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Anything Is Possible

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in #helpingrecovery, Addiction, Attitude, Choose Life, Communications, goals, KeyNotes, Leadership, Management, Marketing, motivational speaker, Organization, Recovery, Services, Success, What I Learned Today | 0 comments

Anything Is Possible

Who knew that I would transition from nonprofit consultant to nonprofit founder? Who knew that I would enter the addiction recovery industry, wide-eyed and naive, and that it would become my passion? Who knew that in my late-50s I would take an unexpected very sharp turn to the left and change my career path completely? Not me. Not me. Not me. And yet, here I am, surrounded by real life heroes every single day – addicts in recovery – some of the most resilient, kind, courageous and sincere people I’ve ever known. And together...

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There Comes A Time

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in #helpingrecovery, Addiction, Attitude, Choose Life, Communications, goals, Leadership, Management, Marketing, motivational speaker, Non-profit Organization, Organization, Recovery, Services, Success | 0 comments

There Comes A Time

There comes a time when we all need to look at our lives and simplify. For me, that time is now. The Resource Tank has been my bread and butter for many years. It launched my speaking career, connected me with clients, and provided me a respected base to call my “business home”. I will forever be grateful. Yes, that means what you think it might. The Resource Tank is quietly fading into the sunset, but this redhead is enthusiastically bursting into the limelight. In my world simplifying seems to always morph into new chaos. My...

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BREAK!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Attitude, Choose Life, Non-profit Organization, Office Party, Organization, Services, Success | 0 comments

BREAK!

We all need a break at one time or another. Today I needed a break so badly I had to remove myself from any proximity to technology: computer was powered down, iPhone was turned off and left at home. And I couldn’t get into my little guacamole-colored Subaru fast enough. Thankfully I am mature enough to not screech out of the driveway, but the thought did cross my mind. It was as if I was escaping some terrible threat to my sanity safety. In reality, I was maxed out. I had hit the wall. I needed quiet, space, food, and a break. This...

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April Fools Day, Tony the Tiger, and Goalsetting

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in #helpingrecovery, Addiction, April Fools Day, Attitude, goals, Leadership, Management, motivational speaker, Non-profit Organization, Success, Tony the Tiger, W.I.L.T., weight loss, What I Learned Today, WILT | 0 comments

April Fools Day, Tony the Tiger, and Goalsetting

It is a quiet spring morning that began with a bowl of sugar frosted flakes. As I sat on the patio earlier today and enjoyed the fresh air, I was calm, mellow even. The day ahead loomed bright and productive. Nothing could break my positive mood. Unless that nothing snuck up on my subconscience mind and caught me by surprise. My ohm moment was broken with a quiet whisper. There was a moment when the image of Tony the Tiger tickling my ear with his cold nose flashed across my mind, and then all I heard was a whisper in my head, “You are...

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New Year, New Me, New You

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Attitude, Choose Life, Leadership, Organization, Resources, Success | 0 comments

New Year, New Me, New You

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this post is about the new year. Someone is late (imagine me pointing my finger at myself). Life certainly can be entertaining, can’t it? 2014 ended and 2015 started and I am just catching up. I am too old for the hamster wheel I’ve been on for the past 90 days! I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase, STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF! Well, it’s been my personal motto since mid-October 2014. But I’m over that, and it’s a new year, a new me, a new you, and a...

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LBD Meets Coworkers: 10 Tips on Surviving the Office Holiday Party

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Communications, Event Planning and Production, Leadership, Management, Non-profit Organization, Office Party, Organization | 0 comments

LBD Meets Coworkers: 10 Tips on Surviving the Office Holiday Party

We’ve all been there. The dreaded company holiday party. Where Judy (think tailored beige suits and no makeup) suddenly transforms at the part-AY into Jud-AY in a very LBD (little black dress), 4 inch stilettos, 1-inch eyelashes, and sparkling foundation, and where Paul (think office nerd with horn-rimmed glasses) shows up in a beautifully tailored European suit with slicked back hair and dreamy eyes. Who knew!? Don’t panic! There is a way to maneuver through the packed room of glitz and champagne without losing your sanity....

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Communications, Fundraising, KeyNotes, Leadership, Major Gifts, Management, Marketing, Organization, Philanthropy, Quotations | 0 comments

The Attitude of Gratitude

Life doesn’t always make us want to say “thank you.” We have ups and downs, successes and failures. And sometimes things happen that simply don’t make any sense at all. I’ve just experienced something like this. And after a week or so of shaking my head and wondering, as the transition plan from one assignment to another is in the works, as I’ve spent way too many hours contemplating how this change will effect me and others, I’ve finally taken a deep breath, regrouped, asked myself some serious...

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Manager or Leader?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Leadership, Management, Non-profit Organization | 0 comments

Manager or Leader?

Are you a manager or a leader? There are numerous articles to be found on this topic. One I liked (maybe because of the fun graphic) can be found here. To me, it’s simple: Leaders serve. They are about mission, team, and shared collaborative success. Managers manage. They are about tasks, control, and results. Read through the article, it will help you determine if you are a natural born leader or a task-oriented manager. Both are...

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Is Leadership in Your DNA?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Leadership, Management | 0 comments

Is Leadership in Your DNA?

I remember my mother telling me that I was a born leader. As the firstborn of three, I absolutely gained all the beneficial (and off-putting) traits of the oldest child. This 2013 article lists these enviable (?) traits very creatively. And all I can say is “Guilty as described”. Just ask my younger sis. Leadership is more than being smarter, in charge, and entitled. And, no offense Mom, leadership isn’t in my DNA. I wasn’t born to lead. How about you? Do you feel that from the moment of your first breath, as you were...

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