Leadership Development for Women

On Thursday and Friday I went to a training in the city: Leadership Development for Women.

I believe furthing ourselves with education is important. And lucky for me my company (and old boss) feels the same way.

The group of women who attended this training were truly remarkable and amazing people and women. Everyone was strong, smart and determined.

I learned a lot about myself and some of my co-workers. I learned to empower myself (more than I even have recently) and I have figured out to push myself with a friendly competitor.

A description from the course page: This hands-on course shows you how to strategically use your strengths and abilities—your competitive edge—while mastering your emotions in even the most unwelcoming atmosphere.

I am not intentionally giving a plug to the American Management Association. But they do have some good and relevant trainings for just about anyone. I have attended other leadership/management and benefited from them.

But there was something more about this training. It was empowering.

I believe the women attending made the training even more remarkable. Our instructor, Kathryn, was a great asset to the class. We were able to use real life examples and help each … Continue reading

My fitness competitiveness comes out

Sorry that I have been a little absent lately. Work has been nuts. Tuesday and Wednesday I had to come home and do a little work. So really by the time I was done with that I had no interest in blogging. Let’s just say I am glad this week is almost over. I am exhausted.

OK, now on to the real post …

I am not typically a competitive person (except when it comes to playing the game Taboo) and apparently when it comes to the wellness program at work and the ongoing and multiple challenges we have going on.

I am involved in many fitness challenges at the moment.

First the century mile: I have already hit and far exceeded the 100-mile goal. My personal goal is to hit 500 miles by the end date of the challenge. After spinning today I am now at 414 miles with a little more than a week to go.

Second is climb the stairs. The goal to reach each week is to walk the stairs for 25 minutes a week. Another challenge is to add 10 minutes to your exercise three times a week. Originally I didn’t accept this challenge … Continue reading