A Generation Moves from Me to We

Baby Boomers have often been characterized as the “Me Generation,” self-centered, self-indulgent, and focused only on their own happiness. Not so, according to a report released by the AARP. In reality, 70% of Boomers feel a responsibility to make the...

Coaching to Change the World

Who are your coaching clients? This basic question about how we practice coaching can be the most critical factor in determining our impact on the world around us. If we choose to coach anyone who can afford to pay us, the likely result is that those with the most...

Become a Consultant

When Times Get Tough and Jobs Dry Up, Consulting May Be the Ticket An economic downturn may seem like the wrong time to start your own business, but layoffs and downsizing can create new opportunities for one breed of entrepreneur — the corporate consultant....

25 Ways to Build a Prospect List

Sometimes you just have to prospect. While it’s true than networking, referrals, and other relationship-oriented marketing strategies are superior ways to build a professional services business in the long run, the problem can lie in that word...

Waking Up from Groundhog Day

Every spring in my household, we experience a period we have come to call Groundhog Day. I’ve always loved the Bill Murray movie of the same name, a sweet fable about an egocentric, mean-spirited newscaster doomed to live the same day over and over until he...

You Can’t Learn to Fish Without Water

Building a Culture that Supports Women Entrepreneurs Supporting entrepreneurship in the developing world has long been considered one of the best approaches to “teach people to fish” and build sustainable local economies. In recent years, studies by the...