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What are you Screwing Up?

What are you Screwing Up?

After seeing Kristen Hadeed speak at the Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s annual conference last fall, I had to dig deeper and read her book Permission to Screw Up. Inspired by a pair of jeans that she couldn’t afford as a poor college student, Kristen, through ad an in the paper…

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Arriving at Good Leadership

Arriving at Good Leadership

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a professional airline pilot?  Imagine the experience and training required to earn an Airline Transport Pilot certificate; to be a pilot-in-command, responsible for dozens or even hundreds of passengers? The term “Cockpit Resource Management” might not be familiar to you, but…

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The Vibrations

The Vibrations

Can you feel it? Whatever’s happening right now in your workplace is the cause of every decision, every action, every word communicated, and everything left unsaid. It all ripples.  It’s all alive. Good intentions can sometimes leave behind unintentional scars.  I try to wear my scars as signs of learning. …

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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I found myself in a unique juxtaposition this past year shifting between severe work stress and studying the practice of integrating the body, mind and spirit into one. The company I worked at for 13 years announced its merger with one of its largest competitors around the same time I…

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Perfectly Obstinate

Perfectly Obstinate

What happens when you combine a book – “Five Rules for Trusting Your Guts” by Kathy Kolbe – with 60 days to focus on being true to yourself? Shawn created his own take on the rules and used them to form the foundation for humanworks. Listen to Kathy Kolbe and…

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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Thanksgiving 2013. The annual family gathering and all of us going out to see a new movie. The pick back then was the latest in The Hunger Games series – Catching Fire. Not really age appropriate for my 4-year-old nephew. So, my husband and I said we would take him to…

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Does Gratitude Belong in the Workplace?

Does Gratitude Belong in the Workplace?

As I review the Thanksgiving dinner menu for my family this year, I can’t help but picture people going home to their families for a day to pause and be grateful. Sure, we may be driving or cooking or even (gasp) shopping, and we forget the simple fact that we…

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The Awe

The Awe

Where have you experienced a moment that stays with you?  A moment suspended in time. It may have happened looking at nature.  It may have happened looking at someone. It stands out because it doesn’t fit in your current narrative.  It stands out because it makes you look at something…

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If it Ain’t Broke, Make it Better

If it Ain’t Broke, Make it Better

Recently I found myself investing a great deal of time and energy into improving a process. It wasn’t my process, I didn’t create it, but I was enjoying taking it apart and putting it back together in a way I believed would make it better. I’ve always enjoyed doing that…

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Four Memorable Moments from Kolbe’s Conation Nation Symposium 2019

Four Memorable Moments from Kolbe’s Conation Nation Symposium 2019

Preparing for my first Kolbe Corp’s Conation Nation Symposium (CNS) was a thrill. I had to be confident. The rest of my team had each been there at least twice before and knew what they were doing, so I had to channel their comfort with CNS over my curiosity and…

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