Category: Dr. Connie

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The New York Times, Women, Leadership & Gratitude

My whirlwind 2018 global tour is at an end.  Japan was awesome, and I had the time of my life presenting with a panel of incredible women at the 2018 Global Women’s Forum in Paris, France. However, the best part of it all…an Instagram post from one of the members of the Rural Futures team – thanks Katelyn!!  You are incredible. Thanks for going … Read More The New York Times, Women, Leadership & Gratitude

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Happy 4th of July!

Coaching Tips for Women Over 40

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The Future of Women: Goddesses Never Age

My new book crush for women over 40 (or women of any age!) is Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being by Dr. Christiane Northrup.  I have listed to a number of her talks on YouTube; however, this is the first in-depth experience I have had with her work. She covers the gamut of topics in Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription … Read More The Future of Women: Goddesses Never Age

SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com

All true intent is realized.  This simple yet profound truth is usually overlooked when people set goals.  If you really don’t intend to lose 15 pounds (you just want to lose weight without really trying), then don’t set a goal around weight loss.  New Year’s resolutions are often short-lived because they are not true intentions.  I am a believer in setting intentions, so I … Read More SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals: A Coaching Guide from AskDrConnie.com

Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

Status Update: I will be on from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM today, and Clint will be taking callers! In addition to the topics I listed in the original blog post below, we will be discussing the 3 Mega-Trends I recently wrote about and presented on: 1) The Rise of the #GigEconomy, 2) Living with Purpose and Meaning and the 3) Decentralized Global Marketplace. … Read More Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!

My radio connection, Clint Bellows, invited me to “appear” on 1110 KFAB this Wednesday afternoon!  Tune in after 2:30 PM and join the conversation about leading your own life with purpose, passion and fun! You can listen live by going to KFAB.com.  Looking forward to having a great conversation on Wednesday! Go Wild with KFAB! -Dr. Connie   Clint Bellows invited me to be … Read More Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!

Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”

I think Fred is trying to tell me something! Granted, Fred usually gets pretty upset when I get the suitcase out and start packing.  But, this was the first time he actually sat in it!  Animals have great instincts, and he is sharing an important message with me. It has been a busy couple of months and it is now time to do some … Read More Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”

Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Interestingly enough, the hottest jobs at Facebook require a “human touch.”  Why?  They are looking for people who can close sales because their revenue relies heavily on ads (Anders, 2014).  Perhaps the most future-focused distance learning administrators should consider blending “high-human touch” with “high-tech” in new and interesting ways that holistically add value to the lives of learners. Future-focused leaders in distance learning are … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

Distance learning is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer-Learner” who has a buffet of educational choices.   The empowered consumer-learner decides what educational experiences and knowledge they need, when they need it and how they want to experience it.  The wide-array of non-credit and for credit choices makes for a very competitive marketplace but also a field of new opportunities. Venture capitalists continue to … Read More Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy

The rise of the entrepreneurial individual, and what is currently referred to as the Gig Economy, will create new challenges and opportunities for distance learning administrators.  How can institutions of education help learners create value for traditional employers and for their individual brands?   If not as many people are investing in education to land a full-time job, what does this mean for higher education? … Read More Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy

The Science of Fun

When I asked about the key takeaways from a leadership workshop yesterday, one of the participants said, “we had fun!”  I heard the same thing after a coaching session last Friday.  This theme keeps coming up and it is an important one.  Why? Fun is good! Fun brings people together, helps them feel better and even builds businesses and communities. My husband told me he … Read More The Science of Fun

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