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A Letter to Our Young Women  

By jennifer | October 15, 2017

Dear Amazing and Beautiful Young Women, Please turn on the news.  I know you don’t watch much news but I beg you to pay attention to the stories about Harvey Weinstein.  This is not a Hollywood story…this is our reality as women.  I have experienced abuse of power and sexual harassment in a large city and a tiny little town in rural America.  Chances are good it is happening where

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Double to Avoid Trouble

By jennifer | October 8, 2017

I’ve recently been breaking my own rule and paying the price.  The rule is…Always Double to Avoid Trouble and be successful.  It works like this…  If I think a task will take me 2 days…my promise is 4 days to deliver.  If I think it will take me 2 weeks, I say it will be a month.  This isn’t revolutionary, it’s one of those golden rules that business persons have

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Perspectives on Skilled Trades

By jennifer | October 1, 2017

I was struck by a story on CBS’s Sunday Morning, “Rebuilding America’s pool of construction workers.”  The story begins with the growing lack of skilled construction workers.  The statistics are fascinating and speak to a bigger picture of our jobs focused economic rhetoric.  One of the many reasons I wanted to become a coach is because I would consistently hear from business owners who couldn’t find good employees yet listen

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Chickening Out

By jennifer | September 24, 2017

My public library recently had a sale.  Fill a bag of books for $3!  Can you say…”Heaven on Earth” for this book lover?  I geekly skipped around the sections when I was stopped in my tracks by a young boy…10-years old I’m guessing.  He excitedly said to another young boy in the history section, “I see your looking through the history books, do you love history too, how long would

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Crisis…Don’t Make It Your Normal!

By jennifer | September 17, 2017

Yesterday was the anniversary of my dad’s accident.  It will forever be labeled as “the accident.”  Everyone has these moments in their lives.  You remember exactly where you were and how you heard.  The events around your version of the “the accident” are vivid. I didn’t save the text message but it was something like…”your dad was trampled by cattle, in ambulance now, keep you posted.”  As a farm girl,

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Reminder…Get Over Yourself

By jennifer | September 10, 2017

Last week was one of those weeks.  I was determined to get through the pile on my desk, get the calls made that have been put off for months, service my car, and figure out my phone since my new replacement wasn’t fully working already.  I dived in, beat myself up when I couldn’t get it all done instantaneously, and burned-out before barely getting started.  I basically did everything I

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Slow Down as You Speed Back into Routine

By jennifer | September 5, 2017

  Do you feel like you need a vacation from your Labor Day Vacation but know that it’s Back to School, Back to Work, and Back to the Grind? Labor Day here in the states marks the unofficial end of summer and the change in our cultural mindset back to routine.  For so many, the change is welcome.  Routine can be good and that feeling of being productive is always

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Why so serious?

By jennifer | August 20, 2017

I never had formal sales training.  I can’t tell you if that’s good or bad.  My first job in direct, non-retail sales sat me next to one of my first and most memorable mentors.  His sales technique went something like this… Customer:  “Hello” Mentor Guy (MG):  “Do you remember the first time you got old enough to start saying things like “back in the day?” Customer:  <laughs>… “Hi MG!  No,

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For the Love of Work

By jennifer | August 13, 2017

Part of being an executive coach is hearing the positives and negatives of people’s jobs.  It may surprise you to learn that I hear more positives.  Maybe that is because those who hire coaches are generally positive.  However, how we feel about our jobs can be tricky. I have a baby boomer friend who got a “good job” out of high school.  We will call this Job #1.  This person

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Betty White…America’s Favorite Aunt

By jennifer wilson | August 6, 2017

America loves Betty White because she’s an incurable flirt. She has the perfect one-liner for everything and she’s as naughty as she wants to be. Betty is America’s favorite aunt because she is adorably playful and we can’t get enough of her. Think about yourself when you feel playful. Maybe when your on vacation… Don’t you find yourself flirting with everything that moves. Playing peek-a-boo with babies in the airport,

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