Author Archives: Coach Marilyn

Do You Recognize the Patterns that Lead to Success?

Do you recognize the patterns that lead to success? My friend Dan Levitan, venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron does. He’s been the successful backer of such companies as eBay, Zulily, and Allbirds. Personally, I find what Dan does … Continue reading

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How to Put Yourself in a Position to Win!

One of my coaching clients is Dan Levitan, managing partner of the venture capital firm Maveron. Dan is different that most of my coaching clients who are mostly leaders of big corporations. I’ve learned a lot from coaching Dan, including … Continue reading

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Transformational Growth and Disruptive Change: 4 Principles to Guide You

Dear readers! This blog post is the first of a two-part series on transformational growth and disruptive change by my dear friend Mark Thompson for the AMA (American Management Association). You can see the article here: http://playbook.amanet.org/training-articles-transformational-growth-disruptive-change/ BY MARK THOMPSON https://www.linkedin.com/in/successmatters/ … Continue reading

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How to Make Sure You Leave on a High Note!

Recently, I interviewed my friend Dan Levitan, venture capitalist and managing partner of Maveron. I’ve enjoyed working with Dan over the last few years not just because Dan is a great person and leader, but also because, Dan is very … Continue reading

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Failure Is a Great Teacher!

What are some of the more common reasons leaders, especially leaders of startups, fail? And, how can we learn from failure and become even more successful because of the experience? My friend, Dan Levitan, managing partner of Maveron, a leading … Continue reading

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Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Dear Friends, Greetings from Rancho Santa Fe! I am very excited to announce the selection of the 100 Coaches in our pay-it-forward project! This is an amazing group of talented people. For those of you who haven’t heard of the project, here … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Manage through Turbulent Times

  [Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss] In 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times. Today, turbulent times are the norm, so we might as well get used to them and get better at dealing with … Continue reading

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The Secret to Setting Yourself Up for Explosive Growth!

  [Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss] Character evolves. Our circumstances change. We are constantly bombarded with opportunities to grow, be better, and develop as human beings. Not everyone rises to the challenge. Some of us are afraid to … Continue reading

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6 Reasons to “Fire” Clients!

  [Edited from Lifestorming by Marshall Goldsmith and Alan Weiss] Americans are passionate consumers and acquirers of things. The Los Angeles Timesonce reported that our homes contain an average of 300,000 items![1] At the same time, we are fascinated with getting rid of our … Continue reading

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How Do You Know Someone Will Do a Great Job?

  As an executive coach, I have a unique compensation system – I only get paid if my clients get better. “Better” means my clients achieve positive, measurable change in behavior, not as judged by themselves but by their key … Continue reading

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