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From Stress To Success

As we near the end of Stress Awareness Month, I feel compelled to write what may turn out to be a fairly personal post. In all the work I do around leadership development and workplace culture I’m finding that more and more people are “stressed out.” I don’t want to sound like Twenty One Pilots, […]

Entrepreneurs Speak Out | How To Manage Stress

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern negative stress epidemic. The Stress Management Society says that “millions of us… are experiencing high levels of stress” and that “Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time.” […]

Building Gender Balance in a World of Imperfections

Building Gender Balance in a World of Imperfections Through EQ, Love, Empathy, & Compassion In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 By Coach Jane   Since the beginning of the human race, women have been pigeonholed and considered less than men, especially when it comes to work and wages. This article is written in celebration […]

Conscious Leadership

An interview by Mathew Heggem with Jennifer Scott, CEO of HireEffect, on Conscious Leadership and enjoying the journey of self discovery on the path to becoming a better leader. As one of the pillars of Conscious Capitalism, Conscious Leadership is what drives the People First core value at HireEffect. Jennifer keeps her team focused on […]

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Employee or Contractor: Which Do You Need?

When looking to hire people for your business, you need ask some important questions. One key question: Do I need an employee or would hiring an independent contractor make more sense? It’s a smart question. Many companies today rely on contractors instead of employees. As a result, it’s important that business leaders understand the federal […]

The Importance of Wellness at Work

Join us for this insightful interview by Mathew Heggem with Alison Waldman, Registered Yoga Teacher and Wellness Entrepreneur. In this interview, Alison takes us on the journey of the body in motion, and helps us understand the importance of self care in entrepreneurship. It seems that sustainability is the key to Failing Better. In case […]


A New Perspective on Showing Up

Conscious Leadership Conscious Capitalism, Inc. describes Conscious Leaders like this: Conscious businesses cannot exist without Conscious Leaders. Conscious Leaders focus on “we,” rather than “me.” They inspire positive transformation and bring out the best in those around them. They keep the business focused on its Higher Purpose, and support the people within the organization to […]

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The Key to Consistent Investing? Paying Yourself First

Consistency is a key ingredient of success in many activities – including investing. And one technique that can help you become a more consistent investor is paying yourself first. Many people have the best of intentions when it comes to investing. They know how important is it to put money away for long-term goals, especially […]

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Fail Better: Take a Walk

Congrats! You’ve Failed. Now, get back up & fail again. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett Wow! you’ve made it this far. Doesn’t it feel like January & February just zipped right past? Hopefully, you’ve tackled that BIG GOALS list for 2019 with a sense of […]

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Love the “Skin” You are IN

The rise of small and medium sized businesses is evident as you view the landscapes of our communities. Many individuals have taken their exit from traditional work positions and environments and moved on to leading and following their passions as entrepreneurs. Who are these powerful new faces? They are the minority owned business owners. The […]