The Almanac

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

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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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

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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

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?

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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Lead with Vision

What is your compelling vision? Susan Ireland, co-founder of Seasons Leadership, shares what she learned about the Polynesian Voyaging Society and how their vision had a lasting impact in our latest blog post. In the Seasons Leadership Program, we talk about the importance of creating a clear vision, and then communicating it in a clear and compelling way that resonates with the team who will ultimately bring the vision to life. The results are inspiring!

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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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AWAKEN Spring 2021 Newsletter

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In our spring newsletter learn how Seasoned Leader Lisa Faber built a successful salon in downtown Seattle, get exclusive tips from Michael Bruce Image Consulting on how to keep your image fresh on those endless video calls, Susan and Debbie give advice and more.

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Get on my Calendar

Does it bother you if someone reaches out to connect and then asks you to get on their calendar? Susan Ireland, co-founder of Seasons Leadership, explores the etiquette around using calendar apps in our latest blog post.

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