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Structuring for Positivity

Life coach Ann Leach says having a structured routine helps her maintain a positive attitude during difficult times. She says it might seem to be anathema to a creative spirit, but the framework …

Motivational speaker Zach Troutman says his grandmother and a coach helped him discover his passion. He founded Follow the Leader to normalize conversations about mental health after dealing with …

Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says only one third of employees are engaged in their wellness program. She says one organization has been examining how to reduce healthcare costs and encourage …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says all of us are going to be impacted by the mental effects of isolation and the pandemic. Ollis recommends some simple tips to help you navigate the …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says if you’re looking for a specific job, don’t put your search on hold because of the pandemic. She especially encourages applicants looking for …

Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth, says the window of time when you can effect change is very brief. Edwards says one leader demonstrated the boldness to push forward and defy the status …

Croley Insurance has been fielding questions from employers and employees alike wondering what options exist for continued health insurance coverage if the company lays off workers. Trevor Croley, …

Brandi O’Reilly, executive director of Dynamic Strides, says her passion for her work makes it difficult to maintain a work-life balance. She says she has to turn off thoughts about work and enjoy …

Ashley Fletcher, licensed clinical social worker, says her mentor was excellent at helping therapists understand their own self worth as well as that of their clients. Fletcher says this helps …

Carrie Tennis, senior director of operations with Family Pharmacy, says focusing on communities, customers and culture is the formula for their success. Practicing kindness is a more than four decade …

“When people are fulfilled and thriving in their purpose, they’re 50% more likely to be thriving overall in their well being,” says author and consultant Rosie Ward. Stop thinking about …

Melanie Upshaw with Phoenix Home Care and Hospice, says we plan important events, but neglect to plan for our health care. Families often struggle to make decisions when a loved one isn’t able. …

Donald Babb, CEO and executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital, says marketplace demands are critical to maintaining a health care system. Babb says the community became more involved as the …

Megan Short, executive director of Springfield Contractors Association, explains what hints you can glean from the health of the overall economy based on the health of the construction industry. She …

Zachary Troutman, motivational speaker, says you never know what coworkers are going through in their lives outside of the workplace. Troutman dealt with depression and denial after a close friend …

“From my standpoint, making the decision to walk away took a lot of time for me,” says Donald J. Babb, CEO and executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He says his job has …

Ashley Fletcher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, says when you’re dealing with someone you perceive as unreasonable, take a step back and understand there is probably a reason for their behavior. …

Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks, says BYU recently did a study on the physical effects of social isolation and found the physical impact is the equivalent of smoking fifteen …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy Rehab Hospital in Springfield says he likes “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin because it shows Abraham Lincoln’s leadership abilities. 

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