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Debbie Collard

Debbie Collard has 30+ years of leadership experience. She served on the National Baldrige Foundation Board of Directors for 15 years, including as the first female Chair of the Board. She is an iPEC- and ICF-Certified Professional Coach and co-author of The Making of a World- Class Organization, a practical guide for leaders to engage employees and increase profitability. debbiecollard.com

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Debbie Collard

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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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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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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Learn how to be “Queen of Plan B” like me

Are you someone who always has a plan in your back pocket for when things go wrong? Or do you just go forward without worrying about what might go wrong? Read our blog to understand why having a Plan B can be so important and make your life run more smoothly.

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be a worthy acorn...or maybe a rosebush

You are a worthy acorn. We all carry within us the potential to be great leaders. In this blog post we share how a tiny seed inspired our journey and how you can start yours today.

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