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Ready To Start Your Own Business? Follow These 13 Steps Before Making The Leap

Published on Forbes, Oct 21, 2019

When you’re thinking about turning your passion into your own business, the pull can often feel too strong to ignore. You may have even considered leaving the comfort and security of your current job to pursue that passion. But before you do, you want to make sure you’re prepared for anything and everything to happen.

As highly successful business and career coaches, Forbes Coaches Council members can recommend the smartest way to successfully make the leap from a 9-to-5 job to entrepreneurship. If you’re thinking about leaving the daily grind to start your own business venture, read on for their words of wisdom.

Business Digest: International Coaching Week set April 29-May 5

Published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 23, 2019

Professional and lifestyle coaching service group Santa Cruz Coaches will celebrate International Coaching Week from April 29 to May 5 in Santa Cruz.

The group will hold learning events, social mixers and more according to the following schedule: Virtual Lunch & Learn: noon to 1 p.m. April 29; Meet & Greet Mixer: 5-7 p.m. April 30, the Red Restaurant, 200 Locust Street; Lunch & Learn: noon to 2 p.m. May 1, Satellite, 325 Soquel Ave.; Pop-up coaching: 6-8 p.m. May 1, All Hands Workshop, 514a Front St.; Pop-up coaching: noon to 2 p.m. May 2, Next Space, 101 Cooper St.; Pop-up coaching: 6-8 p.m. May 2, All Hands Workshop, 514a Front St.; Coach Walk n’ Talk: 8-10 a.m. May 3, West Cliff starting at the surfer statue; Pop-up coaching (virtual): 4-6 p.m. Friday. Free and open to the public. Information and to register: visit

“We want to offer our local community the opportunity to better understand coaching and the positive impact it has on our lives, both professionally and personally,” says Kimberly Errigo, Santa Cruz Coaches founder and chairwoman.

Watermark Conference for Women 2019

Gilead and the Watermark Conference for Women are thrilled to offer the 2019 Career Pavilion. Join us for intimate and unique opportunities to best position yourself on the job, enhance your career skills, and network with peers. Don’t miss out on these offerings.

The Coaches Corner is the place where Conference attendees receive one-on-one “laser coaching” with a professional certified coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF). This is a valuable opportunity to take what you learn at the Conference and translate it into action to take your career to the next level. ICF credentialed coaches will support your goals to advance your career and help you plan your next step by exploring topics relevant to your situation, which may include…

Results, Root Fears, and Rest

Published by Lucy Curran, December 7, 2018

My business coach, Kimberly Errigo (who is amazing, by the way. You can check out her website here), often reminds me to slow down and get really clear on what I am attempting to create before I begin working. As someone who has prided herself on, (No. Scratch that. Defined herself by), her strong work ethic, this slowing down part can feel extremely challenging. (No. Scratch that. It can feel terrifying.) 

11 Telltale Signs Of A Toxic Company Culture — And What You Can Do To Start Fixing Things

Published on Forbes, Sep 10, 2018

Your business’s corporate culture is key to its success. Without a strong company culture to support your operations, you could end up facing high employee turnover, declining revenues or a loss in innovation.

So how do you know if your corporate culture is in trouble? For a start, watch for departments or teams working poorly with each other, team members regularly seeking reassurance, or even a general feeling of exhaustion permutating parts of the company. Each is a strong indication there are deeper issues to examine.

11 Personal Development Techniques Busy Executives Can Use

Published on Forbes, Aug 31, 2018

Personal development can help you achieve a solid work-life balance. You learn the tools you need to succeed professionally, while also honing your personal skills that can help with your home life.

Finding the time to spend with friends and family, while also achieving your goals in the office, can help you develop as a leader. You’ll find that with a few personal development skills, you are able to accomplish more, and still have the free time you need to recharge and think.

Saybrook University Student In Mind-Body Medicine Conducts Shamanic Training Program

Published by Saybrook University, April 6, 2016

Kimberly Errigo is a student in the Saybrook University Master’s of Science program in Mind-Body Medicine. She is a human behavior expert with almost two decades of experience as a shamanic leadership coach and is a respected transformational teacher. Her shamanic training program, ELEVATE, offers a way for students to grow their consciousness, heal the deepest challenges in their lives, and return to their true power.

It’s not just about Telling your Story, it’s about Who you Become as you Prepare

Published on Medium, February 28, 2016

You’ve probably heard about the importance of storytelling for engaging and being relatable to listeners. In the world of marketing, storytelling is the popular kid right now — he’s got the attention of all the cheerleaders, and for good reason.

However… here’s the big misunderstanding: That it’s only about the story as a finished product.

In other words, I believe it’s a mistake to think, “I just need to figure out my story and get it out there so that X, Y, and Z will happen” and pursue this goal only with the end in mind.

You’re a MOM?

Published by Elena Lipson, April 16, 2014

Recently I had a few business  conversations where I’ve mentioned some cute something or other about my son and the response was, “I didn’t know you were a mama!”

Wow! Really?? I had to pause and take stock of that response. My highest mission in my work is to embody my brand and stand in integrity to the highest level possible … and when I’m off track to share my journey about that part as well. Here I was teaching a client about the importance of “owning her niche” and she didn’t even know that I was a mama.