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I am not a life coach. I’m an outcome-based business coach with 35 years of experience. My clients often double their incomes in three years or less.” – Colle Davis
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Ahead of the Curve
by Coach Colle Davis

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The closer to the top of the power structure you are, the less support you receive. Help can be hard to find and even dangerous to ask for within an organization. HR is not your friend; they can leak confidential information, and they are not vested in your success. Your eventual triumph depends on your ability to leverage your assets, become a force, and make your bosses look good.

Here are the top challenges for leaders:
  • Inspiring your reports to increase their enthusiasm, productivity, and value.
  • Building your bench strength and encouraging your reports to build theirs.
  • Interpreting signals with accuracy and responding positively.
  • Creating opportunities for moving up within the organization.
  • Preparing for the possibility of being recruited by a different division or organization
  • Negotiating a raise. Negotiating an exit package. Negotiating a hiring package.
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Spend some time in our Coaching Nest with Colle Davis


Your first conversation and first coaching session are free. Call to make an appointment with Colle Davis to spend a couple of hours in our Coaching Nest. Your life will never be the same. Virtual Coaching is also available and most of my clients choose coaching over the phone.

We're located about 20 minutes North of Downtown Richmond, Virginia. If you'd like to take Amtrak, we'll pick you up and take you back to the Atlee Station in Ashland, Virginia.

Clarity followed by deliberate behavior are the two most powerful tools there are for change.

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Interview Skills and Tricks
– by Coach Colle Davis


The person who interviews you for a prospective job may have been through their typical interview process hundreds of times while you may have a couple of dozen interviews in your entire working career. The interviewer is far better prepared and holds all the cards, but wait, they are still human, and they can be influenced and yes, manipulated.

Coach’s Note: If the word manipulate holds a negative connotation for you, let me explain the importance of understanding it’s use during a job interview and hopefully, you’ll see the logic in my premise.

Please be aware, we are all manipulated by media and advertising every day, and we spend our lives manipulating others in order to coerce or sell them on your point of view. Manipulation (blatant or subtle) is natural tendency we all use on some level to get our outcomes.

The word manipulate is not a dirty word. Instead, the word describes the process for presenting an argument or point-of-view so you can get what you want from an interaction.
Coach Colle Davis
804.467.1536 (EST)

Read some of our recent posts:

Male Privilege – His/Her Perspective
Colle Davis and his wife, Phyllis, discuss their unique perspectives on White Male Privilege.

Walking Away From a ‘Flawed Deal’
See how successful people spot a flawed deal before it's too late.

Need to Change Jobs? Or, Are you Just Restless?
Learn how to be brutally honest with yourself that will chart your course.

Coach Colle Davis
804.467.1536 (EST)