Archive for ‘Business Training’

August 25, 2011

Karen Lincoln Discusses Child Talent Industry on KUSA News

Karen Lincoln, People Biz client and owner of Marbles Kids Talent, was featured on KUSA news in Denver last week.  (Watch her interview here!)  Her long-time talent agency, best known for representing Zachary Ty Bryan of Home Improvement, has been around for over three decades, and Karen was asked to give advice to parents who are looking to make their kid a star.

“We get the call [from parents that say] they have spent $2,000 to $10,000 to get this coaching and, all along, the parents thought they were having representation when they were not,” Lincoln said. “There are five agencies in town and most of us have been here a very long time, and those are the people that you want to represent [your child].”

Karen explains that it’s not necessary to go to LA and New York to follow your dreams of becoming an actor or a model.  Denver’s market, although different, can offer options, too.

“Eighty percent of our work in the Denver market is going to be commercial work,” Lincoln said. “So the types of clients that are coming to us are ad agencies, department stores, casting companies, catalog houses, manufacturers of clothing lines, producers, directors and project managers.”

Lincoln says that even though acting or modeling may be fun, it is still a business and kids should be coached in the areas they want to work.

Marbles Kids Talent provides talent for advertising projects in and around the Denver area.  The agency was founded in 1984 and was purchased by Karen Lincoln in 2007, and offers guidance and coaching for both the parents and kids who work in the commercial advertising business.  Karen Lincoln is a recent awardee of the M3 1000 competition, and is currently participating in the Blast! Count Me In Business Accelerator Program designed and led by business coach Alicia Marie Fruin at People Biz, Inc.

We’re so proud of you, Karen!

August 24, 2011

Webinar Series

WEBINAR PRICING:
$39 General Admission
$29 CMI Awardees
Free to Current Coaching Clients of People Biz, Inc.

Register Here!

STRATEGIC PLANNING | Friday, October 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Led by Paula Fracasso
Create a vision statement, mission statement, and practiced values as the foundation for your business plan and culture. Then get step-by-step instruction on how to set goals, build strategies and create action plans in alignment with your culture. This is a great course to do with your team!

HIRING PLAN | Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
Led by Alicia Marie
How do you know when it is time to hire?  What role is the right one?  Identify a strategy for building your organization as well as a hiring process for identifying talent.  Save time, money and the headache of a bad hire.

INSPIRED GOALS | Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
Led by Alicia Marie
Just another year?  Join us for an enlightening look at how to set goals that inspire, motivate and support your vision. Give yourself the time and space you need to create your goals this year. You have never done a course quite like this one. People who participate report breakthrough results all year long!

DISC TRAINING | Friday, February 24, 2012 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Led by Paula Fracasso
Discover your own behavior and how to relate best with each behavior style. Go beyond the interview and learn to accurately use the DISC Assessment tool when hiring. Learn to effectively coach your employees and/or understand how to best train and manage an employee.
*Tuition is $99 (includes cost of DISC and your in-depth 15 page DISC report)

MASTER COMMUNICATOR | Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Led by Alicia Marie
We learn how to communicate because we want something…to be held, fed, etc. Most of us still communicate for that reason and only that reason, which leads to a control/command style of communication. As most leaders have figured out, “telling and directing” simply doesn’t work well. Yet as leaders, it can seem as if we do not have any choice? We are stuck in that first model of communication. Join us and learn how to shift into an effective communication model of engagement, collaboration and possibility.

COACHING SKILLS FOR MANAGERS | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Led by Deborah Huyer
Maybe you do not have to know it all or do it all? Join us for a lively discussion about coaching versus managing. Learn how to grow and develop your employees and reap the benefits of leading versus managing. (Master Communicator is a prerequisite for this course.)

RAVE REVIEWS | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Led by Deborah Huyer
Stop going through the motions of an annual review. Learn how to set yourself, your business and your employees up to win. Write employee reviews that support growth, learn how to give feedback, identify growth opportunities and develop personal development plans with employees.

Register Here!

February 10, 2011

The Coaching Clinic: Coaching Skills for Managers

Two Day Course

Next Public course is March 31st – April 1st in Bellevue, Washington. 

The Coaching Clinic Brochure | Training Registration Form  

Coaching is the quickest and most effective method for developing your employees. A fun, highly participative and practical course designed to provide you and your managers with the tools and skills needed to become an outstanding coach. HCRI Approved Hours: 11.5 hours! Course includes a coaching session with Trainer Alicia Marie as well as a DISC Assessment.

* Learn powerful and effective techniques that help you seize daily coaching situations.

* What coaching is about, why it is effective and how to implement it in the workplace.

* Learn how to make the traditional switch from “Command and Control” style management to collaborative and supportive coaching.

* The use of behavior assessments and how they apply when coaching.

* Identify goals and create action plans with employees.

* Promote learning and discovery in your business.

* Accountability – what it takes and how to infuse your company culture with it.

* Personal Foundation – modeling “Real Power” in the workplace.

I attended a Coaching Clinic that Alicia Marie presented and was amazed at the knowledge that I gained! I originally signed up for just the PHR credit, but left with a whole new awareness of myself, those that I work with and am surrounded by. On a conference call with my supervisor and a few Execs’, we were discussing another employee and it hit me what type of personality each member of the call was! With this newfound knowledge I was able to guide the conversation so everyone was on the same page and I left feeling I now knew exactly how to relate to those that I support daily. I would recommend Alicia’s Coaching Clinic to anyone. I promise you, you will come out of this clinic with a new perspective in everything you deal with!

– Michelle Lopez, PHR , HR Director

July 27, 2010

Ask an Expert, Brian Walters – Attorney at Law, “I Own a Business…Now What?”

I own a business …now what?

Join Alicia Marie as she interviews Brian Walters – Attorney at Law on September 15th at 4pm CST.

Alicia Marie will ask the basic questions all business owners have such as: What do I do when I am starting a small business ? What are my options? DBAs, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and partnerships, and the differences between them? What should I know about selling my business in the future? Should I bring on a partner? Should I trade mark my logo? Should an attorney approve my employee contract? What protections should I have as an employer?

Mr. Walters is the founding member of Walters Dunn, PLLC. His practice focuses primarily on business and bankruptcy law. He has practiced extensively in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate organization, corporate governance, securities offerings, conversions, domestication of foreign business entities, and corporate reorganizations. Mr. Walters is a published author in the area of professional business entities.

Mr. Walters also works with consumers and businesses in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations. This includes debt reorganizations, creditor/debtor negotiation, mechanics liens, real estate and personal property foreclosures, and debtor/creditor asset protection.

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 4PM CST.

Call (512) 989-2230 or send an email to rsvp@peoplebizinc.co to register. 

To join session, dial  (724) 444-7444, call ID: 64981, pin #1.  No cost to attend. Reserve your space today!

April 13, 2010

Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

People Biz Inc Introduces a New Online Entrepreneurship Certificate Program 

  

Have you ever considered starting your own business only to be overwhelmed about where to start? People Biz Inc  can help! We are pleased to introduce our affordable Online Entrepreneurship Certificate designed for busy professionals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully launch a business from scratch.

People Biz Inc. certificate program is ideally suited for time-strapped entrepreneurs. It represents an affordable alternative to classroom-based programs. And since courses are self-paced and completely web-based, you can access courses 24/7/365 from any computer with an internet connection, allowing you to complete coursework at your own pace!

Through a combination of interactive exercises, case studies, video, and real world examples you will learn the knowledge and skill-set necessary to launch and grow a new venture successfully. An “Ask the Expert” feature gives you access to a subject matter expert to answer course related questions.

Visit to http://www.peoplebizinc.com/business-center/online-classes/ and look for Entrepreneur Suite to view course descriptions and to register today!

 Tuition is $599     Courses Include: 

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting & Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Leadership & Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs

 

 

 

 

February 11, 2010

Alicia Marie will be Coaching Women at the American Express OPEN Women’s Business Summit featuring Make Mine a Million $ Business in Conjunction with Count Me In Organization

The American Express OPEN Women’s Business Summit will attract upwards of 500 women business owners at all level of business development to this day and a half event. The content is structured so that the emerging, established and growth-oriented entrepreneur will all have access to relevant and timely content and resources. 

Alicia Marie will be coaching these women at this event as they pitch their business in a chance to win the coveted Make Mine a Million $ Business award.

The American Express OPEN Women’s Business Summit will convene on February 17-18, 2010 at the JW Marriott in Houston, TX. The theme of the Summit will be The New Rules for Doing Business for Women Entrepreneurs and will include a multi-tracked conference that offers the following:

  • The Make Mine a Million $ Business competition
  • Critical advice for growth in today’s changing economy
  • Tips on leveraging social media to grow your bottom line
  • Thoughtful leadership, rich discussions and opportunities to connect with fellow women business owners, via the New Rules content track
  • Identification of new markets, with a focus on government contracting market rich with opportunity
  • Contact with an inspiring community of successful women business owners
  • Speakers and resources from our partnering women’s organizations

Due to an overwhelming response, this event has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Please visit the Count Me In website for updates on upcoming Make Mine a Million $ Business events.

February 11, 2010

Alicia Marie Will Be Featured on an Upcoming Office Depot Web Café!

Alicia Marie will be an expert on the upcoming Office Depot Web Café, airing Tuesday, February 16th at 3pm CST. You can join her talk on “Creating a Winning Team of Talent” by clicking here to register.

Alicia’s talk will cover:

  • How to build a talented team
  • How to profile roles and write accurate job descriptions
  • Designing targeted job ads that attract the right people
  • Developing a hiring strategy… and why that is important
  • Great interviewing tips that you can use in your business

Everyone who registers will have the opportunity to also get a free resource cd with all of the materials covered during the Web Café.

November 24, 2009

Join Alicia Marie as she interviews Nina Kaufman “Ask the Business Lawyer”

Join Alicia Marie as she interviews Nina Kaufman “Ask the Business Lawyer”

Nina Kaufman demystifies legal mumbo-jumbo to save small businesses time, money, and aggravation. She’s also an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and columnist/blogger for Entrepreneur Magazine online.
 
Through both her New York City-based law practice and her legal information company, The Legal Edge, LLC, she has spent 15 years successfully navigating thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses through the legal issues that they face in starting and running their own companies. She advises companies and speaks on subjects ranging from creating business partnerships that work, training clients to pay you, and protecting your intellectual capital online.
 
A regular media resource, she has been an article contributor to The E-Myth Insider, Enterprising Woman, WomenandBiz.com, The American Bar Association’s GP/Solo Magazine, and the New York Enterprise Report, among others. Nina also serves as an Intellectual Property Law Expert for Forbes.com’s Small Business Exchange.
 
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 3-4pm CST
No cost to attend. Reserve your space today!
 
Call (512)989-2230 or email rsvp@profitconsultingco.com.
To join the session, dial (724)444-7444
Call ID: 64981 / Pin: 1#

October 14, 2009

Dr. Maria Nemeth will be our next guest in the Ask an Expert series!

Join Alicia Marie as she interviews Dr. Maria Nemeth on “The Energy of Money”

Maria Nemeth, Ph.D., MCC, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Master Certified Coach, is an internationally recognized speaker, author and seminar leader. She is the founder and Creative Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence. For more than 20 years, Dr. Nemeth has trained professional coaches, ministers, clinicians, executives, teachers, and private individuals using the coaching methods and skills that she has designed. Her courses and workshops have been taken by thousands of people who report significant, even miraculous, changes in their lives as a result of her teachings.

Maria is the author of The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment, which is available in five languages. Her nine-hour audio cassette series, The Energy of Money, won the 1999 Audie Award for Best Personal Development Series.

In addition to her overseeing the Academy, Dr. Nemeth presents at conferences and organizations worldwide. Her work emphasizes clear communication and empowers people to take authentic action to produce extraordinary outcomes.

Check out Maria’s interview on YouTube.

Tuesday, October 27th @ 3-4pm CST
No cost to attend. Reserve your space today!

Call (512)989-2230 or email rsvp@profitconsultingco.com.
To join the session, dial (724)444-7444
Call ID: 64981 / Pin: 1#

September 10, 2009

What You Pay Attention To Grows

We have all taken a beaten from the media this last year. All the negative news about the economy and the recession can be overwhelming. I even had one anxious client say, “It feels like the world is coming to an end.”

Take a moment to think of something that happened in your past that seemed very bad at the time, but now in retrospect you see what a blessing it was.

I absolutely know that the challenges we are facing economically now will look like a blessing in retrospect. Businesses will get stronger and leaner. Families will come together. Governments will change. People will remember what faith is. Programs and non-profits will emerge as well as all the positive change we cannot yet see.

I invite all of you to step into hope and give up the worry and concern. How effective can you be when you are worried? How productive are you when you are anxious? How creative are you when you are upset?

Of course, I believe that positive thinking is important for many reasons. If only for your peace of mind, I invite you to stay focused on what is right, what is working and what is good in your business and in your life. What you pay attention to grows and thrives!