In today's competitive business world, one needs to be at the "top of their game." The pressure of business can be overwhelming. Where can business owners, senior executives, executive directors of not-for-profits and others turn to handle the pressure and be powerful performers? My recommendation is to hire a coach!

And your question back to me is why hire a coach? In researching for this newsletter, I found Bill Cole, Founder & CEO of Procoach Systems in San Jose, CA. Bill is a leading authority on peak performers, mental toughness and coaching. You can learn more about Bill by visiting his website at and you can access an extensive article archive there as well.

In one article entitled "Why Hire A Coach? Ten Terrific Ways To A More Powerful Life," Bill lists 10 ways a coach can help get you to the next level. I believe his list is absolutely "right on" based upon my coaching experience. The ten ways are listed as:

1. A coach can be a confidant.

2. A coach can help you see your blind spots.

3. A coach can provide objective feedback.

4. A coach provides another set of eyes.

5. A coach can keep you accountable.

6. A coach can be a sounding board.

7. A coach can be another source of creative ideas.

8. A coach can help you create your vision.

9. A coach can help celebrate your successes and be a source of strength when you fail.

10. A coach can help you process life.

To read the complete article, go to

Is there a gap between where you are now and where you want to be? Would you like to grow your business and yourself to the next level? Could you benefit from having a coach to help you with: time management; building your business; solving problems; bringing more focus to your business using strategic thinking and planning; and developing a strategic action plan for you and your business?

If you answerred Yes to the above questions and want to learn more about how a strategic thinking business coach can help facilitate and guide you in your business, please contact Glenn Ebersole through his website at or via email at

Author's Bio: 

J. Glenn Ebersole, Jr. is a multi-faceted professional, who is recognized as a visionary, guide and facilitator in the fields of business coaching, marketing, public relations, management, strategic planning and engineering. Glenn is the Founder and Chief Executive of two Lancaster, PA based consulting practices: The Renaissance Group, a creative marketing, public relations, strategic planning and business development consulting firm and J. G. Ebersole Associates, an independent professional engineering, marketing, and management consulting firm. He is a Certified Facilitator and serves as a business coach and a strategic planning facilitator and consultant to a diverse list of clients. Glenn is also the author of a monthly newsletter, “Glenn’s Guiding Lines – Thoughts From Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach” and has published more than 275 articles on business.