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YESS! Newsletter June 2017

Published on June 13, 2017 Written by

Summer’s Here- Stay Focused & Share Tacos Ahhhhh, spring transitioning into summer in Minnesota… is there anything better? Perhaps, yet its beckoning to “enjoy it while it lasts” can easily lead to getting distracted or taking my focus off my priorities in fits and starts. As we all enjoy the graduation, summer lake and cabin […]

Millennial Myths: 5 Things They Share with Entrepreneurs

Published on June 13, 2017 Written by

Millennials get a bad rap, but are they really that different from any other generation of people? When I stopped to think about the common millennial traits we hear about so often, I realized how many of those same traits are also prevalent with entrepreneurs. How we outwardly demonstrate these traits may look different, but […]

Core Values and …Tacos? Rewarding a Kick-Ass Culture

Published on June 11, 2017 Written by

Client Highlight: Fastspot  Fastspot is a one-of-a-kind company. In this digital agency, you’ll find two bulldogs snoring under the conference room table, creative minds collaborating together, and a neon sign of the Fastspot logo. Fastspot builds websites and digital solutions for primarily the college/university and cultural institution sectors; however, they are branching into healthcare and […]

3 Practices to Maximize Productivity and Engagement

Published on May 29, 2017 Written by

Have you ever struggled with saying “no?” I certainly have – in fact, years ago I had to have a friend point out that even my company is named YESS! Many times we say yess out of a desire to help others succeed, sometimes out of a need for approval, sometimes out of obligation and […]

Learnings From Loss

Published on May 2, 2017 Written by

In this month’s “Inspiring Women” column, I was honored to share the story of Sandy Hansen-Wolff, my friend and colleague who inspires all who know her. Sandy’s life changed when her first husband passed away and she acquired his business; she used her loss as a way to learn and become stronger. Now she inspires […]

YESS! Newsletter April 2017

Published on April 18, 2017 Written by

Giving Greatly: Reflections from South Africa My husband Kevin and I just returned from a two week trip to South Africa with the Phakamani Foundation. This great organization provides micro-loans to South African women to enable them to start businesses, with the focus of “providing a hand up, not a hand out.” By doing so, […]

Great Deeds®

Published on April 16, 2017 Written by

Great Clips® has more than 4,100 salons in the U.S. and Canada, and CEO Rhoda Olsen understands the impact that many people working together can make. Although Great Clips has about 1,200 franchisees, more than 200 corporate employees and about 40,000 stylists who work in the franchised salons, an underlying emphasis across Great Clips is […]

Ferns Can’t Grow in the Desert

Published on April 13, 2017 Written by

As a Minnesota resident, I often find myself dreaming of warm climates this time of year. The temperature hovers around freezing and I can picture the arid deserts of Arizona or the lush rainforests of Hawaii. Both climates offer respite from the Minnesota winter, but they are decidedly different from one another in flora and […]

The Happiness Business

Published on April 3, 2017 Written by

What a joy to feature Helain Pesis, owner of Continental Diamond, in my “Inspiring Women” column for Minnesota Business magazine. Helain shared her journey from being an elementary school teacher to owning a business, and explained that the secret to her success has been “staying open to life’s opportunities.” Continental Diamond modestly opened its doors in […]

Announcing Sue’s Book!

Published on March 24, 2017 Written by

We are excited to announce that Sue is in the midst of writing a book! The working title is Chasing Perfection: Creating Success While Piercing the Armor of Self-Doubt. The book will explore the many things that women leaders grapple with, from the myth of work-life balance to combating imposter syndrome. It will be filled […]