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  • Courtesy Reminder: Registration for Wake Up Profitable Boot Camp for Business Owners is Open

    We are excited to announce that registration is open for our Wake Up Profitable Boot Camp on Thursday-Friday, October 20-21, 2022, sponsored by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. You may have heard me say that the class starts as soon as you register. You see, one business owner who registered already reached a goal The post Courtesy Reminder: Registration for Wake Up Profitable Boot Camp for Business Owners is Open appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • What Do Your Actions Really Say?

    Action… Implementation… Completions… Do you want to get more done in a day, a week, a month? Do you need to? Massive, focused, deliberate action! That’s how you get stuff done… That’s how you make a greater impact! That’s how you grow, increase your profits and get to where you want to go… and beyond!...Read More

  • When You Play The Commitment Game, Nobody Wins

    As you know, commitment is an important attribute in life. Commitment gives you a purpose that drives you forward no matter the circumstances. Yet, many people would rather give up than commit to uncomfortable things that initially seem challenging. In showing businesses how to scale for over 20 years, I often see entrepreneurs play the The post When You Play The Commitment Game, Nobody Wins appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Yeah Mon!

    So much to share with you from my quick 4-day trip to Jamaica last week! WOW! It was great fun and I got to share it with good friends – and made a couple new ones too! I hadn’t been out of the country in a while and being in Jamaica reminded me of just...Read More

  • The Hard Fact About Soft Skills

    According to LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends report, 89 percent of recruiters say when a hire doesn’t work out, it usually comes down to a lack of soft skills. These soft skills include communication, teamwork/collaboration, dependability, flexibility, and problem solving. While many people are hired for their technical abilities, their soft skills give them sustainable effectiveness. The post The Hard Fact About Soft Skills appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Are You Ready For The “New” New Economy?

    No matter what the economy is doing, your business can thrive! Bold statement? Yep! But it’s true. You might have to shift a few things, but it’s very possible… In the end, it’s all up to you. Thrive or fail. During Covid when many businesses were shutting down, my client’s businesses were thriving. Growing even…...Read More

  • Disappearing the Ghosting Dance

    A study by Indeed shows that 57% of employers say that candidate ghosting is not only prevalent, but it is increasing. This is not news to many employers who are doubling up on their interviewing appointments in anticipation of no shows. However, ghosting happens from both employers and candidates. Employers are frustrated by a candidate’s The post Disappearing the Ghosting Dance appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • What Is That?

    The first time I talked to somebody about strategic growth in their business, they looked at me like I had three heads and said, “What is that?”. That was probably 20 years ago now. I’m still talking about strategic growth with my clients and to people who attend my events or who hear me speak....Read More

  • Leadership Lesson: Savvy Pointers When Communicating Organizational Change

    If there is one thing that is constant today, it is that the business landscape is in perpetual state of flux. Some changes can be more jarring than others, like laying off a percentage of your workforce, the passing of a key employee, or the unexpected resignation of multiple employees at the same time. As The post Leadership Lesson: Savvy Pointers When Communicating Organizational Change appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Planning Sucks… There, I Said It!

    Do you hate to plan? Do you tell yourself it’s time consuming? Feel like a waste of time? What if it could finally be different… We all do certain things in life we don’t really like to do. Maybe planning isn’t your thing… Maybe you love it… Either way, what if you could do it...Read More

  • Surrendering: A Lesson for Leaders

    When you stop to take a break, watch as you attract new things into your life. The new thing was just waiting for you to stop long enough to notice.” Lisa Mininni Several months ago, a colleague mentioned that her clients are running around in many directions. She went on to say that if they The post Surrendering: A Lesson for Leaders appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Birthday Fun! And A Special For You!

    Do you love birthdays or are they just another day for you? Growing up on the farm, birthdays weren’t really a big deal. As I’ve gotten older, I love celebrating them more and more! Mine was Tuesday… I’m now 2 days into the last year in my 50’s! Gotta love that… because life just keeps...Read More

  • Workers: The New Activists

    I have been questioning the workplace rules and norms since the day I started working in the corporate. If you have been following me,...

  • How Can Your Company Benefit From A Mindset System?

    Research shows that growth-mindset firms have happier employees and a more innovative, risk-taking culture than companies with fixed mindset. Studies also find that the way you start your day can be the most important indicator of how you spend the rest of your day. It’s an integral inner system that influences your outcomes. The problem The post How Can Your Company Benefit From A Mindset System? appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me… Twice In A Month!

    After a couple minor slow downs on the trip, we pulled into the resort, went to the room, and got changed for a dinner of dover sole (it’s fish… and if you’ve never had it, you’re truly missing out!) and some live jazz music. Ok, there might have been a couple appletini’s in there too…...Read More

  • Reminder on How To Disappear Turnover and Keep Others Engaged

    The Great Resignation continues to make hiring hard. According to research, with the voluntary resignation rate at over 25 percent than pre-pandemic levels, openings likely will not return to normal levels for some time. The pandemic gave people time to reevaluate what they want from their career, their life, and their lifestyle. People are starting The post Reminder on How To Disappear Turnover and Keep Others Engaged appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Taking Time Off

    Do you take time off throughout the year? I have a timeshare in Cocoa Beach, Florida. For one glorious week every year I go there and sit on the beach, eat good food, rest, have fun and for the last couple years have been blessed to have shared that time with my love. Can’t you...Read More

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    Did you know that your wiring pre-determines how you operate at work and the environments where you best thrive? Since your wiring is something you’re born with, it never changes, but your behavior does. Wiring answers the why questions that are hidden underneath the changeability of human behavior. Most importantly, when you discover how wiring The post appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Unplugged… Completely Unavailable!

    How often do you completely unplug? No client calls… No email… No social media… No writing… No business books, podcasts, etc. Nothing related to business on your agenda for a week – or more! When was the last time you did that?I don’t do it as often as I should but when I do take...Read More

  • Reducing Turnover From 99 Percent to 0 in 3 Months

    When you work in alignment with who you are innately, it’s not work. Aligning your work environment with your natural motivators benefits everyone. You benefit from being personally satisfied with your work, your customers benefit when interacting with employees who enjoy their work, and the organization benefits from a highly-engaged workforce. The measurement of working The post Reducing Turnover From 99 Percent to 0 in 3 Months appeared first on Excellerate Associates.