Dreams for AV

Why We Can Never Stop Dreaming

It was spring of 2008 and I was struggling. I felt suffocated by a job that I had long ago realized wasn’t meant to be my path. The harder I tried to figure out what path I ought to be on, the more frustrated, aggravated and desperate I became. I began actively seeking answers and…
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Small Talk for AV

Why You Should Make Small Talk Everywhere You Go

The humidity hung in the air like a greenhouse. My volume-less hair was sticking to the nape of my neck. Waiting out the rain at a baseball game with over two thousand other baseball fans required that I continually hold my daughter and my back was starting to ache. I had just ran back up…
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Changing Your Mind for AV

How To Embrace Changing Your Mind

If you were to ask me how to describe myself, there’s a good chance I’d use the word opinionated. In fact, ask my husband, and he’d probably say it’s more than that…I’m downright stubborn and pig-headed at times. There are certain parts of my life that will continue to remain that way. I like to…
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Dr. Suess for AV

“Renegade Rules” For Coaching Employees

A while back, I attended a seminar featuring author Heather Shumaker. She shared many of her practical and yet, counter-intuitive, ideas from her best-selling book It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids. Since becoming a mother, I often find myself struck by the parallels I see between being…
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Be the Change for AV

How To “Be The Change”

“Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.” This statement is the first of thirty human relations principles Dale Carnegie offered in his iconic book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Can you imagine what our world would look like if we could nail the execution of this? And when I say world, I mean our world:…
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