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Why A Portfolio Career Can Be So Satisfying For Those With Many Interests

It’s Not About Having It All. It’s About Doing What You Love What did you want to be when you grew up? We are conditioned to think that we have to pick a profession and stick to it. More and more people are I’m a Life and Business Coach. That’s a vague term, isn’t it? […]

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Formal Coach Training: Essential or Not?

Do You Choose Your Business Coach Based on Their Training? In the coaching world, there’s a big debate about whether formal coach training is essential. Unfortunately, coaching remains an unregulated field. Anyone can call themselves a life or business coach. When I first wrote this post in 2009, I was on the fence as to […]

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How to Co-Chair a Successful Fundraiser by Using Coprenuerial Principles

The Basics Of A Successful Copreneurial Relationship Work For All Kinds Of Partnerships! Where have I been? I haven’t been blogging, that’s for sure! I was working on another volunteer project. It was nothing on the scale of Coaches United for Success in America. Rather, it was a fundraiser for my own community. I belong […]

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Copreneurs: How Do You Handle Conflict in Front of Employees?

So, you have an idea for a business and think it would be great to join forces with your partner. After all, you have a happy home life, you get along great, and you’d like to spend more time together, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that you’d make good business partners?

Ummm, sometimes yes, and sometimes no.

If you and your partner are running a business together, and you’re having trouble dealing with conflict, you’re not alone. While there are many copreneurs, or couplepreneurs as they’re also called, who easily translate a happy marriage into a happy business relationship, others have a bumpier ride as they learn to navigate their new roles. Now, add employees to the mix.

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Couples in Business Together: Not Always a 50/50 Proposition

If you’re in business with your spouse, accept the fact that, just like marriage, copreneurship isn’t always a 50/50 proposition. There will be periods when one of you will do considerably more work than the other for the good of the business. Often, it depends on whose skills are needed for the immediate task at hand. Accept it and focus on your long-term goal for success.

Okay- for those of you who will jump on me to say “of course marriage is a 50/50 proposition,” I have to argue that, on a day to day basis, it’s really not. Over the course of your relationship, 100/100 is the goal, in that each of you should be putting 100% effort into home and business. But, for this article, I’m focusing on workload.

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Is Bullying the New Epidemic at School and Work?

We used to be able to spot the bully. Now, the bully can be anyone: a boy, a girl, a mother, a father, a coach, a teacher, a straight A student, the girl next door.

If you’re like me, you’re troubled by the suicide of Rutgers University student, Tyler Clementi.

Tyler Clementi was a college freshman who jumped off the George Washington Bridge last week. While all the facts haven’t come out yet, we do know that his roommate, with the help of a female friend, recorded a private encounter with another man, without his knowledge. There was a video stream on the internet, comments on Facebook, and tweets on Twitter.

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