Welcome to the Unlimited Newsletter...
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! We have so much to be grateful and thankful for. Sometimes it can be easy to get stressed out by our problems. But when you take a step back and think about the major issues billions of people in the world are facing around survival, it makes me feel so fortuneate for my life.
What specifically makes you feel thankful? I am grateful for my family, friends and my freedom. I am thankful for being able to work with so many great organizations and individuals.
Last week, I was at McMaster University as the keynote speaker to kick off their Wellness Month for their leaders and staff. I also just received news I was nominated for a Top 40 Under 40 Award!! There aren't too many years left for me to qualifiy for this one so I am thrilled.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
p.s. If you missed last month's newsletter, check out Potential Unlimited's brand new offering, 'Mindfulness Based Leading and Living!'
Mirror Mirror on the Wall...
What Brand Message Do You Really Send?
Oprah is a master of building a successful professional brand. How much thought have you given to your professional brand?
In this highly competitive job market, everyone is looking for ways to differientiate themselves. But for those individuals who are already working at a great company, why is it important for you to create your brand?
The benefits include: quicker job promotion, enhanced business relationships, greater credibiltiy, and a deeper sense that you are living and working in line with who you really are. Sounds pretty important, right? The reality is very few individuals actually take the time to carve out their brands because they are so busy with the day-to-day duties of their jobs. Also, a lot of people just don't know how to create and deliver a brand.
Fair enough, not everyone was a marketing major at school. But for those who do take the time to strategically step back and look at what your professional brand really is and what you want it to be, you will be professionally ahead of the pack.
I would like to share with you my Top Tips to identifying and building your strong professional brand. Read more.
What You Need to Know Before You Go (Out On Your Own)
Have you ever considered starting your own business? It seems to be the dream for many people. To own something that belongs to you. To be the boss. To have more freedom. And hopefully, the chance to strike success in a big way and make a lot of money doing what you love!
As a corporate executive turned entrepreneur myself, I must say that there is definitely something rewarding about owning a business. But, once you make that decision there are some things I want to share with you beforehand to help make your transition as successful as possible. Read more.
Quote of the Day: "Life-fulfilling work is never about the money - when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it." Eileen Fisher, fashion designer
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
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.