"In March of 1999 my business was in somewhat of a chaotic state. It was about that time that I was introduced to Ben Benjamin at WorkLife Coaching. Ben and I met and discussed my business and personal goals and at that time I entered into an agreement with Ben for 18 months to assist me in accomplishing these goals. Since that time Ben has help me focus on my goals, both business and personal and has worked diligently to make certain that I stay on track.
"For me, Ben has become a sounding board if you will. A third party not directly attached to my business on a day to day basis so he can share a very different perspective on varies issues that we discuss. This type of coaching only works if you are completely honest. You've heard the old adage about garbage in garbage out. Well this is basically the same type deal you can only get out of it what you put into it.
"In my case it became all too easy to avoid certain issues and part of Ben's responsibility is to make certain that those very issue get dealt with appropriately and effectively. Ben has become the person that I've needed to bounce issues off of, from the simplest to the most complex. They say it's lonely at the top, however that's only if you want it that way. Ben has become a silent partner in my business which has allowed me to grow my business and accomplish goals that I didn't even realize were possible.
-Vincent P. Cloutier
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