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The Roller Coaster & The Rainbow: Lessons in Navigating Recovery

I have struggled to write this blog.  I opened my laptop several times but what spilled out onto the page was NOT me or my typical character.  Hurricane recovery is not for the faint of heart.  I often get asked, how are you doing?  How is your family?  Is your house back to normal?  In …

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Believing in Your Personal Value and Owning the Courage to Change

Blogging has brought me such joy. I enjoy the writing process and what is more are the stories that have come back to me through Pineapple Courage subscribers. Recently I became part of one of those stories and it was an inspiration to me. I want to share it with you. This is a story …

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How to Stop Making Decisions Based On What You Think Others Think

I have been on a hiatus from blogging.  There are several reasons, and I am excited to get back to writing again.  The last four months have been challenging for me both personally and professionally, but I am overcoming it, and a few tough months are not going to keep me down.  There have been several blog topics …

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Are Career Coaches Worth the Investment?

Have you ever been offered the opportunity to work with a career coach through your company?  Or have you thought about investing in one yourself?  I’ve had the privilege to work with a few career coaches over my last 20 years of working.  The first opportunity was provided by my company in the form of a 360-evaluation followed …

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4 Reasons to Consider Returning to In-Person Conference Events

This last week I was on vacation in Southwest Florida.  We stayed at a full-service resort with conference facilities.  After the Memorial Day weekend crowd departed, a large non-profit group came in who had bought out the rest of the resort for an in-person event.  It was wonderful to see people getting back together to converse, share ideas …

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Superpowers!

Do you have a superpower?  I would argue that you do, even if you haven’t identified it yet.  I’m not talking about the ability to shoot fire or possessing Hulk-like strength but rather things that you seem to do better than others, naturally, and that has helped you excel at work.  The idea of each of us having …

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