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Archives

2017

  • 07-17-2017 : Time, What is Time? – Megan Schultz
  • 07-06-2017 : How to Be a Leader When You're Not "The Boss" – Megan Greene
  • 06-28-2017 : Quieting Your Mind – Carrie Chambers, CPO
  • 06-15-2017 : Take a Bow — For You – Melissa Veeser
  • 06-01-2017 : How to Stay Motivated – Barbara Siminerio
  • 05-01-2017 : How to Have an Awkward Conversation – Meg Klaers, inspired by the article "Straight Talk" in Mindful Magazine (April 2017 issue)
  • 04-17-2017 : Let's Take the Time to Be Healthy – Robyn Crimmins
  • 03-15-2017 : Time Management – Lauren Bianchi, ABOC
          (Working Moms, Organization)
  • 03-01-2017 : Will You Make History? – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
          (Inspiration)
  • 02-16-2017 : Tips to Improve Your Presentation Skills – Deborah Lochli
          (Communicating, Leadership for Women)
  • 02-01-2017 : Out with the Old, In with the New – Susan Parker
          (Inspiration, Mentoring Women, Organization, Work Life Balance)
  • 01-17-2017 : 7 Secrets of Incredibly Brave Women – Debbie Myres
  • 01-03-2017 : Next Year, Next Level
          (Inspiration, Work Life Balance)

2016

  • 12-12-2016 : Grow Where You're Planted – Robyn Crimmins
          (Leadership for Women, Mentoring Women)
  • 11-29-2016 : Bovine Adventures – Rachel Meyer
          (Inspiration, Work Life Balance)
  • 11-15-2016 : Value Creation & Service Innovation Now – Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD
          (Profit Building, Strategic Planning)
  • 11-01-2016 : Keep Your Options Open – Deb Bulken
          (Mentoring Women, Personal Brand)
  • 10-18-2016 : Turning Customer-Centric Service into Life-Centric Service – Karen Michaelson, ABOC
          (Customer Satisfaction, Work Life Balance)
  • 10-03-2016 : Creativity Today – Sheila Haile
          (Inspiration)
  • 09-08-2016 : Jump In With Both Feet – Christie Walker
          (Leadership for Women, Mentoring Women)
  • 09-01-2016 : A Positive Reaction – Sherrie Rogerson
          (Inspiration, Mentoring Women)
  • 08-17-2016 : The Gift of a Compliment – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
          (Giving Back, Organization, Work Life Balance)
  • 08-01-2016 : Juggler or Circus Act? – Rachel Meyer
          (Organization, Work Life Balance)
  • 07-14-2016 : Seeking (and Finding) Your Mentor – Deb Lochli
          (Communicating, Mentoring Women)
  • 06-29-2016 : Show a Little Kindness – Debbie Myres
          (Giving Back, Work Life Balance)
  • 06-16-2016 : Yes, But - Versus - Yes, And – Megan Greene
          (Leadership for Women, Negotiating)
  • 05-31-2016 : Foggy Dog Days – Melissa Veeser
          (Organization, Work Life Balance)
  • 05-17-2016 : Turning Failure into Opportunity – Barbara Siminerio
          (Mentoring Women, Personal Brand)
  • 05-03-2016 : How Mindfulness Can Be Incorporated into the Busiest of Lives – Liz Vickers
          (Inspiration, Work Life Balance)
  • 04-19-2016 : Communication – Susan Rose Ohneck
          (Communicating, Negotiating)
  • 04-04-2016 : Workplace Etiquette – Yvette Plaza Leclerc
          (Communicating, Personal Brand)
  • 03-15-2016 : My Mirror's Getting Clearer – Koi Rivers
          (Inspiration, Working Moms)
  • 03-01-2016 : Believe in Yourself! – Brandie Shaw
          (Leadership for Women, Mentoring Women)
  • 02-16-2016 : 4 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Workplace and Your Life! – Corinne McCormack
          (Mentoring Women, Personal Brand)
  • 02-01-2016 : The Universal Law of Attraction – Lauren Bianchi, ABOC
          (Inspiration)
  • 01-19-2016 : Embrace Change! – Amy Robbins
          (Inspiration, Personal Brand)
  • 01-05-2016 : Next Year, Next Level
          (Inspiration, Work Life Balance)

2015

  • 12-01-2015 : Reversing the Formula for Success – Christie Walker
          (Good Vibes, Inspiration)
  • 11-16-2015 : The All-Powerful Handwritten Note – Rachel Meyer, EdD, CPO
          (Customer Satisfaction, Personal Brand)
  • 11-02-2015 : Walk A Mile in My Shoes – Glenna Glenn, L.D.O.
          (Mentoring Women, Team Building)
  • 10-15-2015 : It's All in the State of Mind – Audrey Pavia
          (Leadership for Women, Stress Management)
  • 10-01-2015 : Steps to Survive a Hard Day at the Office – Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD
          (Organization, Stress Management)
  • 08-31-2015 : There's No "I" in TEAM – Lauren Bell-Thomson
          (Good Vibes, Team Building)
  • 08-17-2015 : Empowering People with Your Positive Energy – Rachel Meyer, EdD
          (Leadership for Women, Team Building)
  • 08-03-2015 : Reading to Refresh, Learn, and Be Inspired – Sheila Haile
          (Inspiration, Mentoring Women)
  • 07-15-2015 : The Gift of a Compliment – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
          (Good Vibes, Team Building)
  • 07-01-2015 : Are You the Best Boss — Ever? – Debbie Myres
          (Leadership for Women, Team Building)
  • 06-15-2015 : Effective Mentoring – Susan Ohneck
          (Good Vibes, Mentoring Women)
  • 06-01-2015 : Think Positively – Cerella Rainey, O.D.
          (Good Vibes, Inspiration)
  • 05-18-2015 : Accentuating the Positive – Amy Spiezio
          (Good Vibes, Work Life Balance)
  • 05-04-2015 : We Can All Make a Difference – Vickie Sullinger
          (Inspiration, Leadership for Women)
  • 04-16-2015 : The Power of Connecting – Ann E. Englert
          (Communicating, Mentoring Women)
  • 04-01-2015 : Are You In Your Comfort Zone? – Kate Renwick-Espinosa
          (Mentoring Women, Work Life Balance)
  • 03-16-2015 : The Journey to Becoming a Mentor – Deb Lochli
          (Leadership for Women, Mentoring Women)
  • 03-02-2015 : Taking Care of You in Today's Fast-Paced World – Yvette Plaza-Leclerc
          (Stress Management, Work Life Balance)
  • 02-16-2015 : Giving the Gift of Sight – Barbara Siminerio
          (Giving Back, Leadership for Women)
  • 02-02-2015 : Lost Resolutions: Learning from Failure – Amy Spiezio
          (Organization)
  • 01-15-2015 : Logout, Sign Out, Out of Office — The All-Important Digital Disconnect – Rachel Meyer
          (Stress Management, Work Life Balance)
  • 01-06-2015 : Next Year, Next Level

2014

  • 12-02-2014 : Gratitude – Christie Walker
  • 11-17-2014 : Endings May Also Bring New Beginnings – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
  • 11-03-2014 : It Is All About Perspective – Rebecca Johnson
  • 10-15-2014 : Tips for Simplifying Your Life – Audrey Pavia
  • 10-01-2014 : Dodge the Productivity Thieves: 5 Tips for Workplace Efficiency – Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD
  • 09-02-2014 : Life Lessons from Skippy – Linda Fitzgerald
  • 08-18-2014 : That's The Way I've Always Done It – Elaine Brink
  • 08-01-2014 : Help Along the Way – Charisse Toale
  • 07-14-2014 : Snap, Crackle, and Pop – Katheryn Dabbs Schramm
  • 07-08-2014 : Words to Live By – Amy Spiezio
  • 06-17-2014 : Want to be Extraordinary? – Debbie Myres
  • 06-05-2014 : Curveballs – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC (Communications Committee)
  • 05-27-2014 : Beauty Rest – Cerella Rainey, O.D.
  • 05-01-2014 : 3 Tips for a Great Mentor Relationship – Deb Lochli
  • 04-15-2014 : My Wish to You This Spring – Jodi Groh
  • 04-04-2014 : Wisdom For The Ages – Ann E. Englert
  • 03-17-2014 : Welcome to the Club – Michelle Vignault
  • 03-03-2014 : Lions, Tigers, And Bears — Oh My! – Ashley Shewmaker, ABOC
  • 02-19-2014 : Being Grateful – Sue Creek
  • 02-03-2014 : Do You Possess the Virtue of Patience? – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
  • 01-20-2014 : Empathy – Maggie Sayers
  • 01-06-2014 : No New Year Resolutions For Me – Christie Walker

2013

  • 12-17-2013 : Feeling Left Out? – Amy Spiezio
  • 12-02-2013 : Refresh Your Mind and Work Space for the New Year! – Debbie Myres
  • 11-18-2013 : Celebrate You! – Lorie Lippiatt, OD
  • 11-08-2013 : In Search of the Napkin Idea – Sheila Haile
  • 10-15-2013 : Staying On Course – Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
  • 09-17-2013 : Time to Change, Time to De-Stress
  • 09-03-2013 : Just 2 Songs – Christie Walker
  • 08-15-2013 : Motivation – Maggie Sayers
  • 08-01-2013 : Balancing Act – Katheryn Dabbs Schramm
  • 07-18-2013 : WWCD – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
  • 07-01-2013 : You Are Worthy and Valuable! – Linda Fitzgerald
  • 06-14-2013 : Organize Now — 3 Steps to Get Started! – Michelle Vignault
  • 06-03-2013 : Show Me the Money! – Amy Spiezio
  • 05-15-2013 : What Does It Really Mean To Mentor In Today's World? – Sheila Haile
  • 05-01-2013 : Things My Mother Taught Me – Debbie Myres
  • 04-15-2013 : Balancing Home and Work
  • 04-01-2013 : Take a Pause – Michelle Vignault
  • 03-17-2013 : Chancing One's Arm – Linda Fitzgerald, LDO, ABOC, NCLEC, HFOAA
  • 03-04-2013 : What Is In The Back Of Your Knowledge Closet? – Karen A. Michaelson, ABOC
  • 02-18-2013 : Here's To Your Success! – Corinne McCormack
  • 02-04-2013 : My Tin Box – Rebecca Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
  • 01-16-2013 : Declutter the E-Clutter – Lorie Lippiatt, OD
  • 01-02-2013 : Next Year, Next Level

2012

  • 12-10-2012 : How Do You Give Back? – Rachel Meyer, Eyefinity
  • 12-03-2012 : Find Your Inspiration, Feed Your Soul – Linda Fitzgerald, Classic Optical
  • 11-07-2012 : Time Management – Maggie Sayers, M. Sayers Coaching
  • 10-15-2012 : Taking the Challenge: Eating Healthy on The Road, On the Job, On the Go Overview – Rebecca Johnson, EyeTrain4You
  • 10-03-2012 : What Stage Is This? – Sheila Haile, ClearVision Optical
  • 09-17-2012 : Refunds: An Apology with Zeros – Katheryn Schramm, A Child's View
  • 09-05-2012 : Tips for Networking – Amy Spiezio, Eyecare Business
  • 08-13-2012 : Are You the Master of Multi-Tasking or Disguise? – Karen Michaelson, I Kare Optical and Clinic Services
  • 08-01-2012 : Change Your Thinking – Contributed By: Maggie Sayers, M. Sayers Coaching
  • 07-18-2012 : Why Women Need to Be Mentors (or Find Them)
  • 07-09-2012 : 5 Strategies for Being Productive Instead of Just Busy – Lorie Lippiatt, OD, Salem Eyecare Center, Inc.
  • 06-04-2012 : Leveraging Leadership Advice from Women in Corporate America – Liz Baidoo, VSP
  • 05-16-2012 : Things to Do for Everyday Success – Jennifer Fiorenza, ClearVision Optical
  • 05-03-2012 : Tell Me If You've Noticed This – Maggie Sayers
  • 04-12-2012 : How to Stay Motivated at Work – Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
  • 03-12-2012 : Quotations for When You Need a Pick-Me-Up – Laura Sheehan
  • 02-02-2012 : Increasing Motivation – Audrey Pavia
  • 01-03-2012 : Next Year, Next Level

2011

  • 12-05-2011 : Making it a Happy Holiday – Amy Spiezio
  • 11-07-2011 : The Two Best Words to Say When a Patient Complains – Rebecca Johnson
  • 10-11-2011 : Helping Employees Adapt to Change – Audrey Pavia
  • 09-19-2011 : Investing In Your Knowledge – Rachel Rich
  • 08-01-2011 : Are Entitled Employees Draining Your Work Environment? – Jodi Groh
  • 07-06-2011 : Secrets to a Real Vacation
  • 06-01-2011 : Making the Workplace a Stress-Free Zone – Liz Baidoo
  • 05-05-2011 : Building Employee Engagement Through Wellness – Mary Crisafulli
  • 04-05-2011 : Pearls and Shells – Rebecca Johnson, COT, CPOT, COE
  • 03-14-2011 : Become a Good Delegator – Laura Sheehan
  • 02-09-2011 : How To Focus! – Deb Lochli McGrath
  • 01-05-2011 : Next Year, Next Level

2010

  • 12-01-2010 : What Might Your New Year's Resolution Be? – Jodi Groh
  • 11-10-2010 : Show Me the Money – Amy Spiezio
  • 10-04-2010 : I Hope You Dance – Rebecca L. Johnson, COT, COPT, COA
  • 09-07-2010 : Preparing to Be a Mentee – Rachel Rich
  • 08-09-2010 : Power Up Your Career Makeover! – Deborah Lochli McGrath
  • 07-12-2010 : Vacation Days, Part 2 – Jody Groh
  • 06-07-2010 : Vacation Days – Amy Spiezio
  • 05-18-2010 : Developing Future Leaders Through Mentoring – Mary Crisafulli
  • 04-27-2010 : Strengthening Your Core – Rebecca L. Johnson, COT, CPOT, COA
  • 04-14-2010 : Use a COIN to Reach Your Goals – Audrey Pavia
  • 03-01-2010 : Change Is Not Always Difficult – Audrey Pavia
  • 01-05-2010 : Next Year, Next Level

2009

  • 12-07-2009 : Visual Acuity - What Do We Really See? – Jodi Groh
  • 11-10-2009 : Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Mary Crisafulli
  • 10-13-2009 : Coloring Your Box – Rebecca Johnson
  • 08-04-2009 : The Last Lecture: Lessons Learned Over a Lifetime – Audrey Pavia
  • 07-09-2009 : Success is in the Details – Jodi Groh
  • 06-09-2009 : Setback, Comeback – Amy Spiezio
  • 05-11-2009 : Low-Cost Ideas for Building Employee Loyalty – Mary Crisafulli
  • 04-15-2009 : YouTube: Broadcast Yourself – Rebecca Johnson
  • 03-09-2009 : Re-Think Your Marketing Plans for 2009 – Sandy Likes
  • 02-10-2009 : Focusing on Time Management – Audrey Pavia
  • 01-08-2009 : Reasons to Be a Mentor in 2009 – Deb Lochli McGrath

2008

  • 12-03-2008 : Take the Mentoring Skills Quiz – Deb Lochli McGrath
  • 11-12-2008 : Reduce Holiday Stress – Jodi Groh
  • 09-26-2008 : Red Velvet Bows – Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
  • 08-18-2008 : Behave Yourself – Sandy Likes
  • 07-09-2008 : Companies Need Marketing in a Down Economy – Jodi Groh
  • 06-05-2008 : Time to Change, Time to De-Stress – Sandy Likes
  • 04-22-2008 : Five Actions to Build Trust – Sandy Likes
  • 03-25-2008 : Does Education End at Graduation? – Jodi Groh
  • 02-14-2008 : The Right Merchandising Strategy Builds Business – Sandy Likes

2007

  • 10-01-2007 : On The Job Cross Training Benefits – Sandy Likes
  • 08-16-2007 : What's in Your Compensation Package? – Sandy Likes
  • 07-15-2007 : Effective Communication is More than Just Talking – Sandy Likes
  • 06-15-2007 : Welcoming the New Employee – Jodi Groh
  • 03-15-2007 : Where is Everybody? Absences in the Workplace – Amy Spiezio
  • 03-01-2007 : How to Handle Negative Criticism – Jodi Groh
  • 02-19-2007 : How to Get the Most Out of Corporate Team Building Events 6 Do's and 6 Don'ts – Sandy Likes

2006

  • 12-20-2006 : Balancing Home and Work – Jodi Groh
  • 11-15-2006 : The Power of Delegating – Jodi Groh
  • 10-30-2006 : Scheduling: 6 Ways to Solve the Slow-Schedule Puzzle – Donna Suter
  • 10-15-2006 : Avoiding Office Politics – Amy Spiezio
  • 10-02-2006 : Helpful Tips for Goal Achievement – Jodi Groh
  • 08-15-2006 : A Positive Attitude: A Requirement in Today's World – Jodi Groh
  • 07-31-2006 : Dealing with Angry Clients – Donna A. Suter
  • 07-16-2006 : Interviewing Employees – Donna A. Suter
  • 07-01-2006 : Developing a Healthy Self-Esteem – Jodi Groh
  • 06-01-2006 : How to Get the Raise You Deserve – Sandy Likes
  • 01-31-2006 : Mentoring 101: Just Ask. – Sandy Likes
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