MacVey-Dorene-GCUE-011

08 Mar: Lessons from my business: Four years of growth, progress and gratitude.

Four years ago, I started my business. There is so much to reflect on and I feel humbled and honored to be walking this journey. Life is full of opportunities for personal growth, so looking back, here are some of the lessons I have learned.   Year One was about humility. I never thought I had a big ego, but…

Valentines 2021

10 Feb: Does “love” have a place in business?

Love is in the air this time of year, but here’s a question that may make some people cringe, “Does love have a place in business?” Love is not a word used in a lot of company mission statements. Nor is it spoken frequently in business hallways or corporate boardrooms. It’s really not a word that people are comfortable using…

Groundhog Day 2021

02 Feb: Will Your Spring Come Early?

GroundHog Day…..   An important day to see what is to come.  Will it be an early spring or six more weeks of winter?  Come on Phil, inquiring minds want to know!   This little rodent makes for a boring day in February a bit more lively, especially for the weather diehards in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.   But here’s a question…

New year Energy

03 Jan: Create NEW YEAR ENERGY – All Year Long

I love the energy a new year brings!  It is an opportunity to pause, reflect and reset.   But…..why not create that energy all year long?   The problem with New Year resolutions is that they fizzle out. We all know the statistics. We start off well-intentioned, but by mid-February we lose momentum, become discouraged and often abandon our goals…

Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 6.15.13 AM

28 Dec: Executive Presence. What Is It Anyway?

Executive presence is a term that gets used a lot within organizations, yet it can often be difficult to measure.  Why?  Because it is subjective, filled with bias and depends on the context of the organization and the assessor.  Sometimes described as the “it” factor, this quality is commonly used in succession planning discussions, leadership development programs and career development…

Live in Color

28 Jul: LIVE IN COLOR

Three years ago, I launched ithrive31®, and with it, its bright and colorful brand.  The use of bold colors in the ithrive31 logo and other design materials was intentional, but was in stark contrast with “traditional” organizational marketing materials.  When I shared the look of my brand with my peers in the corporate space, they were not shy with their feedback:…

Coaching for Impact

08 May: Coaching: Moving Forward

Over the last four days, in honor of INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK, I have shared real situations where coaching has made a big impact.   Coaching can help you: Get Unstuck – Read Kim’s story on feeling stuck and desiring a new challenge Gain Clarity –Read Joe’s story on working through conflict with his boss Reach New Heights —  Read Bill’s…