• Women In Business Coaching Panel

  • “The Benefits of Business and Personal Coaching in Managing Your Business” 

    Friday, February 16, 2018 - 9:00am-10:30am

    Presented by the Women In Business affinity group as part of the Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Series, a monthly series offering educational and timely topics for discussion.


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    We asked all of our panelists to tell us what their go-to books, website, apps, coaches and strategies were. Here is what they recommended:

    Constance: "My all time fave book is The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing."

    Lynda: "My favorite little book with big ideas is Customer Love by Mac Anderson because it is filled with short stories of how to use simple ideas to love up your customers. My go to book for business growing ideas is The E Myth Revisited. As it offers a wealth of information on building a business to leverage for franchising. You don’t have to franchise to find value in building a solid platform to grow. Business coach would be Fabienne Fredrickson. I love her business mind and her approachable style yet very business building directed." 

    Heather: "My ALL time favorite book is Gone With Wind, but my favorite book for coaching is Leadership and Self-Deception and Shonda Rhimes "Year of Yes".  My favorite podcast is Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell - I love how a shift in perspective can completely change things. I am LOVING Happier.com lately and the "grounding" tips Nataly provides."

    Peg: "I am really bad at choosing “favorites” of anything. There are just too many choices to pick only one! That said, I try very hard to follow the basic beliefs of Montessori philosophy: treat everyone with respect, be gentle, allow people to make their own mistakes. Similar to that is a wonderful training program I once took, called “Love and Logic.” It’s a practical way of raising children to be independent, self-reliant humans who are great to be around. An organization that has been instrumental in making me a “woman of the world” is Zonta International, of which I have been a member since 1974. Their purpose is to advance the status of women worldwide, and to be advocates for women all over the world."

    Amanda: "My favorite-of-all-time book, app, magazine, web site, speaker, business coach, oh boy...! I love Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain and Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S Dwek."

    Favorite book Loving What Is by Byron Katie and her website www.thework.org 
    Favorite transformational events Afest www.afest.com and Celebrate Your Life www.celebrateyourlife.org 
    Favorite business book The Prosperous Coach by Rich Litvin and Steve Chandler 
    Favorite business coach Jessica Yarborough 


    We have partnered with the Oak Park Public Library to bring you a curated series of on-line trainings to complement the information presented during the panel discussion.

    Discovering Your Strengths

    Discover what you're truly best at doing and how to leverage those strengths and abilities in your professional life. This course reveals how to uncover your strengths and talents, match them to job responsibilities, and develop a path to apply those strengths at work. Set yourself up for continued success with self-assessments and the ability to invest in yourself and make continual improvements as your career grows.



    Managing Your Small Business

    Explore Strategies and Techniques for running a small business. Learn how to define your purpose and values, establish a framework for success, and promote your business in a smart, cost-effective manner.


    These classes and more can be found at LYNDA.COM (brought to you by LinkedIn).

    Requirements: All courses require internet access, your OPPL Library Card Number and PIN. When you first access Lynda.com, you will be asked to create an account using an email address.