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COVID-19 Coverage: Lessons Learned

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks says they have been asking staff what they’ve learned working through the pandemic. Fogle says adaptability, dealing with isolation …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they have to prioritize things in their life. Self care, time in nature and other daily practices help them stay balanced. Robinson is one of Springfield …

Michael Wehrenberg, president of Wehrenberg Design Company says the “The 4-Hour Workweek,” by Timothy Ferriss opened his eyes to new possibilities. He says Ferriss’ work was influential in …

Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes left a twelve year career at Google because she felt something was missing in her life. Gerdes says she had to be honest with herself about what she wanted from …

Life coach Ann Leach says she’s adapted a technique from working as a therapist to help business clients. Inserting, “until now,” in a sentence helps open your mind to the opportunity of …

In addition to feeding people in need with Hillbilly Smokers, Paul Allen has been spending a lot of time with his children. With school cancelled, Allen has been keeping his daughters occupied with …

Hold Fast Brewing’s Books and Brews club was started to bring customers together. Owners Carol and Susan McLeod say using social media to keep the program going during the pandemic allows customers …

Amy Greene, owner of IPA Educational Supply says with distance learning in effect, parents are looking for help. Green says though they are an essential business, they are encouraging customers to …

Elizabeth Wente, Partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says “The Remix,” by Lindsey Pollak is a great tool for managers. She says the book provides perspectives for younger generations and the more …

John Lopez, military veteran and founder/director of K9s for Camo, says using prisoners to train service dogs helps more than veterans. Lopez says only two of the original 10 trainers have returned …

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 …

Jamie Thomas, vice president of Prosperiti Properties, says she spent years worrying that she’d miss opportunities if she put her family first. “The minute that I was brave enough to say, I’m a …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she used to constantly shift roles between work and home life. Another young mom told her she designated certain days to her …

Parks play a large role in our quality of life, from creating memories to generating more than $15 million in annual visitor spending. Diana Tyndall, marketing & sponsorship coordinator with the …

“Having a five and seven year old, it is very important to teach the soft skills,” says motivational speaker Zachary Troutman. He says shaking hands and making eye contact when speaking are lost …

Paul Long, vice president with Ollis/Akers/Arney, says a demanding job can take a toll on your family life. When his children were young, he would work early and go back to work late to spend the …

“If you’re not doing what you love, then change what you’re doing. It’s simple as that, because again, life is too short. There’s something out there for every one,” says Janice Goocher, …

Margo Spilde, founder and CEO of GRASP, defines success as making a difference in the lives of others. “When you’re focused on other people, you feel better about yourself and you feel more …

Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software says working from home isn’t for everyone. Distractions, isolation and the ability to regulate your work life balance are things to consider. Frantz suggests …

Annie Pope, CEO and Owner of The Chili Bowl By Cafe 21, closed her successful bakery to spend more time with her family. “It got to the point where it just kind of consumed everything. It was …

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A Roundup of Practical and Inspirational Coronavirus Information