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Forward Motion Business Coaching » Business Training http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com Direction Makes All The Difference Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:05:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.24 Copyright © Carrozza Associates 2013 cai4admin@comcast.net (Forward Motion Business Coaching) cai4admin@comcast.net (Forward Motion Business Coaching) 1440 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/podcast_logo_144x144.jpg Forward Motion Business Coaching http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com 144 144 Direction Makes All The Difference Forward Motion Business Coaching Forward Motion Business Coaching cai4admin@comcast.net no no A Time to Mix Wine With Business? http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-time-to-mix-wine-with-business/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-time-to-mix-wine-with-business/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:51:26 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=1123 Quick Reads and Great ContentBarefootSpirit_3D Image with Shadow

by Carmen Carrozza, Business and Life Coach

Starting a business is never an easy proposition.  It takes perseverance, willpower and a ton of decision making.  Many of those decisions feel like they will make or break you.

Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan are the co-founders of the internationally known brand, Barefoot Wines.  They have been guests on my radio program, and recently wrote their book, The Barefoot Spirit, a New York Times bestseller and a must for any small business owner.  They were recently interviewed by Inkandescent Magazine and gave some quick pointers for all of you small business owners out there.

Click here to read and learn! 

Want more great book ideas, business skills or technology tools?  Bookmark our site today to keep LEARNING!

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A blend of Music and Coaching! http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-blend-of-music-and-coaching/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-blend-of-music-and-coaching/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 19:38:50 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=1109 There are a few things I am really passionate about in life. There are varying degrees of passion just like everything else, and my love of music and supporting the success and grBrain Musicowth of businesses and individuals are now meeting in the middle. Songs are so powerful. They can change your mood, make you happy, sad and create amazing memories.

My weekly articles will contain in the title or the content lyrics and/or titles from songs throughout the years that are relevant to the subject I am discussing. And sometimes it won’t, just a song I think is cool.

For those who are not sure where the lyrics/title came from, I’ll give you the details in the following blog.

It’s my way to get a message across and at the same time have some fun.

So look for my first blog next week and Let’s Get it Started!

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“Lean In” If That is Your Desire http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/lean-in-if-that-is-your-desire/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/lean-in-if-that-is-your-desire/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:51:26 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=1093 The recent book, “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, points directly to the fact that women are not making a move towards the

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top of their profession, at least not with the  zeal  previously considered.  Ms. Sandberg gives very clear statistics as to the state of female leadership both worldwide and nationally.  She is also very succinct in stating that there is not necessarily any one cause.

As someone who worked in the corporate world for over 25 years, I absolutely understand her reason for opening this compelling discussion.  Although it is not possible to easily to pinpoint any one reason for it, you can look at several key elements that perpetuate this fact.

As a senior manager working closely with human resources, we at times faced the fact that a female candidate did not want to move to a more senior position in the organization due to one of three reasons:  they were just starting a family, they could not commit the time because of family commitments, or they simply did not want a “career”.  I only once recall hearing one of those responses from a male.

Two of the three best leaders I reported to in my corporate career were women. They were both strong communicators, empathetic and fair.  They were also, tough, focused and objective driven.

Whether it is in our DNA, part on our living environment and culture, it is still a reality.  My view as a coach differs in that I look at everyone as an individual seeking their own path.

Richard Branson


Every person makes a decision about their journey.  My passion as a coach is supporting, guiding and advising those who have the desire to be the best they can be.  Man or woman.

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Who Needs a Coach? http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/who-needs-a-coach/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/who-needs-a-coach/#comments Sun, 05 Aug 2012 20:50:53 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=516 Surprising Reasons Business People Do

by Business and Life Coach Carmen Carrozza

Every time someone asks me what I do and I respond, “I’m a coach,” they give me the funniest look.  “I partner with people and businesses that have raised the bar for themselves and want to remove all the barriers that have held them back.”

Coaching is not a profession easily explained.  One of the ways I try to relate my profession to others is to speak of athletes.  If you look at all of our recent Olympians — each and every one of them has had a coach.  In fact, most of them have SEVERAL.  Nearly every professional and top college football team has a coach just for their quarterbacks.  Top executive in major companies have coaches to help them refine skills, such as communication, presentations and associate relations.  Why would successful athletes and business people want a coach?  They have discovered what the rest of the world is finding out, coaches are totally committed to their success.

A coach is there to help you bring out the best you want to be.  It is very hard to realize our own areas where we can improve.  Even more difficult is completely understanding how well we do other things.  Sometimes things come so easily to us, we don’t consider it an advantage.  We sometimes think what we do everyone else can do too, and do not realize the value in that particular nuance.  These assumptions can limit growth and the ability to take advantage of what we already have.

The reason successful executives, business owners, athletes and those in the arts and entertainment industry have coaches, is their realization that they can not do it alone.  Friends and family are usually too close to you and don’t have the time and skills to develop you to your full potential.

The reality, we can all use a coach.  Someone there totally for your benefit whose goal is the same as yours, to excel and find success in your career and life.

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A Radio Show: Beyond Normal http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-radio-show-beyond-normal/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-radio-show-beyond-normal/#comments Sun, 06 May 2012 11:01:31 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=532 by Business and Life Coach Carmen Carrozza

It would be quite normal for a business and life coach to have a radio show  that is about self help and guests that speak about coaching and self-help.

Not Forward Motion.  My weekly radio program, heard locally on 1490 WGCH out of Greenwich CT and live streamed at www.wgch.com, is much more than that.  My goal is to talk about topics that affect businesses and individuals every day, then discuss ways to overcome obstacles, control what is controllable, and provide guests that add value to my listeners.

I want everyone out there to be aware of what is really going on in our economy, and the effectiveness and rapidity to which our leaders respond.

My guests have included Lawrence Smith, a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board,  Carla Rose Fisher, editing, writing and marketing guru, and Sal Provenzano, insurance expert.  Motivational speakers such as Connie Podesta and Jean Gatz have also joined us to share their success strategies.

I have entrepreneurs, professionals and businessmen, anyone that can tell their story that helps you, whether it be their successes, failures, obstacles they have overcome, or pure information to help your business become more successful.

Business and life are complex, taking into consideration global commerce, technology and unlimited communication.  You have to be prepared to move forward with focus and determination

Tune in!  Forward Motion Every Monday at 2:00CT, 3:00ET

Your business and your life can’t wait.

Learn more at http://rockstarradionetwork.com/shows/forwardmotion.  .



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Power of Language in Controlling Your Fears http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/power-of-language-in-controlling-your-fears/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/power-of-language-in-controlling-your-fears/#comments Tue, 25 Oct 2011 05:35:16 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=364 Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker Carmen Carrozza interviews special guest Dr. Richard London, an innovator and expert business consultant and author about the power of language in controlling your fears.

Dr. Richard London

Dr. Richard London is author of forthcoming books “Doctorate of Business Life” Creating Success and Wealth with No Limits and “Great Language- Great Life”, Communicate to Wealth, Words that Create Miracles in your Life

His Doctorate of Business Life Program, which he created and refined over his career, provides business people with the skills and mindset to create greater business results for individuals, teams and organizations as a whole, even in the most challenging business environment.

May 21, 2012
Dr. Richard London discusses how you can create multiple streams of income by saying “Yes!”

To learn more about Dr. London — visit his site at www.doctorateofbusinesslife.com.

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The Power of a Business and Marketing PLAN for Success http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/financial-demographics-marketing-plan/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/financial-demographics-marketing-plan/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 05:36:48 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=366 Executive and Business Coach Carmen Carrozza with co-host Carla Fisher discuss business planning for a better year ahead.  From managing a changing economy to understanding the demographics of what has happened in YOUR market and YOUR business — Carmen discusses the MUST DO strategies to best position yourself for success.

To learn more about how to build your business plan and better realize your goals – Call Executive Coach Carmen Carrozza today at 888.616.COACH (2622)!

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Hard Nosed Approach From Work Ethics to Business Strategy http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/hard-nosed-approach-from-work-ethics-to-business-strategy/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/hard-nosed-approach-from-work-ethics-to-business-strategy/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:14:48 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=447 Tough- talking results-producing speaker and author Larry Winget joins executive coach and keynote speaker Carmen Carrozza for a direct-approach look at business strategies and mindsets that make a difference in today’s world.

Larry Winget is a five-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He is a member of the International Speaker Hall Of Fame. He has starred in his own television series and appeared in national television commercials. Larry is a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success and business.  Learn more about Larry by visiting him online at www.larrywinget.com.

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Oh, My Aching Back! http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/oh-my-aching-back/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/oh-my-aching-back/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:33:11 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/blog/?p=212 by Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker Carmen Carrozza

It was early one morning in mid-November of last year when I first felt it.  An amazing pain shooting from my lower back down into the front of the thigh to my knee on the right side.  Immediately I thought I severely pulled a muscle.  When I was pained to my knees in the local grocery store about 10 days later, it was time to call my doctor.  during her exam, she noticed there was no reaction to the old hammer to my right knee.  I was told to get an MRI ASAP, which I did.  Two days later the pictures on the PC didn’t lie:  A herniated disc at the 4th and 5th lumbar.

I spent the next few weeks in extreme pain, working with my marvelous physical therapist, Jennifer.  Unfortunately, the pain worsened.  I could barely take a few steps at a time, hanging on to anything I could to gain some support.  It was like a sword being placed through my lower back to my right knee ALL the time.  Prescription drugs barely gave any solace from the constant agony.

In mid February, I visited my surgeon and her words as she watched me woefully hop into her office were, “It’s time for surgery.”   Back surgery?  As much as I feared and avoided it, I would have lied down on the bench and had her slice me right then and there.

As I awoke from anesthesia, the relief was palpable.  For those of who don’t know, a herniated disc is a when the disc between your back bones basically explodes open, with the contents lodging against the nerve root.  The operative procedure removes the disc material and cleans up the area, allowing the nerve to heal and work normally again.

I have been lucky so far.  My surgeons’ work is done, and my physical therapy is becoming more aggressive.  I can walk normally and hope to minimize any pain discomfort with core exercises and learning how to manipulate my body without causing too much pressure to my lower back.

As a business and life coach, I take this experience as an opportunity to not only form a more enlightened understanding of pain management, but how to live with it and still continue to thrive and grow.  Pain does not always mean physical pain.  There can be underlying issues like self-doubt, past failures, and general insecurity to move forward.  My job as a coach is to work with those who have regained the courage to move past these negative devices and move in direction driven by desire and new born motivation.

There is no richer feeling for me than to know I participated in raising the spirit of a company or individual to the point where they take positive action and look forward with confidence.  That’s why I do this.  Need help?  Contact me today at 888.616.COACH (2622)!

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Forward Motion: The Art of NOT Looking Back http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/201/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/201/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2011 20:46:46 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/blog/?p=201 by Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker Carmen Carrozza

Every time you have to make a decision, what is your processMost people think about what they did in the past and then formulate a response.  Think about the repercussions of this lack of foresight.  Yes, it is important to learn from the past.  That doesn’t mean our decisions should be totally influence by our past experience.  One mental process the most successful people use when decision-making is, “What can I do that will create the result I am am looking for.” It may have nothing to do with past results, rather it is about what they want to accomplish.

So, next time you are going through that moment in the decision making process when you search your brain cells for what you did before, even if it was successful, shut it down and explore your creativity and see if there are alternatives that inspire you to think in  Forward Motion.

Need help with this practice?  Contact me today at 888.616.COACH (2622)!

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