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Salesperson of the Year! by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Jan 9, 2020

When I joined Hallmark Cards in the 80’s, I was excited. I felt I had landed a fun job. I mean, who doesn’t like “greeting cards”? I had spent many hours standing in card aisles, laughing at funny cards with snappy punch lines or getting emotional at the sappy ones. I loved cards. Now I…

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An excerpt from “I Like Giving” by Brad Formsma

By GrowthSkills | Dec 16, 2019

I Like William In the affluent Ivy League town of Princeton, New Jersey, someone like William tends to stick out from the crowd. William is sixty-seven years old, and, as is evident by his appearance, he has a disability. William has cerebral palsy. Our family had become aware of William because we’d see him riding…

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What Is Good Enough by Dr. Michele Fleming

By GrowthSkills | Nov 14, 2019

Everyone has different reactions to the concept of “good enough”. Some laugh, some recoil, some are curious.  Good enough can feel like a cop-out, a license for mediocrity, or a recipe for disaster.   For most of us, good enough doesn’t compute, because we live in two gears:  it’s either “perfect” or a total “failure.” But,…

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What’s Your Racket? By Dr Richard Mullis, Psy. D., Th.M.

By GrowthSkills | Oct 16, 2019

I did some time in Juvenile Hall and Prison. Prior to my time in these ‘penitentiaries’, I had spent thousands of hours engaging in personal and academic study, mentoring relationships, spiritual direction, deep and quality friendships in Christian communities, pastoral counseling, service to others, various discipleship efforts, my own therapy, reading quality books, and more.…

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Structure by Leah Nelson

By GrowthSkills | Sep 24, 2019

Structure.  It’s a word that evokes different emotions.  Some people hear the word and relax.  (After all, how could you get through life without structure?)  Some try to deny its existence or necessity.  (Those people need to relax!)  We learn so many of life’s habits when we are growing up.  I, personally, wasn’t raised with…

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3 Steps To Handling Strong Emotions by Dr. Randall Rheinheimer, Ph.D., MFT

By GrowthSkills | Jul 23, 2019

What do you do when you experience strong emotions?  Do you react and regret it later?  Or do you try to downplay it and hope it goes away?  These are two common reaction to intense emotions.  The first reaction is an attempt to get relief from the from the emotion, which often results in negative…

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The Reality of People Fuel by Maureen Price

By GrowthSkills | Jun 25, 2019

About 10 years ago, I noticed something puzzling about my relationships. It was subtle at first but as I began to tune in it became more apparent something wasn’t quite right. When I spent time with one friend, Ginger* I would feel tired by the time our visit ended, drained, like I needed a nap.…

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Do I Need A Coach? by Leah Nelson

By GrowthSkills | May 8, 2019

Who needs a Coach? Well, just about everyone!  Maybe I should say, everyone who wants to grow!  Is there an area of your life you have been wanting to achieve change in, but just haven’t quite been able to do it on your own?  Want to grow your business?  Scale it?  Or maybe you’ve sold…

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How Character Builds Championships by Dr. Michele Fleming

By GrowthSkills | Apr 16, 2019

The day after his 6th Super Bowl Championship, I was surprised to hear Tom Brady say he is more motivated by criticism than by compliments.  When asked about his reaction to being called the “G.O.A.T” (Greatest Of All Time), Brady said, “It makes me cringe.” With my coaching hat on (executive coaching that is), I…

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