From collaborating with big names in the coaching world to launching new, international speaking tours and panels, members of Forbes Coaches Council had a lot to celebrate this July. Below, we’re highlighting seven members and their big news.

Tamiko Cuellar Set to Launch “Own Your Brilliance!” Tour for Women In Africa

Tamiko Cuellar

Tamiko Cuellar, international business strategist, speaker and author, is launching a four-city workshop tour for aspiring and emerging female entrepreneurs in South Africa and Namibia.

“Own Your Brilliance!” will take place from August 11-20 in honor of National Women’s Month, starting in Johannesburg then making its way to Windhoek, East London and Cape Town. It will consist of a series of masterclass workshops that inspire and equip women to prosper as entrepreneurs using their own talents, skills, and abilities.

“South Africa and Namibia have some of the most talented and capable professional women who are seeking to be empowered to start or run their own businesses successfully,” said Tamiko. “As an International Business Strategist, I am coming to help them get to their next level.”

Find out more about the tour on Tamiko’s website.

Helio Fred Garcia’s Latest Book Recognized as One of Best on Crisis Management 

Helio Fred Garcia

The Agony of Decision: Mental Readiness and Leadership in a Crisis, written by Helio Fred Garcia, was named by Book Authority as one of the best books of all time on crisis management. It was the second highest-rated on the list of 51.

According to Logos Consulting, Garcia’s company, the book illustrates the mental readiness needed to successfully navigate a crisis. It comprises of “(1) emotional discipline, or the self-control needed to execute necessary but difficult choices, (2) deep knowledge, or an understanding of the patterns that show what works and what doesn’t work in a crisis, and (3) intellectual rigor, or the ability to make smart choices by asking the right questions at the right time.”

As a leading resource for nonfiction book recommendations, Book Authority calculates its ratings from public mentions, ratings, sentiment, popularity, and sales history.

Learn more about this news on Logos Consulting’s blog.

David Taylor-Klaus Shares Coaching Expertise in New Book 

David Taylor-Klaus

If you pick up a copy of the new book Taking the Leap: How to Build a World-Class Coaching Business this week, you’ll find David Taylor-Klaus‘ valuable insight in Chapter 3, “Self-Mastery: 7 Critical Areas Where You Can Grow Yourself to Grow Your Business.”

The book, which is focused on helping coaches succeed, contains advice from 24 coaches, including names like Marshall Goldsmith, Jack Canfield, and John Demartini. Divided into three sections, it helps coaches find themselves, find clients and find overall success.

You can pick up a copy of the book here.

Microsoft Invites Christopher Morga to Host LinkedIn Workshop

Christopher Morga

Microsoft invited Invisiscope founder Christopher Morga to host a workshop on the ins and outs of LinkedIn.

In the 1.5-hour workshop on July 11, Chris gave attendees at Microsoft’s Freehold, NJ location all the tools necessary to take their LinkedIn profile to “All-Star” level. It was valuable information for anyone, whether they were looking for a new job or looking to grow their brand as an entrepreneur.

Read more about the details of the event here.

Simone Vincenzi Writes Debut Article for Entrepreneur

Simone Vincenzi

Simone Vincenzi, co-founder of GTeX, or Growing Together Exponentially, wrote his first article for Entrepreneur after becoming a contributor to the publication’s website.

“Seven Ways To Consistently Get New, Ready-To-Buy Leads” offers expert advice to business owners on growing their client base.

You can check out the article, here. To keep up with Simone’s latest articles, check out his column here.

Patrick Williams Honored by International Coach Federation

Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams, an author, speaker and leadership and life coach, was formally inducted into the International Coach Federation’s Inaugural Circle of Distinction. The award goes to coaches “whose long-term contributions have shaped the coaching profession,” according to ICF.

Patrick is one of six coaches to receive the honor. The nominees were chosen based on their contribution to leadership in the coaching profession, career achievement, contributions to ICF, thought leadership, and alignment with ICF’s core values.

Check out the announcement, here.

Maresa Friedman Launches Multi-Perspective Educational Panel 

Maresa Friedman

Tired of going to panels and events where only one voice was represented, Maresa Friedman, CEO of The Executive Cat Herder, along with Dr. Maureen Orey of Workplace Learning & Performance Group launched “The Pentagon Panel,” a panel of five generations having one conversation about topics in business.

The kickoff event, set for August 28, will feature five generations of female executives in industries such as aerospace, finance, technology, and digital marketing industries discussing the importance of leadership in the workforce. Follow-up panels have been scheduled across the country that include discussions on media, technology, marketing, and public relationships.

According to their website, “Maresa was tired of going to panels on millennials with no millennials on a panel, and Maureen was tired of going to leadership panels that only featured the same group of cronies. They formed a true partnership built on proven trust, tactics, and a shared love of creating new ways for different generations to connect.”

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These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team by visiting the “get media exposure” page in your member dashboard.


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