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It’s Official: Google Adwords Qualified – Individual Certification

It’s finally official. All this time I have been using Google AdWords and training others to use it, I never actually took the tests for certification. This weekend I finally did, and guess what. It was a piece of cake! In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t change my ability, but its one tick off the professional bucket list. And plus, now Google officially agrees that I’m a qualified Paid Search professional. Haha!

Bryan Coe Google AdWords Qualified Individual Certification

Wedding Site Preview

Nicole and I are putting together a site for our wedding. I’ve been working on it today. Definitely looking forward to launching it soon.

Here’s a sneak peek. 😉

wedding website preview


Do You Practice “Naked Consulting”?

Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty (J-B Lencioni Series)*

A few years ago my business mentor recommended a book to me that I was reminded about in a meeting today. The main premise of the book is Naked Consulting. No, that doesn’t mean taking your clothes off to get business. That’s a different topic. 😉 What it means in business is to be completely open and honest with your clients, Something I try to practice with my clients.

In the conversation today we discussed learning from our clients and really digging in and understanding their business. Many agencies forget this and think that they have to portray to their clients a sense of having all the answers. The problem is since they have all the answers, they often don’t take the time to really understand their clients business and end up pushing their preconceived ideas on clients. This often is not the best fit.

The bottom line is clients are people and people really want honesty and humility. The book outlines three fears that hold people back from gaining and retaining better clients.

  1. Fear of Losing the Business
  2. Fear of Being Embarrassed
  3. Fear of Being Inferior

Getting Naked is a great read and if you are in the consulting business or any other business for that matter. You should definitely check it out.
*Disclaimer* Click on the image to buy the book. The link to the book is an affiliate link.

“A Kiss for The Best” – Thanks Nicole!

Look what I received from my fiancé. 🙂


a kiss from nicole

Sorry for the Downtime While I Migrate My Blog

I’m in the middle of migrating my blog and have run into a bunch of problems. Sorry for the downtime, hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

Thanks for your patience.

Bryan’s Twitter Updates For The Week of 2012-02-05

Bryan’s Twitter Updates For The Week of 2012-01-29

Bryan’s Twitter Updates For The Week of 2012-01-22

I’m Elmo and I Know It

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Bryan’s Twitter Updates For The Week of 2012-01-15

  • What is it with SEPTA trains? Another one that smells like chloroseptic. At least it's clean I guess.. 2012-01-12
  • RT @fcblackbird: Last game of the session tonight
    8:35 at LANCO Fieldhouse. 2012-01-12
  • Ugh rough morning. Someone's car alarm started going off on the street outside my house around 4am. Then I couldn't really get back to sleep 2012-01-13
  • Woohoo today is my 2 year anniversary of joining @Foursquare 2012-01-13
  • .@hiaairport @airport_girl I discovered recently that it's actually cheaper to fly from Harrisburg to Munich than it is from Philly. Nice! in reply to HIAairport 2012-01-13