September 25, 2017

Tools for Making Meaningful Connections

How we meet and make new business connections and clients may have changed significantly, yet it still remains critical to the longevity of most small and large businesses alike. The standard operating procedure for making contacts and generating leads can vary significantly by industry. There are still a few human communication basics that continue to […]

Color Your Work Environment for Success

One measure of our professional state of mind is what I like to call our workday vs. non-workday preference barometer. I define this as one’s level of hope or dread of workdays compared to Saturdays, Sundays, vacation and holidays. Many of us have had days we weren’t exactly looking forward to, and when we feel […]

Cultivating creativity in 10 minutes

It’s 8 a.m. on a typical work week. A steaming cup of coffee, tea or boosting breakfast beverage sits nearby like a private, tiny cheering section. You choose your favorite writing utensil and writing pad, or you open your computer and see that each of the programs you need to complete are the projects lined […]

WANTED:YOU- Immediate Availability to Begin Living Your Best Life

These days life seems to come at us faster than ever before. We are expected to make quick decisions, be responsive, and keep up to speed on the ever-increasing amount of information and technology. Yet while we are trying to shave seconds off our schedules, are we missing the big picture? Our colleges and universities […]

Leadership Independence

Few celebrations have the opportunity to teach us as much about leadership and independence as the 4th of July- when the USA celebrates our national independence. The historical significance, the innovative leadership behind the birth of our nation, and the continued call for courageous action towards the futures of ourselves, our communities, and the companies […]

A Healthy Perspective on Wellness Programs

Over the last 5 years, the Affordable Care Act has made Americans and their employers more aware of their position as health care consumers than ever before.  Prior to 2011, health care premiums were growing at shocking double-digit increases. Since that time, the average monthly health care premium growth has slowed to 9% as more […]

Do What Your Mother Said… especially when running a company

On Sunday we will honor and celebrate the moms that helped us become the adults we are today. Growing up, our moms became so familiar to us that it was sometimes easy to brush off the mom-isms.  It becomes common practice if not a critical rite of passage into adolescence to think our moms are […]

Looking at your Business Through Green Colored Glasses on Earth Day

Earth Day reminds us all to continue to step up our game when it comes to preserving our environment. Many conscious companies take their commitment to fostering a flourishing planet very seriously, leaving no green stone unturned in implementing green practices into their business.  Many of the world’s most recognizable brands leverage Earth Day to gain […]

Please join Joy at the upcoming Meet Your Mentor event

Please join Joy at MEET YOUR MENTOR at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journals BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY EVENT. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations. When: Monday, March 30, 2015, 8:00am-10:00am Where: University of […]

Why Gratitude?

Why Gratitude? We are constantly hearing about the power of gratitude and that in order to live a happier life we need to be thankful. However, what does this really mean? What kind of impact might you expect when you show gratitude? The effects of gratitude on our lives is not just hypothetical. There is […]