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What causes us to be stuck in life

When I went to help out in Boulder during the floods, my car got stuck in the mud. It was literally like driving into quicksand. I had to hire a tow truck to bail me out. Life can often feel

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Our resilient DNA

One of the wonderful “job”s I have is being a Marketplace Chaplain. I visit worksites (ranging anywhere from car dealerships to medical billing) and help care for the employees. My standard line is I’m there to “spread sunshine”. Sometimes real

Posted in adaptation, Attitude, Change, Community, courage, crisis, mind set, resilience

7 characteristics of employability

It’s obvious that change is accelerating unabated.  I don’t have to convince you of that. No area is immune to its reality- particularly in careers. People change careers an average of six times in a lifetime. One reason is the

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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