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Hi! I'm Stephanie, founder of the Empowered Leaders Academy.

Guiding newer corporate leaders to transition from doer to boss - offering coaching, training & group support to help you build an extraordinary team along the way! Sign up for my newsletter, join an upcoming live event, apply to the community, or get 1:1 coaching.

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EMPOWERED LEADERS - Dealing with those Winter Blues

Welcome Back, Empowered Leader, I'm so glad you're here, Reader! The Winter Blues Are you going through a case of the Winter Blah's? Good thing that groundhog saw his shadow... that means Spring is almost here! Whether it is the cold weather, gray skies, or yet another round of sinus congestion, Winter can play havoc with our health, mood and energy levels. As a leader, you may find it more difficult lately to handle your own family's mood changes, let alone those of everyone at work,...

8 days ago • 2 min read

Welcome Back, Empowered Leader, I'm so glad you're here, Reader! Bored Out" You've heard of "burned out", but have you heard of "bored out", Reader? Of 2,000 working U.S. adults surveyed in 2023, research by OnePoll found that 46% (almost half!) said they get bored at least 3 days of the workweek. Similarly, Gartner surveyed 3,500 employees and found that only 31% said they were engaged, enthusiastic, & energized by their work. Gartner suggested that this means the other 69% are languishing,...

29 days ago • 2 min read
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Welcome Back, Empowered Leader, I'm so glad you're here, Reader! Fresh Start 🌱 Do you view January as a fresh start as so many do when celebrating the New Year? It may or may not be the start of your company's fiscal year, but as we turn to a fresh calendar with a new year printed upon it, it's easy to use this time of year to welcome the new and discard the old. Welcoming the New - Now is the time to consider if you & your team have any new goals or business priorities of focus for 2024. You...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read
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Welcome Back, Empowered Leader. I'm so glad you're here, Reader! Reflection - Gratitude & Letting Go 2023 isn't over yet! Let's not rush the end of the year - time flies ⏱️🚀 fast enough already, Reader. In the last newsletter, we discussed slowing down... so while your calendar is full of social events for the holidays, I hope that you find moments - however small - to stop, to breathe, to just be. 🧘 As we countdown to the beginning of 2024, let us take a moment to reflect 🪞 on 2023....

2 months ago • 1 min read
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Welcome Back, Empowered Leader. I'm so glad you're here, Reader! Do Yourself a Favor, Reader As the weather turns colder, and the nights are longer, December encourages us to slow down. Yet, it can feel so foreign to slow down... especially here in the U.S. where the focus is all about doing more, faster. As a result, we face all the health consequences that come with the "more" mentality. Do yourself a favor... Stop for just a moment RIGHT NOW. First, smile. Then take a deep breath......

3 months ago • 1 min read
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Welcome back to the Empowered Leaders newsletter, Reader, I'm so glad you're here! Are You Still Dealing With Leftovers, Reader? We are getting creative with turkey leftovers in our kitchen... from turkey paninis for lunch to turkey pot pie for dinner. It is delicious, but after awhile you want anything but turkey. (just me?) Having leftovers is a blessing of abundance in our lives... a blessing I wish for you, indeed. I hope that it finds your heart full of gratitude as it does in our...

3 months ago • 2 min read
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Welcome back to the Empowered Leaders newsletter, Reader, I'm so glad you're here! NOVEMBER Finds Us Focusing on Well-Being & Gratitude It is Stress Awareness Month Indeed's 2023 US Well-Being Annual Report defined 4 key indicators to measure employee well-being: happiness, purpose, stress, & satisfaction. Stress: Zippia reported that 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress, with 1 in 4 reporting that their job is their leading cause of stress. I hope that's not you, Reader, but it...

3 months ago • 2 min read
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Welcome back to the Empowered Leaders newsletter, Reader, I'm so glad you're here! Story Time - Impact of a Leader (the good & not so good) I'm taking a different approach with today's newsletter... who's ready for a story? Once upon a time, in a small 2-story corporate office, there existed a little team put together haphazardly to implement a system. They ended up becoming a permanent team, lacking leadership, but still getting the job done. Then one day, a manager was brought in from a...

4 months ago • 3 min read
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Welcome back to the Empowered Leaders newsletter, Reader, I'm so glad you're here! Scary Statistics 😱... but never fear... AND how to overcome them 🤯! Companies lose between 90% - 200% of an employee's salary every time they have to replace them (Source: Tremendous.com blog post 9/11/23) Think RETENTION is just a job for the HR Department? Think again! As Leaders, you play a key role in retaining staff (especially the good ones!) By laying a solid groundwork that builds upon psychological...

4 months ago • 3 min read
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Welcome back to the Empowered Leaders newsletter, Reader, I'm so glad you're here! HR doesn't build the culture of your company... YOU, our Leaders do. So many like to point fingers at HR to drive culture, but HR isn't on the front line to transform the company's vision into a reality. That responsibility lies with every single person who is on the front line, breathing life into that vision - You & Your Team. HR can partner with you to assist you when you hit roadblocks, but as a Leader, you...

5 months ago • 3 min read
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