Remembering 9/11

On Tuesday, 9/11/2007, I was at my monthly Long Island Coaching Alliance meeting and our current president, Lynn Engeholm, mentioned observing a moment of silence in memory of 9/11 and the events of six years ago.

I must say, I was stunned at the realization that it has been six years since the attacks. I was working in New York City that day and, like many, will always remember that sunny Tuesday morning and the uncertain days that followed.

A few nights later, I decided to watch the 9/11 documentary DVD shot by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, the French brothers who had intended to capture the story of a rookie NYC firefighter, only to capture the events of 9/11 as they unfolded in downtown Manhattan.

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2007 Summer Newsletter

from Jennifer Zwiebel

"I like the way Paul coaches. I feel supported and guided when I speak to him. He’s not telling me what to do, he’s helping me look at things in a different light. I trust his opinion and his feedback. It’s just good to know there are people like Paul out there in the world!" Jennifer Z., Professional Organizer

from Barbara Gartland

"I have no doubt others working with Paul would have a positive and fulfilling experience.” –Barbara G., Case Worker

from Christine Cuccio

“Paul McGinniss is an excellent mentor on so many levels. His ability to listen without judging is unrivaled, and at the same time he will give you concrete professional or personal advice when you need it by tapping into his vast knowledge of business and people.” –Christine C., Entrepreneur

from Peggy Bier

“Paul is thorough, available, open, articulate, honest and displays amazing integrity. He is a strong leader, has a strong sense of self, is reliable and has an uncanny ability to move things forward with little fanfare.” –Peggy B., President, The Career Development Team, Inc.

from Aaron Keith

"By helping me focus on what was really important to me in my life, Paul has helped me spend my time and energy on these areas and not worry so much about the other lower priority areas." –Aaron K., Financial Advisor

from Katie S

“Paul has been a tremendous inspiration to me while assisting me in my career planning. He has a way of making an instant connection with the people he talks to.” –Katie S., Photographer

from Suzanne Linfante

“Paul McGinniss is an amazing coach who combines 20 years of business experience with a true desire to help people.” –Suzanne L., Radio Personality/Aspiring Actor

Leadership Resources

  • "Emotional Intelligence," Daniel Goleman
  • "Lincoln on Leadership," Donald T. Phillips
  • "First, Break All The Rules," Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • "The First 90 Days," Michael Watkins
  • "Developing the Leaders Around Us," John C. Maxwell
  • “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” John C. Maxwell
  • "The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day,” John C. Maxwell
  • "The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life," Laurie Beth Jones
  • "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There," Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter