NASHVILLE, Tennessee – “The Art of Choice: Making Changes that Count in Work and Life” (Books Fluent, June 15, 2021) is an informative and inspirational look at how we can make decisions that make a difference. Drawing on interviews with successful businesspeople and his own professional experience, executive coach Terry Warren shows us how using intentionality, commitment, and accountability can empower us to make positive and lasting life-changing choices.
Terry Warren is passionate about helping people employ intention and commitment to achieve what they may not have believed was possible. Using a collaborative and compassionate approach, “The Art of Choice” offers lessons from business leaders, along with keys for gaining perspective, experiencing clarity, and achieving results whether you are starting out in your career, facing a major life decision, or nearing retirement.
Central to Terry’s work and life are his confidence in human potential, his strong Christian faith, his commitment to family and community, and his appreciation of art. As an accomplished landscape painter, Terry has learned to see every situation from a variety of angles. Such broadening of perspective is just one of the skills you’ll acquire in “The Art of Choice.”
“This book meets you wherever you are on your journey… within the pages of ‘The Art of Choice’ each one of us learns how to access our God-given power for whatever we need on this adventure we call life.”
—PAT WHITE, Master Certified Coach
“The Art of Choice: Making Changes That Count In Work and Life”
Terry Warren | June 15, 2021 | Books Fluent | Nonfiction, Business | 978-1-953865-29-8
TERRY WARREN is an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach with more than forty years of leadership experience in the financial services and healthcare industries.
He has coached clients across a variety of industries, from sole proprietors to global company CEOs. In addition, Terry has served as the chair of several nonprofit boards, and is past president of the International Coaching Federation–Tennessee. Terry can be reached through his website, https://warrenexecutivecoach.com.
In an interview, Terry Warren can discuss:
- What led him to write this book
- What his career as an executive coach has taught him about decision-making
- How one’s thinking affects an outcome
- What often holds us back from making life-altering changes
- The best advice he can give for anyone looking to approach decision-making differently
An Interview with Terry Warren
1. How has your career as an executive coach influenced the way you view life choices?
After coaching high-level achievers for a few years, I saw a pattern among my clients. Every
client who made an intentional choice, along with a personal commitment to change,
succeeded. One hundred percent success. In short, they made a choice with intention and
commitment, and they were successful.
2. What often holds us back from making important decisions in life?
Of course, this is different for each individual, but most often it comes down to fear of failure,
lack of confidence, lack of self-awareness or a long-held belief that may not actually be true.
3. How has your background in landscape painting influenced your understanding of perspective? Can perspective help us make the right choices?
Landscape painters are typically limited to work on a two-dimensional surface (i.e., a canvas,
panel, etc.) while painting three dimensional subjects. Understanding linear and atmospheric
perspective is critical to making believable pieces of art.
4. How does our thinking affect an outcome?
Once, during a conversation with my own executive coach, he asked, “Is the problem the
problem or is how you think about the problem the problem?” At first, I was taken aback by this question but as I thought about it more, I realized that indeed it was how I was thinking about the problem that was creating the real problem. I changed my thinking and found a solution.
5. How can “The Art of Choice” help readers who are just starting out in their career as well as those who may be approaching retirement?
Regardless of where the reader is on the career/life journey, the underlying principles of being
intentional, committed and willing to be held accountable are useful. The book really is
intended to be a “keep in handy” kind of book where one chapter may be useful to a particular
time or situation and another may be more useful at a different time. For example, the chapter
“Grow Where You Are Planted” may be very useful to people early in their career, while the
ideas in “Move from Here and Now to There and Then” may have special meaning for people
changing jobs or approaching retirement.
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