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Episode 65: The Grateful Showcase (Nancy Nicholas)

I can’t help but laugh that Nancy and I have the same exact initial memory about the beginning of our friendship. It was shopping, at the Mall of America and we were on the hunt for shoes. Skechers to be specific. She had recently invested in a pair of BOBS and couldn’t stop saying how […]

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Episode 64: The Grateful Showcase (Josh Smeltzer)

When I compare the person I was when I first met Josh to who I am today. I find myself in a state of disbelief at the amount of growth and I am then immediately filled with humbling gratitude. I’m not sure who I would be today if he hadn’t entered my life and decided […]

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Thanksgiving Cookies (yes it’s a thing)

Thanksgiving is this week and it definitely seems to have shown up out of nowhere.  But last week was my son’s Thanksgiving party at school and I signed up to bring a dessert.  I stumbled on a turkey cookie image and thought these will be cool to make. So I embarked on a mission to […]

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Episode 63: The Grateful Showcase (Katie Caples)

It is those who are passionate about what they do that are empowered to carry others that are still trying to figure it out. When I started Leadership Arts Associates, I was one step closer to doing what I love however I had no idea exactly what that was. I could in no way articulate […]

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Episode 62: The Grateful Showcase (Marvin Worthy)

If there is one word to describe this episode, it is persistence. If you didn’t notice, this episode is three days late in being posted and that is because I ran into technical issue after technical issue. But with persistence, I was able to finally upload the file late on Monday evening, so our listeners […]

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I can fire you if I want to!

What does At Will mean? As a general rule, employees are at-will, absent a contract, and may be terminated at any time, for any reason or for no reason.  Conversely, though, an at-will employee may resign at any time (with no notice) and for any reason. Exceptions Violation of a public policy-  the employee must […]

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Episode 61: The Grateful Showcase (Demi Stevens)

It never fails that life delivers me with a full heart as we start the showcase every year. This past weekend marked the official kick-off of a week-long Book Launch Extravaganza. The kick-off event was a private reception with individuals that had previously taken the program that served as inspiration for my newest book. Let’s […]

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Balance and a 3 year old

As a Human Resources professional, I preach a lot about the balance of work and life.  The question I sometimes get is “Well how do you do it?”. I take great pride in my ability to be able to really balance my focus on the multiple hats that I wear.  I know that in order […]

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The Art of Brooding

Do you brood? Unfortunately, I believe this is a skill set that I have mastered over the course of my life. Being detailed oriented is commonly a skill that I lack, however when it comes to brooding I have a knack for focusing on the details. If you aren’t sure what I mean by brooding, […]

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Boston the City of Literal Dreams

Last week I had the honor and privilege of speaking at my first national conference in Boston. It was an incredible milestone for me and I knew this going into the opportunity. However, I didn’t fully comprehend what this milestone meant to me until we were leaving. In fact, it was actually on the Uber […]

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