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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...


Web Resources and Links

Agent Research & Evaluation
An agent matchmaker. At Agent Research our job is to direct you to the literary agent who is right for your work at this stage in your career, whether you're writing your twentieth book or your first.

American Crime Writers League
Links of interest to mystery buffs.

Connection site for editors, agents, writers, and readers. Thousands of articles and interviews with authors and publishing professionals.

Author Network
An extensive range of resources for writers.

The best website for selling yourself as an author online and listing your works including novels, short stories, articles, poetry. This is also a writers community and support group for writers. Excellent resource.

"BookSurge is a pioneer in inventory-free book publishing, printing, fulfillment and distribution."

"The internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry! Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events."

Website dedicated to writers and their art.

In my view, the best print-on-demand (POD) publisher in the business for the price, marketing to Amazon and B&N, helping you with book jackets. If you can sell 5,000 copies they will try and get you shelf space at major bookstores.

Knowledge Download
Walks you through how to publish e-books online and develop your own e-book website to sell your books.

Lit.Org is a community for readers and writers. It is an interactive site for authors who wish to publish online and receive comments.

McGill Centre for the Study and Teaching of Writing

Mystery Writers of America

Name Protect
Search for trademarks, signature marks, and copyrights. How-to approach to protecting intellectual property.

Poets and Writers
Founded in 1970, Poets and Writers is the largest resource for information, support, and guidance for creative poets, fiction, and nonfiction writers.

The Playwriting Seminars
"An Opinionated Web Companion on the Art & Craft of Playwriting". 230-page website that introduces you to the art and science of screenwriting.

The Connection
This group is for new authors and writers who desire to learn more about writing mystery and suspense thrillers.

Writing resources, news and discussion for authors/writers, editors, publishers and agents.

Writers Digest
Excellent resource for writers' workshops, conferences, workshops, and how to subscribe to their monthly newsletter which is invaluable for writing tips.

Subscription-based magazine for writers. With a subscription to WritersMarket.com, you can easily locate new, up-to-date markets for publishing your work, get expert "insider" advice, and track your manuscript submissions and publishing contracts.

Another excellent resource for new writers who want to self-publish.

Online community for writers and readers of all interests and skill levels.

Advisor Team
#1 assessment tool for managers, the Temperament Sorter II to assess leadership potential.

A Survey To Take To See If You Need A Writing Coach

Authentic Happiness
The premier website for positive psychology developed by Martin Seligman, Ph.D. Many useful self-assessment tools for individual strengths conducive to positive self-help.

B2B server platform for distance learning that promotes instructor-student and student-to-student interaction.

Chart Your Course International
360 degree assessments for bosses, team, peers, and customers.

Assessment tools for individuals, groups, and companies.

International Coach Federation
Premier website for certification of coaches and coach training programs including ethics and coaching philosophy.

Mentor Coach
Premier coaching site for mental health professionals who want to be certified as coaches; extensive classroom work of 125 hours and 250 hours of practical coaching.

Virtual Executive Coach
The focus is on the client to target goals and objectives, develop and implement an action plan, and develop strategies for sustained behavioral changes.

Virtual Writing Coach
Bringing you the benefits of an experienced, published author.