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
After months of work, a lot of learning and some fun times, the Rural Futures podcast has officially launched! Thanks to our guests, the RFI team (Katelyn Ideus, our podcast producer and champion, sounds amazing! T: The scheduling has totally paid off…and, Katy-you make us all sound incredible!!) and partners (thanks Ali Schwanke and the team at Simple Strat) for making this happen! Listen follow, … Read More Join the Conversation on the Rural Futures Podcast!
It’s almost time for me to take off and present, The Future of Leadership, at the Heartland Center for Leadership’s Annual Institute. I will focus on the future of leadership in rural communities and plan to ask the audience a few questions about trends they see emerging now, in five years and in ten years. From my experience, women over 40 have great insights … Read More The Future of Leadership: What Wisdom Will You Share?
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! I love the fireworks, food and time with family. I am also grateful to be free!! In the United States of America, we have the best gift of all: Freedom. Many men and women have sacrificed their lives and families to protect our freedom. Cherish your freedom. Respect your freedom. Use it wisely. Remember, we have … Read More 4th of July Gratitude!
Two events in 2010 changed the trajectory of my life forever. I was driving home on June 22, 2010. As usual, I was talking to Mom. We talked about everyday things like my kids and when we would see each other next. I told her that I had been stranded at home the day before because every road to work was flooded due to … Read More Mom, Memories and Miracles
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
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Business is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer” who has a buffet of buying choices. Empowered consumers decide how they want to purchase goods and services. Big Data [collecting information (data) from multiple sources to detect trends, identify patterns and make decisions] is one tool that can be used to develop marketing campaigns, study human behaviors and determine patterns. It is also being … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace
The tools and technologies that help people create their own businesses and design their lives in ways that best suit them, are also fueling Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning. Purposeful living is shaping everything from healthcare to education. Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Personal fulfillment is a growing trend in business and entrepreneurship. … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning
Welcome to “The Future of Women” blog series. The Future of Women focus on AskDrConnie.com will highlight current and future trends impacting women around the world. The first part of this series highlights a recent publication by the International Labour Office (ILO). Women at Work: Trends 2016, focused on examining gender equity globally. As ILO mentions in their report, gender equity and women’s … Read More At current trends, it will take 70 years to close the gender wage gap
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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
Invest in you this holiday season! A few of my fellow, female business owners in Nebraska City invited me to join them January 15-17, 2016 to co-host New Year and [Re]New You: A Women’s Retreat. I am now extending this invitation to all of you! If you are ready for an amazing 2016, join us for a weekend filled with purpose, passion and … Read More New Year and [Re]New You: A Women’s Retreat