The best thing about 2021 is that it was not 2020.
Yes, we’re still dealing with COVID, and we’ve lost part along the way.
Yes, we still live in a divided country and there are many who live with divided families.
True, not enough progress has been made to correct a course on very critical issues at a critical flash point. We still have systemic racism, gender pay gaps, lack of diversity in senior leadership and exacerbating the weather effects of global warming.
However, in 2021, I had more hope than ever that we could see these things corrected during my life, or at least in my children’s lives.
Why? Community C3!
I spent the year doubling the people and influence of a community of conscious leadership fighters, proven in battle to make the world a better place, and committed to working together to accelerate conscious change where most of the power lies – in the corporation manager. level.
Not only does change seem more possible, but I feel relieved that these amazing people are “on top of it” and we got back to each other!
We’re ready, or at least get there!
I received such incredible support and it made a world of difference in my outlook on the future. My core team, co-manager of C3, Lawrence Henderson, And my virtual assistant, Cynthia Harder, Fortified. And the team expands as our ability to do further expands.
Did you know that expecting a positive outcome is necessary for your motivation centers to work? Do you also know how much more possible a positive outcome looks when you have a team that helps you build a community of people with a similar task?
As a result of such good and hopeful support, we embarked on a whole new adventure to host the Consciousness Conference and award the First Prize to Conscious Leadership. We started something really special that has tremendous potential to gather the best and brightest minds in conscious leadership to offer a menu of solutions to the challenges of the past that we have not yet gone through, the challenges of the plague and the political climate of today, and the unknown of tomorrow.
I was so unmotivated from goals after 2020. Goals felt heavy, but the options pulled me forward. And as 2021 posed some new challenges, it was Lawrence and Cynthia on my team who helped me reconnect and persevere.
Because of the incredible support of my core team, the enthusiasm of the community, and the talent and passion of my teammates, we have exponentially expanded our ability to accelerate the conscious leadership movement and enjoyed working with many repeat clients who helped them reorient their careers to new priorities, stronger values And an improved lifestyle while meeting and working with some of the most impressive and aware innovators and leaders to maximize their impact and influence by creating compelling brands and consulting with them on powerful campaign strategies and tactics.
Cynthia Harder She’s not my first virtual assistant, but she’s the most experienced virtual assistant I’ve ever worked with. She’s been with me for two years starting in September (close to breaking Angela’s 2.5 year record 😊). With my previous assistants, I knew I was a pit stop on the way to fulfilling another dream, and I loved being a milestone for them. I would like to think that they continued to be successful and willing professionals, in part because of our time together and we learned from my work with my clients how to promote their value and train their employers. However, coaching and developing talent takes time. If I did not have Cynthia, a smart, resourceful, self-directed, caring professional who takes great pride in doing her job well, who embraces my clients and also cares about their successes, and is organized, persistent and adaptable, I hate to think of 2020 and 2021. We have this system that works like a machine whether I have a hand on the controls or not. When the challenges of virtual classroom teaching, parenting through virtual learning at home, the flood of subsequent gloomy world events, sales of discouraging events and learning of my mother suffering from cancer arose, I was able to get my hands off the controls of my business and hand them over to Cynthia for a while. Aside from the ability to do so, there is the Know That I can do it and everything will continue so that it takes some heavy loads off my mind and makes it much easier for me to go back and continue from where I left off, if not a little further ahead than I was. I’m so grateful for Cynthia! I wish everyone had Cynthia!
Lawrence and I were reminded of the first LinkedIn exchange we had in May 2020. I was looking to connect and collaborate with disruptors with similar roles. Lawrence was my first or second turn, and his response was perfect – he was also quite tired of the competition and was looking to cooperate. It was as if we spoke the same language of leadership. Within the first 20 minutes of our first conversation, we felt our collective energies rising. (I give him the credit for that, given that he’s certified in energy leadership from iPEC). The joint work began immediately. We have not stopped since. Because he is who he is, the joint work continued and did not stop when the above challenges arose. He grabbed me. I have it. This is a beautiful thing! I’m so grateful that Lawrence responded to my LinkedIn post. His faith in me and his appreciation for me help me see myself as the powerful creative force that I am and make me want to create more.
Co-creation was one of the best things to come out of 2020, and it was a theme that lasted into 2021, and I look forward, how I will do everything from now on. I realized that co-creation is the key to fulfilling the great vision. I have a library of creative ideas, like books, movies, songs and events, that have erupted during the plague, and 2022 is going to be leveraging co-creation to take those ideas from concept to commercial launch. It’s not easy to find aligned affiliate creators. (Branding helps!) Knowing now what is possible when you do find aligned affiliate creators has aroused new enthusiasm and motivation. My theme for 2022 is … To diversify and expand.
- In April, I will again be mentoring the Young Entrepreneurship Academy that helps 6God’ To 12God’ Classroom students run their new businesses.
- The core team will continue to grow and empower the C3 community to provide a platform for emerging leaders and offer new opportunities to be part of the legacy.
- We have already started planning the next ConCon (in person).
- I will continue to develop my resume and LinkedIn writing team to support the leads I trust from my network, and continue to work with senior leadership on building their own brand and heritage.
- With a team by my side to support all of this, I will combine stuck and new creative efforts for which I am excited to involve co-creators, like my book, for the best: how today’s conscious corporate leaders can save tomorrow, as well as an album of songs, most of them unfinished, reflecting Reality as I see it and how I see it can be, and a script for a comedy that came to me one Friday night this month.
- And the band is back together! Harpers Ferry returned to Bridgeport Ribhouse on March 13, 2022. It has been a long time since we rocked. Come swing with us if you can.
Although in my house we have not yet returned to our activities before 2020, we enjoyed reconnecting with friends and family, going back to some of our passions, like music, and even discovering news, like my daughters’ new love as a baseball player.
Although we were badly hurt by several losses and were afraid we would suffer even more, we are entering the holiday season knowing that my mother’s cancerous prognosis is good and the chances of celebrating with her are much better. We very much hope we will have many more holidays and a new year with it.
Of course, I am grateful every day for my amazing clients and referral partners. I am humiliated every time someone trusts me in the fate of his career or in the fate of his clients / friends / family. I take it very seriously. I know how many people benefit from the right leader in the right position and society with influence skills and an impact mission.
Without further ado, my traditional Thanksgiving song:
We went through the difficulty
Exhausted and shrunken
Desperate and despairing
To find that the water is still lagging behind
An unfortunate grunt
And yet goes out to sea open
Fresh mixing with salt
Curling up in foam
Looking for a stream
Destination seems impossible
I witnessed the ripples
And I joined them
Ripples became waves on the shore
Some were ready
High on the mountain
Others ignore the signs
Washed on the beach
Just in time, a hand up caught
Every balcony has a hand
Ready to lift
Ready to climb
Until we all see the horizon and rest
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Karen Holler is the creator of Ripple Drawing of Corporate Consciousness and author A sharp laser career focus: Find your goal and passion within 30 days. She founded Epic Careering, a leadership and career development company specializing in executive branding and conscious culture, in 2006.
While the bulk of her 20 years of professional experience has been in the recruitment and employment industry, her publications, presentations and coaching also draw from her experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing and sales. Its solutions combine breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics and psychology to help leaders accelerate relationships, expand impact and increase engagement and productivity while maintaining business and the planet’s sustainability.
Ms. Holler was one of the first instructors on LinkedIn and is well known for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a certified professional resume writer, a certified career counselor, and a certified clinical hypnosis therapist, with a bachelor’s degree in communication and theater studies from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in creative writing. Her blog has been recognized as the top 100 career blogs worldwide by Feedspot.
She was an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Cabrini University and an Associate Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at the University of Drexel University. She is an instructor at the Academy for Young Entrepreneurs (YEA) where some of her students won the 2018 YEA National Competition, were selected as the next young entrepreneurs of Ernest & Young in America, and won the People’s Choice Award for 2019.
She is the secretary of the board of the Upper Marion Community Center and has just finished serving as vice president of the Gulf Elementary PTC, for which she has been recognized as a partner and promoter of public education by the Upper Marion Upper Education Association. She lives in King Prussia with her husband, two daughters and many pets, furry, feathered and scaly.
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