Now in its 8th year, the Commitment to Community Awards recognize and honor the significant accomplishments of our nominees. This event applauds their commitment and provides visibility and recognition for their leadership and vision. The Western Partnerships Conference seeks nominations to recognize individuals, organizations or businesses that demonstrate three or more of the following criteria:… Continue Reading Nominations for Commitment to Community Awards Now Open!
On October 26, 2018 I was fortunate enough to attend a class on Constructive Conversations presented by Abbey Louie and Steve Robertson of Louie Robertson Consulting during the Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services. Ms. Louie and MR. Robertson demonstrated true synergy during the presentation. As attendees, we learned to identify our own challenges to… Continue Reading Handle Difficult Conversations With Greater Impact And a Lot Less Stress!
Research suggests that executives and company leaders are spending half their work week in meetings (HBR, Aug. 2017). With limited resources and time in a fast-paced market, utilizing meeting time optimally is an important skill for leaders in a variety of industries. Every meeting needs a good facilitator. That person is someone who helps meeting… Continue Reading How to Facilitate Successful Meetings
It’s a new year, and like most, I’m resolving for a better, brighter version of myself. In the past, I’ve considered the usual prospects–a healthier diet, more time volunteering and giving back, starting something new, or fixing something old. And like most, I found myself taking honest inventory of the likelihood of my success and… Continue Reading Failure is the Greatest Teacher
There I was a 12 year old, 86 pound, baggy jean wearing tom-boy Latina arriving to the first day of sixth grade and in walks a tall, blonde, bright blue eyed woman who would be my teacher. I had heard stories of her, she was said to be strict and tough, almost authoritarian like. She… Continue Reading The Importance of Female Mentorship
Having a flexible job and working from home may be the dream for most working adults but it is not as easy as you may think it is and there are many difficulties that you may not be aware of. People who work from home tend to work a lot more than those in offices. … Continue Reading How to Balance Working from Home
Attending professional conferences, summits, workshops and seminars have positive impacts on business professionals. They offer an opportunity to develop new professional relationships, meet new friends, gain knowledge and become more successful in your career. Reasons to Attend Conferences and Workshops: – Networking Opportunities– Building new relationships and meeting new contacts is important to personal and… Continue Reading The Benefits of Attending Professional Development Workshops
At one point in my life I accessed a counselor to sort through some personal battles. Every two weeks I would arrive at my counselor’s office, make small talk about the weather, sports, whatever and then we would dig into my life. “Tell me about your childhood, how has your childhood affected your relationships, how… Continue Reading Past vs. Future: How Life Coaching Helped Me
When you think about leading a team of individuals that are responsible for supporting and teaching individuals that have been diagnosed with a developmental disability, you realize it is such an amazing position to hold. It is a position that allows you to walk alongside individuals with many strengths. It is a position that requires… Continue Reading Building a Strong Team