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Integrate Fall 2021 newsletter

Integrate Fall 2021 newsletter

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In our fall newsletter learn how Seasoned Leader Kimberly Adam, artist, corporate retail leader and writer, transformed her life into a path she loved, get the latest on the Women in Leadership Podcast, read Susan’s reflections on fall and contribute to the Seasons Leadership discussion on closing leadership gaps.

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Recognizing ‘Monkey Business’ Helps Defining Work Boundaries

Recognizing ‘Monkey Business’ Helps Defining Work Boundaries

Do you feel like you need to take on extra work dumped on you by colleagues who seem either helpless or entitled? This inequitable work transfer is a common theme Seasons Leadership Co-Founders Susan Ireland and Debbie Collard hear about from their coaching clients. Susan shares tips on how to get that monkey off your back.

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Communicating my brand of values (If I can do it, you can too!)

Communicating my brand of values (If I can do it, you can too!)

What is your personal brand? Could you answer this question? Many of my coaching clients have shared their frustration at being asked this recently during job interviews. And while I think this is a terrible interview question (because with so many definitions of “brand” how do we even know we are talking about the same thing?) it is an important, if not tricky thing to nail down.

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A winning mindset takes perspective and planning

A winning mindset takes perspective and planning

With the start of the 2021-2022 football pre-season, sports news is flooded with stories of players waiting to finalize their contract extensions or get picked up by a new team. Through all this noise and uncertainty pro athletes need to focus on being best at what they do and not get tied to one location or team. Just as with pro sports, there are those in business who seem to have broken the code for success both personally and professionally. Maybe those that succeed in pro sports and in business share a mindset that sets them apart?

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Relationships in Business are Important

Relationships in Business are Important

In the course of a lifetime, many people may come into and out of your life. Relationships have multiple variables but all relationships need to be nurtured to flourish, especially relationships in business. Read on to find out more about the importance of relationships and how to nurture them.

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Practicing resilience in your daily life

Practicing resilience in your daily life

Setbacks, disappointments and unfortunately, even crises happen to all of us at some point in our lives. These often leave us feeling overwhelmed, tired, frustrated, upset, numb, defiant, angry - just to name a few challenging emotions. Susan Ireland, co-founder of Seasons Leadership, shares five steps to building resilience.

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Cultivate Summer 2021 newsletter

Cultivate Summer 2021 newsletter

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In our summer newsletter learn how Seasoned Leader Kim Denney transitioned into a second career in home staging and survived the extremes of the Seattle real estate market, get exclusive tips from Michael Bruce Image Consulting on how to cultivate your style, learn about the assessment tools offered in the Seasons Leadership Program and more.

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Boundaries - set, honor, survive: a 'how to' guide

Boundaries - set, honor, survive: a 'how to' guide

Have you glanced at the clock in the corner of your screen and said, "wait, that can’t be right? How can it be 6 p.m. already!" You tell yourself you are almost done and then another hour goes by. You may be setting boundaries but then rationalizing or negotiating them away. Debbie Collard, co-founder of Seasons Leadership, shares tips for how to set and honor your goals.

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Mission Statements and Cupcakes - How Do They Connect?

Mission Statements and Cupcakes - How Do They Connect?

Excellent mission statements: How to create them using your WHY as inspiration. Have you ever said, “I’m really on a mission.” Take a moment to think about what you meant. On a mission normally refers to someone who is singularly focused on a purpose that they are trying to fulfill or an objective they are trying to achieve. But crafting a mission statement for a business (or even yourself) is not as easy as eating a cupcake.

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