At an international level, the coaching market continues to grow – the 2016 ICF study noted 53,300 coaches globally, a 12 percent increase from 2012, and valued the industry at an estimated USD 2.4 billion and growing. Moreover, according to PwC, the coaching industry was the second fastest growing sector in the world. By Romanita Oprea The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training. The ICF describes itself as the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. As the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, it offers the … [Read more...] about BR ANALYSIS. Coaching industry growing fast and specialized
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As the annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway gets underway on Saturday, a key question hangs over the gathering: who will take the reins of the empire built by 88-year-old billionaire Warren Buffett? "Warren Buffett is irreplaceable," said Macrae Sykes, a research analysts at Gabelli & Company. But Meyer Shields, managing director at the investment firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, was less concerned. "Berkshire Hathaway can certainly survive without Warren Buffett," he said. After all the conglomerate is made up of "mostly solid businesses that are only minimally impacted by their ownership." Investors are not expecting major upheaval, since Buffett has taken steps in recent years to carefully prepare for a leadership change, although he has not made the plan public. Among four likely candidates, there are two clear frontrunners: Gregory Abel, 57, and Ajit Jain, 67, who were both promoted last year to the board of directors and who are both known quantities who have … [Read more...] about Who will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett?
The portal Diplomatic World has published an article, titled “Mehriban Aliyeva, great woman of modern history of Azerbaijan”, by Seymur Mammadov, director of EurAsiaAz-The International Expert Club, and editor-in-chief of the Azerbaijani news agency Vzglyad.az. The article reads as follows: “Recently, on February 21, 2019, it was two years since the appointment of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, the head of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the chairperson of Azerbaijani Culture Friends Foundation, the President of Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation, and the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO Mehriban Aliyeva to the position of First Vice President of the country, whose name is associated with a significant number of important events, international sports events and revolutionary commitments to improve the well-being of citizens. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on this appointment on February 21, 2017, and from that date a new countdown began — … [Read more...] about Mehriban Aliyeva, great woman of modern history of Azerbaijan
By the decisions made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the year 2019 was declared as the mutual Year of Culture and Tourism between our countries. Despite the fact that the planned events, in fact, have already started in Turkey and in Russia, the official grand opening of the year 2019 will take place in a month, on April 8, at the famous Bolshoi Theater of Moscow with the participation of the two presidents. The situation in recent years is taking shape in such a way that we, the Turks and Russians, in our relations turned out to be noticeably focused on the joint solution for global and regional problems and on combating threats to our national security. And Turkish-Russian humanitarian and cultural ties are often overshadowed by second place, giving way to the security zone, Idlib and the "S-400 problem." However, it is unlikely to be rash to assert that the parties managed to solve complex and sometimes contradictory questions easily, … [Read more...] about Great opportunity ahead for Turkish-Russian relations
Anumita Kaur Pacific Daily News Published 2:57 AM EDT Mar 21, 2019 The Guam Economic Development Authority plans to revamp the qualifying certificate program for simplicity and transparency, leaders said during the agency's board discussion Thursday. "GEDA is making a measured effort in the coming months to make the process transparent, more efficient and simple," administrator Melanie Mendiola said. "We're launching the community contributions grant program, which we hope to launch in fiscal year 2020." More: GEDA makes changes to its organizational structure More: Calvo indefinitely suspends renewal of tax break certificates As part of the grant program, there will be an advertised application season for organizations to apply for contributions. A board committee will evaluate and score the applications, then make recommendations to the board. The board will then approve grant requests as a batch at the close of the application season, Mendiola said. … [Read more...] about GEDA hopes to revamp qualifying certificate program