Performance Coach Bud Pierce
I am often asked how someone should choose a Performance Coach. I will answer these as I introduce myself.
Is your Performance Coach professionally trained?
I take my training and certifications very seriously. Upon entering this profession I discovered that anyone could get certified by attending a weekend or online class. I wanted much more than that so I have invested heavily into training from the best schools in the country. I have attended The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, The Academy Of Wealth and Achievement and have indepth training from Melissa Tiers in NYC. I have also studied under the noted instruction of John Overdurf and Richard Bandler. I have maintained a daily course of study over the last 7 years and will continue to do so in order to help my clients make positive changes in their lives. I am an avid student of Accelerated Learning Techniques, Photo-Reading, Mind Mapping, Time Line Therapy, Hypnosis, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and HNLP (Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
“Bud Pierce is an amazingly talented coach. His passion for helping people is evident in everything he does. His dynamic presentation skills and insightful understanding of the nature of change make him a benefit to individuals and organizations alike. It was my pleasure to have him in my class.” – Melissa Tiers
“Bud Pierce is a dedicated, highly competent, talented, rapidly evolving coach/therapist and presenter. His zest and natural enthusiasm for learning is inspiring. His down to earth approach, humor and rich life experience immediately puts people at ease and opens their receptivity to learning and performing at their best. Bud is a doer who gets things done. Beyond all that, he’s just a great guy with a big heart. I am pleased to highly recommend Bud and his work whether it is in an individual or organization context.” – John Overdurf, Certified Master Trainer of NLP, Co-Developer of Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology
Is Your Performance Coach Insured?
Self – Hypnosis is a natural occurring state of mind, but it is also a business. A professional coach should be insured with a liability policy. The amateur will not typically make the investment to protect themselves or you. My services are 100% safe but I carry insurance for your peace of mind.
Does your Performance Coach perform their sessions live and in-person at a professional office?
All of my sessions are in person in a clean professional private office. In addition I do follow up phone calls and phone support.
Does your Performance coach do free pre-appointment consultations?
I strive to learn as much as possible about my clients prior to our sessions. I also ask for the client to complete a input form prior to their session. I do not pretend to believe that I can help everyone. I do not want you to waste your time or money.
Is Bud Pierce active in the community?
I am an Eagle Scout and teach the God and Country award to the local Scout Troop. In 1988 I was named a Kentucky Colonel. I am an active member of The First United Methodist Church of Salem where I am a Lay Speaker, and reside in Salem, Virginia I am a member of the Salem Rotary Club and the Salem/Roanoke Chamber of Commerce. In my spare time I volunteer at the Virginia Veterans Retirement Center and hike the Appalachian Trail. I am Pastor of Belview United Methodist Church in Radford, VA.
More about Me
I am a native of Bluefield, VA and the son of the late Dr. Walter Pierce, D.D.S and Dottie Pierce (Regional Portrait Artist). My grandparents were the late Reverend Lewis Pierce (Methodist Minister for 60 Years) and Pearl Pierce; and J.S.”Buddy” Hackman (Tennessee and Roanoke College Fame) and Mary Hackman (renowned Salem, VA Artist).
After graduating from Graham High in Bluefield, Virginia, I attended Bluefield College and Emory & Henry College earning degrees in History and Psychology. In 1985, I graduated from Radford University with a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I have been published in two Psychology Journals for my research in Personnel Selection.
After Graduate School I worked as a Plant Personnel Manager in Harrisonburg, VA. From 1985 – 1989 I worked as a Personnel Officer with the Norfolk Southern Corporation where I earned the Professional in Human Resource Management (PHR) accreditation. After leaving the Railroad I spent 25 years in the insurance industry where I won national awards as an agent, Sales Manager, Branch Manager, Trainer and Coach. I currently have a Performance Coaching practice in Salem, Virginia where I work with individuals and businesses.