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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.

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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What was his name again?

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 24, 2017 | Comments Off on What was his name again?

  The holiday season is here! With this comes the office parties, family gatherings, and social events.   At these events, there is a good chance you are going to meet a lot of people.  So many that you may find yourself asking “What was his name again?”. This can be quite embarrassing especially if […]

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Giving Thanks…

By DeJuan Owens | Nov 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Giving Thanks…

  Thanksgiving Day is a day were Americans eat more food than any other day of the year. In 2014 Americans spent almost 3 billion dollars and ate over 50 million turkeys. But it is also a time where people get together with family and friends and reflect on what they are thankful for. This […]

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Danger Zone – Life is short and meant to be lived!

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Danger Zone – Life is short and meant to be lived!

Driving down the street today I heard a song on the radio and it reminded me of an article I wrote for a different blog last year.  I had the same feeling hearing it now as I did that day.  How does it all relate? Life is short and meant to be lived.  Continue reading […]

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Courageous Conversations with MCA – That’s A Wrap!

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations with MCA – That’s A Wrap!

  At last all good things must come to an end.  In the past few articles, I shared with you highlights of the Maryland Counseling Association’s (MCA) 2017 conference.  Counselors and coaches from all over the country drove or flew in to engage in Courageous Conversations about diversity and inclusion.  This years conference was even […]

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Courageous Conversations with MCA – Fat Oppression

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations with MCA – Fat Oppression

  Over the past few articles on the Infinity Coaching Blog, I shared some of the highlights from the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) conference.  This year the association celebrated its 50th year.  The association expanded its reach by encouraging discussions on the hard issues that no one likes to talk about.   The theme of […]

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Courageous Conversations with MCA – Karaoke Counselors

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations with MCA – Karaoke Counselors

  The 2017 Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Conference was off to a great start. Each year a theme is set for the conference and this years theme was Courageous Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion. Workshops and poster sessions focused on delicate issues counselors often have to discuss with their clients. Latest trends and research studies were […]

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Courageous Conversations with MCA – A Question of Privilege

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations with MCA – A Question of Privilege

  In the first two parts of this series, you learned about “Finding Self in Career Development” and “The Amazonian Mystique”. Both of these subjects were topics of conversation at the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) conference held earlier this month. The theme of the conference was Courageous Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion. Day two of the […]

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