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JOY🌈 & PAIN😷 | SUNSHINE ☀️AND RAIN 🌧

JOY🌈  & PAIN😷 | SUNSHINE ☀️AND RAIN 🌧

Over the last few weeks, I have been worrying my ass off about how folks like you are managing.  I know how I’ve been feeling and I’m seeing the signs of burnout due to extreme stress everywhere.  There’s financial stress, homeschooling stress, financial stress, health/safety stress, and anxiety in general about how we will get back into the world.  You are experiencing JOY🌈  & PAIN😷 | SUNSHINE ☀️AND RAIN 🌧 often at the same time. So are your people.  This video includes an overview of what I’ve been up to these last few weeks. It’s pretty freaking awesome and I want...


Don’t Stand So Close to Me…Write Me a Note Instead

Don’t Stand So Close to Me…Write Me a Note Instead

Humans are amazing creatures. During this time of social distancing and sheltering in place, we’ve found creative ways to stay connected using virtual tools.  We’ve hosted happy hours, wine tastings, birthday parties, baby showers, played Bingo, homeschooled our kids, streamed concerts, and in a couple of weeks, will be watching the next generation graduate from institutes of advanced learning.  DAMN. THAT IS A LOT OF SCREEN TIME!!! How do you reduce screen time while also keeping your teams connected?  THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE.   Not only will this help the Postal Service stay in business, but cards and letters from YOU also bring JOY to someone’s day.  To...


A JOURNEY TO JOY WITH LAURA ESCUDÉ, CCO/FOUNDER OF ELECTRONIC CREATIVES: CASE STUDY

A JOURNEY TO JOY WITH LAURA ESCUDÉ, CCO/FOUNDER OF ELECTRONIC CREATIVES: CASE STUDY

I met Laura in 2019 through a mutual marketing consultant, Shannon Hernandez and we all spent a week together in New Jersey on a CEO workcation. It was one of the best weeks ever! Laura is the CEO and Founder of Electronic Creatives, a playback engineering agency that provides a variety of services to touring artists and organizations, such as, Pentatonix, Arianna Grande, Logic, Marie Forleo, Harry Styles, The Grammys, and American Idol. EC also teaches and trains aspiring playback engineers through its Master Track™ program. ​When not running EC, Laura remains a creative genius, speaking, teaching, touring and inspiring people...


[Team Building Tuesday] Breaking the Ice… Virtually Speaking

[Team Building Tuesday] Breaking the Ice… Virtually Speaking

Not every team building event or meeting needs an ice breaker but when done correctly, with intention and purpose, they can add a more personal connection and contribute to building an inclusive culture.  There are loads of virtual ice breaking ideas on the interwebs, so if you need suggestions, Google. But if you want to focus on how to use them effectively, keep reading.  Establish your goals and objectives. What ice needs to be broken and why? Does your team need more creativity, communication, collaboration or critical thinking? Why do they need it?  Make sure people will be comfortable. Does...


[Team Building Tuesday] How’s that Book Going? 📚🤷‍♀️

[Team Building Tuesday] How’s that Book Going? 📚🤷‍♀️

“If you want people to write nice things about you or your organization, you have to actually give them something nice to say. Treat your people as if every single one of them is going to write a book about their experience, and all of your investors have a Barnes & Noble membership.” - Madison Butler This is true whether we are managing a global pandemic or when handling smaller scale issues. Investing in our people and teams remains important no matter the circumstances.  This week, I’m sharing some great tips from Emily Morgan and The Texas Conference for Women...

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