Innovate You

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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How to Dream Big with a Letter from the Future

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the first retreat for our company’s five year strategic planning process, called Applied Strategic Planning.  We work with a consulting team, and they facilitate the process for us.  There are many components we started to define or redefine including company values, mission, core competencies, and so on.  All of these …

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Who am I?

Seems like such an easy question, right?  When a coach recently asked me this, my immediate thought was, “I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and working woman.”   The problem with this answer is that it does not answer who I am but rather who I am in association to others.  So, who am I, …

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Choose Food as Medicine or Medicine Will Become Your Food

Today I’m sharing a very personal story.  It is one that I’ve questioned whether it belongs on Pineapple Courage. After some thought, and seeing those around me struggle with similar health issues, I believe it does.  In my opinion, if you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t be your best for others.  Taking care of yourself goes …

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