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”

What to Do with Our New and Slightly Overused 2020 Phrases and Vocabulary

It’s been over 9 months.  Over 9 months of working from home when you thought it would only be 2 months or so.  Over 9 months of wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, avoiding crowds of 10 or more…you know this list as well as I do.  Since the start of the pandemic, our vocabulary andContinue reading “What to Do with Our New and Slightly Overused 2020 Phrases and Vocabulary”

Are You Thankful for Your Co-Workers?

by Victor Johnson, Career Facilitator Cape Newenham is a small area on the coast of Alaska.  It is not a town or village.  The closest thing to a town is 25miles away…by air.  It was an Air Force radar station when I was there.  It was my first assignment in the Air Force. The Cape,Continue reading “Are You Thankful for Your Co-Workers?”

Bridging the Generational Gap – Part III: an HR Perspective

by Brandi Nicholson-Burley, Career Facilitator For the final installment in “Bridging the Generational Gap,” I wanted to bring an HR perspective to the series. I interviewed Joshua Moening, Human Resources Business Partner at Goodwill Columbus who’s been in HR for over 10 years. Here’s what he had to say: Brandi: How do you feel likeContinue reading “Bridging the Generational Gap – Part III: an HR Perspective”

Do I Look Ok?

By Jenifer Garey, Director of Workforce Development As I prepared for a TV interview, I was confident in asking the age-old question to my coaches, aka team facilitators, who are on camera all the time: “Do I look ok?”  I thought I wanted honest feedback. I thought that I could make some last-minute changes ifContinue reading “Do I Look Ok?”

A Philosopher Named Cooper

By Victor Johnson, Career Facilitator The morning was cool.  The orange and yellow-gold rays of sunlight were starting to move to the top of the trees and spill into my backyard, drying the dew.  I listened to a chickadee thank me for the bird food I had put out as a bribe to hear theContinue reading “A Philosopher Named Cooper”

Diversity and Inclusion Training? A Surprising Take-Away

By Marcy Ward, Career Consultant Really?  A company training on diversity and inclusion?  Maybe you’ve had that thought, too.  I know.  I know.  Companies have to do it.  Employees have to take it.  Have you ever thought, “I am an educated, enlightened adult.  I embrace diversity.  What can this training possibly teach me about inclusion?”Continue reading “Diversity and Inclusion Training? A Surprising Take-Away”

Can we talk?

by Jenifer Garey, Director, Workforce Development Department How many times have you heard that phrase and automatically have one, or both, of the following responses, “Sure, everything ok?” or “Absolutely, I would love to catch up”. Unfortunately, it most often is one extreme to the other and not enough in the middle. What happened toContinue reading “Can we talk?”