5 Tips For Powerful Team Building & Development

5 Tips For Powerful Team Building & Development

“Whether we're talking about leadership, teamwork, or client service, there is no more powerful attribute than the ability to be genuinely honest about one's weaknesses, mistakes, and needs for help.” - Patrick Lencioni   When business leaders ask me what are the...

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Why Are Business Leaders So Stressed? Here Are Some Answers

Why Are Business Leaders So Stressed? Here Are Some Answers

I was recently having lunch with my friend Susan, who also happens to be the director of a nonprofit organization. She was feeling quite stressed (as so many other clients are), as we discussed some of the biggest challenges leaders are facing now as a result of...

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Top 3 Tips to Manage Workforce Re-Entry

Top 3 Tips to Manage Workforce Re-Entry

Well finally, here we are - at a place we’ve anticipated for well over a year. With COVID-19 vaccinations readily available and on the rise, companies are beginning to gather employees together in-person, and resume brick and mortar activity. But as I often tell my...

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25  Motivating Quotes: Vacation, Taking A Break & Self Care

25 Motivating Quotes: Vacation, Taking A Break & Self Care

While summer isn’t yet officially here, it sure is starting to feel as though it is. I’ve noticed an added excitement in the air, which I’m assuming is a result of hope. Thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine, I sense a new level of hope … people are planning summer vacations...

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The Power of Offsite Meetings

The Power of Offsite Meetings

The last time you attended an offsite meeting, was it amazingly productive and inspirational, or was it, well, an epic fail? Whether you call them retreats, team building events, away days or workshops, offsite meetings can have a powerful impact on employees and...

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15 Celebration Quotes for 15 Years of Vida Aventura

15 Celebration Quotes for 15 Years of Vida Aventura

I’m a firm believer in celebrating everything, often from the biggest of birthdays to the smallest of weekly or daily “wins.” So it’s no surprise that we’re celebrating Vida Aventura’s 15th Anniversary all month long. That’s why I wanted to share 15 of my favorite...

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Organization Development: Spring 2021 Means Brighter Days Ahead

Organization Development: Spring 2021 Means Brighter Days Ahead

Can you sense it? We’re just days away from the official start of Spring, and there’s a magnified sense of hope and renewal in the air. The Vida Aventura team is bursting at the seams, ready to get back to anything resembling “normalcy,” although as I’ve discussed...

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Post-Pandemic Challenges For A New Corporate Culture

Post-Pandemic Challenges For A New Corporate Culture

Over the past year, two big challenges my clients have consistently faced are to keep leaders and teams connected, and nurture relationships in the midst of a drastically altered workforce. Thanks to virtual team building events and initiatives, we’ve seen incredibly...

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Why Team Building & Collaboration Should Be A 2021 Priority

Why Team Building & Collaboration Should Be A 2021 Priority

Just how important is team building and collaboration in 2021? According to results of The Ken Blanchard Companies® 2021 HR/L&D Trends Survey, they’re ranked first in the top five areas of focus specifically for training delivery. The remaining four, in order, are...

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Survive or Thrive? The Choice Is Yours

Survive or Thrive? The Choice Is Yours

Being a leader comes with many challenges; you wear many hats and multitask throughout the day. When you’re constantly being pulled in different directions, you’re often not performing at your peak; you’re spending your days working reactively putting out fires,...

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How to Help Your Team Get the Most Out of Company Events

How to Help Your Team Get the Most Out of Company Events

Typically, most employees dislike attending company events.  In addition to being mundane, these events are unpopular with employees because the topics are nowhere close to their preferences.  Because of this, employees find other essential activities to attend to...

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Several Tips to Help You Usher in the New Year

Several Tips to Help You Usher in the New Year

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020? I would guess your first response to that question might involve a string of choice expletives, perhaps accompanied by some very specific hand gestures, just for emphasis. I wouldn’t blame you. The transition from one year to...

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Dear Business Leaders: Say Thank You and Use Your Words

Dear Business Leaders: Say Thank You and Use Your Words

The topic of virtual holiday gatherings is a hot one for my clients. Without the option of in-person celebrations, corporate executives and leaders are coming up with some really creative alternatives, like delivered gifts or meals, online cocktail parties and virtual...

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4 Leadership Lessons on Value and Trust

4 Leadership Lessons on Value and Trust

If you lead a team then you know it takes a lot of work to both empower your team members and ensure they feel valued and appreciated. Studies show that businesses with engaged and happy team members are 50% more productive and have 26% higher revenues. So, being able...

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