Embracing Daily Gratitude

Embracing Daily Gratitude

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to let moments of joy slip by unnoticed. But cultivating an attitude of gratitude, and appreciating the big and small blessings in our lives, can have a profound impact on our happiness and well-being. Research shows...

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The LOVING Framework for Powerful Leaders

The LOVING Framework for Powerful Leaders

Jasmine Bellamy, featured on the Conscious Habit podcast, offers a transformative perspective on leadership. She argues that true leadership stems from a foundation of self-love. When we understand and appreciate our own worth, we can extend that same compassion and...

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Beyond Strategies: Love & Consciousness in Leadership

Beyond Strategies: Love & Consciousness in Leadership

Co-hosting the Conscious Habit Podcast has been a rewarding adventure in exploring leadership and personal growth in a nuanced way. Our discussions delve into the challenges of navigating leadership while simultaneously prioritizing self-development. One intriguing...

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Should You Tell Your Employees Not to Work On Weekends?

Should You Tell Your Employees Not to Work On Weekends?

In this article, Simon Sinek delves into a study that sheds light on employees’ work habits during evenings and weekends. Interestingly, disengaged employees tend to avoid working during these off-hours, while those at risk of burnout often overcommit themselves....

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10 Hot-Topic Blogs for 2023

10 Hot-Topic Blogs for 2023

Now that we’ve all had some 2023 transition time, the Vida Aventura team took a look back at some of our top blogs over the last year or so that continue to be must-reads for teams, business leaders and executives. Whether it’s upping your leadership game, learning...

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The Case for ‘Slow Productivity’

The Case for ‘Slow Productivity’

Increased productivity is usually on the top of the list when I work with executives, teams and organizations on setting goals. Who doesn’t want that for a healthy bottom line?  So when we hear the words ‘slow’ and ‘productivity’ together in a purposeful and positive...

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The Rise of Helicopter Bosses

The Rise of Helicopter Bosses

We’re all familiar with helicopter parents, but have you heard of helicopter bosses? It’s a newer way to think about a very old problem: micromanagement. But thanks to the pandemic and the rise of remote working employees, managers have been facing new challenges, and...

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Beginning Your Year With Intention

Beginning Your Year With Intention

By this time, company leaders and managers have usually already moved on from setting organizational goals, budgets and strategies for the coming year. And as individuals, we’ve transitioned into the new year, working toward our goals, organizing family schedules and...

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What Is A ‘Chief Remote Officer’ & Who Needs Them?

What Is A ‘Chief Remote Officer’ & Who Needs Them?

Do you remember when the business world was collectively scrambling to abruptly transition from brick-and-mortar work models to the largely unknown and often bewildering territory of remote working? And there was a panicked scramble to answer ever-evolving questions,...

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State of Women in the Workforce: It Ain’t So Bright

State of Women in the Workforce: It Ain’t So Bright

There is an abundance of information coming out these days about women in the workplace, and specifically, in upper level management. And from my Vida Aventura work with clients, I’m not surprised at what we’re learning. The numbers aren’t great, and when it comes to...

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Neurodiversity, DEI & the Power of Knowledge

Neurodiversity, DEI & the Power of Knowledge

Let’s talk about diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) policies and programs in your workplace. If I asked you about the diversity part, and to name the types of differences that might be present within your organization, what would be your answers? I...

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The Bright & Dark Side of Resilience

The Bright & Dark Side of Resilience

I’ve been revisiting the word resilience lately, and what it really means for a person to be described as resilient. You might be thinking, “Des, what’s the big deal?” And on the surface, you’d be right. Resilience is a revered trait and common topic in the coaching...

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Whataboutism, Finger-Pointing & The Blame Game at Work

Whataboutism, Finger-Pointing & The Blame Game at Work

Oh, if only work teams could all get along. But it usually doesn’t work that way, and often due to three destructive elements: whataboutism, finger-pointing and playing the blame game—all of which are toxic if left unchecked.  When Vida Aventura clients need help with...

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Essential Tips For Successful Leaders in 2022

Essential Tips For Successful Leaders in 2022

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.” - John Kenneth Galbraith   Working and...

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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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