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Welcome to Fall! Perhaps Fall is not officially here yet, based on the calendar, but I think for most people the return of back-to-school signifies that summer is over.
I am excited about what Fall has in store. I am seeing some interesting movement in the corporate and professional worlds around embracing wellness as part of their business strategy. Not as a nice-to-do but as a need-to-do. As part of this, there is a new acceptance around the power of mindfulness in the workplace.
This is an area that has been a game-changer in my own life, and is a part of Potential Unlimited's services. I work with organizations and groups around helping professionals leverage skills, such as mindfulness, to become better leaders. Mindfulness is also a proven way to reduce stress. And anyone in a senior role knows that responsibilities and workload at that level tend to go hand-in-hand with stress!
In addition to my own Mindfulness offerings, I have signed on with the University of Waterloo to teach a couple of mindfulness day-long workshops for professionals.
To learn more and register, visit the University's web page.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
How to Be the Kind of Mentor Your Mentee Deserves
Carey-Ann Oestreicher Forbes Special Segment
Mentoring is a great way to develop talent within an organization, but research shows it can also have a positive impact on the mentor's own job satisfaction. I have done a lot of work around leadership development, and to me, few areas are as satisfying as being able to mentor someone to successfully progress in her or his career and life.
A lot of organizations have formal mentorship programs, and even for those that don't, employees can seek out mentors behind the scenes. We all know that mentorship is important, but still, a lot of people don't seem to be as effective as they could be in this area. So, what does it really take to be an outstanding mentor? Read more.
Take a Listen to a Recent Interview on My Personal and Professional Journey
A lot of the articles I feature in The Unlimited Newsletter are about story sharing. I believe sharing our successes and struggles is a great way to help others succeed. And, it just helps us feel more empowered to be able to put our full authentic selves out there into the world.
As such, I would like to share my recent interview with you that talks about aspects of my own personal and professional journey. Listen here.
or search it on iTunes.
Today's Quote: The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not about creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. Steven Spielberg
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.