EOS Self-Implementer Workshop

by Ali Stieglbauer

We are excited to announce we are hosting an EOS Self-Implementer Workshop. EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, is a comprehensive business system, integrating a holistic business model with a complete set of simple business tools and a proven business process to align and synchronize all the pieces of your business to produce the results you want. We want to help…

Ali StieglbauerEOS Self-Implementer Workshop

Build Bridges, Not Walls

by Sue Hawkes

I’ve been presenting on effective communication for 27 years now, and it has consistently made me check myself as well as my results. Like anyone, I can go on “autopilot” and lose focus on being intentional with my messages. When this happens, I revert to saying things the way it’s most comfortable for me to communicate because that is easiest…

Sue HawkesBuild Bridges, Not Walls

Grief in Action

by Sue Hawkes

When I started to write this introduction for our June newsletter, it was in the wake of my father passing away. For five of the six weeks following his death, members of our family were in hospitals for various emergency situations. I found myself dealing with each event as it occurred, and postponed the grief to deal with each week’s…

Sue HawkesGrief in Action

Lift Each Other Up

by Ali Stieglbauer

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending Minnesota Monthly’s “Conversations on Tap” series, the theme being “Working Women Fight for Equality.” My boss, Sue Hawkes, was presenting on the panel and I was excited to attend. We walked into the LynLake Brewery (after only a brief complaint about the parking situation) and were greeted with a warm…

Ali StieglbauerLift Each Other Up

Voices of WEE Women

by Ali Stieglbauer

We had a fabulous time at the WPO Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD a few weeks ago. Through our Women’s Entrepreneurial Experience (WEE) program, we were able to sponsor three young women to attend the conference. The conference was filled with great content, connections, and bonding (the picture above shows a sing-along from the bar!). Featured here are guest blogs from the…

Ali StieglbauerVoices of WEE Women

Conversations for Effective Action

by Sue Hawkes

Conversations for Effective Action In your work, and in your life away from work, you participate in conversations. People speak, and people listen. But more is happening than appears; promises are made, requests are made, invitations are issued, proposals for new projects are presented. Things happen in conversations. In fact, it is in conversations that people make things happen. A…

Sue HawkesConversations for Effective Action

WEE Goes to Baltimore!

by Ali Stieglbauer

We are excited to announce that through our program, the Women’s Entrepreneurial Experience (WEE), three young women have received scholarships to attend the WPO Annual Conference this week in Baltimore, MD. This conference is an international gathering of female business owners who join together to reconnect, network and learn. Our three winners, Bobbi Hansen, Hannah Schaefer and Junita Flowers, were…

Ali StieglbauerWEE Goes to Baltimore!

Why Networking Matters As a Young Person

by Ali Stieglbauer

As a young professional I sometimes feel intimidated when attending networking events. I almost always feel underdressed (even when I’m not) and somehow manage to trip or lose my nametag without fail. At times I’ve wondered what the point is since I don’t bring in clients for our business or know many people yet.  After attending several events over the…

Ali StieglbauerWhy Networking Matters As a Young Person

Out of the Rut

by Sue Hawkes

Originally featured in the Appreciation at Work blog. Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless and stuck. This can run the spectrum of significance, such as being bored at work to grieving the death of a family member or…

Sue HawkesOut of the Rut