What is Happening at Goodwill Columbus in May? DIGITAL LITERACY.

Don’t we all think that we have crazy digital literacy skills? I thought for sure that I did. I was sure that I could refer to myself as an early adapter, subject matter expert, etc. I was surprised because not only did I realize that I am not any of those things, but I haveContinue reading “What is Happening at Goodwill Columbus in May? DIGITAL LITERACY.”

The Benefits of Volunteering

By Stacey Buttel – Career Facilitator, Goodwill Columbus Workforce Development As far back as I can remember, my mother had me signed up for anything and everything.  Since the ripe age of 5 years old she signed me up for T-Ball, dance (I’m still scarred by my tap-dancing costume), and gymnastics.  As years moved onContinue reading “The Benefits of Volunteering”

Taking a Stand for Diversity and Inclusion

  by Victor Johnson April is Celebrate Diversity Month.  I’d like to illustrate why initiatives like this are important.  The story I’m going to tell you is true, the names have been omitted to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent. I have a friend who works in one of the large corporations that has offices inContinue reading “Taking a Stand for Diversity and Inclusion”

My Unconscious Bias Experience

By Stacey Buttel – Career Facilitator Prior to being a Career Facilitator, I was in education for 21 years.  The last 4 of those 21 years, I was in administration.  When I went back to school to obtain my educational administration license, my dream was to be an athletic director.  Once I obtained the license,Continue reading “My Unconscious Bias Experience”

April is Celebrate Diversity Month

Victor Johnson, Career Facilitator April is Celebrate Diversity Month. Recognizing and honoring the diversity that surrounds each of us is the reason it was started in 2004.  It is hoped that during this month people will have the conversations that can give us a deeper understanding of each other. So what do I do? I volunteered to doContinue reading “April is Celebrate Diversity Month”

Don’t Lean Your Ladder Against the Wrong Wall

First, let me be clear, I’m not afraid of heights.  I love flying and I’ve stood on high peaks in Alaska.  I didn’t get that close to the edge of a sheer side, but I’ve been on the summit.  Yet, there is something about bridges, staircases and ladders that erases all reason from my mindContinue reading “Don’t Lean Your Ladder Against the Wrong Wall”

I Can’t Stop Working at the End of the Day!

by Jenifer Garey, Director of Workforce Development A question on everyone’s mind….Is it 5:00 yet? Exactly a year ago this week that question was on everybody’s mind, everyday. Back in the day, back in the “normal” days, most people started their day around 8:00 am and for most the end goal was 5:00 pm. DoContinue reading “I Can’t Stop Working at the End of the Day!”

How to Form a Habit

Written by Stacey Buttel – Career Facilitator Habits.  It’s easy to form bad ones, but what about forming good ones?  I have formed a lot of bad ones along the road.  One of my favorites is that when I am feeling lazy and don’t want to cook a homemade healthy meal, I will walk downContinue reading “How to Form a Habit”

Embracing Change

Change has never been my favorite thing.  This is primarily due to the uncertainty that comes with stepping outside your comfort zone, while embarking upon the unfamiliar.  When walking into new environments, the likelihood of surprises occurring increases (and I’ve never been big on surprises).  In fact, I like preparing in advance as much asContinue reading “Embracing Change”