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We Have a New Blogger!

March 9, 2014 Posted by : Tim Hagen


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We have a new blogger at Sales Progress and Training Reinforcement Partners!. It's my daughter Bridget. Bridget is an extremely accomplished writer and reader at the age of 13. She actually read our first coaching book when she was seven years old. Kid needs a hobby!


One of the best things that Bridget provides is unique insight and of course the Hagen Humor. One of the funniest moments of my life was when I was trying to coach my wife on her medical practice (BIG mistake) and I kept asking her all these great coaching questions only to hear this nine-year-old child from upstairs yell downstairs “Just answer his questions, he's using third-party questions, and if you answer  he'll leave you alone.” I began to laugh out loud realizing my 9 year-old daughter took it upon yourself to read our book on coaching. Her first day on the job was last Friday and immediately began challenging me on my poor writing skills.

She said “Dad I can see which ones you wrote and  which ones Caitlin wrote" (Caitlin is a blogger who works with us out of Chicago and use to be a college intern at the company). I asked her how could she tell. She said “Dad yours are so boring and Caitlin’s are so creative!"

I am so proud of her! Two hours into the job she owned it. I was surprised she did not say "If a client were to read this how would they hypothetically rip this to shreds".


Bridget will be visiting client sites and watching me in action but documenting and writing observations as well as coaching  insights. Don't let her age fool you she gets it and will continue to get it!  I am sure at some point she will find a lawyer and file emancipation papers!


So I have a new blogger but I also have the opportunity to have genetics slap me in the face every day Bridget works. Please welcome her to the company.

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Tim Hagen
Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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