November 2018

Women as Bridge-Builders in a Multicultural World: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence

October 18, 2018 – Boston, MA
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There’s a growing need to understand and balance different cultural styles within an organization. Cultural nuances around things like directness, formality, assertiveness and holding time can lead to false assumptions, miscommunication, frustration and strained relationships. All of this can negatively impact an organization’s bottom line.

What’s the answer? Developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ): the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. In this interactive session we’ll explore how to increase and employ Cultural Intelligence in your professional relationships, to better navigate interactions and avoid unintended confusion, awkwardness and business disaster.


Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence

November 14, 2018 – Webinar
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Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, or different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on a team is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member, if you aren’t comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you’re working in a foreign land yourself. Cultural nuances around directness, formality, assertiveness, body language, and the like can lead to false assumptions about motivation and engagement, often resulting in decisions that further alienate. Performance can suffer, both individually and as a team.

In this interactive session you’ll gain insight into different cultural norms and values in business, develop confidence working with and leading folks from different cultures, understand how to assess, appreciate, and leverage cultural differences, and support your team members and their interactions with less struggle.


The Hartford County Memoir Writers Meetup

Jenn Grace has launched the Hartford County Memoir Writers Meetup. This is a group for people interested in writing their memoir. All writing skill levels are welcome. Jenn says: As I’ve begun to write my memoir, I’ve started this group to meet others who are as well. Ideally, we can share, read aloud and work together to help get our stories written. The Hartford County Memoir Writers Meetup is open to all regardless of geographic location. Click here for more information.


Deep-Dive Goal Setting Workshop

Successful goal setting is more than just thinking up a great idea. To really be successful includes:

  • picking the right goal at the right time
  • creating crystal-clear clarity
  • connecting your goal to your core beliefs
  • combining big, thrilling dreams with a realistic, practical approach

In this workshop, you’ll learn a repeatable process that helps set you up for success every single time. You’ll walk out with absolute clarity on your goal, ready to make it happen. Click here to learn more.


Join Rene from Grand Explorations Travel on this fast paced trip to see Morocco’s must-see highlights! This short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take a camel to tour the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech.

Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco. See another side of this amazing country and see it in a small group – there will be no more than 14 people on this trip! Click here to learn more.


Last chance!

The Rise Up Retreat at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod will be a life-changing weekend of deep relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation. Jane Pollak & Ken Nelson, our Master Coaches, will meet you where you are and move you towards where you want to be. Embark on your journey November 9th-11th. For more information click here.