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Success Coach Carolyn R. Owens knows exactly what it takes to succeed. In her leadership blog she shares her wisdom about personal and professional success.

Disconnect Your Team To Improve Work-life Balance

By Carolyn R. Owens | Apr 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Disconnect Your Team To Improve Work-life Balance

Last month I shared with you a preview of the Right to Disconnect bill introduced by Councilman Rafael Espinal, Democrat, Brooklyn, New York. The bill was written to support a healthy work-life balance. If passed, it would become “unlawful for private employees in the city of New York to require employees to check and respond […]

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The Right To Disconnect

By Carolyn R. Owens | Mar 30, 2018 | Comments Off on The Right To Disconnect

Do you work for a company or organization and feel like you are never off the clock?  You never really get a chance to disconnect. You get text messages from co-workers and your boss all the time. Some even as late as 11:30 PM and you feel obligated to reply. If it’s not a text message, […]

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A Relationship, Work and a Mom? Secrets to Having It All

By Carolyn R. Owens | Feb 13, 2018 | Comments Off on A Relationship, Work and a Mom? Secrets to Having It All

Times have changed but there are still many people who think and teach that women can’t have a successful career, passionate relationship and children. Or, how about there are only three days out of the year where we get it right – our birthday, mother’s day and valentine’s day. It’s as if we have to […]

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Self-Awareness and The Art of Deception

By Carolyn R. Owens | Jan 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Self-Awareness and The Art of Deception

I have to admit. My favorite social media platform is Twitter. I enjoy scrolling through my Twitter feed, sharing and engaging in the Twitterverse. Recently I was scrolling along and came across a post I really liked by Harry Petsanis @rockybalboahp. The post was: “Everyday people practice the art of deception, self-deception. The reason we […]

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Defining Success: Blogging One Word At A Time

By Carolyn R. Owens | Dec 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Defining Success: Blogging One Word At A Time

  On November 1, 2017, I posted an article on my leadership blog titled Celebrate Blogging. It was all about National Blog Posting Month, what exactly it is and whether or not I would participate this year. I had participated last year but only wrote 29 articles of the 30 I was to write. Although […]

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Keys to Success: Travel the World

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Keys to Success: Travel the World

   Knowing what I know now if there is one thing I would have done differently, I would have taken a trip around the world prior to starting my career. I would have kept it simple – travel with just a backpack of essentials, a laptop and a sense of adventure.   As a coach, […]

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Do Your Customers Trust You?

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Do Your Customers Trust You?

  Regardless of what stage you’re in with your business, you have probably heard the saying, “people do business with people they know, like and trust”.  You see a lot of programs that focus on getting known and getting people to “like” you or your social media posts, but what about trusting you. Do you […]

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Temporary Employees: Becoming A Part of the Team

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Temporary Employees: Becoming A Part of the Team

  During the holiday season, many companies will hire temporary employees.  Although they are happy with the employment, temporary employees can find it hard to fit in and feel like a member of the team.  It is possible to speed up the process.  Here are a few strategies to help with the adjustment.     Attend orientation.  […]

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Three Steps To Having Dynamic Relationships

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Three Steps To Having Dynamic Relationships

  When most of us hear the word leadership, we tend to only think of leaders in the traditional sense such as those who are in companies, government, or heads of non-profit organizations. Everyone is a leader. Not everyone is meant to be a leader in a company or own a business, nor does everyone […]

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The Art of Giving

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 25, 2017 | Comments Off on The Art of Giving

  In the United States, the Friday after Thanksgiving has become one of the most popular shopping days of the year.  Over the years, the day has become known as Black Friday. It is said the day was given this name to represent businesses making a profit, operating in the black. Following Black Friday is […]

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