We used the term "professional development coach" first in print in the nation in 1986 when we 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.
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 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
"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
"Even when I doubted I could measure up, there you were still cheering me on." Joan Garbo, Owner, Joan Garbo & Associates.
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