Invisible Boundaries

We may have escaped and broken free

From the cage that we could see

But beyond the cage lies an invisible boundary

A boundary and barrier that are hidden carefully

This boundary, this barrier was created intentionally

The Pandemic Pivot

We all are going to go through a process of pivoting from pandemic life to whatever life is going to look like next. Particularly in our workplaces as we come back together with our co-workers, we must be respectful of the various experiences people have had throughout the pandemic. Some may have lost family members, some may have suffered from mental health issues, and others may not have been impacted directly at all. Everyone is likely at a different point in the process of pivoting, and we need to be respectful and conscious of those differences.

Women’s History: Transforming How We Live and Work

As Women’s History Month draws to close, I think it appropriate to reconsider how women might make history moving forward by transforming how we live and work. By engaging in meaningful discussions about the different experiences women and men have with working. By challenging long-held assumptions about how men and women should work, who should be responsible for the unpaid work, how and when that unpaid work is done, and how and when we interact with our families. By recognizing how changing our practices has and could continue to bring about tremendous value to our families, workplaces, and communities. We can craft a future which creates harmony between our work and lives allowing us to feel successful in both.

International Women’s Day: Voices of Women Summit Jessica’s Session

Watch this session to learn more about: vulnerability and courageous leadership and why we all must be leaders in the future; how continuous coaching based upon strengths helps to achieve extraordinary performance; and why if we believe in our ability to achieve extraordinary performance we can create exceptional life experiences, workplaces, schools, and communities.

Buckle Up, Hold on, It’s Going to Get Bumpy

The speed of changing technology has reached what we only imagined could be possible – how are we going to keep up? I knew this technology was coming – I knew the future of work would eventually become the present – but I had no idea how close this was to reality. We all want to have the best life experience we can – this new technology can either enhance this experience or overwhelm our lives.

Workplace Respect: Essential to Culture

We can treat each other with dignity and respect. I believe creating and maintaining a respectful workplace is essential for every workplace in the future. The time has passed to accept disrespectful and inappropriate behavior as commonplace. Employees who are respected and can be their true selves in the workplace will undoubtedly be happier, give more of themselves, an the results will follow.

Focus on “We” not “They” or “Us”

Unfortunately, we (the collective everyone “we”) have become so accustomed to believing only those who we identify with we’ve stopped considering the possibility that an alternative (and valuable) perspective may also exist. What we really need right now is more “we” and less “them” and “us”