbnail guide to the basics,...



Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders : The Keys to Unlocking Their Potential

0446533491


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From Publishers Weekly
Williams—senior v-p of the NBA's Orlando Magic, former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, author (How to Be Like Mike) and a motivational speaker—draws on the lessons he's learned as a Christian, a father (of 19 biological and adopted children) and a sports executive in this book on training and inspiring children to become future leaders. After interviewing more than 500 well-known leaders, including Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, leadership guru John Maxwell and Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, Williams concludes that effective leaders aren't born but made. He outlines seven steps to becoming an effective leader: "see a vision," "be a communicator," "build good people skills," "build good character," "build competence," "be bold" and "be a servant." Using Jesus as his model, Williams...


Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition
Ferdinand F. Fournies
0071352937
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Managing employees in today's rapidly evolving workplace can sometimes feel like negotiating a minefield. Such recent new trends as flextime, telecommting, 360-degree feedback, the flattening of hierarchies, and the increased use of temps and contract workers present tough new challenges for supervisors in every field. This timely, completely revised and updated edition of Ferdinand Fournies's classic management coaching "bible" shows you proven ways to get workers to perform at the highest level while eliminating the self-destructive kinds of behaviors that have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In this book, you'll be taught specific face-to-face interventions you can use to enhance performance in every kind of workplace situation--from sales to creative brainstorming. There are also...


Little League Baseball Guide to Correcting the 25 Most Common Mistakes : Recognizing and Repairing the Mistakes Young Players Make

0071408878


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Book Description
The authoritative sourcebooks for parents, players, and coaches Baseball is a complicated game to learn, particularly for a 9- to 12-year-old's attention span. Bewildered managers, coaches, and parents of the more than 2.5 million Little League Baseball players need all the help they can get. Filled with fun and easy-to-follow instructions and advice on teaching the fundamentals of baseball, the bestselling Little League Baseball series is sure to score with coaches and kids alike. THE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL GUIDE TO CORRECTING THE 25 MOST COMMON MISTAKES For young players (and their coaches) there's nothing more frustrating than struggling with baseball fundamentals. With the systematic approach in this user-friendly guide, coaches will learn to recognize and repair the most common faults that young players...


Topgrading (Revised PHP Edition)
Bradford D. Smart
1591840813
Apr 2005
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
The key to building a superior company, an increasing number of observers now agree, is the ongoing ability to recruit and retain superior personnel. In Topgrading, industrial psychologist and global consultant Bradford Smart expands upon this idea by examining in great detail exactly how today's premier organizations have assembled such top-level employees, and then showing precisely how others can do it, too. "Simply put, topgrading is the practice of packing the team with A players and clearing out the C players," Smart writes. "'A players' is defined as the top 10 percent of talent available at all salary levels--best of class. With this radical definition, you are not a topgrader until your team consists of all A players. Period." Essentially a best-practices manual for developing this outstanding personnel pool,...


Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero
David Maraniss
0743217810
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. If ever a baseball player were deemed worthy of canonization, right fielder Roberto Clemente might be the one. Jackie Robinson may have suffered greater hardships during his career, but Clemente's nobility, charity and determination make him far more appropriate for a postage stamp than a Nike commercial. After 18 distinguished seasons, the Pirate star with the astonishing throwing arm died in a 1972 plane crash while en route to deliver relief supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. Considering the potential for hagiography, Washington Post staffer and Clinton biographer Maraniss sticks to the facts in this respectful and dispassionate account. Clemente is a deceptively easy subject for a biographer: his acquired halo tinges past events and the accounts of his colleagues (although close...


Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance Your Practice...and Your Life

0393704343


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Adolescence, Vol. 40, No. 159
An interactive experience in which you will find recipes for living your life more authentically

Book Description
A compendium of coaching resources. Life coaching has burst on the scene both as an adjunct to psychotherapy and as an alternative to it. With the myriad of coaching styles and programs available, it can be difficult to focus on any particular strategy. Here leading coach trainer Pat Williams presents 52 essential skills and techniques that can be applied to a variety of life coaching situations.

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Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
Michael Lewis
0393060918
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lewis (Liar's Poker; Moneyball) remembers his high school baseball coach, Coach Fitz, a man so intense a room felt "more pressurized simply because he was in it." At the New Orleans private school Lewis attended in the late 1970s, Coach Fitz taught kids to fight "the natural instinct to run away from adversity" and to battle their way through all the easy excuses life offers for giving up. He was strict, but he made such an impression on his students that now, 25 years later, alumni want to name a new gym after him. But the parents of today's students aren't as wowed by Coach Fitz's tough love. They call the headmaster with complaints, saying Coach Fitz is too mean to their children and insisting on sitting on his shoulder as he attempts to coach. A desire to set these new parents straight may be the underlying...


Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood
Jeffrey Marx
0743269748
August 24, 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
When Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter Marx was a kid in the 1970s, he was a ballboy for the Baltimore Colts. One of the team captains was Joe Ehrmann, a larger-than-life party guy and star defensive lineman. After the death of his younger brother, Ehrmann changed his life, working in Baltimore's inner city and eventually becoming an ordained minister. Prompted by an article about the demolition of the Colt's legendary Memorial Stadium, Marx reconnected with Ehrmann and became fascinated both with his ministry and his work as a volunteer football coach at a Baltimore private school. This account of Ehrmann's career--and his effect on Marx's life--is inspirational without being preachy. Most amazing are the stories of the team Ehrmann coaches--a football team on which life lessons are more important than tackling...


Coaching
James Flaherty
0750679204
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Peter M. Senge, MIT and Society for Organizational Learning
"At long last, a book on coaching that moves beyond 'advice from the sidelines.'" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"As the field of coaching finds its way to becoming a mature discipline, James Flaherty's dedicated field research, study, and sound articulation offers a definitive ground and a sensibility of genuine care. At the core this book offers a way of thinking about human beings that makes action and practice central to learning. This is a no-nonsense, generous, pragmatic book that belongs on the shelf every coach, novice or veteran."
-- Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D., Founder of Somatic Coaching and author of The Anatomy of Change and Holding The Center


"In...


The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty
Adrian Wojnarowski
1592401023
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Bob Hurley profiled here isn't as well known to the average sports fan as his son, Bobby, the Duke University basketball superstar. But the elder Hurley's profile should rise quickly, thanks to sportswriter Wojnarowski's fine and detailed look at the "miracle" Hurley has achieved as coach for more than 30 years of the men's basketball team at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, NJ. Wojnarowski provides an excellent look at the phenomenon of the school itself, which Hurley and two Felician nuns managed to keep open even after it lost funding from the church, educating "the poorest of the poor" (more than 50% of the students' families lived below the poverty line). He delivers a finely etched portrait of Hurley, whose passion and drive enabled him to construct "a national powerhouse program out of an...


Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U. S. Olympic Hockey Team
Wayne Coffey
140004765X
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this well-written and thoroughly researched story of the 1980 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team, New York Daily News sportswriter Coffey does much more than simply evoke memories. Expertly using coach Herb Brooks (who died last year in an auto accident) as his focal point, Coffey shows how Brooks, a devoted student of the game, used both psychological tactics and a groundbreaking system predicated on speed and constant motion to defeat the Soviets, a team of highly trained, older and bigger professionals who had dominated the international competition for decades. Over the years, this story of the Americans' victory has become larger than life, replete with drama and drenched in patriotic themes. Coffey's greatest achievement is that his narrative never sinks into melodrama. He captures...


FYI: For Your Improvement, A Guide for Development and Coaching (4th edition)
Michael M. Lombardo, Robert W. Eichinger
0974589233
January 2004
Paperback
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The Education of a Coach
David Halberstam
1401301541
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Pulitzer-winning journalist and author Halberstam focuses on Bill Belichick, one of the NFL's most successful coaches, and the game of football as a team sport with rich detail, exacting research and colorful anecdotes. He reveals what fans of the head coach of the New England Patriots have always known: the roots of Belichick's coaching lie in the essential mentoring by his father, an excellent teacher and college coach who taught his son how to scout players and teams, instructing the author on how to study films of players when he was just nine years old. As an assistant coach working with Bill Parcells's New York Giants in the 1980s, Belichick's "football first" credo was born of precision and discipline. He went on to guide the Patriots to win three Super Bowls in four years (2002, 2004 and 2005). Halberstam brings to his...


The Carolina Way
Dean Edwards Smith
0143034642
Feb 2005
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The celebrated college basketball coach explains his success in 26 lessons, each followed by the perspectives of former players who express their own views of Smith's insights and strategies. Smith is a humble genius with as firm a grip on leadership and human relationships as anyone in sports. But the broader value in this work lies in the wisdom of Gerald Bell, a leadership expert and business school professor. After each chapter, his business perspectives offer uncommonly wise summaries of how Smith's lessons can be used off the basketball court. While staying connected to the theme of each lesson, Dr. Bell offers original insights on personality and group dynamics, along with compelling examples of these principles in a variety of business settings. An unforgettable lesson for leaders in all walks of life. T.W....


Wooden
John Wooden
0809230410
April 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Wooden, the coach--quiet, thoughtful, and introspective throughout his distinguished career--finally speaks forhimself, and he's well worth hearing. Wooden is a modern chapbook of inspiration and good sense that reveals the hard-court philosopher behind it as a man of character, conviction, decency, and straightforwardness. There are no complex ideas, just little beams of light filtered through anecdotes that project the kinds of simple, immutable truths that in the end touch nothing but net.

From Library Journal
As stated in the introduction, this book is "neither a conventional narrative, a biography, nor a how-to book on basketball." It is instead a...


McGraw-Hill's SAT I
Christopher Black
0071423907
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The only book that gives students the reasoning skills they need to master the new SAT McGraw-Hill's SAT I is the only test preparation guide based on developing a student's reasoning skills--the very skills the SAT is designed to measure. Rather than learning by rote, students learn how to develop eight essential thinking skills, allowing them to approach any problem from any angle. McGraw-Hill's SAT I includes: An in-depth look at all changes to the SAT, including comprehensive coverage of new topics such as Algebra II and the English Essay A diagnostic SAT simulation with fully explained answers Subject tabs for easy-to-find reference Time- and stress- management skills to help students stay focused, calm, and confident No other test preparation guide gives students: The 8 essential thinking skills for...


Co-Active Coaching : New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life
Laura Whitworth, et al
0891061231
December 25, 1998
Hardcover
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Training & Development, May 1999
Whether you're training coaches, instituting a mentoring program, or evaluating a coach for your own use, the authors' model will come in handy.

HR Magazine, February 1999
This book proposes a new kind of coaching, which involves the active participation of both the coach and the client.

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Football Coaching Bible
American Football Coaches Association
0736044116
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The Football Coaching Bible features many of the game’s most successful coaches. Each shares the special insight, advice, and strategies they’ve used to field championship-winning teams season after season. The 27 chapter contributing coaches span six decades of the sport and reach into every corner of the United States. The impressive list of contributors: Joe Paterno Bobby Bowden Tom Osborne Hayden Fry Jim Young Sonny Lubick Phil Fulmer Jerry Sandusky Mike Bellotti Dick Foster Frosty Westering Barry Alvarez Grant Teaff Mack Brown Fisher DeBerry Gene Stallings Larry Kehres George Curry Jim Tressel Bill Snyder Bo Schembechler R.C. Slocum Lou Holtz Joe Tiller LaVell Edwards Ken Sparks Frank Beamer They cover every aspect of the game: coaching principles,...


Offensive Football Strategies
American Football Coaches Association
0736001395
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Use strategies straight from many of football’s all-time greatest coaches! Offensive Football Strategies offers you special access to the sharpest football minds in the game’s history. Pick and choose portions to use to optimize your game plan each season and each game. Offensive Football Strategies is the most comprehensive and detailed book of its kind, containing the most popular and effective offensive philosophies, systems, formations, and plays over the past 40 years. This extensive collection includes 73 articles written by many of the greatest coaching strategists, including Bob Devaney, Bear Bryant, John McKay, Joe Paterno, Tom Osborne, Marv Levy, Hayden Fry, LaVell Edwards, Steve Spurrier, and many more. The articles are organized into the following sections: • Developing a System
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Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
Mike Krzyzewski
0446676780
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In some respects, a top-level college coach is a lot like a manager in any business. He has to turn a group of talented individuals into a smoothly running team, and he has to produce results that please the fans of his team--the shareholders of the athletic program. Thus, in Leading with the Heart, Krzyzewski reviews the lessons he's learned as basketball coach at Duke University, and tries to universalize them so they translate to any leadership position. For example, he writes, "Adjustments are not unusual, they are usual. So a leader's ability to think on his feet ... to do things without instruction ... is of paramount importance." Makes sense, as does this admonition: "When teaching, always remember this simple phrase: 'You hear, you forget. You see, you remember. You do, you understand.'"

The book has four...



Parenting Young Athletes the Ripken Way : Ensuring the Best Experience for Your Kids in Any Sport
Cal Ripken, Rick Wolff
1592401813
April 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since he retired from baseball in 2001, Cal Ripken, Jr., has devoted his time to coaching kids, including his own son and daughter, who play baseball and basketball, among other sports. With a baseball league of nearly 700,000 kids, ages 5-12, named for him, he has also had a chance to meet and work with countless young athletes. Cal Ripken’s simple yet effective philosophy for helping kids get the most out of playing sports is to keep it simple, explain the "why," celebrate the individual, and make it fun! But Ripken is troubled by what he sees in youth sports: a competitive intensity that removes the element of fun from playing. Now, drawing on his experiences as a father, a player, and a coach to his charges at his youth baseball based organization, Ripken Baseball, the legend offers his insights and...


Coaching Volleyball
American Volleyball Coaches Association
1570281246
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The most complete and indispensable collection of volleyball writings available. Coaching Volleyball , a unique reference tool for coaches of one of the world's fastest growing sports, touches on every aspect of the game. Never before has so much information by so many renowned volleyball authorities been collected in one volume. Includes articles from Terry Liskevych, PhD, former head coach, U.S. women's national team; Marilyn Nolen, head coach, Saint Louis University and former U.S. women's national team member; Doug Beal, PhD, head coach, 1984 U.S. men's Olympic gold medal team and current head coach of the U.S. men's national team; and Geri Polvino, PhD, head coach, Eastern Kentucky, University and certified FIVB instructor.


The CCL Handbook of Coaching : A Guide for the Leader Coach (J-B CCL (Center for Creative Leadership))
Sharon Ting, Peter Scisco
0787976849
April 7, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
“This handbook is an incredibly rich and varied review of the field of coaching. It should be required reading for all coaches--and all companies that want to use coaches. More useful information than any one coach could acquire in a lifetime!”--Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized by Forbes as one of five most-respected executive coaches, by The Economist as one of the most credible advisors in the new era of business, and by Fast Company as America’s preeminent executive coach

 

“Rich in content, this book provides the definitive road map for improving personal coaching skills and encouraging the growth and development of others. A must-read for managers who want to get the best from their people.”--Cynthia Hartley, senior vice...



Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players Who Built a Champion
Michael Holley
0060757949
September 2004
Hardcover
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--Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Enlightening...An X-and-O guy's dream...the best thing I've read on football in recent years...Superb."

Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Enlightening...An X-and-O guy’s dream…the best thing I’ve read on football in recent years...Superb."

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How to Position Yourself As the Obvious Expert: Turbocharge Your Consulting or Coaching Business Now!
Elsom Eldridge, Mark Eldridge
0972094164
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
How To Position Yourself As The Obvious Expert! Finally, the Insider's Proven Plan to Help You Turn Your Income Into Six-Figures or More! In today's world, creating and managing your business visibility is vital to maximizing your career and earning potential. How To Position Yourself As The Obvious Expert will supercharge your business to ultrasuccess! Whether you are a consultant, coach or freelancer, you are always under the gun to attract more clients. Thanks to the proven strategies outlined in this book,, now you really can: Get qualified clients to call you, instead of you pursuing them. Be recognized as an expert in your field even before the first call is made. Earn the income you have always known you deserve with this proven plan to more clients and more money!

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The Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant
Allen Barra
0393059820
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This meticulous, fascinating look at the life of the legendary "Bear" Bryant (1913–1983), longtime head football coach of the University of Alabama's fearsome "Crimson Tide," will further enhance the reputation of Barra (Clearing the Bases) as one of America's finest sportswriters. It begins with a powerful and unsentimental view of Bryant's difficult childhood in Moro Bottom, Ark., an area Barra describes as "the reality of which Al Capp's Dogpatch, the home of L'il Abner, was the hideous caricature." It ends with a moving description of Bryant's death, just 27 days after his final game and retirement, and the three-mile-long funeral procession viewed by an estimated quarter of a million people. In between, Barra covers Bryant's rise as a cultural and sports icon whose influence helped...


The Birth Partner, Second Edition
Penny Simkin
1558321950
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The role of birth partner is a tough one. A birth partner may be expected to help a laboring woman make decisions and help her get through the pain and discomfort of childbirth. During this high-intensity time, the birth partner--whether father, partner, or friend--needs a book that can give thorough information for studying ahead of time, yet can be easily referenced in an emergency or for quick answers during labor and delivery. The Birth Partner fills both needs.

Penny Simkin, P.T. (Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn) has written a clear, informative guide that includes a thorough description of everything a birth partner can expect. For a quick brush-up, or for sudden emergency situations where a birth partner is thrust into the role unprepared, the book also provides vital information and...



The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Culture (2nd Edition)
Thomas G. Crane, Lerissa Nancy Patrick
0966087437
July 2002
Paperback
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James E. Newton, CEO, Newton Learning Corporation
This process works! It gets to the truth…with heart...a rare book full of common sense and applicability. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Craig Neilsen, Ph.D., Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, Micronpc.com
This provides a powerful communication process that insures “connection and comprehension” occur between the coach and the coachee. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching : How to Create a Thriving Coaching Practice (Getting Started in)
Stephen G. Fairley, Chris E. Stout
0471426245
November 24, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Find satisfaction and financial success with a new career in coaching Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching offers a go-to reference designed to help every mental health professional build, manage, and sustain a thriving coaching practice. Packed with hundreds of proven strategies and techniques, this nuts-and-bolts guide covers all aspects of the coaching business with step-by-step instructions and real-world illustrations that prepare you for every phase of starting your own coaching business. This single, reliable book offers straightforward advice and tools for running a successful practice, including: Seven tools for making a great first impression Fifteen strategies for landing ten paying clients Seven secrets of highly successful coaches Ten marketing mistakes to avoid ...

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