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Forward Motion Business Coaching » Executive Coach 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 “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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Forward Motion with Karen Purves http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/show-110111/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/show-110111/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2011 05:34:52 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=361 International Speaker Karen Purves joins Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker Carmen Carrozza to share her thoughts on communication, success strategies and strengths.

In tough times, effective communication is essential for gaining a competitive edge. As a communications expert, Karen shares immediately usable communication tips from prospecting to closing, from email to phone and in person, internally with staff or externally for customer service, sales or marketing.

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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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Changes to Facebook and Business Strategies http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/changes-to-fb-strategy-for-business/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/changes-to-fb-strategy-for-business/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:40:44 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/?p=370 Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker Carmen Carrozza gets to the heart of how all the Facebook and social media changes have affected entrepreneurs as well as smart business strategies for success with expert Jennifer Shaheen from TechnologyTherapy.com. 

Jennifer Shaheen, The Technology Therapist®, is an expert at helping business owners harness today’s technology to effectively grow their businesses in the digital marketplace. As a monthly columnist for Entreprenuer.com, and with over 14 years of top-level experience, she has empowered businesses of all shapes and sizes to integrate effective digital strategies that boost sales, enhance staff productivity, expand customer base and increase market share. Her most recent accomplishment is the launch of her new line of books called Technology Therapy TO GO.

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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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A Coaching Radio Show That Goes Beyond "Normal" http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-coaching-radio-show-that-goes-beyond-normal/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/a-coaching-radio-show-that-goes-beyond-normal/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:53:43 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/blog/?p=128

Lawrence Smith of the FASB

Listen live online every Tuesday at 4pm on wgch.com.

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.

Carmen making a point on "Forward Motion."

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.

Seated is Carla Rose Fisher, also a regular with Carmen.

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.

I believe one of the only ways to reach your goals and dreams today is with a professional coach that is a guide, and knows how to take you on a journey to new levels of confidence and success.

Carmen with Sal Provenzano of Rand Insurance in Greenwich, CT.

Tune in every Tuesday at 4:00EST or listen to podcasts at www.wgch.com.

Your business and your life can’t wait.

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Oil and Obama Don't Mix http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/oil-and-obama-dont-mix/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/oil-and-obama-dont-mix/#comments Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:18:50 +0000 http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/blog/?p=126 Are we all starting to understand the catastrophic nature of the Gulf oil leak?  One of the more attractive, tourist driven areas of our country is being destroyed due to greed, lack of preparation and very poor oversight.  And on top of all of that, our President feels compelled to sing “Michelle” to the minstrel-ling of Sir Paul McCartney, rather than show the American people at least the perception that he is proactively developing a plan of action that will not devastate the Gulf Coast, wildlife and thousands of businesses and families that depend on the fishing trade and tourism  to survive.

Obama and McCartney play while the oil spills and destroys the Gulf

We live in very complex world, and anything can happen during the watch of any president.  What differentiates great leaders from the rest is how they react, the decisions they make, and how they communicate with the American people.  To this end, Mr. Obama has done a very poor job.  His lack of ownership of the spill has been obvious from the start.  When he finally showed up at the Gulf 12 days after the spill began, he lacked any sense of urgency, and did not assure his fellow Americans that he developed an aggressive plan.

In business as in politics, great leaders are seen as taking charge, dealing with issues head on, and taking responsibility for things that go wrong, while thanking the group when there has been success.  This is not the behavior I have seen in any way, shape or form by this President.

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Bleak Job Market is Here to Stay, for Now http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/bleak-job-market-is-here-to-stay-for-now/ http://forwardmotionbusinesscoaching.com/bleak-job-market-is-here-to-stay-for-now/#comments Tue, 02 Mar 2010 19:50:30 +0000 http://carrozzacoaching.wordpress.com/?p=120 The time to seek out a coach who can help launch you into the direction that you want and deserve is now!  This is not a time to stand still; there can be severe consequences.   Opportunities are all around you.  With support from a coach, you will see through the cloudy present and design your own future.

Here are some recent examples of the continued decline in employment:

Article from TheStreet.com

Layoffs Continue to Mount

By Jeanine Poggi 02/24/10 – 01:31 PM EST

Boeing(BA Quote) announced on Feb. 19 that it had sent out more than 1,000 layoff notices. The majority of the employees laid off are technology workers in Washington state and California.

Those who received the notice are at risk of being laid off on April 23. Not everyone who received a notice, however, will be let go.

The layoffs are part of 10,000 jobs cuts that Boeing originally planned for 2009. When Boeing did not complete the layoffs last year, its management announced that it would finish the job of laying off the workers in 2010 — and might ultimately lay off more workers than the original 10,000 that were projected

Health insurance giant Humana (HUM Quote) announced on Feb. 17 that it will cut 2,500 jobs in 2010.

But Humana will also add 1,100 new positions, making the net job loss at the company 1,400, or 5% of its workforce.

Humana did not reveal where the layoffs would come from, but did say that new jobs are expected in medical-cost containment capabilities, pharmacy management and specialty products.

Ford Motor(F Quote) announced on Feb. 16 that it plans to cut 900 jobs at a Mustang factory.

The auto maker attributed the layoffs to slow sales last year and increasing competition from Chevrolet’s Camaro.

The Michigan plant currently employs 2,300 people. Most of the layoffs will be hourly manufacturing workers, but some salaried staffers will also be eliminated.

It’s worth noting, however, that Ford previously announced plans to hire 1,200 workers at its Chicago Assembly Plant to build the new Ford Explorer, along with 1,000 people in Michigan to make electric car batteries.

Merck(MRK Quote) announced a new restructuring program on Feb. 16, expecting to reduce its workforce by 15% by the end of 2012. The company currently employs 100,000 workers.

Merck said it is “committed to achieving” its previously announced savings target of $3.5 billion in 2012.

Boston Scientific (BSX Quote) announced on Feb. 10 that it plans to lay off as much as 10% of its work force in an effort to cut costs.

The news came after the medical device company forecast 2010 profit and sales below analysts’ expectations.

Boston Scientific will cut between 1,000 and 1,300 jobs, a move it says will trim 5.5% to 7% off its annual expenses.

It will eliminate its international headquarters and consolidate other departments.

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