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The Wisdom of Michael Allosso

by Ali Stieglbauer

We were privileged to have Communications and Awareness Specialist Michael Allosso present at WPO Minnesota’s Professional Development Day. He brought incredible energy, wowed the audience and left us with actionable take-aways. Here is what stood out most for us: Leadership and Acting Use the Same Skills: Michael shared with us how similar acting and leading really are. In both cases,…

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Holidays as a Family of Choice

by Sue Hawkes

The holiday season is always lauded as important family time. There are extended-family dinners, gifts to exchange, and cross-country treks to each other’s homes. All in all, this sounds like a wonderful time of year, right? Well, for blended families (who now make up over 50% of US households), spending this time together isn’t so easy. There are schedules to…

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Who Supports You, the Coach?

by Ali Stieglbauer

Sue’s article on coaching, “Who Supports You, the Coach?” was recently published in Coaching Perspectives, a global coaching publication.  As a coach you offer support to your clients every day. And who supports you? Coaches are entrusted with many things, such as their clients’ career, growth opportunity or family issues. When you don’t maintain your own healthy practices as a…

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4 Ways to Unmask Vulnerability & Become a Stronger Leader

by Ali Stieglbauer

Sue was recently featured as a contributor for an article in Business News Daily. Read the full article below! We all have our struggles: doubts that prevent us from making the right decision, memories we’d rather not relive, regrets that haunt us at night. Leaders are no exceptions, and they shouldn’t act as such. “People want to work for someone…

Ali Stieglbauer4 Ways to Unmask Vulnerability & Become a Stronger Leader
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The Truth Teller: Entering the Danger

by Ali Stieglbauer

Sue was honored be featured in the James J. Hill Center blog as part of their celebration of Women’s History Month. We are grateful for the wonderful work the Center does to further women in business and business in our state. Read the full interview below.  How did your entrepreneurial journey begin? My entrepreneurial journey began in 5th My best friend…

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Forget Balance! 3 Ways Leaders Can Navigate Imbalanced Lives

by Ali Stieglbauer

Sue’s article below has been featured in outlets including Business Management Daily, HR.com, Young Upstarts, EHS Today and TG Daily. “Work-life balance” is a running theme in this hectic world, but also an elusive goal. The phrase is plastered everywhere as people aspire to achieve ideal harmony between family life and professional career. The demands of both, however, make it difficult to pull…

Ali StieglbauerForget Balance! 3 Ways Leaders Can Navigate Imbalanced Lives
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Meditation Resources

by Ali Stieglbauer

Meditation has many scientifically proven health benefits, including a more calm demeanor and focused mind. Utilize these resources below: The Four Agreements -Don Miguel Ruiz (book) Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change -Pema Chodron and her additional books Peace is Every Step -Thich Nhat Hahn and his additional books The Celestine Prophecy -James Redfield (book and movie) Human by Design -Gregg Braden…

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Discover Your Purpose

by Ali Stieglbauer

What triggers your optimal performance? For many leaders, their ultimate driver is to make a positive impact in the world. Use the resources below to discover your purpose and design practices to align it with your business goals. Purpose Work The Discovery of Purpose Design for Life Outcomes: Well Formed Conditions Career and Life Reflections We are all driven by…

Ali StieglbauerDiscover Your Purpose
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Rules for My Kids

by Sue Hawkes

I recently came across these rules and loved them so much I had to share.  Rules For My Kids 1. Don’t knock it ’til you try it. 2. Send Thank You cards for every act of hospitality — except another Thank You card. 3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need. 4. Always celebrate your birthday; life is…

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Small Business Peer Groups

by Ali Stieglbauer

Peer groups are crucial for entrepreneurs and small business owners. These groups are a place to share ideas, be challenged, and feel supported. Below is a list of the top organizations we recommend. Entrepreneurs’ Organization Women Presidents’ Organization Young President’s Organization Vistage Allied Executives SCORE Young Entrepreneur Council Edward Lowe Foundation

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