People are resources too! Lorraine Esposito is a business, fitness and life coach. She “coaches the coaches”!
She has a lot of corporate experience, mainly in negotiating multimillion dollar contracts as the buyer of domestic in-flight food and beverages for Trans World Airlines and then as a procurement manager for the New York City Transit Authority.
This woman knows her way around agreements and contracts and around the negotiating table! She knows people, communication skills, personality types… just amazing! Lorraine’s strength has always been creatively finding solutions to even the most complicated goal. In addition, Lorraine’s 26+ years as a professional fitness coach continues to add depth to everything she does!
I hired Lorraine a couple of years ago to be my personal coach, and then again this summer to be my business coach.
Lorraine can spot a narcissist the minute they come into view, and she knows, better than anyone I know, how to deal with them, extricate yourself from them, and learn how to avoid them. ALWAYS the consummate professional, her philosophy is “Give respect and expect people to rise to it.” She believes people will act as well as they are treated and goes out of her way to find ways to communicate that. I love that about her!
Yes, books, blogs and websites about dealing with difficult people, including narcissists, passive aggressive types and “toxic people” in general HELP. It wasn’t until I had Lorraine supervising me, interacting with me and my clients, and helping me see what I, as a “creative writer,” was doing and NOT doing, that contributed to my selecting so many problem clients. My “problem” always seemed to come down to communication, expectations and respect from and to me and the clients I worked with. I didn’t realize how to structure my business so everyone won. I was too busy giving myself away, feeling resentful for not getting what I needed, and not being able to be/do the best I could for ALL my clients! That’s all changed!
Unlike most consultants and coaches who operate out of the safety of their office and a calm setting, Lorraine wades right in, participating, listening, interacting and coaching in real-time! She would observe me in action, then coach me after the fact, or even during it with select clients. I LOVE IT!! I learn 1,000 times faster when I’m corrected or encouraged in the moment!
I have learned, and continue to learn, so much from Lorraine. She literally turned my business around! I have fewer clients, but they’re paying me more, appreciating me more and getting more from me! It’s a win-win all the way around!
Lorraine Esposito is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Mentor Coach, nationally recognized author, speaker, and coach training instructor for the world’s largest coach training organization. Her client base includes CEO’s in the entertainment industry, White House and Capitol Hill public affairs staff, entrepreneurs, global TED speakers, award winning writers, new coaches just starting out, successful business women between 40 and 55 looking for more out of life, and parents needing a little help making good on their parenting promises. The reason Lorraine is successful with such a wide variety of pursuits is that she coaches people to be strong, confident leaders who first understand clearly their personal values and strengths so that they can leverage success from one area of life to build greater success elsewhere. Thinking for yourself and playing to your strengths are at the root of everything.
Lorraine’s career matches the diversity in her coaching practices. Starting out in the rural mid-west, Lorraine has owned three small businesses; the first, an automobile repair center, started at age 16. She LOVES coaching creatives, and working with challenging business situations. Schedule a FREE one hour consult with her to see what she can do for YOUR business! If you are a creative type, writer, graphic artist, geek or entrepreneur, she’ll turn your business around with her business relationship skill coaching.