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Reflections From
a Business Coach

This book covers the logistics of coaching small business owners. The focus is exclusively on career change for those individuals who desire to start their own businesses.
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Retirement Is For Sissies
This book provides a holistic approach to retirement that prepares one for this most important transition from work to recreation, leisure, home business, and other lifestyle changes.
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The Virtual Writing Coach
Just imagine it...a woman sitting on a park bench reading your book! Coaching offers writers a hands-on approach to help you create, evaluate, and complete your manuscript.
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The Virtual Executive Coach
Executive Coaching offers business owners and budding entrepreneurs a hands-on approach to help create, sell, manage and grow a business. Learn More...


The Personal Side of Keith

A. Keith Barton, Writer / Author of Mysteries Detective Thrillers Suspense Action Books || Keith Barton Houston Texas, Keith Barton books

As a self-proclaimed "learning junkie," Keith enjoys reading non-fiction autobiographies, mystery and suspense thrillers, playing golf (18 handicap), volunteering with his local church and community philantropic activities. He writes part-time with the goal of completing one novel a year.

Since 1998, he has authored 11 published novels and enjoys coaching new fiction writers. His desire to coach derives from his passionate interest in helping others become attuned to their creative powers of storytelling.

Keith's recent books include a humorous but thought-provoking look at retirement, a collection of his poetry for publication as well as a novel about a psychologist who finds himself immersed with the mob in Los Angeles, California. His newest book, Reflections From a Business Coach, is a boon for those seeking a career change and who desire to start their own business.

Keith considers his top five signature strengths to be:

  • Industry, diligence, and perseverance
  • Fairness, equity, and justice
  • Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness
  • Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
  • Spirtuality, sense of purpose, and faith

Keith's Education

Keith earned his doctorate degree in Psychology in 1972 from the University of Texas at Austin and has been a practicing therapist for more than 30 years. He received his master's degree in Public Health Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1975 and was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina.

Keith is certified with MentorCoach (CMC) and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He helped secure MentorCoach's accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF) as exam developer and lead editor.

Experienced in the Business World

In addition to serving as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in executive development, Keith founded and managed Texas Community Living Ventures, Inc., which provided group home services to persons with mental retardation. For the past 16 years, he has run a clinical practice which he founded in Northwest Houston. He also has an active executive coaching practice.

About Keith's Family

Keith's two children, Greg and Kim are very talented individuals. Greg, along with his wife Val, and their children Cory and Morgan, live in San Ramon, California. Greg is a project engineer for Chevron, USA. Kim is single and is a production assistant for a major movie and TV studio in West Hollywood, California.

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