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Investing in Yourself – Rachel Meyer, EdD, PMP, 10-15-2022
I was very fortunate to be a member of the 2022 cohort of Optical Women's Association Leadership Scholarship recipients. I am so honored by this recognition ...
Creating Positive Change In Your Life – Katie Lauver, ABOC, FNAO, 09-01-2022
After receiving the Emerging Leader Award from the OWA at the beginning of this year, I had many people reach out, asking me what I did to get to where ...
Bring Out Wonder Woman! – Mary Lanning, 04-01-2022
Some days I'm on fire: pushing through my check list, attending meetings, conquering all my priorities, taking care of my family, finding time to work ...
Using Influence and Opportunity for Professional Growth – Sandra Mohr, 10-01-2021
Joining us for the September OWA Talks podcast was optician Carissa Dunphy, sharing strategies and tips for expanding your influence and achieving a ...
Accessorizing You! – Sandra Mohr, 03-01-2021
The February OWA Talks Podcast guest was Karen Giberson, CEO of the Accessories Council. The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit trade organization ...
Creating Your Own "Success" in 2021 – Sandra Mohr, 01-15-2021
OWA's December podcast guest was Deidre Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of INVISION Magazine and an OWA member for 15 years.
Have you ever wondered how the ...
Critical Thinking – Melissa Veeser, 04-15-2020
I am not talking about critical thinking as in "clear, focused open-minded thinking used in problem solving, trouble shooting, damage control, etc."
Of Course You Are Creative! – Brandie Shaw, 12-01-2017
"Yes, you are a creative woman. Creativity is not just for 'creative geniuses', Gail McMeekin assures her readers in the very first lines of her book ...
Following Your Professional Passion – Sherrie Rogerson, 08-30-2017
Passion is defined as "a strong liking or desire for, or devotion to, some activity, object, or concept."
It can be frustrating when anyone advises ...
Take a Bow — For You – Melissa Veeser, 06-15-2017
I believe most people have a deep, inherent desire to help and assist others in their journey of growth and self-empowerment. Heart calls us. This ...
Keep Your Options Open – Deb Bulken, 11-01-2016
"Keep your options open". That was the best advice my first and most invested mentor has ever given me. When I was much younger and making even the ...
Turning Failure into Opportunity – Barbara Siminerio, 05-17-2016
It is at this time of year when performance reviews are delivered. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. As my ...
Workplace Etiquette – Yvette Plaza Leclerc, 04-04-2016
Have We Forgotten The Meaning of "Workplace Etiquette"?
It seems workplace etiquette is becoming just as casual as business casual Fridays. Have we ...
4 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Workplace and Your Life! – Corinne McCormack, 02-16-2016
Several years ago, I noticed that my life was not going the way I wanted it to go. I was overwhelmed and unhappy. Fortunately, in this state of mind, ...
Embrace Change! – Amy Robbins, 01-19-2016
If you told me 17 years ago that I would be developing product for the action sport channel, I would say you have no idea what you are talking about. ...
The All-Powerful Handwritten Note – Rachel Meyer, EdD, CPO, 11-16-2015
Do you remember the last time you received a handwritten note? What about the last time you wrote and physically mailed a handwritten note or thank ...
Empathy – Maggie Sayers, 01-20-2014
We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we are in, they ...
Show Me the Money – Amy Spiezio, 11-10-2010
Sure money isn't everything . . . . but it is pretty important. And despite the fact that women make up a significant percentage of the working world, ...
Power Up Your Career Makeover! – Deborah Lochli McGrath, 08-09-2010
Makeovers on television shows and in magazines are enticing to most women. Of course the reason they are so popular, is because the idea of getting a ...
YouTube: Broadcast Yourself – Rebecca Johnson, 04-15-2009
Imagine-you get an email with a title that reads, "You . . . Broadcast". The E-mail has been carbon copied to everyone in your address book! Opening ...
Does Education End at Graduation? – Jodi Groh, 03-25-2008
How well do you keep up on business trends? Do you continually perform your job the same way, regardless of the results? Ever feel like you're getting ...
How to Handle Negative Criticism – Jodi Groh, 03-01-2007
Negative criticism. It's a fact of life we don't like to hear, and oftentimes occurs when a mistake is made. Our typical response is to feel hurt or ...