AWAKEN Spring 2021 Newsletter

AWAKEN Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Seasoned Leader Profile: Taking Ownership and Giving Back
Lisa Faber is deeply connected to the history of hair in Seattle. When she was younger, she loved listening to her aunt, Joanne Meyers, founder of the Seattle Models Guild (later John Robert Powers) talk about the legendary Gene Juarez. In her teens she got to meet him. She promised him she was going to work at his salon one day, which of course she did. Now Lisa owns her own in downtown Seattle and with all the recent changes to the city it is a fixture that has weathered the current financial crisis as a testament to her commitment and savvy. READ MORE

Awaken Your Style
Need to refresh your image on those endless video calls? Pamela Forgrieve, Certified Image Consultant and Director of Operations at our partner Michael Bruce Image Consulting, offers practical advice. READ MORE

Awaken Your Values
Have you been in a meeting and suddenly felt uncomfortable with the direction things are going? It could be your values being trampled on. READ MORE

Ask Susan and Debbie
During a meeting a female student was answering a question and when she left the room a male student made it a point to say that she was too “loud” and “aggressive." READ MORE

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Get to the Point!

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Miraculous Winter is Transformative

Winter is the time to rest, and it is essential to do so. Take a clue from nature. Notice the trees and their bare limbs. It looks like nothing is happening, but trees conserve energy through miraculous cellular adjustments. At the same time, their roots gather the soil's nutrients and water to have enough energy to grow buds for new leaves and flowers in the spring. Without the winter, trees would not have the energy to renew themselves.

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Practicing Grace Makes the World Better

I suggest we allow ourselves and others some latitude of grace. We can start by assuming that people have positive intent and are trying their best. I’m not saying we shouldn’t hold people accountable, and I am dismayed when we twist definitions to allow abusive or immoral behavior but to err is human.

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