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Penney De Pas, M.A., CAE Executive CoachHow will clients benefit with you as their coach?
My coaching clients benefit with obtaining their goals and producing related results faster and easier than they could on their own. As a life coach, I work with the whole client and not just the career portion since all the client’s life is involved with their achievements. Sometimes it is something outside a person’s career or initial coaching focus that is preventing him/her from moving forward—usually something of which he/she is not even aware. As a coach, I help them identify the barriers and gaps that are keeping them from their desires and achievements.What results have clients reported after working with you?
Every person is a unique and special person who has the answers deep inside of them. My role, as coach, is to help them uncover those answers. I work with executives, leaders, creative individuals, people who are starting their own businesses or large projects, and spiritual seekers Most of my clients exceed their expectations more quickly than they imagined and they find that they obtain additional benefits that they did not know they would get. “Life Just Goes Better With Coaching!”™
What types of people do you typically coach?
Since 1980, I have served as an Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director of some 30-plus trade associations, professional societies, and a licensing board through a multiple association management firm and direct (“captive”) employment; have worked in association field since 1969. This is an extensive and varied background in association and non-profit work.
1992 American Society of Association Executives Washington, DC
August 1985 to present Olson Management Group, Inc. Raleigh, NC Changed name to: FirstPoint Management Resources, Inc. 1/1/06 A for-profit association management firm managing a cadre of some 30 not-for-profit trade associations, professional societies, and occupational licensing boards. Senior Account Executive/Team Leader
1980-1985 Ohio Regional Assn of Concert & Lecture Enterprises Executive Director Columbus, OH Coaching Training & Experience
6/99-present BreakThrough/BreakFree Coaching Service, Raleigh, NC. 2003 Coach University Steamboat Springs, CO
June-July 1999 Coaches Academy Chapel Hill, NC
1996-present Landmark Education Corp San Francisco, CA
Interim Assignments & Consultancies:
Formal Education 1980 Ohio State University Columbus, OH
1977-78 Ohio State University Columbus, OH
1973 Elmira College Elmira, NY
1972 University of Paris Paris, France
How can clients get started working with you as their coach?