The Hidden Beliefs That Keep You Overwhelmed and Overcommitted

Michael O. "Coop" CooperRight Brain1 Comment

There are three main areas that determine how successful we are at running our businesses and our lives: our brains, our beliefs, and our brawn (habits). Today I want to talk about beliefs. Specifically, the hidden beliefs that keep right brain entrepreneurs and executives overwhelmed and overcommitted. Whether we like to admit it or not, our beliefs really do drive … Read More

Why are Right Brain Entrepreneurs Constantly Overwhelmed?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperCoaching, Right Brain1 Comment

I’ve been working with right brained entrepreneurs for the past 15 years, and nearly every single one of them stays stuck in a pattern of overwhelm. Yet, most of them have no idea why they stay overwhelmed. It really comes down to habits. Yes, staying overwhelmed is a habit. These habits stem from the way we process information and our … Read More

The 4 Roadblocks for Right Brain Entrepreneurs and Executives

Michael O. "Coop" CooperChange, Coaching, Right BrainLeave a Comment

If you’re a right brain entrepreneur or executive, the odds are stacked against you. In most Western cultures, business is structured as a left-brain activity.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t stand out and be wildly successful. In fact, it means it’s easier for you to stand out…and hence be wildly successful. In fact, what business desperately needs right now … Read More

Are You Baffled By the Emerging Changes in Your Sales Process?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperChange, Coaching, TrendsLeave a Comment

Working across multiple industries, including advertising, public relations, design, software development, gaming, etc. often gives me unique insights into emerging trends that most people may think are isolated to their particular field or profession. One trend I’m noticing now is that the sales process is changing in each of these industries. It’s not just that the sales cycle has nearly … Read More

Do You Suck at Hiring and Firing?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperClient Success Stories, Coaching, LeadershipLeave a Comment

Hiring and evaluating new team members is a challenge for most entrepreneurs – and often an even greater challenge for overcommitted entrepreneurs. We’re often in such a rush to make a decision and get someone – anyone – onboard that we neglect to use some of the best practices. The focus today, when talking about jobs, is almost always on … Read More

First Quarter Review: Charting Your Trajectory

Michael O. "Coop" CooperCoaching, LeadershipLeave a Comment

As business leaders, we are always paying attention to the results we are getting in our companies. We generally have a pretty good idea of where we are at any given moment. But if we’re really going to be LEADERS, we also have to be clear about the trajectory our business is on. This isn’t quite the same as having … Read More

Do You Love Your Business Like I Do?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperCoaching, LeadershipLeave a Comment

People often ask why I named this company Loving Leaders. After all, it is an odd name for a company serving executives and entrepreneurs, right? The truth is, I was tired of seeing the greed, the stress, the intimidation, the manipulation and the value extraction of the current leadership paradigm. I knew we needed an entirely new leadership paradigm – … Read More

A Season For Everything

Michael O. "Coop" CooperCoaching, LeadershipLeave a Comment

Are you strategically and proactively planning for the seasonality of your business? Every single business I’ve worked with experiences a seasonal impact. Most people think the only organizations with seasonal impact are industries like farming and retail, etc. But consulting firms, creative and design agencies, technology companies, financial institutions, airlines, etc. also experience a seasonality. Small to medium sized business … Read More

Can You Envision Your Future in the Midst of Chaos?

Michael O. "Coop" CooperCoaching, LeadershipLeave a Comment

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and ending the year, it’s time to set your vision and goals for next year. The holidays often provide down time – time for reflection. They can also generate inordinate amounts of stress, making it hard to find the time, or the desire, to reflect. As a leader for your organization, … Read More