Why is Resilience Training needed NOW more than ever? Today more than any other time in history, we are dealing with the unknown.  The norms we counted on to make our lives predictable and within our control, have been challenged.  This places our human drive to survive on alert! Our brains are designed to see…

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Little Known Federal Funding for Producing Companies Everyone knows that, for all its benefits, trade brings with it, low cost imports. Domestic companies, may then find themselves facing severe price competition. However, few know that for decades the Federal Government has offered a surprisingly accessible and effective benefit for such companies. That benefit is a…

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During this time of shelter in place restrictions we are seeing a wide variety of activities move from in-person to virtual interactions. Since we are unable to hold traditional in-person job fairs to connect the unprecedented number of unemployed individuals with employers who do have jobs available, the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is…

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Recent events in the United States clearly demonstrate the magnitude of the racial divide that currently exists in our society, our institutions and organizations, our cities, and towns, and even in our families. In the midst of this strife, meaningful dialog is not only possible but necessary for healing and peace. The fear and resentment…

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“We are not a team because we work together.  We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.”  -Vala Afsar Change in the workplace tends to introduce uncertainty, stress and anxiety in the employees who are affected by it as well as the leaders that are implementing the change.  Unfortunately, this…

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Coaching is the process in which an experienced person, called a coach, supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. The overall goal of coaching is to work with the employee to solve performance problems and to improve the work of the employee, the team, and the department. Employees who respond positively to coaching and…

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When you hear the word change, what is the first thing you think of? Do you envision yourself walking off of a cliff blindfolded? Often when we hear the word changewe associate it with a negative thought or become fearful. Most of us are creatures of habit and routine and change brings uncertainty and the…

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