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JANE FONDA in Venice Festival for ‘Our souls in the night’, talks about beeing a parent.

Jane Fonda at Venice Film Festival for the movie, has talked about many topics about life. Let's remember here that in 2016 she declared her need to get therapy and an acting coach to work in the second serie she starred in a Netflix Show. HAVING A SECOND CHANCE AS A PARENT. What is the most important issue today in 2017? I think the most important thing is saving the planet, and this means that we have to do a lot of changes, especially in our country. All of us must do everything we can. How was for you to “fall in love” again with Robert Redford after 50 years of “Barefoot in the park”? That’s why I wanted to make this movie. We had not worked together for 47 years. When I made the last movie with him the Sundance Institute was just beginning and now what he created has really changed the American...

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GEORGE CLOONEY, coaching and his new movie ‘Suburbicon’.

GEORGE CLOONEY AND COACHING In the movie "Up in the air" of 2009, directed by Jason Reitman and starred by George Clooney (Academy Award® nominee for this interpretation), the main character is a dismissal professional who has to manage new awareness regarding his existence. Ryan is called to fire Bob, a manager with 90,000 dollar income per year, a loan and a sick daughter he attends with expensive medical care. The young female Ryan's colleague, Natalie, providing elements supporting positive aspects of the dismiss, "Perhaps you are underestimating the positive effect that you transition carrier can have on your children...

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Coaching yourself: a matter of science. Interview with James Lawrence.

James Lawrence, American Ironman, very famous for his record to have done 50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 States.   You look like that kind of sport man that work harder and harder to reach some special results. Do you have some special way to train? We definitely have a formula. We manage intensity versus volume and monitor everything very closely. We want to be in a 15 to 20% ratio of high intensity to 85 to 80% low intensity recovery work. Our formula is SOAR: Stress Optimize Adapt and Recover. Do you think this formula is right for you or is it adaptable to anybody? SOAR has very important scientific bases and can be adapted to anybody. You have to work hard the right times, and you have to allow your body to Recover and Adapt. A lot of times people miss out on the recover process because they believe that you have...

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Coaching as driving change and engagement.

Interview with Alexandra Aster Akinbiyi   Your job title is Change & Engagement Manager. Can you give us an explanation of this role? It’s interesting you ask because even though this job has been around for many years, I do get the questions of what it is that I do quite a lot. And the funny part is that once you know what it is it seems so vital to every big organization. Change refers to adjustment, transformation, difference and this can relate to anything changing within the company – a change in organizational structure, a new vision or a new technology. Anything that differs from a current state and has a future state, is considered a change and for me considered a project I would get involved in and help drive. The engagement part of the role evolves around engaging audiences who are impacted by the change. This includes awareness, communication and the creation...

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The path to innovation is created by start-ups.

Interview with Peter Cowley, UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15   Peter Cowley, a Cambridge-based serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor: it sounds a complex definition with a lot of experiences and always new things to do. How did all these things start? I graduated from Cambridge University in Engineering and Computer Science, after a couple of years of corporate experience and I went to Germany where I was co-founder of a tech company. Then I went back to UK as founder of Camdata, my own tech company. 25 years later, after founding another 8 or 9 companies, I became a business angel and helping other to develop their companies with equity, advice and mentoring. As business angel you financed 55 start-ups. I read that there are 3 good exits and several failures. Technically speaking, is it a good balance? I think it's a quite positive result, you need some pretty good results from...

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Clinical coaching.

INTERVIEW WITH CINDY VAN DE KREKE-FREENS, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH AT VALIANT CLINIC   You work as a Personal and Professional Development Coach at Valiant Clinic. What is Valiant Clinic and what does your job entail? Valiant Clinic is the premium multi-specialty outpatient clinic in the UAE and the region, that offers world-class diagnostics, wellness and healthcare services with an emphasis on preventive care. Valiant Clinic is managed by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services (the international subsidiary of the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital located in Houston, Texas, USA) and powered by Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company. The clinic marks Meraas’ entry into the healthcare field in its efforts to support the Dubai healthcare sector in fulfilling UAE vision 2021. I am the Personal and Professional Development Coach at Valiant Clinic, and a part of the wellness department. My mandate includes working with internal and external clients, along with the other dedicated...

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Creating relationships is adding value.

An interview with Adam Cox, CEO, serial entrepreneur, founder of Radio Relations and The Relations Group. A property investor, blogger, writer with a passion for psychology, branding, marketing, and business, Adam is a thought leader in a wide field of subjects, so we couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.   People have said that we live in an age of relationships. Do you agree with that? I agree, and, if we look at big brands, we can discover that they dedicate a lot of resources to building and maintaining relationships, maybe more than to product innovation. If we take a look at the PR industry we can see that there is a big concentration on helping companies have good relationships with their customers, a sure way to build loyalty with distributors and any other kind of stakeholder. Is there a way to educate people to have better business relationships? The main thing...

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Social media: a place of humans

Interview with Deirdre Breakenridge, communication strategist, CEO of Pure Performance Communications, Podcaster, host of Women Worldwide, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and adjunct professor.     You say that modern public relations demands an integrated, multichannel approach in order to successfully build awareness, loyalty, engagement, and advocacy. Could you explain which kind of multichannel approach do you suggest? What we realize within all these new media, especially social media, is that consumers are in so many different places. This is at the side of all traditional media. When you can figure out when people want to receive information, what excite them and what they want to share, you know how to reach them, and you will do this in different ways, in different channels and in different formats. With social media we have two big news in the organization of communication. The first, as you said, is that people want to decide how and when receiving information,...

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Good teachers build a better world.

Interview with Prescott Price, CEO of ‘Lessons for Life’ a foundation focused on the education of African sub-saharian children.       Dear Prescott, thank you for the interview. Let's go direct to the main points of your very important and very difficult job: how much is big your budget for education? And how many children the 'Lessons for Life' foundation can educate with this budget? In this year 2017 our budget for education is 1,9 million euros. It’s a small amount in the scale of the total investment for education, but it’s very important for children and community member we support. We will reach about 25.000 children, many of whom wouldn’t have gone to school without our help. This is our fundamental aim: that a lot of children can go to school. At the same time we work with the community of their children, to help them to understand the benefits of their children going...

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Leadership as caring people.

Interview to Deepak Trivedi, sports consultant for London Olympic games and now Tokyo Olympic games, head of European and Asian projects for New York based firm Strategic Influence, member of the National Speakers association and has spoken and consulted with many organisations such as Microsoft. He teaches Sports and Leadership programmes in 5 countries.   You have a lot of experience but what is that a big company needs from you that is not already present in the company? The main reason for a company to hire people outside the organization for working on an issue is that they want an outside perspective that is completely objective. The insiders are connected each other with loyalty and attachment and are more likely to open to a stranger about any problem that may be. You work as Leadership consultant. What do you teach? Let’s talk about the organizational aspect. I think that the most important thing in...

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