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Like it or not, we are all dealing with change on a daily basis. How would you like some new tools to help you with change management? How would you like to learn what the best practices are in this area? Listen in as Doug Gfeller talks with Janine McDonald about change management.

Janine McDonald is Founder and CEO of J9 Leading Solutions an organizational consulting services firm that helps organizations create high impact strategies, develop effective leaders and tailor operations to achieve maximum community impact. Janine is an organizational consultant, trainer, and speaker specializing in strategic planning, leadership development, organizational development, employee engagement, and capacity building. Janine is committed to help individuals grow as leaders, teams learn and organizations build capacity.

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Can you be fired for “facebooking”? Can employers “google” job applicants? Can you take your Twitter account with you when you change jobs? Learn how technology is impacting your right to privacy, employment-at-will, free speech, and venting about your job on the Internet.

Laura Fleming, a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Law Group at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rath, joins Doug to talk about the impact of Social Media on employer and employee rights. Laura earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. She practiced in Boston and Shanghai prior to moving to Orange County. She is even conversant in Mandarin Chinese.

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In business the term silo is often used to describe a mind-set when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality reduces the efficiency of the overall operation, reduces morale, and may contribute to the demise of a productive company culture. In coaching we use the term to describe a client who is unable to see the possibilities outside of their existing environment. But as coaches, are we sometimes also working in a silo environment that we have created for ourselves? Listen as Doug Gfeller, MCC talks about silos in business and coaching and questions if it is possible to work without silos at all.

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Doug interviews Kathy Fleming, an extraordinary coach, trainer, and leader. As a Senior Leader with Accomplishment Coaching, Kathy conducts year-long, professional coach and leadership training programs. In addition to those who are creating thriving coaching practices, many of her students are executives in business and government, honing their leadership and coaching skills. She was recently awarded the prestigious credential of Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation. Above all, Kathy is open-hearted, authentic, clear and courageous. She is a devoted and caring ally for all those with whom she partners to create results. She delights in coaching clients and training leaders and coaches.

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Join Doug as he relives his experience at Conversation Among Masters (CAM). Last week 175 master coaches gathered in San Antino, Texas for 3 days of conversation on what is going on in the coaching world for master coaches. Facilitating the conversations were; Werner Erhad, Jim Selman and Robert Richman. Werner and Jim are legands in the coaching world and have influenced thounsands of coaches. Robert comes from Zappos and shared what they are doing with their Insights program and how this works with coaching and how it is influencing the culture of successful companies today. But what about the "side" conversations? Some of my best personal learning was from other master coaches attending the CAM and I will share these with you also.

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