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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.

‘Tis The Season For Holiday Work

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

  In the United States as well as other parts of the globe, the holiday season is upon us. There was a time when we would not see holiday displays and items in the store until just before Thanksgiving. This year, I actually saw a few the week before Halloween. Stores are even marketing pre-holiday […]

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Can criticism really be good for you?

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 9, 2017 | 3 Comments

  Recently I was putting together an opt-in page for a free giveaway. I was excited as I had not done one in awhile, and I thought it looked pretty darn good. But then, I received some pretty painful criticism.    I showed it to a business coach I highly respect and they showed EVERYTHING, […]

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Muscles of Responsibility: Single Mothers Raising Male Children

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Muscles of Responsibility: Single Mothers Raising Male Children

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, out of approximately 12 million single-parent families in 2016, more than 80% were headed by single mothers. With that being said, a portion of these single mothers are raising male children alone. Some studies report boys raised by single mothers are more likely to grow up with […]

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The Four Quadrants of Manhood

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 7, 2017 | Comments Off on The Four Quadrants of Manhood

  In my last article, Why You Should Read Onward to Manhood, I introduced you to author Eric Elliott who has written a book of the same title. I was inspired to write the article after interviewing Eric on a radio show I host, “Let’s Coach”. The book focuses on the journey to manhood providing a blueprint […]

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Why You Should Read Onward To Manhood

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

  I remember when there was a big push to encourage young women to enter into STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) career fields as well as other career fields that were once only open to men.  Programs for young women are making a difference.  However, women still earn an average of 79 cents for […]

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First Impressions – Thanks For Visiting!

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 5, 2017 | Comments Off on First Impressions – Thanks For Visiting!

Making a good first impression can make or break the outcome of a potential business deal. In my last two articles, First Impressions – Welcome To My Workplace and Your Guest Has Arrived I shared various strategies you can implement to make sure you make a good first impression. Once your guest has arrived and […]

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First Impressions – Your Guest Has Arrived

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

 Technology has changed the way we do business, allowing business owners, companies and organizations to host more meetings virtually. There are still times when we need to have a face to face meeting to truly establish rapport and confirm this is someone I want to do business with. With less face to face meetings, we […]

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First Impressions – Welcome To My Workplace

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 3, 2017 | Comments Off on First Impressions – Welcome To My Workplace

  Regardless if you are a solopreneur or a leader in a large corporation, first impressions can make or break a business deal. Although many meetings are now held virtually, some of the most critical business meetings still take place in person. If someone is coming to visit you in the workplace, you must strive […]

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Let It Go! Five Strategies to Delegate Effectively

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Let It Go! Five Strategies to Delegate Effectively

A strong, effective leader knows how to delegate effectively. For many, it’s hard to let go and they often view a project as their baby – no one will do it as good as they will. This can be exhausting! Not letting go, can impede productivity, as you spend way too much time on the minor […]

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Celebrate Blogging!

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Celebrate Blogging!

    There are so many different ways I could categorize this article. It could fall under Social and Cultural, Human Connections and even Arts and Entertainment. If I had to choose, I would choose Personal Development. Why? Through blogging, we grow. Not just the reader one shares content with, but the writer who captures […]

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