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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.

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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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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