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Finding your purpose in the new year

Finding your purpose in the new year

From my work helping people and organizations transition through change, someone will usually pull me aside and say “Hey Chet, I’ve discovered in this time of change that I really don’t know my purpose in life”. That’s what transition will do…make us get off the...

This is Your 2024 Road Map.

This is Your 2024 Road Map.

It’s easier to get to your destination when you have a map. Here’s a simple one you can use for 2024.  The first quarter, January through March. As an individual, you’ll want to make this the quarter of health and well being. We tend to respond well to the...

A deeper meaning of the holiday season.

A deeper meaning of the holiday season.

There is a belief that the holiday season is about gifts and getting together with family over big meals. We decorate our homes to symbolize the festiveness of the season, the pageantry of the moment and the joy of connecting. While all of those things may be true,...

Navigating Interconnectedness in Family and Community

Navigating Interconnectedness in Family and Community

Yes, there are some kinfolk and friends in our lives that we don’t like being around. In fact, I would go as far to say that some of you may not even be able to stand them. That’s okay. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It only means that you’re human. Let me put...

The truth of why many of us hold on to toxic habits.

The truth of why many of us hold on to toxic habits.

There are some things we do that we know are toxic to our quality of life, our profession, our business, and our community. Yet, here we are — — doing the very things that keep us doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. It could be one...

Brace Yourselves For Deep Adaptation

Brace Yourselves For Deep Adaptation

Change is what happens. Transformation is what you do with what happens. That’s one of my favorite phrases because it’s reflective of my work as a Futurist and Change Management Specialist. We are entering a time where we have to make decisions about the moment of...

Why climate action is just better.

Why climate action is just better.

Yes, climate crisis does present an existential threat to life as we know it. But, let’s be honest...it’s not like we were on a path to rainbows and enlightenment. What climate crisis does do is finally get us to a place of re-imagining the future instead of blindly...

5 things you should do to prepare for the new year.

5 things you should do to prepare for the new year.

As someone who is always looking ahead to the new year, I know a thing or two about planning for the future. Some of you are making your New Year’s resolution list as we speak. Before you dive in to put your list together, let me offer some tips. 1. Resolutions don’t...