Are Brilliant Blended Meetings Possible? I say “YES”

Are Brilliant Blended Meetings Possible? I say “YES”

Work is different now. And there is no where to easily get the skills to run and attend hybrid meetings. Joe Curcillo and I have created 100 Minutes to Brilliant Blended Meetings to solve the challenge of how to conduct and attend blended meetings. In 8 fast moving episodes and a bonus episode for team members,  Joe and I combined our 40 years of meeting experience to create the guide for these challenging times. I am here to help. For a preview of the program please go to https://brilliant100.com/. And if an additional discount will help your company thrive, please reach out to me and ask. Happy Meetings!!

Sharing my new “comedy audio show” for Baby Boomers

Sharing my new “comedy audio show” for Baby Boomers

Click here for Another Day Above Ground

As a performer since the age of 5, I get so excited when I get to be “on stage”. As a professional speaker on sales, persuasion and execution, I have spent a lot of time staying true to my “business”. But FUN is so important in business that when the opportunity to collaborate with two comic geniuses showed up in my life, I jumped at the chance.

Please join me with my partners, Dale Irvin, https://daleirvin.com and Tim Slagle https://timslagle.com/ as we explore the life, culture and experiences of the Baby Boomer generation on our audio show (podcast).

The link above is to our show website, and the picture here is from this episode featuring my friend Tim Gard https://timgard.com/.  Here is the direct link to this episode: https://anotherday19.podbean.com/e/a-funny-kind-of-show/

Please comment and share our podcast with anyone who needs a laugh today. Cheers, Carolyn

 

 

 

Mindfulness/ Vision Boards and a good cup of coffee

Mindfulness/ Vision Boards and a good cup of coffee

I got the opportunity to be a guest on my friend Holly Duckworth’s podcast, Everyday Mindfulness. The conversation went in a direction I did not expect, but I think that is the key to Mindfulness. Being in the moment and following the moment where it leads.

As we get close to the end of Summer 2018, take a moment when you can to feel the sunshine on your face, a breeze through your hair, the smell of ocean and maybe even appreciate the lack of needing to shovel. At least for a while.

I’m happy to share this recording with you. I hope you enjoy it. Namaste, Carolyn

How to re-Focus for a wonderful Holiday season!

How to re-Focus for a wonderful Holiday season!

As we come close to the end of yet another year, I want to invite you to think of this next 3 weeks, not as winding down, but gearing up for an amazing and productive 2018.

Here is my 3 step strategy for completing 2017 powerfully and for entering 2018 with purpose, vision and an action plan to make the most Dollars Per Minute™ as possible.

Step one: Review your 2017 goals/ intentions yourself or with you team to assess how close you came to reaching them, or exceeding them. If you fell short, invent a quick fix that you can implement in the next 2 weeks that can close the gap, or mitigate the harm caused by not reaching the goal. If you exceeded the goal, plan a celebration to mark the completion of an intention. Nothing helps morale than celebrating a win.

Step two: Spend some time and set your goals/ intentions for Q1 of 2018. What will you accomplish in the first 3 months of 2018? Looking ahead just 3 months allows your team to set measurable and achievable outcomes. When we set goals for all of the next year, it seems like we have so much time to get them done, that procrastination is common.

Step three: Create a visual representation of where you plan to go. A vision board, a team video, digital reminders of the outcome you intend so that everyone stays on track. Also, you may want to include everyone involved with achieving the vision including your key customers, and all support team members.

With this strategy in place, you are sure to hit the ground running in 2018. And with all of this handled, you may be able to enjoy your Holidays with ease and peace knowing that the future you are stepping into is on purpose.

May your holidays be filled with Health, Joy and Love!

How to not get triggered during the Holiday Season

How to not get triggered during the Holiday Season

The Holidays are here again. Can you believe it? December already. The weather is turning cold, and it seems that everyone is getting ready to wind down 2016 pretty soon. Too soon for me. Here are a few ideas to keep us from allowing the hectic pace and people’s “peopling”to  trigger us to react with stress, anger and frustration.

Here are 3 tips to not get triggered and enjoy your holidays.

  • Understand that events are neutral. People are neutral. Nothing has meaning… good or bad until we superimpose our meaning onto it. So when you feel triggered, take a breath and realize that what is happening has no meaning… and then choose to give it the meaning that will serve YOU. If something is horribly triggering, breathe and find a way to separate yourself from it for a few minutes to give yourself perspective.
  • People are constantly “peopling”. What is that? It is that people with all of their personality components, their life situations and their history bring that into the room with them. Understand that you do not have to take it on. Any of it. Even with family, you can choose to objectively look at the behavior and language that is coming at you, and stand back, observe and then choose to engage or not. My Dad always said, you NEVER go wrong keeping your mouth shut.
  • And…. you can choose to or not to engage in the holiday ritual of shopping, and gift giving. If you have enough “stuff”, as I do, you can make the request of family and friends and co-workers, to make a small donation to a charity of your/ their choice. You can also ask someone to be specific as to what would be the best gift for them if they were to get a gift from you. Then you can choose consciously to create a holiday season that works for everyone.

Should you like to give the gift of coaching or voice dialogue facilitation to someone in your life or your organization, feel free to reach out to me and we can get it scheduled. My gift to you is that I’m here to help whenever you feel it will be a benefit, a joy or a gift.

I hope to speak for your organization or see you at an event in 2017.

With Peace and Blessings for a beautiful holiday season. – Carolyn