Entrepreneur or Freelancer

  So you have been working as an independent contractor or freelancer. Maybe you have been working side jobs as a photographer, graphic designer, copywriter or fitness instructor. You give all or much of your free time toward your passion. Thoughts of making it your full time career have crossed your mind. Is it time…

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Reflection: After the First Year is Over

Often I engage in relationships with organizations at specific milestones in their growth. They are having a feeling of “we got this far, what next?”. It might be at the very beginning. An idea has been vetted, a group or informal organization has been formed and it is time to formalize either as a business…

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Conflict is a Good Thing

  One of the primary issues that I guide clients through is conflict in the workplace. Many times this is between leadership and non-leadership groups, but is also prevalent within leadership teams. Living in the midwest, conflict is something that is avoided at all costs. Confrontation is avoided and only pleasantries are exchanged in person.…

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Create a Plan for Growth

  Coming into the Spring Equinox this week my thoughts turned to new beginnings. Each new year brings us a full life cycle. Both in the World and in our businesses. In the springtime we awaken from a deep sleep. People begin to interact with each other again.   Spring is also a time for…

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Mindfulness Practice Improves Leadership

Mindfulness is important to my consulting philosophy. Being mindful about our business when we are planning, hiring, developing and creating is essential to success. This is also a practice that can help to strengthen your leadership team. According to the Harvard Business Review, “mindfulness training produces an improvement in three capacities that are key for…

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Your Business Compass

When I set out to formalize my consulting business I reflected on the entrepreneurial adventures I have had of my own. I thought about what I would want in a consultant. Reflecting on my mentors and colleagues and exploring the qualities I wanted to emulate.     Helping people is at the core of who…

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