Archive for ‘Events’

August 25, 2011

Jamie Rohrbauck Gives Business Advice on WRAL News

Jamie Rohrbauck, People Biz client and owner of Dust and Mop, was interviewed about the ups and downs of owning a business last week on WRAL News in Raleigh.  (Watch her full interview here!)  Inspired by her parents who each owned their own businesses, she started her residential cleaning company in 2009.

As an awardee of the M3 1000 event, she says she enjoys motivating and inspiring people to do better for themselves.  She started her grassroots effort by tapping into the local community and talking to other local business owners about how they’re running their businesses. “You definitely have to push through it, and there is definitely times when you’re not sure if you’re making the right decisions, which is why the Make Mine a Million organization is so important to me.”  Jamie reaches out to her fellow awardees to get feedback on different aspects of her business, since she knows they’re going through the same process of running a business.

Jamie is currently a participant 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 happy for you, Jamie!

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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!

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

February 3, 2011

Ask an Expert: “How to Name Your Business”

Join Alicia Marie on Thursday, February 17th @ 3 CST as she interviews Wendy Phillips with Big Buzz Brands on how to name your business.  Wendy will discuss the three rules for naming a business, different categories of brand names, the most common mistakes business owners make when naming their business, and much more.  You won’t want to miss it!

Wendy O’Donovan Phillips, president of Big Buzz Brands, has provided clients with marketing consultation since 2000. Wendy joined a Denver brand agency in 2004 and was named Junior Partner in 2006. Today, Wendy and her team offer branding consultation, marketing planning and marketing execution. Wendy’s work has been published in The Hollywood ReporterThe WashingtonTimes, several Tribune Company newspapers and The Denver Business Journal, among other publications. She has worked on such brands as Warner Brothers, Disney, TheMetropolitan Opera, Ultimate Fighting Championship and The Rolling Stones.  She has been recognized by The American Marketing Association and The Colorado Association of Black Journalists for excellence in writing. She has spoken in front of various dental StudyClubs and will present a three-day course on online marketing in front of the Metro Denver Dental Society in Spring 2011. Big Buzz Brands perpetuates truth and offers opportunity through marketing delivery systems that are precise and easy to execute. The company specializes in marketing for the healthcare, natural resources and affordable housing industries.

To register, call (512) 989-2230 or email rsvp@peoplebizinc.com.    

No cost to attend.  Reserve your space today!

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December 17, 2010

Ask an Expert: “How to Build a Million Dollar Business: What Would Your Business Sell For?”

Join Alicia Marie on February 1st at 2 CST as she interviews Brian Walters on business valuations!  Brian will discuss several points related to performing business valuations, including what information is needed to perform a valuation; what factors impact the value of a business; and most importantly, what you as a business owner can do to make your business more valuable, and potentially worth much more on the open market.

Brian Walters is the co-founder and CEO of Brian Walters and Associates, a management consulting firm based in Austin, Tx.  Mr. Walters has successfully changed the operations and guided the financial performance of businesses all over North America.  The company’s commitment is to be an advocate and resource for small, privately held businesses in Central Texas and beyond; to this end, Brian Walters has been instrumental in assisting small businesses to improve their operations and profitability by implementing solutions to issues that typically plague entrepreneurs.

To register, call (512) 989-2230 or email rsvp@peoplebizinc.com.    

No cost to attend.  Reserve your space today!

December 10, 2010

Inspired Goals Webinar

INSPIRED GOALS WEBINAR: A COMPELLING ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL GOAL SETTING

YOU WILL LEARN:

• The top three reasons why people don’t set goals

• How to start fresh and complete past goals

• The process of focus and attention

• Goal setting tips

• The language of goal setting

• Strategy for what will likely stop you from achieving your goals

• How to set goals that inspire and motivate

• How to embrace failure and disappointment rather than avoid it

JANUARY 21, 2011
Time: 10:00 – 1:15
Tuition: $39.95 (As always, current coaching clients are free.)
Tuition includes PDF of Student Notebook.

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What are people saying about this seminar?

“Alicia is a superstar. Her real life experience is reflected in the substance of her teaching. Anyone can benefit from her ideas and approach.”

Alicia Marie’s “Inspired Goals Workshop” blew me away. I’ve read books, listened to training programs and felt I knew a lot about goals…until her workshop. The workshop took goals to a deeper level that I had ever experienced. Finally, I was able to realize that something “was in my way” and that without addressing this thing in my way, I would have been off and running with my goals that didn’t get accomplished….again. I believe the workshop has helped me stop the recurring cycle of well-intended but never accomplished goals. I feel like I’ve been given a gift…a key to unlock the door I’ve been banging my head against for so many years. And it was Alicia Marie’s style that allowed for this revelation. She is amazing at empowering the class to come up with their own “aha” moment rather than telling us what to do. She has such a humble aura of wisdom and patiently invites people to “get it” on their own terms. As a person that trains people, I am flat-out inspired with how she does it. Her genuine care and love for the class is beautifully evident. Thank you so much, Alicia, for being you.

  Ken Kuznia – Owner of Dig Your Work

“I feel so fortunate to have met Alicia Marie and to have experienced her Inspired Goals Workshop. Having never had much luck with “goal-setting,” I expected the morning to consist of learning techniques to get my business goals on paper … but it was so, so much more than that. Alicia inspired me to “drill down” to discover where I am stuck, what I really want in life, and what is getting in my way … and not just in business, but in every aspect of my life. Somehow I left the workshop feeling inspired to take massive action, while also realizing that I need to stop worrying and stressing so much. I felt I had just been given the gift of years of counseling sessions in one morning! I highly recommend it for anyone and everyone.”

Julie Ray – Keller Williams