Monday, November 12, 2007

Pittsburgh Authors--November 12, 07 Guest Profile-Bette Novak

Bette Z. Novak is an expert in human resource and organization development in both the public, non-profit and private sectors. Currently, Bette is a personal and business development coach and owner of a woman owned coaching and consulting company called LifePath Associates LLC. Bette has 20 plus years experience coaching leaders and organizations to higher performance in the government and corporate organizations. LifePath Associates LLC has been in business for over five years.

Bette and her coaching clients believe in the power of synergy—the coming together of people, resources and opportunity that helps you move forward to carry out and succeed in achieving your goals. Her success with her clients comes from helping them look outside their comfort zones and encouraging them to explore new options and opportunities that they overlooked and were afraid to challenge alone.

Bette and her associates help individual clients develop personal action plans that optimize their talents and assets as well as support their need for a healthy balanced lifestyle. LifePath Associates LLC helps their business clients explore and expand their options, so they identify opportunities that will make them exceptionally competitive in their field or industry and therefore more profitable. If they find that their organizations require reorganizing or a mid-course correction, then Bette and her associates bring a multitude of organization change and effectiveness tools for building high performing teams, visionary leaders and effective supervisors and employees.

Most importantly, Bette is passionate about helping others succeed. She has focused most of her efforts toward helping women entrepreneurs use innovative ways to expand their business from solo practitioner or independent professional to a larger business. She is committed to keep her knowledge up-to-date, so she can share it with her coaching clients.

She plans for her Lunch and Learn System™, the first in her business development product line that her clients can use and benefit from in their business.

Bette sustains her passion and dedication to developing leadership and high organization performance in all levels of government. She dedicates part of her time as Secretary and Vice President of a virtual non-profit organization, The Public Sector Consortium, established in 2006 and headquartered in Cambridge, MA.


§ Masters Degree of Human Resource Management, Marymount University
§ Masters Degree of Education, Georgia State University
§ Bachelor of Arts, Agnes Scott College


§ Leadership and Organizational Learning Coach - International Coaching Federation training program, George Washington University and George Mason University/Newfield Network Inc.
§ Certified Teleclass Leader, Teleclass International Inc.
§ Certified Retirement Coaching, Retirement Options Inc.
§ Qualified Personality Type Indicator - MBTI and DISC
§ Interaction Management Training, Develop Dimensions International


7 Steps to Uniquely Market Your Business: A Lunch and Learn System™ That Gives Your More Time to Attract Your Ideal Client and Increase Your Income$ (2007)
“The New Silent Partners: Business Coaches Mean Profits, Part I,” Newsletter (2007)
“The New Silent Partner: You Hired A Business Coach – Now What? Part II,” Newsletter (2007)
“High Performing Federal Agencies” (Co-Author 1996)


!990 – 2001
American Society for Training National Conferences
Federal Quality Institute Conference
Training Officers Conference
Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network
USAID Conference

2002- 2007
Association of Federal Human Resource Managers Conference
USDA Grad School (Senior Executive Service Candidate Workshop)
Training Officers Conference
Business Network International
Women’s Business Network
Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce

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