a pragmatic coach approach to my marketing needs. I bring
her fragmented ideas and she helps me pull them together.
Opportunities for new business, strategic alliances, plus
marketing initiatives impacting my bottom line, are realized.
Meg has helped grow Career Trend's revenue by thousands of
dollars!" � Jacqui D. Barrett, President, Career Trend
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able to pay our bills, invest in our future, and have enough left
over to enjoy a satisfying life.
have seen the Suze Orman television program. Suze, a financial coach,
spoke at the 2001 International Coach Federation Annual Conference.
Her favorite saying repeated weekly on her program is: People
first, then money - then things."
When it comes
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my coach training I found my mentor Meg Montford. She was
like a perfect match, the person I was looking for. And
did I feel blessed to have her with me to answer the many
questions and direct me as I went along the road to the
entrepreneurship! We had regular phone sessions, and I found
each and every session extremely beneficial. My mentor
helped me define my goals - note, she did not define
them for me, but she helped me in finding my answers myself.
For the first time, I understood the essence of coaching
- not as a coach myself but as being coached. She was there
to (help me) define and articulate my thoughts, and clear
up my vision to find the right path when I was at the crossroads.
Shweta L Khare, Student Coach, San Jose, CA
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prepared to change the way you think about marketing forever!
(Meg) taught me the latest marketing techniques in ways
that I can immediately implement. (What) I learned made
an impact to my coaching business and will continue to be
felt for years. With Meg�s help I was able to identify
my niche and develop short-term and long-term marketing
plans. Before (we even finished), media in my target
market were calling me to promote my products and business.
Thank you, Meg, for putting me on the road to success.�
Julie Stroud, Owner, Dream Plans Inc., Danville, IL
of Abilities Enhanced® developed creative content and taught
the Marketing Challenge for Career Coach Institute,
the premier virtual career coach training
Meg is a Certified
TeleLeader with TeleClass
International. She has been a marketing instructor for career
coaches since 2002, including training coaches as an Associate Coach
for Milana Leshinsky's Coaching Business Mastery program.
She holds the credentials of Master Certified Career Coach and Career
Management Fellow; is a graduate of both Career Coach Institute
and Corporate Coach University; and has surpassed 1500 clock hours
in providing career coaching services to executive and professional
clients since founding Abilities Enhanced® in 1999. Read more
about Meg on the About
Teleclasses are facilitated by telephone. Some cost; some are free.
Upon enrollment you receive a special phone number and PIN giving
you access to the phone line at the scheduled time. You will pay
long distance phone charges, but inexpensive phone cards make this
cost nominal compared to the valuable learning you will receive.
to Megs Teleclass
on Marketing for Coaches - MP3 (Download: Right click, save
Four Strategies for Attracting Executive Coaching Clients,
was presented to the Career Coaching SIG of the New Jersey Professional
Coaches Association on January 12, 2006.
you again for a masterful presentation to the New Jersey Career
Coaches SIG. Your interaction with our group, valuable content,
and resources were extraordinary! Ron Paxton, President,
for today's presentation. I really enjoyed it, and got a lot
of useful tips & resources from it. J.H., Career
enjoyed your presentation today. I appreciated the four essential
elements and the resources and tips that you presented for a
career coaching practice to be successful. M.S.,
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Design Your Perfect Coaching Lifestyle Business"
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is one of the best teleclass facilitators I have experienced.
Her tone of voice and expression are warm and welcoming.
She provides the right balance of content and discussion,
assuring that everyone has an opportunity to be heard and
acknowledged for their contributions. She knows when to
challenge and when to use silence to encourage participation.
She also brings a high level of expertise to the discussions.
Meg makes learning through teleclasses easy!" � Joanne
Dustin, Director of Career Development, Boston, MA, USA
Meg's marketing teleclass gave me resources and techniques
to successfully market a small business for coaching. Meg's
expertise, creative ideas and willingness to share were
highlights of the class enabling me to feel confident to
move forward with my small business coaching practice."
� Mary D'Arcy, Professional Certified Career Coach &
Owner, Career Intuition, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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just a brief expression of my appreciation for your marketing
coaching over the past few months. I have gained so many different
benefits that it's hard to choose which have been the most
is your help in clarifying the direction I want to go and
what type(s) of clients I most want to work. I've learned
more about the importance of focusing on my target market
in everything I do, while recognizing that this doesn't mean
I can't assist other clients who want my help.
important aspect has been discovering some of my roadblocks
so that I can begin working on them effectively. I'm encouraged
by being able to start tackling some of those issues.
also been great to have a "sounding board" for my thoughts
and ideas so I can sort out priorities and expand initial
ideas into other possibilities. My recent bunch of articles
published online (I think it's five so far) reflects that.
I'm grateful for your encouragement about doing the article
on "10 Mistakes in a Confidential Job Search" and submitting
it for publication rather than just offering it as a freebie
on my web site. It was recently published on www.goinglobal.com!
but definitely not least, I appreciate your gentle "nudging"
to keep me on track and get me to define and refine my thoughts
as I talk through an issue. Your approach meshes very well
with the way I like to work with people and enables me to
feel comfortable but not complacent!
forward to our next group of sessions in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for all your help.
Career Management Coach / Certified Professional Resume Writer
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