Morning Routines: 8 Ways to Get Your Groove Back

Morning Routines: 8 Ways to Get Your Groove Back

“I have to get back into a routine!” If you’ve been muttering that to yourself lately, especially after having enjoyed a summer full of vacations, parties, late night movie binges and a less structured schedule, you’re not alone. Fall has a way of saying, “Hey, it’s...

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The Frozen Middle: Defrosting Tips For Managers & Leaders

The Frozen Middle: Defrosting Tips For Managers & Leaders

The Frozen Middle. It sounds like a great title for a television series or mystery novel, doesn’t it? In reality, the term describes those in middle management who are tasked with carrying out strategies and direction from upper-level management, but aren’t actually...

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“Celebrate Victories” & Other Top Team-Building Tips

“Celebrate Victories” & Other Top Team-Building Tips

Whenever I come across an insightful article about team building, I still get a little giddy. That’s because time and time again, over the years and through my own work with corporations and organizations, I’ve seen the positive impact that it has - on employees,...

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Reframing: How to Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Reframing: How to Turn Problems Into Opportunities

Take a minute to think about this past week, month or even the year. I’m betting there were times when you didn’t get what you wanted, things just didn’t go your way, or you felt stuck in a rut and not going anywhere.  Maybe it was due to a negative reaction from a...

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Are Remote Workers Happier? New Study Says Yes

Are Remote Workers Happier? New Study Says Yes

I’m fielding lots of questions from clients these days - especially executives participating in Vida Aventura leadership development programs - and they revolve around corporate culture, remote working, and hybrid work structure. Some of their biggest concerns?  ...

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Want a Promotion? Get Yourself A Critic

Want a Promotion? Get Yourself A Critic

Standard advice for people looking to reach a new career level, get a promotion or start a new business includes things like, “Give more value to your workplace, get noticed … demonstrate your leadership abilities.” Those are all great tips, but I’d add another one...

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Must-Do’s For Leading Exhausted Teams

Must-Do’s For Leading Exhausted Teams

If you know anything about me or my Vida Aventura work with clients, you are aware of my mantra about celebrating:  Celebrate everything, often!  But lately I haven’t been so great about following my own advice. The reason? Pure, bottom-of-the-barrel, end-of-my-rope...

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Proof That Retreats Are A 2022 Must-Do

Proof That Retreats Are A 2022 Must-Do

When was the last time you took a break? And by that, I mean, went somewhere other than home, and to a place where you could genuinely chill out - without a strict schedule, or being responsible for anyone else?  If it’s been awhile (or if you never really have), then...

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Let’s Do This! 15 Inspirational Quotes for Spring 2022

Let’s Do This! 15 Inspirational Quotes for Spring 2022

I don’t know about you, but wow, am I ever ready to celebrate spring. And whether it’s while I’m working with Vida Aventura clients, enjoying some down time at home, or going on my usual morning run, I can sense the optimism and excitement for great things to come. ...

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New Korn Ferry Work Trends in 2022 Report – A Must Read

New Korn Ferry Work Trends in 2022 Report – A Must Read

How will organizations reinvent themselves in 2022? According to the new Korn Ferry Future of Work Trends in 2022, “Power has shifted. From organizations to people. From profit to mutual prosperity. From ‘me’ to ‘we’.” The value of this year’s report is that it...

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6 Must-Read Vida Aventura Blogs for 2022

6 Must-Read Vida Aventura Blogs for 2022

  What’s your main focus so far for 2022? I’m hearing quite a mix of answers when I ask my clients that question. Some of the top concerns seem to fall in the following categories:     Leadership - how can I be a better leader in today's hybrid or...

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4 Holiday Movies with Inspirational Leadership Lessons

4 Holiday Movies with Inspirational Leadership Lessons

There’s nothing like bingeing holiday flicks this time of year, and of course soaking in all the warm and fuzzies that come along with them. But true to form, you won’t be surprised that I’m always looking for leadership lessons that can be learned from some of my...

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In A Rut? Meet the Five Levels of Why

In A Rut? Meet the Five Levels of Why

I was having coffee with a friend the other day, and she shared that she’s in a deep and annoying rut. In particular, she’s been wanting to embark on a very exciting and new business venture, but is struggling to get motivated and can’t quite seem to find the energy...

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