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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.

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 | 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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