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We equip, empower and encourage business leaders, CSR professionals and Everyday Superheroes with practical step-by-step actions plans, uncomplicated tools and the key people skills you need to create a more socially and environmentally responsible company and career you can feel good about.

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We equip, empower and encourage business leaders, CSR professionals and Everyday Superheroes with practical step-by-step actions plans, uncomplicated tools and the key people skills you need to create a more socially and environmentally responsible company and career you can feel good about.

Join us weekly for practical step-by-step action plans and uncomplicated tools - because we all want to create a better world. Let’s do it, together, one responsible company at a time.

    Home Office Ergonomic Hacks with Rebecca Greier-Horton

    Home Office Ergonomic Hacks with Rebecca Greier-Horton

    Episode SummaryPart 8 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly


    Episode 22: Home Office Ergonomic Hacks with Rebecca Greier-Horton


    The human body matters, especially at work. As we transition to work from home, some aches and pains may have crept in. Rebecca describes her own WFH challenges (two adults, two teenagers, and a pet!) and shares with us how to “life-hack” a work from home environment that is good for the body and the mind in her guide, Home Office Ergonomic Hacks: Real Tips for Real “Work From Home” Scenarios (https://hubs.ly/H0pVxmj0) .


     


    BioRebecca supports her clients in both a hands-on and consultative manner. By sharing workplace wellbeing research and knowledge on behalf of Herman Miller Group she tends to the ergonomic and wellness needs of individuals and organizations by focusing on their greatest asset: People.


    As a life-long Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Manager with Fortune 50 Companies, Rebecca has managed Sustainability and Wellbeing across multiple industries. She instinctively provides insightful and cost-effective workplace consultation, support, and solutions.


    Rebecca was recently accepted as a member of the International Well Building Institute’s COVID19 Task Force. She is a Master Pilates Instructor trained at Ballet Memphis and teaches Pilates Reformer in Dallas, Texas, where she resides with her husband, two daughters, and her Shiba Inu, Zuki.


     Topics CoveredRebecca shares what you could be experiencing if your work from home set up isn’t aligned with your body’s needs


    How the “Wonder Woman” pose can work even when you sit


    How to stack your body from the feet up for proper alignment even if you are using a less than optimal chair


    The laptop is the devil of ergonomics. Learn how to set up in a “Rebecca-approved” style using items around your house


    The University of Waterloo recommended ratio of sit to stand working


    Setting up the proper distance from your computer and keyboard


    What a cashew body is and why you don’t want to be a “nut”


    Why natural light in your work from home environment will help your productivity, stress and sleep


    The 20/20/20 rule to combat Computer Vision Syndrome


    Tech-Neck and cervical spine pain: how much your head weighs and what happens when you lean forward


    The Ergonomic Intervention for kids, teens and adults


    Rebecca’s Fave Work From Home Tips


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    2. Click the player above to listen 


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    Mentioned in this episode www.HermanMiller.com (http://www.hermanmiller.com)


    https://www.containerstore.com/welcome.htm (https://www.containerstore.com/welcome.htm) - great ideas for counter-top shelving


     


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    • 29 min
    Self-care with Rachel Stone

    Self-care with Rachel Stone

     


    (https://destinationbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/rachel-Stone-image-2.jpg) Episode Summary Part 7 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly


    Episode 21: Self-care with Rachel Stone


    So many external stressors can lead us into unhealthy patterns. But having a system helps. Rachel Stone shares her approach to minding your stress instead of stressing your mind with easy breathing techniques, her 3 C’s and of course gratitude in her guide, 5 Keys to Self Care: Minding your Stress instead of Stressing Your Mind (https://hubs.ly/H0pQGrh0) .


     


    BioRachel Stone is a Master’s level therapist with over 20+ years of experience in community and behavioral health. She embraces her life as an author, speaker, grief counselor, life coach, quality improvement specialist and natural-born leader with a zest for living life to the fullest. She’s been told her laugh is infectious. Her passion is to spread love, light and laughter throughout the world by helping men, women and children overcome stress, anxiety and depression. Her track record with helping to heal clients from chronic mental illnesses is incredibly high. She utilizes a whole body, mind and spirit approach, therapeutic skills, connection and compassion to inspire a life of happiness, health and empowerment to those who crave it.


     


    Topics CoveredWhat is Love and Shift? It’s all about self love and self-care!


    How stress lowers your immune response


    How you can lower your stress level even if you can’t get to a “safe space” like your office or school 


    Step 1: Just breathe using this proven technique to helps decrease stress


    Step 2: Exercise, your body’s chemistry and what depression tells your body not to do


    Step 3: Eat right to boost your immune system


    Step 4: Get resourced with The 3 C’s 


    Step 5: Positive mindset, the power of gratitude and anchor memories


     


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    1. Download our free resource from Rachel, 5 Keys to Self Care: Minding your Stress instead of Stressing Your Mind (https://hubs.ly/H0pQGrh0) .


    2. Click the player above to listen to part 7: Episode 21: Self-care with Rachel Stone


    3. Let’s talk: We encourage you to go to our Say Hello! (http://www.destinationbetter.com/contact) page and send us an email or leave us a voice message to let us know if this information was helpful to you and how.


     


     


     


    How to contact Rachel Stone www.LoveandShift.com (http://www.LoveandShift.com)


     


     

    • 38 min
    Zoom Petiquette with Karen Bartoszek

    Zoom Petiquette with Karen Bartoszek

     


    (https://destinationbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Karen_Bartoszek_Headshot.jpg) Episode Summary Part 6 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly


    Episode 20 Zoom Petiquette with Karen Bartoszek


    Can working from home with pets be productive AND good for your soul? Yes! Turns out that pets make great stress-reducing co-workers. Pet Etiquette expert, Karen Bartoszek, shares some eye-opening data on the state of pet ownership, working from home with pets and how this could affect the workspace of the future. Chock-full of tips you can apply to your home office space, today. Get yourself and your company’s pet-friendly policies ready with her guide, Working From Home Petiquette: Tips to Help You and Your Pet Become Great Team Players (https://hubs.ly/H0pN1x_0) !


     


    BioKaren Bartoszek is the founder of Pets Living the Dream, a business consulting firm that creates pet-friendly programs for cities and businesses alike. Her programs make cities and businesses stand out from their competition and win the praise of pet parents—especially the much-coveted Millennials and Gen Zs. She is a graduate of Corporate America with over 20 years at AT&T and IBM and built her pet-friendly expertise as a side passion throughout her corporate career.


    She will not only put the enormity of the pet industry into perspective, but Karen will also be sharing some practical tips for both pet owners and leaders of employees who are pet owners. 


     


    Topics CoveredKaren shares pet ownership stats and how this relates to working from home and company culture


    Can working from home with pets be productive AND good for your soul? 


    Why this is a great time for employers to assess their pet friendly policies. 


    Maintain a routine 


    Take a scheduled walk or play. A tired pet is a quiet pet, especially during video calls!


    Be prepared with distractions (treats, Dog TV, Furbo)


    Rooms with a view and tips to prevent barking


    Keeping them close; set up their bed close to you


    Your reactions matter and impact the behavior of your pet


    Most important tip: the mute button is your friend!


    Pet-related team-building opportunities 


    Pets really do make great coworkers. Hear about the data related to pet-friendly workplaces, stress levels, workplace gossip and productivity increases. 


    Learn about the percentage of millennial job seekers asking if they could bring their pet to work. 


    Karen’s challenge to business leaders: why you should create your pet friendly policies now


     


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    1. Download a free resource from Karen: Working From Home Petiquette: Tips to Help You and Your Pet Become Great Team Players (https://hubs.ly/H0pN1x_0) .


    2. Click the player above to listen to part 6: Episode 20 Zoom Petiquette


    3. Let’s talk: We encourage you to go to our Say Hello! (http://www.destinationbetter.com/contact) page and send us an email or leave us a voice message to let us know if this information was helpful to you and how.


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    Mentioned in this episode:


    Canine Good Citizen Training


    https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/ (https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/)


    Furbo Dog Camera 


    https://shopus.furbo.com/ (https://shopus.furbo.com/)


    Dog TV


    https://dogtvonline.com/dogtv-free-episode-relaxation?gclid=CjwKCAjwvtX0BRAFEiwAGWJyZEbG2qoJrvySOjo2Dnc_N064JpOqyPiuMPRaxDYWiG91xP83OnwfGhoCkdkQAvD_BwE (https://dogtvonline.com/dogtv-free-episode-relaxation?gclid=CjwKCAjwvtX0BRAFEiwAGWJyZEbG2qoJrvySOjo2Dnc_N064JpOqyPiuMPRaxDYWiG91xP83OnwfGhoCkdkQAvD_BwE)


      (https://destinationbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Karen_Bartoszek_Headshot.jpg)


    How to contact Karen


    Website: Petslivingthedream.com...

    • 31 min
    Zoom Etiquette with Mary Williams

    Zoom Etiquette with Mary Williams

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    Episode SummaryPart 5 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly


    Episode 19: Zoom Etiquette with Mary Williams


    Did you know that people decide if they like you within 7 seconds? Yes, and that counts during online meetings too. Social skills and emotional intelligence are even more important as we shift to work from home models. Mary Williams, Your First Impression Authority, gets back to basics and shares some tips on how to put your best you forward while avoiding remote working “did that just happen!?” moments in her  9 Ways To Conquer Online Meetings Like a Rock Star! (https://hubs.ly/H0pM-2c0)


    BioMary is the Founder of Your First Impression Authority, an executive coaching practice with an emphasis on the importance of first impressions and how developing emotional intelligence and social skills are the real driver in determining one’s success in both business and life.


    As an inspiring speaker and effective business coach Mary’s energy, authenticity, vulnerability and sense of humor make her presentations and workshops informative and memorable. She is a regular presenter at universities, non-profit organizations, association conferences and corporate events.


     


    Topics CoveredMary shares how her non-profit and corporate career let her pursue her dreams and create “First Impression Authority”


    Why someone decides if they like a person in 7 seconds


    What is emotional intelligence?


    Find out what over 700 CEO’s said about emotional intelligence and social skills


    How can emotional intelligence and etiquette, even when working remotely, help young professionals stand out and reach their full potential?


    Tip 1: The Keyboard


    Tip 2: Home Space


    Tip 3: Attire


    Tip 4: Food


    Tip 5: Speaking


    Tip 6: Sound


    Tip 7: Computer and sharing your screen


    Tip 8: Introducing yourself


    Tip 9: Camera Position


     


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    2. Click the player above to listen part 5: Episode 19: Zoom Etiquette with Mary Williams


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    Mentioned in this episode: www.MaryWilliamsFIA.com (http://www.marywilliamsfia.com)


     


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    • 36 min
    Effective Zoom Meetings with Sherri Sutton

    Effective Zoom Meetings with Sherri Sutton

     


    (https://destinationbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Sherri-Sutton.jpg) Episode Summary Part 4 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly


    Episode 18: Effective Zoom Meetings with Sherri Sutton


    We have never met anyone more passionate about conducting effective (and fun) meetings than Sherri Sutton, Chief Unlearning Officer for Positive Impact Force. We knew this wasn’t just another conversation about being productive while working from home. Sherri has the magic formula and shares her 7 Steps to Having an Effective Online Meeting with a bonus Agenda Template and Meeting Results Log. (https://hubs.ly/H0pKn550)


     


    Bio Sherri Sutton is the Chief Unlearning Officer for Positive Impact Force. In this position, she educates businesses, helps to improve teamwork and project management, and facilitates meetings using the Appreciative Inquiry framework. As part of her mission, Sherri focuses on training the whole-system and specializes in front-line employee training to help the most important members of any company stay connected to their work and to the vision and mission of the organization. Sherri holds many certificates to support her work including being a Certified Practitioner in Learning and Performance and several certificates in Appreciative Inquiry and Expressive Arts.


     


    Topics CoveredSherri’s thoughts on how remote working will impact the outcomes of any meeting. 


    Step 1: Write an objective for the meeting and determine if you need to have a meeting. 


    Step 2: Determine who needs to attend.


    Step 3: Create roles and responsibilities. Find out the benefits of a facilitator, timekeeper, recorder, reporter and technologist.


    Sherri’s tips for how to step into a role, like facilitator, if you have never done it before


    Step 4: Create an agenda


    Step 5: Create team agreements


    Step 6: Distribute minutes and the meeting recording


    Step 7: Solicit feedback 


     


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    1. Download a free resource from Sherri Sutton: (https://hubs.ly/H0pKn550)


    2. Click the player above to listen to part 4: Episode 18: Effective Zoom Meetings with Sherri Sutton


    3. Let’s talk: We encourage you to go to our Say Hello! (http://www.destinationbetter.com/contact) page and send us an email or leave us a voice message to let us know if this information was helpful to you and how.


     


     


    How to find Sherri:


    PositiveImpactForce.com (https://www.positiveimpactforce.com/)


    LinkedIn

    • 34 min
    Nutrition with Sarah Hendren

    Nutrition with Sarah Hendren

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    Episode Summary Part 3 of an 8 part series on Working From Home, Responsibly


    Episode 17 Nutrition with Sarah Hendren


    Moving to a work from home setting can be quite a challenge, especially on your health and nutrition. No matter if you are now homeschooling kids or have other family members with you, Sarah Hendren, a registered dietitian, has great tips on getting creative, making routines and keeping your nutritional goals. She shares her 5 Strategies to Stay Mindful of Your Nutrition (and Fit into Your Pants!) During Quarantine (https://hubs.ly/H0pK9X60) .


     


    BioSarah Hendren is a registered dietitian and the Nutrition & Quality Assurance Manager for a national quick-service restaurant chain. She believes all foods fit and is passionate about empowering individuals to embrace the abundance of options the food industry has to offer. Sarah is actively involved in her professional community. She was named one of Texas’ 2019 Recognized Young Dietitians of the Year and is recognized as an emerging leader and change agent in her profession. 


     


    Topics CoveredSarah has worked virtually (and healthfully!) for 5 years


    Tip #1: Make a routine and stick to it to stay healthy and mindful of what you are eating


    Tip #2: Embrace your freezer and pantry. Yes, you can get creative!


    Tip #3: Indulge responsibly


    Tip #4: Serving size matters


    Tip #5: Know the difference between hunger, thirst and boredom.


    Have grace with yourself and do the best you can


     


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    1. Download a free guide from Sarah: 5 Strategies to Stay Mindful of Your Nutrition (and Fit into Your Pants!) During Quarantine  (https://hubs.ly/H0pK9X60)


    2. Click the player above to listen to part 3: Episode 17 Nutrition with Sarah Hendren


    3. Let’s talk: We encourage you to go to our  Say Hello! (http://www.destinationbetter.com/contact)  page and send us an email or leave us a voice message to let us know if this information was helpful to you and how.

    • 29 min

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