TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on the three ways to ensure coaching drives growth on your team

In today’s competitive business environment, there is a constant desire to improve professionally and personally. This has fueled the tremendous surge in the U.S. market for self-improvement, which includes audiobooks, apps and personal coaching. As reported by Harvard Business Review, more than $1 billion was spent on business and personal relationship coaches last year and the number of business coaches worldwide has increased by more than 60% since 2007. However, investing in a coach is a costly endeavor considering that top executive coaches can command fees of more than $100,000 a year.

“I am an advocate of coaching,” said TaskUs CEO Jaspar Weir. “My co-founder and I have had a business coach since the early years of TaskUs. We’ve experienced firsthand the significant impact he has had on our lives and our growing business. As a business leader, it is important to pay this insight forward by providing coaching support to our entire team from the bottom up, as well as the top down.”

Read the full article: Three Ways To Ensure Coaching Drives Growth On Your Team (Forbes)

December 11th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

CrowdOut provides $30 million credit facility to support Personiv’s growth

Private lending syndication platform CrowdOut Capital announced last Wednesday the completion of a $30 million credit facility to Personiv. According to CrowdOut, the borrower is a business process outsourcer that employs over 2,500 employees in 3 different countries and the proceeds from the loan will be used to provide additional liquidity for future acquisitions, organic growth and recapitalize the company. This marks the second loan CrowdOut has provided to Personiv in just over a year.

“High growth companies like Personiv seek out non-bank financing solutions like ours because they need flexibility,” said Alexander Schoenbaum, CEO of CrowdOut Capital. “Our expedited due diligence and streamlined approach to underwriting loans is a unique value proposition over banks and traditional credit funds. Our 1 to 4 year term loans offer cost-savings to borrowers and strong ROI for investors.”

Read the full article: CrowdOut Provides $30 Million Credit Facility to Support Personiv’s Growth (CrowdFund Insider)

December 10th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Didi Hirsch’s medical director talks about holiday stressors and ways to cope

One in four people say they have taken on more than they can handle during the holidays, according to a recent survey by VitalSmarts. Most respondents (56%) said they are overwhelmed with “just keeping up” with all of the activities and expectations of the season, followed by financial concerns (50%), shopping for gifts (46%), family events (33%) and their own health (26%). And almost three in four (72%) told mental health platform Simple Habit that they feel stress during the holidays, with family and money giving them the most grief.

Dr. Donovan Wong, medical director of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services told Moneyish that people put too much pressure on themselves to make everyone happy.

“Take care of yourself first … so you can even be capable of helping other people out,” he said. “And a lot of times that means setting a limit, and that’s fine.”

Read the full article: These are 4 of the biggest holiday stressors — and ways to cope (MarketWatch)

 

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Didi Hirsch CEO explains when to seek treatment

Mental experts, including Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ CEO Kita S. Curry, Ph.D, recently explained the symptoms of depression to help you determine if you or a loved one may need to be assessed for a depressive disorder.

During these weeks your mind is likely occupied by what Curry describes as “persistent thoughts of failure, hopelessness or shame, and [you’re] thinking in black-and-white.”

Types of thoughts you may experience, according to Curry: “‘No one has ever loved me; it’s always been this way; it will never get better!’ That’s when you know you’re probably depressed.”

This sense of hopelessness can be so pervasive you may find yourself unable to feel joy, even when great things happen.

Read the full article here: Am I depressed or just sad? How to know when to seek treatment (NBC News)

December 1st, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |