Winner of the 2011 Coach of the Year Award Announced

North Wales, PA (PressExposure) November 15, 2011 -- The Coaching Institute announced today The International Coach of the Year for 2011. []

The winner was selected by a panel of top coaches not affiliated with The Coaching Institute that included coaches from 4 different coaching schools. The Coaching Institute has named a Coach of the Year since 2003. Previous winners can be seen online at [].

The International Coach of the Year is the most prestigious of all the Coach of the Year awards and is the only one nominated by clients and selected by an independent panel of coaches.

The winner of the 2011 International Coach of the Year is Marcus Straub (

Marcus Straub, an established and innovative coach, consultant, trainer, speaker and author, is the founder and owner of Life Is Great!™ Inc., the personalized coaching and consulting company he created in 2004. For over 20 years, Marcus has been systematically developing a proven coaching method that empowers individuals and businesses to boldly move forward through the personal and professional challenges they face on a daily basis.

In his recently published and acclaimed book, "Is It Fun Being You? The Journey To Lasting Happiness," Marcus introduces readers to a powerful coaching tool, TDSF™, which he discovered and developed to take control of himself and create the life of his dreams. Through his simple and applicable teaching methods, readers, clients and audiences alike are rapidly equipped with the skills necessary to systematically understand and gain control of their thoughts, actions, words and feelings to achieve new levels of lasting happiness and success.

His strategic Human Touch™ customer service training program teaches companies and organizations the art of developing teams of conscious individuals that listen intently and communicate effectively, from a foundation of gratitude and new-found awareness of their own behaviors. As a motivational speaker, Marcus connects with his audiences and inspires them to dig deep and strive for more. In addition to providing traditional personal and group coaching sessions, he is an accomplished Yoga instructor, newspaper columnist, radio talk-show host and social media outreach expert. In an ongoing effort to expand his reach and his message to all mankind, he is currently in the process of writing additional books, developing a line of contemporary coaching products and is working on a variety of multi-media coaching opportunities.

In his own words, Marcus expresses his passion for people and coaching: "Through my own relentless pursuit of happiness, I arrived at the place where I successfully coach people and businesses in creating what they want. I have made tremendous decisions in my life, which have brought me rewards beyond what I thought was possible, while other decisions did not move me in a positive direction. These experiences have fueled my desire to be more than what I once was; to be happy, successful, and fulfilled as much as I possibly can be. Along the way, I have acquired the necessary tools to help not only myself, but others too. The journey to ones greater self - and to a greater life - is an amazing one. It is the most important and rewarding journey one will ever take."

Marcus resides in western Colorado with his daughter Savannah and his family. Whenever possible, he loves to travel and spend time by the ocean.

About The Coaching Institute

Terri Levine is the founder and CEO of Comprehensive Coaching U and The Coaching Institute. She is known as a business growth expert and top marketing coach and is called the Guru of Coaching . Terri is also a keynote speaker and best selling author and has appeared on television networks such as NBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and ABC and been heard on over 129 radio stations world wide. She has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune and Forbes. Terri is a mentor to top business owners worldwide.

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Press Release Submitted On: November 15, 2011 at 12:51 am
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