Jun 15 2021

Balance: A Practice, Not a Privilege

2021-06-16T08:54:12-05:00June 15th, 2021|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

As seasons of life come and go, priorities inevitably change. A couple of years ago, I was establishing myself in my career; learning all that I could and applying it, pining to become a valuable, difference-making member of my team. While that ambition still exists within me, the season of my life has shifted. Since [...]

May 19 2021

Creating Closeness Without Touch

2021-05-19T12:36:28-05:00May 19th, 2021|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Living in this time of physical distancing, we may also find ourselves distancing emotionally without intending to do so.  After all, it helps us to feel more comfortable if we can convince our hearts that it will be okay not to see or touch our loved ones for extended periods of time.  It is especially [...]

May 4 2021

Using the Force to Evade Burnout

2021-05-04T11:34:17-05:00May 4th, 2021|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” … it is a period of social distancing, moving deadlines and changing regulations within the Profession. Although a vaccine has been released to the masses, talent has been driven to intense levels of stress and a tipping point may be approaching. The evil lord Burnout, [...]

Apr 29 2021

Healing Our Psychic Bruises

2021-04-29T09:26:42-05:00April 29th, 2021|COVID-19, Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

On Monday morning, a very good friend’s 52-year-old son died of COVID-19 complications. He left his wife and two children, his brother and his widowed mother behind. His state wasn’t yet vaccinating his age group when he was infected. His death, and the deaths of nearly 600,000 people who have died from this virus in [...]

Mar 31 2021

To Address Racism at Work: Stop Microaggressions First!

2021-03-31T11:24:42-05:00March 31st, 2021|Communication, Current Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development|

With this month’s trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, reflections about the past year’s events involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and Jacob Blake are stirring new support for racial justice and equality. Organizations and CPA firms have been making public declarations, posting in social media and funding [...]

Mar 17 2021

Coaching Requires Compassion

2021-03-17T12:48:19-05:00March 17th, 2021|Inspired Ideas Blog, Personal Development|

Compassion isn’t an emotion that comes naturally to me. On the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Assessment, I’m an ISTJ, and it’s those last two letters that get in my way. TJ’s are rational and logical versus emotional. We prefer to address problems objectively using data – create a pros and cons list, compare the [...]

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