Enough with the Empathy!

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By Suzanne F Stevens | March 29, 2017 Have you ever been in a situation where had a cough, your relationship broke-up or lost a love one? You shared with someone that things have been a challenge, and they instantly try to empathize with you. “I remember when I was sick, I…” “I remember when…

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How big is your backyard? Where do you Give?

refugees are human beings

By Suzanne F Stevens | March 22, 2017 With the recent events happening around the world: the refugee crisis, the Paris terrorist attacks, the hostage taking in Mali … I can’t help but wonder how each of us feels we are affected by these events? Prior to the latter two tragedies, I had posted on…

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Is your giving about the Messenger or the Mission?

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By Suzanne F Stevens | March 15, 2017 As the holiday season comes to an end I can’t help but reflect on what that time of year means. In a word…giving. Giving of gifts, time, love and donations to people and initiatives we care about. But sometimes, we are just giving for the sake of…

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Out with Volunteers and in with Professional Contributors!

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By Suzanne F Stevens | March 8, 2017 Do you volunteer for your professional association or do you professionally contribute? Volunteers at professional associations often vet me to speak at their conferences, I proudly have served on several association boards and presently serve on National Board of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). I…

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What’s Your Kinditude?

whats your kinditude?

By Suzanne F Stevens | March 1, 2017 As I started my Christmas shopping on the weekend, it continues to amaze me the diverse customer experience you can have from one store to the next. The first store I was completely ignored by two staff. The second, treated rudely. The third, engaged in friendly conversation.…

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