Craig Coppola

Stealing Success Habits

Words matter. Phrases can transform lives.  Don’t believe me? When was the last time you received a harsh criticism that turned your entire day upside down? How long did it take for you to overcome the resulting funk? On the other hand, can you recall the last time someone’s positive praise lifted you so high you felt untouchable? Words have… Read more →

Changing People’s Minds

Words matter. Phrases can transform lives.  Don’t believe me? When was the last time you received a harsh criticism that turned your entire day upside down? How long did it take for you to overcome the resulting funk? On the other hand, can you recall the last time someone’s positive praise lifted you so high you felt untouchable? Words have… Read more →

Advice From the Self-made

I look for and find mentors everywhere I go. Some are people I speak with regularly, have known for decades, and get to learn from all the time (Thank you Bill Lee, and Jim Watkins).  I also learn from people I have never met.  I am constantly trying to get better. I view these people as personal mentors as well. … Read more →

Picking a Career

I was drafted by the Minnesota Twins right out of college, but when they released me a year later I had to figure out what my next steps would be career-wise. My parents were both high school teachers and I knew I didn’t want to follow in their footsteps. I identified three items for the career I wanted: –Be my own… Read more →