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The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Earns Top 20 Spot on NJBIZ’s 2014 List of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey”

SHREWSBURY, N.J. – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a top-rated, ICF-accredited Coach Training Program and innovative provider of leadership development and consulting services, has been honored as one of the top 20 Best Places to Work in New Jersey for small to mid-size businesses by NJBIZ Magazine. Luke Iorio, iPEC President & CEO, and his team accepted the award on Thursday, May 1, 2014, on behalf of iPEC’s dedicated team.

iPEC was measured against a variety of companies in the state, and secured the nineteenth ranking because of its dedicated employees, engaging and inspiring work environment, workforce values and growth, highly-satisfied clients, and the depth of value the company brings to the coaching and leadership development industry. This is the second consecutive year that iPEC has landed in the top 20 ranking of small to mid-size businesses enriching the state of New Jersey. The full list of recipients can be found at http://bit.ly/R70V1d.

“At iPEC, we make it a priority to create and foster an inviting and engaging work environment,” said Luke Iorio, President and CEO of iPEC. “We want our employees to bring their passion and personalities to their work because the more they do, the more they enjoy their work. Engaged, happy, and committed employees means engaged, happy, and loyal customers. Securing a top spot on NJBIZ’s list is an achievement that we are extremely proud of, as it is a reflection of our company’s and our employees’ commitment to making iPEC a great place to work and it acknowledges our unique culture that is cultivated by our staff.”

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To watch iPEC’s video touting why they are one of “The Best Places to Work,” visit http://www.ipeccoaching.com/meet-our-team.aspx.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. Part one consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics; this phase was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. Part two consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience; this phase was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. The overall registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG). BCG also analyzed the data provided and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The award program, created in 2005, is produced by NJBIZ. The program was sponsored by: MetLife Solutions Group and Gibbons P.C. and is offered in partnership with Garden State Council SHRM, The New Jersey State Chamber, Employers Association of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

To learn more about iPEC’s ICF-accredited Coach Training Program and Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement programs, visit http://www.ipeccoaching.com/meet-our-team.aspx, “like” iPEC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ipeccoaching, or “follow” iPEC on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iPEC_Coaching.

 About iPEC

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) offers the most comprehensive and experiential coach training program in the world. An ICF-accredited Coach Training Program, iPEC is the originator of the Core Energy Coaching™ process – the most effective leadership framework and change process in use today. In addition, iPEC offers the highly successful and powerful Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement Program to corporations, organizations, governments, law enforcement agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. iPEC is recognized by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the Top Leadership Development Programs, for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

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