Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...
I think there is a lot of emphasis put on January 1st as a period to start fresh and make changes. I love that it is a time for people to reflect. But really, it is a day just like any other day. Why wait until the new year if you know there is an important shift to make?
As I recently held my brand new nephew, Austin, I see that every day has the possibility of a miracle. It really is up to us to choose to make each day count.
I know stress can be high as you approach year-end. But, take the time to think what it means to be a great leader during times of stress. You set the course.
Take the time to reflect on how you are leading and what may need to shift to set your team and yourself up for greater success.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
Stop Your Worrying! My Simple Tools to Ease Your Mind.
Frustrations and worries are just our fears in disguise. Think about the last time you felt frustrated. Perhaps, it was because you didn't feel you were connecting with your boss. Maybe, you didn't get that promotion. Or, the ever-popular one for parents, my children aren't listening to me!
The story lines of your worries can be different each time, but if you want to ease the feeling of frustration, anxiety and overwhelm that washes over you, then you need to understand the root cause of your feelings.
I am no stranger to frustration. I have felt it at work, at home and with myself. But when I have been able to stop and create some awareness, it is extremely powerful.
I would like to share with you some tools for better understanding your worries, and yourself, along with ways to calm the internal rough waters
so you can keep a clear head to focus on being a strong leader and leading a fulfilling life. Read more
In the news...
Top Tips To Set You Up For Success NOW! I invite you to read one of my latest articles featured by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). Tips include: 1.Start each day with solitude. For the past year, I have set aside 15 minutes each morning to meditate and quiet my mind. On the rare days I don't use my solitude time, I feel the enormous difference. I now have an awareness that if I don't ground myself first, my actions and thoughts feel like I am being flung through the day...
Regulators Sign On to New Rules Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Roles
Securities regulators in seven provinces and two territories have signed on to new rules aimed at increasing the number of women on company boards and in senior management. The new rules are set to take effect on December 31.
How Women Can Build a Career in Banking
All leaders and those who aspire to be leaders share a common trait: ambition. Some corporate cultures profess to embrace gender equality in their leadership ranks yet, unwittingly or not, present significant obstacles to women who display ambitious traits. Choosing which industry to enter is important; working for the right organization is even more important for any women wanting to reach her potential, make a difference and fulfill her ambition...
Breast Cancer: 6 Ways to Minimize Your Risk
According to the American Cancer Society, every three minutes, on average, another woman learns she has breast cancer. The good news is there are several strategies that can help reduce risk. Try incorporating the following lifestyle changes into your daily routine...
Quote: "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." Margaret Fuller, journalist
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Recipient of Top 40 Under Forty Award and Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.