Author Archives for Sue Hawkes

#2 – The Essence of Conflict

Published on February 19, 2019 Written by

#2 – The Essence of Conflict At its essence, most conflict is an argument between two things: intent and impact. One person claims their feelings are a direct result of the other persons words and actions, and the other person claims they had no intent to cause any of that impact. It’s simple really, but […]

#1 – Building Habits

Published on February 19, 2019 Written by

#1 – Building Habits Today is the first day of my new practice. I’ve committed to write a blog daily (minimum 5x/week) to build the muscle as Seth Godin challenged in his The First 1,000 are the most difficult blog. Why? Because I read his blog daily; it’s the ONLY thing I read every day. […]

YESS! Newsletter August 2017

Published on August 8, 2017 Written by

This week is all about Vision; mine takes me to our annual YESS! Client Appreciation Party and what it will look like on Thursday. I’m excited to see 100+ people networking and laughing, some dancing, great food and drinks and some crazy contests, games and prizes awarded. I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring together […]

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 […]