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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 – The Amazonian Mystique

By Carolyn R. Owens | Nov 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations with MCA – The Amazonian Mystique

  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 | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations with MCA

  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 | Comments Off on Fixing What’s Broken…

“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 | Comments Off on Let’s Get This Meeting Started…

  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 | 1 Comment

  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 | 1 Comment

    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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‘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 | 4 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 | 1 Comment

    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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