WMU News

Techniques for peak business performance

Jan. 24, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- At a Western Michigan University presentation Thursday, Feb. 7, a professional coaching duo will share insights on the power of corporate coaching.

Sharon Varricchio and Terri Vought of Renaissance Training Integration will present "Peak Performance: Attaining and Maintaining Professional Satisfaction" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Federal Room of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, is free and open to the public.

In their talk, Varricchio and Vought will explain the concept of professional coaching and how it can help people work at peak productivity while still enjoying life, discuss active listening techniques and give attendees a taste of professional coaching techniques.

Vought, owner of Vought Enterprises, is a professional coach, educator and motivational speaker who trained at the Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, Calif. She specializes in helping clients both stay focused and determine their "life purpose." Varricchio, owner of Lighthouse Coaching Alliance, is a certified professional coach, health professional and wellness specialist. Her mission is to support clients to live lives of balance and fulfillment while "completely enjoying the journey." Together, Vought and Varricchio operate Renaissance Training Integration, which provides team-building, productivity and communication training and coaching.

WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther at (269) 387-2714 or <patricia.guenther@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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