Introducing Coffee and Coaching!


Coffee and Coaching is a great new open forum / open networking group. Each Friday afternoon from 3PM until 5PM I will provide a program that includes a short teaching on topics to help people move their professional and/or personal lives forward. Then we will have a discussion about the topic. Following the discussion, we will have at least 30 minutes of “laser coaching” and end with some networking.


The two cornerstones of Coffee and Coaching are the weekly program/discussion and the laser coaching.

Program topics will be wide ranging and varied, focusing on actionable information for professional or personal development. for the next few weeks will include:

  • March 23: Secrets to Effective Goal Setting
  • March 30: You’ve Set Goals, Now What?
  • April 6: How to Stop Feeling Awkward when Networking

After the program topic is presented, we will have a general discussion and Q&A on the topic. My goal is to get you thinking and figuring out how to apply principles to help you work. Discussion and questions help people get ideas they wouldn’t have had otherwise just listening to somebody talk (no matter how entertaining…).

Following the discussion, I will do some “laser coaching” for interested individuals. Laser coaching is sort of a speed coaching session. Any individual with a challenge they are facing can sign up and participate. The participant will give a one to two minute summary of the challenge they are facing. I will then ask them some questions. Depending upon the size and complexity of the challenge, we will develop a gameplan for the participant to use. It might be an overarching strategy. It might be a key next step. But you can be sure that the participant will feel empowered to make that next step if they choose. I cannot guarantee success, because that is a decision the participant must make. But if they are willing to partner, then we can do great things together!

There will be a sign-up sheet for laser coaching at each session. (You can also sign up by emailing me your topic). There is no limit to the number of laser coaching sessions you can get, but you can only get one at each session. We also want to be fair to everybody, so if the line is long, you might be asked to wait if others have not had a previous opportunity.

Who should participate?

Coffee and Coaching is open to anybody interested in personal or professional development It will be of especial interest to business owners, executives, and up-and-coming employees.

Location! Location! Location!

We feel very blessed and honored to have the cooperation of the Panera Bread in Cosner’s Corner (Massaponax area):
10059 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA

Seating is first come/first served, so we might not be in exactly the same place week to week, but we will try.

Any cost?

The great news about Coffee and Coaching is that there is no cost to participate! We do ask that you support Panera and consider purchasing a beverage or pastry when you arrive. We will also ask you to sign in so that we know you were with us.


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