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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.

Courageous Conversations with MCA – Fat Oppression

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  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 | 0 Comments

  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 | 0 Comments

  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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Courageous Conversations with MCA – The Amazonian Mystique

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

  In my last article, I introduced you to the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA). They recently held their annual conference presenting topics to stimulate courageous conversations. I was able to attend this year’s event, celebrating 50 years of the association. The opening keynote, presented by Dr. Rich Feller, was about  “Finding Self in Career Development”.  […]

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Courageous Conversations with MCA

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

  For the past few years, the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) has hosted its annual conference in November. This year was no exception. However, this year is a special year as the association celebrates its 50th year. Founded in 1967, MCA’s mission is “to promote public confidence, and trust in the counseling profession and to […]

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Fixing What’s Broken…

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Don’t help others without their permission. Sometimes we want to fix thing about them that they don’t consider to be broken.”    I shared this graphic on Facebook recently along with comments on what it means for me. Not all of those who read my blog follow me on Facebook and I wanted to share […]

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Let’s Get This Meeting Started…

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

  In my last article, “Meetings, Meetings and More Meetings”, I shared with you strategies to set the stage for a more efficient and productive meeting. But, it doesn’t stop there. As the facilitator of the meeting, you have to guide the conversation to reach the intended outcome. You may have a few strong personalities […]

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Meetings, Meetings and More Meetings

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  It’s only Tuesday and you have another meeting to attend, how are you supposed to get any work done?  Now your boss has called and they want you to lead the next one. The meetings you typically attend at work don’t start on time, get easily off track and nothing really gets done. Some […]

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My Success is MY Responsibility…

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

    I wanted to do something a little different today and share with you a statement that has been on my mind a lot lately.  As you have probably guessed from the title of this blog post, the thought is –  My Success is MY responsibility.  I have written about this topic before but with […]

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Heading Home – Veteran Stories of Transition

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 11, 2017 | 4 Comments

As many of my loyal followers know, I published my first book this year, “Your Itty Bitty Heading Home Book: 15 Simple Steps to a Successful Military Transition”.  It is a blessing to be able to share, that the book did become an Amazon number one best seller. I am very thankful to everyone who supported […]

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