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Changing with Thanks: Finding ⚖️ Balance in November

By Karla Schlaepfer
Newsletter, Professional Coaching, Self-Care

Professional Coaching makes Change easier

Dear Friends and DesignChange Partners,

Turbulent month this November!

It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S. where I was born and raised. This makes me thoughtful.

What holds us back from being thankful 🙏🏻more often? Not only on Thanksgiving?

Embrace gratitude for the small things, adapt to change with a smile, and remember, it’s human nature to struggle with thankfulness; we’re a work in progress.

— Author Maya Angelou

Change becomes easier when we appreciate the journey, not only the destination.🌟

Below you’ll find tips to improve mental flexibility, creativity at work, on appreciating yourself with “me time”. An interesting study that shows your PC screen may be stealing your breath.😶 And my new favorite book that I’ve been recommending to my coaching clients. 📙 🤩

Thank you for reading!

Karla Schlaepfer and the awesome 🚀 DesignChange team

Did you know I collect testimonials from happy coaching clients? And on my DesignChange website there are over 215 blog articles on cultural and personal change topics like this one the Leadership Choices “Digital Resilience Journey”.

Inspiration and Information

For everyone: Importance of carving out “me time” to stay mentally healthy and for more well-being inside and outside of work. 🗓️

How to showcase your creative passion 🌟(no AI!) in the office and even improve job performance.

Microsoft Teams new feature lets you get meeting summaries and action points when you’re double booked and can’t attend.

For those who need reasons to get away from the PC screen more. Research on why your PC might be stealing your breath. 🌬️

Links to a selection of Karla’s coaching & moderation gigs in Bratislava. Koblenz. RA Expo Köln

Book of the Month

Last month’s tip, I shared a Leadership Choices webinar on mental resilience. I’m continuing focusing on resilience with this useful book by Naz Beheshti.

Pause. Breathe. Choose: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being

Presenting the highly effective framework that Beheshti has used with clients for over a decade, this book is a guide for self-discovery, better choices, and more ease. The book guides you like Ms Beheshti would in a coaching session. She offers content to help navigate challenges, provides action steps that are easy to commit to and deliver meaningful results.

It is clear that the author has personally travelled the fast-paced road of corporate career and faced many of the usual hurdles when she worked at Apple with Steve Jobs. This lends her storytelling a particular flavor and impact. This book is a great place to start for anyone who needs to reclaim their Self and become the CEO of their own well-being.

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My Coaching Mission

As an accredited coach (PCC, International Coaching Federation) I want to help successful people achieve positive, lasting change and behavior; for themselves as leaders, their people, and their teams. I want to help you make your life a little better. With two and a half decades of experience in teaching, facilitating and helping people overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors, I can partner with you and guide you to more clarity on what you really want. Why? I do this because I love helping people change!