04 Aug 2021

Start Your New Business
Is now the time? Time to start the business you’ve always dreamed of? Time to refocus your current company? Is the timing right to turn your hobby into something bigger? The events of the last year or two have brought about such ponderings as many people have re-examined their values and priorities. But if not now, then when? The most recent clients who’ve hired me have taken the ...

29 Apr 2021

Cultural Mastery
An effective leader in the current landscape of pandemic after-shock, social justice unrest, and heightened corporate scrutiny must excel in finding common ground. The best leaders are not only open to but are truly committed to learning new skills and thought processes to help bring people together. Just as shifts in growing a business require changes in skill sets, perspectives and min...

29 Mar 2021

I recently had a captivating discussion with Atlanta business leader, Todd Youngblood, on the Willful Impact podcast. We talked about how core values and the perspectives we take can shift the way we do business, perhaps in ways we may not have seen coming. Take a listen and reach out to me with your experiences in shifting perspectives. by Kim Ellet, CPC, CMM Kim Ellet uses her u...

15 Feb 2021

Cultural Diversity and Mastery
What if each month we chose a different culture to educate ourselves about and to celebrate? We may ask ourselves, “why is this important?” Well, we learn more about ourselves while we learn about other cultures and communities. It helps us develop soft skills, like understanding, inclusion, open-mindedness, empathy, compassion, while we learn about the history and cultures of others. Le...

13 Jan 2021

Change in 2021
Here we are at the beginning of another new year. Typically, if you are like me, you start January thinking that things will be different, creating resolutions with promises to do better and be better. In some ways the beginning of a new year is exciting . . . like the first day of school. It’s a clean, fresh start, like a shiny, new notebook. Hopefully we have gained some experienc...

30 Dec 2020

Leadership is Action
Leadership is like an airplane mask: you need to focus on yourself first. Effective leadership starts with expanding our own knowledge, learning about the world around us, the people we work with, and being willing to learn about ourselves. “I need you to help Susan.” Translation: “I need you to fix Susan so she fits in with how I think our company should run.” These are thoughts fr...

04 Nov 2020

Email Management
When I was in my twenties, in my second job out of college, I took a course to help me get organized. The focus was to learn and incorporate new practices to help manage priorities, time, and paper! Of course, we had email (I’m not THAT old) but not to the extent that it rules our life today. The practices and “tricks” I learned in that course many years ago can be applied and updated...

21 Oct 2020

Microaggression may seem like a trendy buzzword, but for many people it’s a reality being endured on a regular basis, in and out of the workplace. As stated by Gina Torino et al in Microaggression Theory, “Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership (e.g., race, gender, culture, religion, social cl...

09 Sep 2020

In my meditation today I received a prompt, “What do I need to take a stand for?” Over the years I’ve taken a stand for my kids – advocating for the specialized instructional style to help my younger daughter thrive, taking a stand for my son after several sports injuries presented potential lasting effects, and taking a stand for all three of my children as we navigated a new design to ...

25 Aug 2020

We seem to be in this “new paradigm” with the world feeling upside down this year – and for much longer than any of us expected! In previous discussions we have looked at resilience as an attribute that must be practiced, building it like a muscle. In our current situation, however, much more is required than just short spurts of energy that resilience suggests. While some may use the...

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