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Confident Leadership Academy E.5: Self Care Results & Wellness Kits

I am one day shy of completing my 7 Day Self Care Challenge and it has been a blast. Some of the features that I appreciated most were the limited time spent on social media and the extra quiet time. We all need a break sometimes. I had four big take-aways from my week doing the Self Care Challenge. I feel refreshed and more focused than I have over the last few months…dare I say an actual recharge has happened. Takeaways: Self Care even with practice did not necessarily shut my mind off completely. I still had moments of overwhelm but it helped to slow my thinking and processing down. I really enjoyed meditation as a method to stay centered. I was able to be more present for my kids. I have two children and they are so different but because I was more present minded this week, I noticed that I was able to connect with my kids more deeply and cater my communication to match each of their personalities more intentionally. As a …

Confident Leadership Academy E.4: The 7 Day Self Care Challenge & You’re invited!

Welcome back to The Confident Leadership Academy. Today we will continue our discussion regarding Self Care and Leadership. To start our conversation today, I want to talk about a free E-book that has really helped me with getting my Self Care regimen updated for each season. We are heading into late fall and Winter territory where adjustments will likely be important for your Self Care regimen. Cold weather, rain and the holidays make it important to increase/ alter your self care regimen to make sure you are in a great place to be your best and give your best to your work, and personal life. The 7 Day Self Care Challenge is great because it includes multiple styles of useful self care ideas and tips for any season, and it organizes the approach to building a meaningful and practical self care regimen. This makes it more likely that you will build and maintain your regimen and get results. And the ultimate goal I wish for you is success in your self care journey so you can …

Confident Leadership Academy E.3: Why & How to Practice Self Care at Work + 5 Work Place Self Care Ideas

Self Care is something that feels rather “buzz wordy” these days and I get it. Self Care is something that is mentioned in multiple magazines, Starbucks mugs, and by life gurus including Oprah and so on. However, I love seeing Self Care go mainstream, because awareness can really help change lives. But, there is a small issue with using a buzz word such as Self Care; sometimes people may not include an explanation nor any practical points of application, so you may have feelings of elusive knowledge and no place to go. Worry not, we are going to talk about what Self Care is a little and we are also going to look at why Self Care is important and, practical ways you can put Self Care to practice at work. To begin, it is helpful to talk about what Self Care is. I like to describe Self Care as, an individualized time to quiet your mind and body, away from distraction to reflect and recharge (your mind & body) for refreshed energy to live …

Confident Leadership Academy E.2: How to Improve Outcomes/ Goal Setting

Welcome back to the Confident Leadership Academy! This is the second installment of the Confident Leadership Academy Series. Today we are going to discuss how to maintain your learning stance to become a Confident Leader. Maintaining your learners stance is essentially being able to keep an open mind and to ask curious and authentic questions around opportunities and areas for improvement. Generally asking curious questions with grace does take practice, but it is easier to do once you apply the authentic question formula (written below). Let’s take a look at some benefits of asking authentic questions and being authentically open minded in confident leadership. -You don’t have to know it all, you get to invite others into the discovery process, which is an act of empowerment. – You haven’t already decided an answer to the question, the answers may surprise you or open up your perspective regarding problem solving. – Asking questions will lead to an opportunity to find unexpected solutions for problem solving. -Asking questions will lead to an opportunity to use creativity in …

Confident Leadership Academy E.1 Intro to Confident Leadership

Welcome to the Confident Leadership Academy! I am excited to share confident leadership tips, tools and resources with you! In the Confident Leadership Academy I will share my successful experiences as a Wellness & Confident Leadership Coach. More than my experiences, I will be sharing professional leadership tips, tools, and resources to help you to increase productivity, improve confidence and help you to navigate high stress environments successfully. All of these skills will help you to increase your “promotable” presence. Generally I work with corporate mid management, team leads and individuals aspiring to reach leadership positions. What is promotable presence? Promotable presence is the ability to be sought after to lead, for people to appreciate your advice and perspective. This is when people respect your work and your command of space and the confidence in how you share space as a leader. Improved confidence: It is invaluable to feel confidence in your professional work. Confidence will be closely related to how you make your decisions as a leader. This also becomes important when we look …

My Wellness/ Life Coach Practice & Finding My Purpose

I have exciting career news, I have opened my Wellness Coaching Practice. In my previous post, I wrote about completing graduate school and earning my Master in Social Work. I gave deep thought and analysis to what I love to do,  and what I do well. It has always been one on one work with people and transformative coaching. I have been working behind the scenes to develop products and services that meet the Crafts And Glory Mission of, building practical wellness into everyday life. I have officially opened my practice for life changing transformative wellness coaching. I offer a complimentary 30 minute Goal Analysis Call. Please consider booking with me only if you are serious about being coached. I only work with a few clients at a time to ensure they receive the highest quality coaching opportunity. Click Here to Book a Call: https://calendly.com/craftsandglory I have also started booking speaking events and wellness workshops for the fall season. Please check out the link to my products and services to learn more and for booking …

Are You Wearing Your Confidence & Success?

Confidence is built via self care in some ways. When looking at how we dress most Wellness Educators may say “it’s what’s inside that counts”, I say “yes and” to this type of statement. Who you are on the inside is the most important facet of identity, authentic self and spirit, however the way you dress communicates several messages to others about who you are, but more importantly; you’re sending a message to yourself as well. What are you wearing right now? If you saw someone else walking around in what you have on right now, would you be inspired or underwhelmed? This is the way I think for clothing items in my personal wardrobe. The rule of my wardrobe is to meet three simple requirements; style, function and comfort. Style: Does this match my personality and outwardly express my creativity? Do I feel stylish? Function: Does it serve purpose for the environment and people I will interact with? Comfort: Will I be comfortable wearing this for 8 plus hours? Or for the full length of …