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...

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...

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...

18 Apr 2020

The Power of Positive Leadership
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction, that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt There is a lot of fear in the world right now and as a leader, it's crucial to embrace the power of positive leadership. We must lead with positivity for our teams, our clients, our vendors, our colleagues, our community, and for ourse...

14 Feb 2020

The Power of the Group
Recently I spoke with a business owner who returned from a snow-mobiling vacation with a large group of friends and colleagues. He commented that he didn’t need to go to the gym, because he got his best ab workout from all the laughter they shared over their several days together. That group dynamic takes FUN to the next level in our personal lives and is also exceptionally valuable for ...

15 Jan 2020

Business Lessons from The Rose Parade
I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this year! The Parade theme this year was “2020 The Power of Hope.” Not only was it a fantastic way to celebrate New Years Day with dear friends, it was also impressive to see the history and innovation that have kept The Rose Parade relevant and thriving as an iconic New Year’s traditi...

22 Aug 2019

Tolerating problem employees is a common trap I see business owners fall into. The issue can be an approach of “let’s ignore it and hope it goes away” or simply not knowing what to do. Allowing problem employees to continue the negative status quo has an adverse effect on your customers and can be destructive to team morale, staff retention, and productivity. It creates a host of headach...

27 Jan 2017

Is your business driving you crazy? It’s easy to get frustrated with your business – especially if being at work kept you from enjoying the holidays… But you don’t have to be a slave to your business! You can break free and learn to love your business again! It won’t be easy, but it all starts with learning to let go and take a step back. You have to create systems, learn to delegate, bu...

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