Coaching feedback – this stuff works!

I just completed a course of coaching with a client in the film/TV business.  Here are some excerpts from his review of our work: We accomplished the goals extremely well. I went from lackluster “brand” materials (cover letter, resume, etc) in serious need of improvement to getting job offers and finding new opportunities in the […]

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13 snapshots from coaching = 13 ideas for you

Journalist or personal brand?A journalist is working with me to define her long term goal.  Super-busy and writing for major titles now, but where is this going, she wants to know.  Is it about books or appearances or a content specialty?  We have moved towards defining the aspirational goal and are embarking on tactics that […]

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It’s not just about you!

Any communication – or at least any persuasive communication – has to be about the needs of the person you are trying to persuade. Not about your needs. Here is something that a recent client told me about our work together: “The first really cool thing that I was enabled to understand is how to […]

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Career Evolution Workshop – reactions

Comments from participants after the Career in Transition Workshop given by Michael Pollock at MediaBistro. His next Workshop at MediaBistro is scheduled for October 19th. “I’ve been looking for a career coach who has an expertise in media, and Michael is definitely it. He has terrific knowledge and offers so much information during this 4 […]

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All is not lost! Some good words from clients

Dear reader: you are not alone in your current concerns. I have been hearing the word “scary” from more new clients than ever before. But all is not lost! No really. Here are some recent comments from my clients that may make you go aahh: “We accomplished everything I set out to do – this […]

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Exec Producer recommends Workshop

Click the image to read the original – here is what the letter says: March 12, 2009 Dear Michael, Many thanks once again for the recent team building seminar you and April Jaffe led at our offices here at Schofield Films. Even after all these weeks, many of the mental exercises from that evening still […]

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Coaching: “I laughed, I cried.”

When I start working with a new coaching client I send them a questionnaire to answer before our first session. It gets the juices flowing and helps us to hit the ground running. The questions are pretty challenging – designed to make you think. A new client this week sent me this along with his […]

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Coaching: like having a business partner – but with no stake

I got the following from a coaching client today: “Michael is a great listener, witty and very supportive. He makes you feel like you are talking to a business partner with the company’s best interest in mind but nothing at stake. I feel lots of changes in the way I do business and we are […]

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