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"Bill Cole is a world-class coach... A speaker's speaker."
National Speakers Association

"Thank you so much for your expert help in training me for my interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the position of Special Agent. Your insights, techniques and special mock interview methods were exactly on target for the actual interview...I went in with no fear of what they might ask since we had covered everything possible in our training."
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Santa Clara, CA

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Interview Coaching?

You need specialized, expert interview coaching for your school and job interviews that includes help with targeted questions that your particular interviewers ask, mock interviews, how to manage your image and your answers so you come across to interviewers as a person who will be highly desirable and successful at their institution. Our Interview coaching program assists you in mastering multidisciplinary performance strategies for your critical business and school interview situations. Our collaborative, professional relationship confidentially supports, guides and advises you across the full range of the interview process. We teach you advanced mental tools to enhance your confidence and help prevent interview anxiety, stage fright, choking and other under-performance syndromes. If you desire NLP, hypnosis and self-hypnosis as performance and memory tools, we can use those as well.

Do you have an upcoming interview situation in any of these arenas?

  • Prep school entrance interviews
  • College entrance interviews
  • Job interviews
  • Job performance reviews
  • Police, law enforcement and civil service interviews
  • MFT and psychologist oral exams
  • Media interviews, oral or written
  • Law firm interviews
  • Medical and dental school interviews
  • Business school interviews

Bill has successfully helped people in each of these situations.



The Interview Success Guide

All interview coaching clients receive the pdf version of The Interview Success Guide, a $19.95 value, at no charge.



View a short video Introduction to Interview Coaching,
featuring CEO Bill Cole, MS, MA.


Interview coaching leads to successful interviews If you get psyched out, stressed out, and are afraid of, and tired of, performing below your abilities in media and job and interview situations, our Interview Coaching is for you.

Read a Personal Message from William B. Cole Consultants CEO Bill Cole to learn about Interview Coaching and the results you can expect when you work with a coach.


"Bill Cole is not only an outstanding coach, he will give you the best advice, preparation and coaching you need to be at your best during all your interviews. What impressed me the most in him is that he does exactly what he teaches. He will observe you, and create a rapport with you, remembering everything you told him, and deciphering who you really are to create a plan that best prepares you for your tough interviews, and puts you in the best frame of mind to win the mind game that occurs during an interview. The advice, coaching and recommendations he teaches you are not mere words to him, but values that he follows and lives by. It was a real privilege to be coached by Mr. Cole and I know that you too will be impressed by his rare listening and motivational skills. And by the way, I got a great job after working with him!"

Catherine Stevenson


Work With A Professional Interview Coach To Get The Career Edge

  1. How to easily stop making simple mistakes that sabotage the interview.

  2. How to stop making mistakes the interviewer sees that you don't even know you are making.

  3. Targeted practice, using mock interviews with an experienced interview coach.

  4. Videotape and immediate coach feedback to remove poor body language, bad posture and fidgeting.

Get Powerful Interview Training In These Important Areas

  • Secrets Of How To Sell Yourself.

  • How To Raise Your Interview IQ In Five Easy Steps.

  • Ten Interview Taboos To Avoid.

  • Ten Things To Never Do In An Interview.

  • Techniques For Gaining Time To Answer Tough Questions.

  • How To Answer The Key Question: "Tell Me About Yourself".

Skype Video and Audio Coaching

We regularly conduct coaching sessions worldwide via Skype. Simply download the free Skype software from www.skype.com, and you will not be charged phone call fees, or video fees to use the web. You pay only our coaching fees, specified in advance. To configure your computer to use Skype video and audio, please follow the directions on the Skype website. Macintosh users may also use iChat. Once you contact us about coaching, we will provide you with our Skype contact information.

Audio Recording Your Interview Coaching Sessions

Feel free to audio record our coaching sessions when we meet in our offices to help you remember and master the material. You can do this by bringing your cell phone, laptop, camcorder or other device. You have our advance permission to use this for your personal educational use, but not to share with anyone or to sell or post on the web. There is no charge for your recording in our offices.

If we are doing distance coaching, we can record your coaching sessions via Skype or by phone very easily. We have a special Skype audio program, and also a special high-quality audio-recording conference call line, if we are using a phone. The fee for recording and sending you this mp3 audio by email is $10 per session recording. We send the mp3 to you within 24 hours so you can review the class. That is your copy to keep. The mp3 format is the only format option.

Video Recording Your Interview Coaching Sessions

We can easily videotape you in a mock interview format, so you can immediately see yourself in action. If you want a copy of this videotape for your personal use we are happy to have you supply a memory card that fits our SONY camcorder. That specific card is called the Memory Stick Pro Duo. We would record into that card and you would take it with you. Alternatively, you can use your own camcorder. If you don't bring your own memory card or camcorder and/or we need to copy the recording from our memory card or internal memory and send it to you via postal mail or a private web page, there will be an estimated extra charge of $100. If we encounter any technical difficulties, that fee may be higher, but we will get your approval in advance, before continuing with copying of the video file.

Take This Free Interview Skills Assessment

Discover Your Strengths And Weaknesses

We are making this valuable 65-item assessment tool available to you at no charge to assist you in determining what is getting in the way of your performing to your full potential in interview situations. It will help you quickly discover your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with an overview of where you stand in these often stressful, yet critical performances.

You can print this for your own use, or fill it out and then email or fax it to us as a way to begin the interview coaching process with us.

Take this free Interview Skills Assessment now.

Interview Success Guide EBook

   The Interview Success Guide E-Book
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The Interview Success Guide is a 216-page master blueprint that helps you understand and navigate the interview process so you can mount a successful interview campaign. This book has deep, insightful and immediately applicable interview wisdom that demystifies the world of interviewing. It also has over 400 questions, listed by category, for a variety of careers and jobs, which you could be asked in an interview. There are also over 1200 interview task reminders, questions and guidelines in checklist form so you leave nothing to chance in your job hunt.

This guide gives you a step-by-step approach to mastering the interview process. Everything you need to do, from the moment you begin your job hunt to when you accept the position, is covered. Bill has thought of everything you could possibly need to know to conduct a comprehensive, smart job hunt campaign.

It would take you hundreds of hours of research to find, read, organize and compile the exact lists of questions you need to study for giving a successful interview. Bill has done all the legwork for you, and he's complied this voluminous research into this single, manageable, easy to use resource. In addition to the articles with deep interview content, this guide has the following checklists, questions and reminders to help you be more successful in your interview:

  1. Welcome To Interview Coaching
  2. 276-item Interview Success Checklist
  3. 74 Of The Most Common Interview Questions
  4. 20 Of The Trickiest Interview Questions
  5. 69 Wacky, Off The Wall Interview Questions
  6. 236 Behavioral Interview Questions, organized by topic and profession
  7. Nine Illegal Interview Question areas you must know.
  8. Ten Ways To Tell If You Are Nailing The Interview
  9. How To Begin To Answer The Question "Tell Us About Yourself", with 315-item personal awareness checklist
  10. 29 Mental Psych-Up Strategies For Giving A Great Interview
  11. Six Ways To Win The Interview
  12. Seven Interview Mistakes That Get You Fired Before You're Hired
  13. Don't Sabotage Your Job Interview
  14. Why You Are Not Getting The Job
  15. The Psychology Of The Job Interview
  16. What NOT To Say During A Job Interview: Eight No-No's
  17. Ten Interview Bloopers To Avoid
  18. Avoid These Five Interview Disasters
  19. Interview Performance Stress Assessment
  20. Mental Toughness Training For Interviews

This information-packed Interview Success Guide has everything you could possibly need to create, plan, practice and execute a highly successful interview campaign. When you begin interview coaching with us you receive a pdf version of this success guide at no additional charge.

Learn more and purchase The Interview Success Guide in PDF format. The PDF version of this special ebook is available for immediate downloading from our website. Note that this is an electronic product, and it will not be mailed to you on CD, hardcopy or in any other form.

The Interview Success Guide eBook is also available in Amazon Kindle format and Barnes & Noble Nook format.

If you sign up for Interview Coaching, you'll receive the pdf Interview Success Guide at no additional cost. If you purchase the Interview Success Guide in any of these formats (pdf, Kindle or Nook) and then sign up for Interview Coaching within the next six months, you'll receive an extra time credit of 15 minutes to apply to your coaching with Bill. If your purchase is through Amazon or Nook, send us a copy of your receipt when you sign up for Interview Coaching.

If you would like this product in other formats, in quantities, please contact us.

Medical School And Dental School Interview Coaching

Medical and Dental School Interview QuestionsWe offer specialized, expert coaching for medical and dental school interviews including mock interviews, help answering targeted questions that only medical and dental schools ask, and performance coaching in how to manage your image and your answers so you come across to school interviewers as a person who will be highly desirable and successful as a student at their institution.

Our Medical / Dental School Interview coaching assists you in mastering multidisciplinary performance strategies for your critical medical school and dental school interview situations. Our collaborative, professional relationship confidentially supports, guides and advises you across the full range of the interview process. We teach you advanced mental tools to enhance your confidence and help prevent interview anxiety, stage fright, choking and other under-performance syndromes. If you desire NLP, hypnosis and self-hypnosis as performance and memory tools, we can use those as well.

When you begin medical school or dental school interview coaching with us you receive, at no additional charge, two incredible resources:

  • The Interview Success Guide, containing over 400 questions you could be asked, along with task reminders and guidelines.

  • Specialty Interview Questions For Medical And Dental School. This 17-page manual has over 134 specialized interview questions across 17 topical areas relating to medical school and dental school. In addition, there is a special section on Osteopathic medical school admissions questions, with 30 more questions. This valuable document is not for sale. It is available only to our clients when they begin medical interview coaching with us.

Learn more about Medical School and Dental School Interview Coaching.

Business School Interview Coaching

Business School  Interview QuestionsWe offer specialized, expert coaching for MBA business school interviews including mock interviews, help answering targeted questions that only business schools ask, how to manage your professional image and your answers so you come across to business school interviewers as a person who will be highly desirable and successful as a student at their institution.

Our MBA / Business School Interview Coaching Program assists you in mastering multidisciplinary preparation and performance strategies for your critical business school interview situations. Our collaborative, professional coaching system confidentially supports, guides and advises you across the full range of the interview process.

When you begin law school / law firm interview coaching with us you receive, at no additional charge, two incredible resources:

  • The Interview Success Guide, containing over 400 questions you could be asked, along with task reminders and guidelines.

  • Specialty Interview Questions For Business School, a six-page document with 55 specialized interview questions with virtually every possible question business schools ask prospective MBA students. This valuable document is not for sale. It is available only to our clients when they begin business school interview coaching with us.

Learn more about Business School Interview Coaching.

Law School And Law Firm Interview Coaching

Law School and Law Firm Interview QuestionsWe offer specialized, expert coaching for law school and law firm interviews including mock interviews, help answering targeted questions that only law schools and law firms ask, and performance coaching in how to manage your image and your answers so you come across to interviewers as a person who will be highly desirable and successful at their school or firm.

Our Law School / Law Firm Interview coaching assists you in mastering multidisciplinary performance strategies for your critical law school or law firm interview situations. Our collaborative, professional relationship confidentially supports, guides and advises you across the full range of the interview process. We teach you advanced mental tools to enhance your confidence and help prevent interview anxiety, stage fright, choking and other under-performance syndromes. If you desire NLP, hypnosis and self-hypnosis as performance and memory tools, we can use those as well.

When you begin law school / law firm interview coaching with us you receive, at no additional charge, two incredible resources:

  • The Interview Success Guide, containing over 400 questions you could be asked, along with task reminders and guidelines.

  • Specialty Interview Questions For Law School and Law Firms , a seven-page document with over 80 specialized interview questions across five topical areas relating to law school. This can be used for law firm interviews as well. This valuable document is not for sale. It is available only to our clients when they begin law school / law firm interview coaching with us.

Learn more about Law School and Law Firm Interview Coaching.

Police Officer And Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coaching

Police Officer and Law Enforcement Candiidate Interview QuestionsWe offer specialized, expert interview coaching for police and law enforcement interviews, including mock interviews, help with targeted questions that only law enforcement agencies ask, how to manage your professional image and your answers so you come across to police interviewers as a person who will be a highly desirable and successful candidate.

Did you know that there are approximately 90 to 110 applicants for every opening for a new police officer position? What do you think your odds for becoming that single winning candidate are? Intelligent preparation is the key. You need guidance from an expert who can help you master your body language, your voice, your poise, your answers, and your mind so you think clearly under pressure and be in the moment so the police oral examiners feel your command presence and potential as a police officer. We are here to assist you to prepare to give the best oral interview of your life so you can win that coveted badge and title of "Police Officer".

When you begin police officer / law enforcement candidate interview coaching with us you receive, at no additional charge, two incredible resources:

  • The Interview Success Guide, containing over 400 questions you could be asked, along with task reminders and guidelines.

  • Specialty Interview Questions For Police Officer and Law Enforcement Candidates, a nine-page document with over 80 specialized police and law enforcement interview questions across 12 topical areas asked by police oral boards. This valuable document is not for sale. It is available only to our clients when they begin police officer and law enforcement interview coaching with us.

Learn more about Police Officer and Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coaching.

The Traction-To-Action™ Interview Coaching Starter Package

You want to build more interview confidence, make a positive impact and sell yourself and your ideas to people.

Think of any interview you give as a series of miniature speeches. You may be sitting, doing the interview over the phone or be in a TV or radio studio with no audience, but it is still essentially a series of mini speeches. Bill will help you craft your message, practice it, polish it and deliver it with impact.

Bill's Interview Coaching Has 13 Helpful Features To Boost Your Confidence:

  1. Assessment of your current interview skills.
  2. Review of and suggestions for upcoming interviews you have.
  3. A deep and extensive level of analysis and feedback about your performances.
  4. Proprietary, detailed checklists that help you become aware of yourself as an interviewee.
  5. Worksheets and exercises that bring the concepts Bill teaches to life.
  6. Coaching for your upcoming interviews.
  7. Help to overcome performance issues such as fear and low confidence.
  8. Show-You-How-To-Practice sessions.
  9. Advice on editing, staging and managing your interviews.
  10. Mock interviews to make you confident.
  11. Review of your past interviews.
  12. Create custom pre-interview mental routines.
  13. Post-interview reviews and follow-up.

New Client Coaching Package Offer

Our standard coaching fees for private pay individuals are $125 an hour, but we want to give you a new client package rate. Choose this Traction-To-Action Starter Package and take off $75 over three hours of coaching. You pay only $300 for all the above 14 points over three valuable hours of coaching with Bill. Travel and associated expenses are extra, if we come to you.

Please note that this private pay for individuals (not organizations) reduced-fee coaching structure is applicable only to individuals who take telephone or Skype sessions, and for an individual taking sessions in our offices in Cupertino, California. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. The hourly coaching rate for corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting.

To prevent fraud, refunds are not allowed by means other than the same credit card or PayPal account used to make the original charge.

We have coached individuals from San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, San Francisco, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Los Altos, Santa Cruz, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame, Campbell, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont, Hillsborough, Livermore, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Union City, Woodside, and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, and around the United States. You can come to us, or we can come to you, or the coaching can be conducted by telephone or Skype.

We can also work virtually. We also regularly consult with clients by phone and email from countries around the world, such as England, Portugal, Australia, Mexico, China, Canada, Israel and South Africa.

To start your interview coaching, simply email us, call us at 408-725-7191, or click on the button below to sign up now. This new client package is for new clients only. If you are a continuing client, please choose one of the Interview Coaching Services packages below.

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We can often start you the same week you contact us. We stay busy, but we know you have important interviews and media events coming up, and we want you to be prepared, confident, and to give outstanding performances. If you need emergency, last-minute interview coaching, call us, and we will do everything we can to help you right away. We always go the extra mile for our clients!

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Please note that this private pay for individuals (not organizations) reduced-fee coaching structure is applicable only to individuals who take telephone or Skype sessions, and for an individual taking sessions in our offices in Cupertino, California. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. The hourly coaching rate for corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting.

To prevent fraud, refunds are not allowed by means other than the same credit card or PayPal account used to make the original charge.

Our private individual coaching fees are $125 per hour, with additional price reductions offered for blocks of six and twelve hours.

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Note: Normally payments are made using the Credit Card or PayPal buttons in the blue boxes above. However, coaching services payments may be made in installments, by special arrangement. Please contact us for details. To make an installment payment or to make any other payment to William B. Cole Consultants, go to the page for making payments of any amount.

Additional Services

There is no additional charge for reading and responding to reasonable length emails. For emails or attached documents that are longer, any time spent with these activities will be counted as hours in the package you purchased. If the hours exceed the package hours, they will be invoiced weekly.

We can assist you in many other ways in addition to coaching. This is a menu of how you can utilize our expertise to create a robust program of improvement.

  • Reading, reacting to and editing documents.

  • Reviewing videos.

  • Reviewing audios.

  • Creating customized audios.

  • Creating and editing documents.

  • Writing and editing speeches and training materials.

  • Creating and conducting surveys and questionnaires.

  • Creating and conducting 360 degree reviews.

  • Speaking to people you designate, as part of your coaching program.

  • Having us conduct web research, or other research on your behalf.

  • Attending your performances or workplaces, or in the field, observing and debriefing you.

  • Speaking by phone or Skype to debrief you after your performances, while you are still on site, or soon thereafter.

These additional services can be paid for in two ways, which we will ask you to designate before beginning them. They could be counted as part of your existing package hours, or charged as additional services beyond the package, at the hourly rate within the package you purchased. If these services exceed the hours in your package, they will be invoiced the week they are delivered, with payment due at that time.

Travel Expenses For Coaching And Consulting

We handle travel differently for speaking and training versus coaching and consulting. For speaking engagements we can build the travel, hotel and per diem and other expenses into a custom-quoted all-inclusive fee, or itemize these expenses separate from the speaking fee. For this type of engagement, there is no separate per-hour travel fee in addition to the actual travel expenses incurred. You simply cover our actual travel expenses.

For consulting and coaching engagements, we have two tiers of travel fees. When we drive our company car to such an engagement, our hourly travel fee is $100/hour. We charge that because our time is valuable, and while we are driving we are unable to do work or engage in client coaching or consulting. In addition, there is wear and tear and an increase in mileage on the vehicle, and gas and oil expenses. If we travel by air, train or boat, our hourly travel fee is reduced to $50/hour, since we do not incur expenses to our company car.

Travel From Cupertino, California

Travel time begins when we leave our offices in Cupertino, California, and ends when we arrive at your door or the door of the place you designate. Travel expenses include: Taxi, shuttle, ferry, subway, train, or any other conveyance, and tolls and parking fees. We fly out of any of three nearby Bay area airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Travel time is not computed only by distance via an online map service for driving. It's based on time, since once we get near your office we may be searching and waiting for a parking spot, taking another conveyance and walking to your offices. We also may be held up by heavy traffic, road work, detours or traffic accidents. All this time counts towards the total travel time. Travel time is also counted the same way when we return from your office.

Travel, Other Fees And Expenses And Time Frames

Travel, hotel and per diem expenses and fees can be handled in any of these ways: You can book and pay for our travel expenses, we can invoice you, or we can take these expenses and fees off any coaching package you purchase.

We serve our clients far beyond normal 9-5pm Monday-Friday working hours, because our clients work across the US and the globe, and because we often travel to observe and coach our clients as they perform, compete and work. We often work early in the morning, late at night, and on Saturday and Sunday to best meet their needs. Travel fees are due anytime we drive our company car to you or an event for you. When we travel to you or to an event for you by plane, and the plane leaves after 8pm and arrives prior to 6am, there are no travel fees assessed, since we could not be serving other clients at those times. Travel fees are waived if any daily coaching / consulting contract exceeds $4,000.

All Coaching Is Guaranteed

Our work is guaranteed. We want you to succeed. Anytime you have any concerns about a coaching session simply let us know. We will confer with you to determine how the coaching sessions need to be adjusted, and we will make sure you are satisfied with your progress. If you still have concerns, we will continue to work with you toward your goals at no additional cost to you. If, after such an additional attempt, you still believe we have not met your objectives, we will refund your most recent coaching package fees in total. Whenever you make the next coaching payment that is due, this indicates that you are satisfied with the coaching up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching program. We believe in our ability to help our clients. Our commitment to your success is total. This has been our commitment to our clients for well over two decades.

Our Coaching Is Confidential

Trust forms the core of the coaching relationship. We respect what you say, and will not repeat your material to anyone or to any entity. We maintain your confidentiality and privacy in all communications and we maintain safe and secure written records of your account. We do not disclose that you are a client if you do not want that known.

Read These Interview Coaching Articles

These articles describe different types of interviews and provide guidelines to help you prepare for a job interview and sell yourself in the interview.

Do You Know The 19 Types Of Interviews?

To Win At The Interview Game You Must Be Ready For All These Interview Formats

Bill Cole, MS, MA

Before you launch yourself into the interview cauldron you need to know the lay of the land. Not only do you need to be aware of how interviews are conducted from a question and answer level, you need to know their structural format. Read this article about Types of Interviews to learn the big picture on the 19 different types of interview formats and what to expect as you move through the interview process.


Behavioral Interviewing Techniques

Smart Strategies To Help You Master This Challenging Approach

Bill Cole, MS, MA

Behavioral interviewing techniques use open-ended questions that require you to tell timelines of your behavior, thoughts, analysis, values and character, in story form. These are known as "competency-based" interviews that attempt to gauge your "behavioral competencies", where traditional interview questions cannot. Read this article about Behavioral Interviewing Techniques to learn about this approach and find guidelines on preparing for and performing well in a behavioral interview.


How To Sell Yourself In A Job Interview

Sales Secrets From An Interviewing Skills Coach

Bill Cole, MS, MA

As an interviewing skills coach, I help people navigate their job campaigns from the moment they realize they need or want a job, to the time they shake hands and sign the employment contract. Since I am also an experienced sales coach, I can help my clients gain that extra special edge in promoting themselves to an interviewer, to convince the interviewer they are indeed perfect for the job. Gain that special edge in promoting yourself by reading this article about Selling Yourself in a Job Interview
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Meet Bill Cole, Your Expert Interview Coach

Bill Cole, MS, MA, interview coaching expertYou no doubt recognize these big media outlets -- MSNBC.com, Golf Magazine, the BBC, ABC-TV, Fox News, the Associated Press Radio, Sirius Radio, The New York Times, Success Magazine, The Washington Post, Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine, The San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, Yahoo! Sports, ABC-TV, Entrepreneur Magazine, The San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, The Detroit News, The Buffalo News, The Kansas City Star, Tennis Magazine, Runner's World, Fitness Magazine, Presentations Magazine, Professionally Speaking, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. Bill has either been interviewed by them himself and/or coached people to give successful interviews with them.

Bill understands the pressures, challenges and time constraints of the media. He should. He's a former sports writer, columnist, magazine correspondent, book author and the executive editor of numerous professional newsletters. He earned his first press credentials in 1980. He has conducted hundreds of interviews himself and knows how the media work. He'll team with you to make your interview successful. For many years he wrote a national column for the financial magazine Transaction World on sales, customer service and business strategies. His articles appear all over the world in hard copy and electronic media outlets.

Bill has interviewed celebrities, famous sports figures, musicians, artists, politicians, well-known book authors, military figures, business owners, executives and social figures. He'll help you craft smart strategies to navigate the media world to create the right kind of street buzz and polished image that will help you and your cause.

A best-selling book author called Bill to help her navigate the media on her book tours and she said this about Bill's interview coaching and consulting:

"As a Stanford performance expert and credentialed sports psychologist who worked with top athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Greece, I was looking for the best media coach possible to help me prepare for my international interviews on major TV networks - BBC, ABC, Fox News, and Associated Press Radio.

Choosing to work with Bill Cole, The Mental Game Coach, is without a doubt, one of the best decisions I've ever made. His brilliant media coaching, including scripting, clever sound bytes, media strategies, and performance methods helped me to feel prepared for anything that might happen during my national TV interviews. The mock interviews we did helped me to think through and craft my material to the reporter's needs. With Bill's expertise, I learned how to play the media game and feel comfortable in high pressure media situations.

As a result of our intensive coaching, the TV interviews went extremely well. I felt relaxed and ready, I was confident with my material and delivery. The reporters loved the sound bytes that we created, and I got national and international exposure that I never thought possible.

Bill Cole knows the media well and he is fun and a joy to work with. I always enjoy our sessions. He comes up with some amazingly clever phrases that keep the media coming back again and again.

Bill is an expert at creating and building good relationships with his clients and with the media. While in Greece at the Olympic Games, I was interviewed by the Associated Press Radio. This interview was syndicated and broadcast to over 5,000 stations worldwide. I've done repeat interviews with the BBC-TV and ABC, as well as the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

I highly recommend Bill Cole's media coaching services to anyone who wants more positive exposure to skyrocket their career. If you really want to see IMMEDIATE and SIGNIFICANT results, Bill Cole, the Mental Game Coach is the best resource in the business. His coaching was well worth the investment."

JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Ph.D
Keynote Speaker
Best-selling book author, YOUR PERFORMING EDGE
Winner, San Francisco Marathon
Stanford Performance Expert
www.YourPerformingEdge.com


Bill has been featured as an expert presentation coach in Presentations Magazine, the most important speaking magazine in the world, in the article, First Aid For Podium Emergencies. They interviewed Bill on how to coach speakers to handle the many problems that can happen in a presentation.

Bill was hired as the head speech writer and presentation coach to famed Silicon Valley SnapTrack CEO and Founder Steve Poizner, who is ranked in the top six of all-time Silicon Valley CEO's, since selling his company to Qualcomm for $1 billion. You may recognize that he is the California State Insurance Commissioner. Poizner ran for the State Assembly in California in 2004 and was one of a handful of politicians who were endorsed by "The California Governator", Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bill crafted the content and staging for Poizner's speeches, debates, TV and radio spots and other appearances. Steve had this to say about Bill's presentation consultation:

"Bill, thank you for your excellent writing, coaching and guidance with my speeches and presentations. Your help was invaluable in my political campaign."

Bill has also been engaged as the Speechwriter and Presentation Coach to Steve Poizner in his new role as the California State Insurance Commissioner. Learn more at the California State Insurance Commissioner's web site.

Bill prepared this internationally known inventor-speaker-author before he shot a national TV infomercial in Los Angeles.

"Bill Cole was helpful from the first minute we started media training coaching. He was insightful, supportive and clearly possessed a level of expertise and understanding that allowed us to be very productive. The net effect was that while on camera, I was rock solid confident that I knew how to come across, due to my training with Bill. I recommend him highly."

Ed Strachar
Author/Speaker
www.geniuszone.com



Job Interview and Performance Review Coaching

Do you have a performance review coming up soon? On the hunt for a new job? Bill can help you understand what it is you really want from a career, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and craft strategies that will help you either find and land a new job, or move higher up the ladder where you are presently working.

Having owned a number of businesses, and been in other leadership positions, Bill has interviewed people, hired people, advanced people and let people go, so he knows what employers are looking for in new hires. If you want to embark on a job-hunting program, Bill can help you get the edge on the competition.

Bill recently provided interview coaching services for an Assistant Superintendent of Schools in a major school district in her quest for interviewing for the top Education Chief's position. This included interview strategies, crafting position modules, peak performance approaches and videotape of her in action. She got the job. She was quite grateful and wrote:

"Bill, I wanted to tell you how much you helped me prepare for the series of interviews I recently completed in seeking the position of Superintendent. Your assistance was invaluable in helping me achieve success in this job-seeking campaign.

Our sessions prior to each interview gave me a lot of confidence and helped me prepare in ways I couldn't have by myself. Thanks for coming over to my office that time on such short notice, and on a weekend! That's going the extra mile for your clients. I really appreciate it.

I used many of the things we had talked about. The 'interview mini-speeches' content we crafted and the facial expressions you helped me be aware of, including 'smiles' was very, very helpful. Our videotape sessions were eye-opening! You helped me know what to expect once in the interview, and how to turn the stress into peak performance. I felt very calm once I got through the very first question. You are a great coach! So, thanks to you for all of your support and helpful feedback. Once the dust settles, I know I would like to call upon you again--there will be many speaking opportunities and I would like to continue to work on my skills in this area.

I will certainly recommend you to other people who could use your expert coaching. Many thanks again for all your help and your great coaching."

Suzanne Boxer-Gassman, Ed. D.
Superintendent
Los Gatos Union School District
17010 Roberts Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032



School Interview and Certification/Licensing Interview Coaching

Taking a certification exam or professional licensing exam that requires a personal interview? Taking professional boards that have a verbal testing section?

You need a smart strategy and intelligent interview practice systems to perform at your best in these pressure situations. These scenarios can stress you to the maximum, but if you have an experienced coach helping you prepare for your interview, you will gain the confidence that will make the successful difference in the end.

Here's what a high-tech client who had to take a rigorous professional certification exam to keep her job had to say:

"Hi Bill, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I really appreciated all the time you spent with me, especially on such a short notice. I thank you for all the coaching you provided. Also, wanted to let you know that it was time well spent. I PASSED THE EXAM : ) Yeah!!! ... I have been notified of the results, and needless to say, I was THRILLED! Thanks again Bill!"

Business Executive
Silicon Valley, California


Interviews Are Like Miniature Speeches

Far more than simply answering questions put to you by the interviewer, you need to have a cohesive strategy for taking charge of an interview situation and placing your own indelible stamp on it. You want to feel in control of making the very best impression on the interviewer.

Bill will help you craft smart answers to the toughest questions anyone can throw at you, and develop a series of speaking modules that help you stay on track mentally and delivering the goods. A good interview is very much like a good speech, with a powerful opening, meaningful content and a memorable closing.

Bill knows how to help you do that very thing. He travels regularly on the pro speaking circuit giving keynotes, workshops and seminars, speaking at state and national conventions, corporate events and for professional groups. His one-hour keynote fee is $4,500. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association (Northern California) for two years. For seven years he appeared in the honor rolls of NSA's National Who's Who In Professional Speaking.

He is a speech coach to professional speakers, business speakers, sales professionals and everyday folks who just want to give a good speech and not break out in a sweat.

"Coach Bill has the winning blueprint to help you feel more confident, polished and prepared in any speaking or performing situation. His energetic and witty approach makes learning fun. It's obvious he loves what he does and he's the best at it."

Nancy Pristine, author of the books The Zen Of Tennis and The Victory Dance: Placing Yourself in the Winner's Circle



For more about Bill, see his full bio.

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