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Navigating the Coaching Climate: Spotlight on Wendy Y. Bailey

wendy y bailey headshot Wendy Y. Bailey is a woman of many layers. She is not just a Business Coach; she actually coaches professional business coaches on how to take their programs and products to the next level. She is also a passionate mentor, friend, and lover of the Chicago Stepper Dance Craze. Affectionately known to her clients and friends as WendyY, she exudes an air of friendliness that is backed with a strong work ethic.

Her Group Coaching Institute shows aspiring coaches how group coaching can make a difference in their business. Because of her passion for what she does, and her strong belief in the success of her program, she always rewards her clients and visitors with gifts and free info just for visiting her site. She wants to ensure that everyone, regardless of their level of commitment has access to materials and resources that can help take them to the next level of achievement.

She stresses 3 main areas of Group Coaching:

1-Courageous Conversation 2- Masterful Content 3-Marketing Momentum

WendyY speaking

This November she is hosting a powerful Group Coaching conference in Atlanta Georgia. The Coach More Clients Live conference is specifically designed for coaches, trainers, and business consultants who are dedicated to expanding their business, and offering more empowered services and products for their clients. For this 3 day conference, Bailey has enlisted the help of experienced speakers and hosts that will offer masterful advice to attendees. Unlike other programs, the conference promises to be highly interactive, very hands-on, and full of celebratory events! In the spirit of building momentum for the conference, and giving the public a chance to see exactly what they will benefit from at the Coach More Clients Live conference, Bailey has started Fantastic Fridays; a series of free webinars that give you a more in depth look at the conference, sponsorship opportunities, and the conference ambassador program. For more information on the conference, and its affiliate program, check out her site: http://coachmoreclientslive.com/

The Case For Crumbs

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 "A minute on the lips; A lifetime on the hips" 

 

Although Americans are becoming more health conscious, our thirst for sweets has not diminished completely. The news of Crumbs Bake Shop's closings has spread like wildfire, and even has people participating in price gouging and selling the high end cupcakes to the highest bidder on social platforms. But this morning, Crumbs fans got an even bigger surprise. After notice of the chain quickly closing its doors,  news broke earlier that an investor has stepped up in an effort to save the cupcake chain. According to CNBC, an investment group that includes Marcus Lemonis of the hit show "The Profit" has announced that they plan to provide financing as a prelude to an acquisition of the bakery chain. 

 

This news comes after the chain was dropped from NASDAQ on July 1st because the company no longer met NASDAQ listing requirements.  After the announcement today by Lemonis, the price of shares of Crumbs Bake Shop have soared tremendously.  It is said that Lemonis will be providing in depth details on his plans for the company this afternoon at 1pm on CNBC's "Power Lunch". 

 

Questions still arise as to how Lemonis will turn the company around. Many have speculated that the downfall of the chain comes from an expansion that occurred too rapidly for its market. And with increased competition from chains like Georgetown Cupcakes and other private bakeries,  Crumbs was faced with trying to dominate a very small niche and spread their success amongst a dozen or so stores nationwide; whereas chains like Georgetown Cupcakes remained small with only a couple of local stores. Only time will tell if Lemonis and his team can revive the cupcake brand.