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Popular personal coaching advice returns

Oct. 5, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- A professional coaching duo that's been a hit with recent crowds is back for another series of lunchtime workshops sponsored by Western Michigan University.

Sharon Varricchio and Terri Vought of V&V Associates will present programs on Thursday afternoons Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Federal Room of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. Sponsored by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, the programs are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the talks.

On Oct. 17, Vought and Varricchio will present "Doing the Impossible." Participants will learn how to incorporate project management techniques into all aspects of their lives. The coaches will teach a simple, four-step process that will help attendees organize their work, home and personal lives. Step four is the secret to preventing burnout.

For their Nov. 21 program, the topic will be "Juggling Your Life." The duo will lead participants in examining the "Wheel of Life" to determine how satisfied they are with their lives. They expect attendees to walk away knowing the next step to a more satisfying life.

"Staying Merry During the Holidays" will be presented Dec. 19. Vought and Varricchio will talk about achieving perspective on what is truly important during the holidays. The workshop is ideal for those whose lives are full of "musts" and "have to's."

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 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 in achieving balance and fulfillment while "completely enjoying the journey." Together, Vought and Varricchio operate V&V Associates, 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 Patricia 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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