C. Dean Kring, Director of Research, used the
term "professional development coach" first in print in the nation in 1986 when
he predicted that business - executive - entrepreneurial coaching was a coming trend.
Since that time, an entire industry has evolved. There was an interesting thing about
business - career - executive - entrepreneurial coaches at that time; anyone could call
themselves one. There were no professional registrations, competency exams, certifications
or specific requirements and that many coaches had no training, experience or
professional background to equip them to be coaching anyone. Unfortunately, many people
attempting to coach others didn't even have a viable business or career themselves. As one
pundit said, "all they can really do is coach you out of your money."
Our suggestion, should you wish to
have a business, career or life coach, is that you select someone with a proven background
of experience and a track record of successful clients.
In the incubator programs, the
professional development coach is our Director of Research, C. Dean
Kring. Since 1977, Dean has worked with thousands of people to guide them to
successful businesses, fulfilling careers and happy lives.
Dean's clients have won
virtually every award and recognition in Houston for business growth.
It was also Dean who conclusively
proved that a professional development coach is a valuable component within business
incubators to effectively grow companies and build careers. That's why the incubator
programs also include a Mentor, an Advisory
Board and a structured
development methodology to teach you in the best manner in which you can learn the
things you are to know and do in order to obtain the future you deserve.
Dean sometimes works with a very limited number of select clients exclusive of the
incubator programs. To learn more, send an email to email@example.com with Coach/Mentor in the
Dean will have you excel in your
professional environment and will work with you online, via phone or in person.
"Dean Kring was a
great help to me." Jim McIngvale, Owner, Gallery Furniture - Emerging Business Owner of the Year
thanks for a 'Great' Beginning!" Alicia Hudson, President,
N.A.N.N.I., Inc. - Houston 100 Company 1996
"I learned a lot
from you." Chris
Rogers, Novelist - President
N.A.W.B.O. 1989-1990 - Federation of Houston Professional Women
"Woman of Excellence" 2000
when I doubted I could measure up, there you were still cheering me on." Joan
Garbo, Owner, Joan Garbo & Associates.
Past Client Companies ~ Endorsements Received