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Terence Traut Among Top Speakers at ISPI 2015 Conference & Expo


Merrimack, NH (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

Terence Traut, Entelechy’s President, spoke on Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement at this year’s ISPI 2015 Conference held in San Antonio, TX. Terry presented this 75-minute workshop to a packed room in an engaging, fun, and enlightening session. Participants commented that “this was the best workshop I’ve ever attended at a conference – ANY conference.”

“What makes the workshop so impactful,” explains Terry, “is the coaching model – it’s simple and effective – and the activities we do to ensure everyone ‘gets it.’” In the session, Terry introduces participants to Entelechy’s Coaching Model, the same model that Entelechy uses as the foundation for its award-winning Unleash Your Leadership Potential leadership/management development program and has been described as “simply elegant” by participants who speak to the model’s power and simplicity. Terry also invites participants to practice the model in an engaging coaching exercise to experience the power of coaching.

Coaching to develop talent and engage employees is, according to industry researcher, Josh Bersin, a key leadership skill for 2015. Yet, according to Traut, “most coaching models and training don’t provide a practical, prescriptive tool for coaching. Most training talks about how important it is to listen to the employee, to use questions, to display empathy, to focus on goals…. Interesting stuff, but not really useful, which is why most employee surveys indicate that their managers don’t coach them.”

The VP of Global Learning & Quality at a 70,000 employee organization agrees on the impact of coaching: “The initial return on our commitment to developing our leaders’ coaching skills is remarkable. In our pilot site, our performance six weeks following the initial implementation saw them move from the bottom quartile among our competitors to the #1 site, and they have maintained top quartile performance ever since.”

For more information on ISPI 2015 Conference, visit http://www.ispi.org/content.aspx?id=1744.

About Entelechy: A featured “private label” provider of leadership development programs since 1992, Entelechy has been the go-to company when organizations are looking to create their own development programs, ones that reflect their goals and address their unique challenges. For more detail about Entelechy’s Unleash Your Leadership Potential program, visit Entelechy’s website at http://www.unleashyourleadership.com.







Allegheny Health Network Among 15 Centers Nationwide Launching Clinical Trial of Non-Surgical Weight Loss Balloon


PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) April 24, 2015

Allegheny Health Network today announced its participation in the first U.S. clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of a non-surgical alternative, the Obalon Balloon, in helping people lose weight.

A team led by George M. Eid, MD, FACS, FASMBS, System Division Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and System Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, will examine whether the Obalon Balloon, which is placed when the patient swallows an inflatable capsule, can help people who have struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise.

“Many patients need help losing weight but are not interested in, or don’t qualify for, bariatric surgery,” Dr. Eid said. “The Obalon Balloon could offer an alternative that is discreet, non-surgical and reversible, leading to progressive weight loss over a six-month period.”

With the progressive Obalon approach, a total of three balloons are placed over several weeks. The patient swallows the capsule containing the balloon, then it is inflated with gas. The balloon is designed to occupy space in the stomach so that the patient feels fuller and eats less. After six months, the balloons are removed in an outpatient procedure, using a flexible tube/camera that is inserted into the mouth.

Participants in the study will be randomized into two groups; one will receive the Obalon Balloon, the other, a sham device. All patients will receive diet and exercise counseling. After six months, the balloons will be removed and patients will be told if they received the balloon or a sham.

Patients who received the balloon will then begin a second six-month weight loss session without the balloons, continuing to visit their doctor’s office for diet and exercise counseling. Those who did not receive the balloon but still qualify for the study, will have the option to receive the Obalon Balloon at no cost.

The Obalon Balloon is not currently commercially available in the U.S., but is approved in some European countries.

To qualify, patients must be 22 to 64 years old, have a Body Mass Index between 30 and 40, not have had or be considering bariatric surgery, and able to attend regular appointments over a one-year period.

For more information, call 1-855-878-8390 or visit http://www.BalloonTrial.com

About the Allegheny Health Network:

Allegheny Health Network, part of Highmark Health, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is comprised of eight hospitals, including its flagship academic medical center Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Valley Hospital, Canonsburg Hospital, Forbes Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital, Westfield Memorial Hospital and West Penn Hospital; a research institute; Health + Wellness Pavilions; an employed physician organization, home and community based health services and a group purchasing organization. The Network employs approximately 17,500 people and has more than 2,100 physicians on its medical staff. The Network also serves as a clinical campus for Temple University School of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.







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