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Episode 69 – How does Mindset Alchemy Build Better Relationships with Special Guest Janine Shapiro

Click to listen to Episode 69 – How does Mindset Alchemy Build Better Relationships with Special Guest Janine Shapiro

On this podcast episode, we have Janine Shapiro, a Personal Leadership Coach; Janine helps CEOs, established entrepreneurs, and business leaders looking to master their leadership skills and align to their purpose while running more effective businesses and living lives they love and enjoy, experiencing the fulfillment they seek.

Using her psychic and healing abilities and experience, you are guided to take aligned steps to find where you are and reach where you have always wanted to be

Janine Shapiro started as a qualified registered nurse, midwife, and psychiatric nurse.

Her love of learning and teaching now benefits her clients.

Her personal experience with health and back challenges led her to expand her healing practice using integrative, holistic healing modalities.

It was through this journey that Janine discovered her psychic abilities and passion for helping women like yourself to understand the impact you have on your business and life with your thoughts, words, and feelings and transitioned into helping you achieve your next level of success through releasing your underlying fears and limiting beliefs and healing what is keeping you stuck to move forward confidently.

Angela and Patti ask Janine an array of questions about Mindset Alchemy, Personal Leadership Coaching, How Intuition is different or related to Mindset, As a psychic and intuitive, and How she uses her abilities to help her clients and their relationships with others.

To find out more or contact Janine about her products, services, podcast, events, and workshops: Check out Janine’s website, programs, and services at https://janinekathleen.com

Thank you so much for listening; please share the podcast with others.

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Posted in Blog, Travel Adventures with Patti (Blog)

A Travel Adventure to Prescott Arizona in December

The last time my husband Tom and I went to Prescott, Arizona, we went in September 2021. The locals told us we needed to come back in December and see the Holiday lights in the town square. So when I asked my husband where he would like to go on our next quick adventure, he said Prescott, Arizona, to see the town decorations and lights. 

We stayed at the lovely Hassayampa Inn. The inn was constructed in 1927 and opened as “The Jewel of the County.” Prescott was the Capitol of Arizona at that time. The inn is on the National Historic Register. 

The hotel had a fire raging in the fireplace when we walked into the hotel. It was very welcoming. There is an old antique staircase, or you can take the original elevator with a staff member operator. 

We stayed in Room 426, a corner suite with a balcony with a beautiful view of downtown Prescott. The patio would be great to sit outside during spring, fall and summer, but in the winter, it was a little too chilly to be out there too long unless you had an outside heater fired up and accompanying you.

During our stay, a few guests asked us about our room. One guest wanted to change their room to 426 after we left. Some were curious about the patio, and others about it rumored haunted. One of the guests said a young bride named Faith hung herself in the room after her husband didn’t come back from the store. 

Did Tom or I have any haunting encounters in Room 426?

The only thing I experienced was sitting in a chair in the room on the first day, and I felt like someone was touching my hair, but no one was there. Tom didn’t have any unusual experiences.

We waited for dusk and walked to the downtown court area to see the lights.

With Tom and I living in the desert, we don’t see snow at all, and this was our first time making an effort to go somewhere that may have snow during the holiday, even though there wasn’t much snow.

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Episode 68 – Falling from Grace and Coming Back Stronger

In this podcast episode, Angela Ambrosia will be sharing her unexpected health journey of what happened in June 2022, which took her off from doing the podcast for several months.

How it changed her outlook on life and her relationships with herself and others.

What is important in Angela’s life now?

What did she discover after this fall from grace?

To purchase the Building Better Relationships Journal and Mediation go to https://bit.ly/BBRJournal

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Thank you for listening!

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Posted in Blog, Business Inspiration, Career Inspiration, Exploring Life and Work with Patti Podcast, Leadership Inspiration, Podcasts

Exploring Conquering the What Ifs Syndrome of Hiring as a Manager and Supervisor from Chaos to Calm

Click to listen Episode 16 – Exploring Conquering the What Ifs Syndrome of Hiring as a Manager and Supervisor from Chaos to Calm

Hi, Managers and Supervisors – How’s it going?

In this podcast episode, we are going to explore the hiring process. The hiring process may cause anxiety and overwhelm, especially if you are overthinking the What Ifs.

Let’s explore this scenario –

It is time to hire – A valuable team member who has taken another position, and it is time to start the hiring process for their job. You think you won’t be able to find someone else who could bring as much value to the workplace or be a nightmare of “The What Ifs.”

As a Manager and Supervisor, hiring can be challenging and stressful at the same time. As a result, thoughts run through your head of “The What ifs.”

What if’s – I choose the wrong person for the position. They have interviewed well and know what to say, but they are not coachable or have a toxic attitude towards customers, coworkers, and me when they come in.

Yes, hiring someone may be stressful for you, your team, and the interviewee. Wanting to make the right decision can, at times, overtake you. Relax, pause and take time to clear your mind to reason. You can make the final decision in a few days.

List the pros and cons of the top two candidates. What did they communicate from the interview and resume (CV), and what strengths does the team want and need from the potential candidate to make the team unit more substantial and efficient? What expertise does this candidate bring that can help the team succeed?

Things to consider in the hiring process:

  • Have a least one team member in the interview.
  • How about bringing back the two top candidates for a second interview and having them interact with your team?
  • Have team members review the job duties and discuss with them an average day. Candidates feel at ease with team members and may open up more.
  • After their interaction with the candidate, have the candidate meet with you again informally to ask questions they may have. Putting this into action will tell you a lot the more relaxed they are, and you will get more of a feel of their personality.
  • Later after the top two candidates have come back for the second interview and met with staff, ask the staff what their thoughts are. Remember, they have to work with this person. Their opinions are priceless because they could save a lot of damage to you and the team in the end, and this is where trust and honesty come into play. Do they feel comfortable telling you how they think? Do they feel safe expressing their opinions?
  • Now you have the ultimate decision and are responsible for it. The team will understand and respect your decision if you have communicated well with your team. Your employees must know that you appreciate their feedback and respect their perspectives.
  • Some employees may feel more comfortable giving feedback privately, and sometimes the team may want a group meeting to share their thoughts with you. That is where you know you have a team that cares about the job and the work environment and you as their leader.

It is rare in a workplace to have this hiring practice and employees’ honest feedback. As a manager or supervisor, you want to strive for this kind of teamwork and work environment.

Today’s podcast Affirmation

I hire the best candidate for the job!

Did you find this helpful? If so, please share this podcast with others!

Until next time when we meet again!

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Posted in Blog, Exploring Life and Work with Patti Podcast, Leadership Inspiration, Podcasts

Exploring How To Keep Your Team Engaged as a Manager and Supervisor

Click to listen to Episode 15 – Exploring How To Keep Your Team Engaged as a Manager and Supervisor

Today I will explore how to keep your team focused and engaged as a Manager and Supervisor. 

Employees make decisions and actions daily that can affect workplace morale, customers, the organization, and profits.

How are you and your team engaging in work?

Is there good engagement between you and your employees?

Do you enjoy the workplace atmosphere? Do they?

What is the key to keeping employees focused and engaged in their work?

  • Start with talking to your employees, getting to know them, and showing interest in them. Ask them how they are doing. Let them speak and listen to them. Provide some open dialogue throughout the conversation. Look at them while they are talking. Be present instead of thinking about other things.
  • Spend time learning about your employees. What are their backgrounds, interests, and values?
  • Provide on-the-job training to help them to succeed. Find their learning style, such as visual, hearing, reading a manual or procedures, hands-on learning, etc.
  • Give employees opportunities to grow in personal development. Employees who develop their work skills and a creative mindset will more likely stay and promote within the company.
  • Give employees special projects and assignments outside their regular duties when they have asked for something else. Employees who are satisfied and learning new things are much more engaged and focused at work.
  • Coach employees with encouragement and act on their suggestions if possible.
  • Encourage employees to network within the company.
  • Have employees participate in the hiring process and have the whole team meet potential candidates. Is this candidate someone who will work well with the team? Get their feedback and perspective. They have to work with this person just as much as you do.
  • Provide some recognition to the hard-working employees and the ones who complete their projects within the target timeframes. And show your appreciation for their accomplishments. Say “thank you” and give them praise for their excellent work.
  • Encourage employees to take breaks to help them get refocused and inspired. Stepping away for a few minutes rejuvenates people.
  • Set clear expectations and make sure your employees understand what expectations. Be clear and direct about workplace goals and objectives. Put the expectation in writing and follow up with the employee on their progress. They may struggle and need guidance to find another way to complete the task. Break down tasks into small achievable steps. This way, they will feel safe and start working on things.

Employees stay with leaders who show interest in them. They are more engaged and focused when they feel appreciated, making a difference and giving credit for their contributions. When a manager and supervisor reflect gratitude towards their employees, everyone will want to come to work each day and give their all!

Today’s podcast Affirmation

I am engaged and focused in my work and team!

Did you find this helpful? If so, please share this podcast with others!

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If you would like to work with me for coaching services, click the “Schedule Now” button below.

Until next time when we meet again!

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Posted in Blog, Business Inspiration, Career Inspiration, Facebook Live, Leadership Inspiration, Personal Inspiration, Podcasts, Reiki, Video, Work-Life balance

My Facebook Live Interview with Noleen Sliney, Video Confidence Mentor

In case you didn’t get a chance to watch my exciting interview with Noleen Sliney, a Video Confidence Mentor. Noleen inspires and encourages her clients and pushes them out of their comfort zone to try new things within their business. She interviewed me on August 13, 2022.

Click here to watch the video Facebook live.

Here’s what Noleen Sliney wrote about the interview. I had the absolute privilege of interviewing our view own changemaker Patti Oskvarek today over on my Facebook page. This was such an interesting, inspirational and fun conversation. Patti was incredible and was very generous in sharing many of her tips and words of wisdom on how to bring balance into your life and work. She also shared some very interesting things about herself. 😁 Be sure to go and watch the interview to find out what it is as well as be inspired by Patti. We would also very much appreciate your support to boost engagement and get this seen by more people by leaving a comment under the video. Thanks in advance. Noleen Sliney

You can watch the interview here:
https://www.facebook.com/NoleenSlineyMakeupArtist/videos/515471713285528

Thank you so much for your support and watching. ~ Patti

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On October 13, 2022, at 8:00 am Pacific Time, Noleen Sliney, Video Confidence & Personal Power Mentor, will interview me live on Facebook.

I am excited to share that on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 8:00 am Pacific Time, Noleen Sliney will interview me on Facebook Live. So join us on Facebook Live.

Here’s the link to watch live https://www.facebook.com/NoleenSlineyMakeupArtist.

Noleen Sliney is a Video Confidence & Personal Power Mentor, Global Organic Makeup Artist, and Founder of the Video Confidence & Selling Society.

Noleen Sliney, Video Confidence & Personal Power Mentor
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Exploring Staying Positive In A Unfavorable Work Environment As A Manager and Supervisor From Chaos To Calm

Click to listen to podcast Episode 14 Exploring Staying Positive In A Unfavorable Work Environment As A Manager and Supervisor From Chaos To Calm

Hi, Managers and Supervisors. How’s it going?

In this podcast episode Exploring Staying Positive In A Unfavorable Work Environment As A Manager and Supervisor From Chaos To Calm I am going to explore staying positive in an unfavorable work environment.

When you are a manager and supervisor, you get harsh treatment and judgment from your superiors and subordinates. The top tells you to do things your employees don’t want to do, and you are stuck in the middle and have to enforce it.  

How do you stay upbeat when continually being pushed down by others?

I understand how easy it is to get sucked into negativity, drama, or a bad attitude when in a toxic work environment. Some people want to pull you into their emotional drama—rude comments about others, sarcastic undertones, and the energy vampires who want to drag everyone else down with them. But unfortunately, people don’t even realize that they have a negative attitude because it has become a habit and spills into their personal lives.

Self-reflect are you personally responsible for the drama since you are in charge of your area? If yes, how can you change it?

When working in a toxic environment, people may start to take everything personally because of the feeling of being verbally attacked, one-upping, taken advantage of, or pointing out mistakes or faults, especially if peers want to move higher in management. They will do anything to make you look bad if they feel you are a threat. As time goes on, it takes a toll on people’s emotions, values, and self-worth.

We all contribute to the workplace vibe in some way or another by how we interact and communicate our thoughts, instructions, crucial feedback, praise, and dealing with backstabbing, betrayal, and interpersonal relationships.

This situation is one of the biggest challenges people face when working with others.

However, there is hope.

What are some strategies to help you stay positive?

  1. When your peer is causing conflict, think about the best way to handle this situation. What are their motives? Should you walk away and not engage and excuse yourself from the conversation? How will it appear if you walk away or stay and engage? Is this person setting you up to react unfavorably in front of others? If you react and respond unfavorably, is it worth the consequences? If it is an employee, you will need to engage in private after both of you have had time to self-reflect on the situation and calm down the heated emotions—Journal how you are feeling and brainstorm solutions to resolve the conflict or crisis. Keep your journal in a locked, safe place.
  2. When there are unkind remarks about someone else, say something nice about that person. This action tends to halt the conversation.
  3. Listen to uplifting music, recite positive affirmations and go for a walk to get clarity.

Be the person you want to be around. Focus on what you want in your life and remove the thoughts of what you don’t—set goals for how you will change your situation and put them into action. Hire a leadership and life coach to help you get where you want to be. ~ Patti

Today’s podcast Affirmation

I am a positive influence in the workplace!

Did you find this helpful? If so, please share this podcast with others!

Until next time when we meet again!

Coffee with Patti – is a beautiful way to express your appreciation and support.

If you would like to work with me for coaching services, click the “Schedule Now” button below.

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Posted in Blog, Video, Work-Life balance

How do I use what I do in my daily life?

I am Patti Oskvarek, leadership and work-life balance coach and reiki practitioner.

How do I use what I do in my daily life? 

I understand that I have to slow down and bring some balance in my life because if I don’t, things become blurred and can affect my health and relationships. I tend to over-push myself to the point of exhaustion or overload. When I start to feel tired or overloaded, I know that I need to spend alone time to recharge and refresh. Spend time outside, whether in my backyard or going out in nature. Take time to reflect, meditate or pray, listen to some calming music and do some self reiki myself. 

I have a work-life balance workbook called The Optimal Work-Life Balance workbook motivates you to focus, de-stress, and gain a new perspective of a balanced lifeThe downloadable workbook has advice and tips on improving your life while working at your own pace. It is self-paced, achievable, and reusable throughout your life! Also included, you will receive 21 -Days of inspirational emails with tips and information daily that will set you on the path of creating your balanced life.

I also created the Work-Life Balance Affirmations Cards to inspire and encourage; read and repeat them throughout the day. Post them around your home, work area, or in your vehicle. They are pocket-size which makes them easy to carry around with you.

The cards are a companion to the Optimal Work-Life Balance Workbook. I use these cards to encourage when working on a particular topic or program day; I read and repeat them throughout the day. I post them around your home, work area, or in my vehicle. They are pocket-size which makes them easy to carry around.

How I use them:

Shuffle and randomly select a card, and reflect and repeat the affirmation throughout the day. Then, shuffle and pull a random card.  

Coffee with Patti – is a beautiful way to express your appreciation and support.

If you would like to work with me for coaching services, click the “Schedule Now” button below.

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Exploring Changing The Feeling of Dread At Work To Excitement Again From Chaos To Calm

Click to listen to Episode 13 – Exploring Changing The Feeling of Dread At Work To Excitement Again From Chaos to Calm.

This podcast episode will discuss and reflect on changing the feeling of dread at work to excitement again. 

Hi, Managers and Supervisors. How’s it going?

Do you remember the days you were excited to get up and work?

You loved having this career and learning new things. You lit up the office with your enthusiasm. You were like a sponge; you soaked up all the knowledge you could get. 

When did everything at work change from excitement to dread?

Was it a slow fade over time?

How did it happen?

What changed in you, and when did you start to dread going into the office?

Was there disappointment or being set up for failure?

A new boss, was there Unethical people getting promoted?

A shift in the company vision or goals?

Unreasonable workload?

Have the work duties changed?

Too many ridiculous meetings?

Too many emails to answer?

Are the work schedule boundaries blurred?

We all have been here at some time or another with a job. We want something more challenging and exciting if you feel like this; maybe it is time for a new direction in your career path. 

As managers or supervisors, we must realize that our employees also get to this point of dread when they no longer feel challenged or excited to come to work. We need to look for those signs that they are bored and the job is not lighting them up anymore. 

What can you do to help them enjoy work again?  

Has something changed in the work environment? If so, what is it? What’s the true undercurrent causing the dread? Is there a solution?

A leader’s words, actions, and deeds set the path for how the team interacts with you, the team, and customers, contributing to the energy and flow of the work environment. 

Are you leading by your emotions, your staff’s emotions, company policies, or critical thinking? 

How is your attitude at work affecting those around you and yourself?  

You know what you want and what you don’t want. So what is holding you in a job that you feel bored and on the road to nowhere? What can you do to change this back to feeling excited again? Do you have a mentor or coach helping you to succeed and promote within your company?

How is your employee’s attitude at work? 

What’s holding them back in their job performances? 

Are you mentoring and coaching them to succeed?

What could make you feel alive again in your work situation? 

Reflect on all these questions and think about what are some solutions for you. You know something needs to give, but the only way it will change is if you put it into action.  

Today’s podcast Affirmation

Each day I am developing my career and my staff!

Did you find this helpful? If so, please share this podcast with others! 

Until next time when we meet again!

Coffee with Patti – is a beautiful way to express your appreciation and support.

If you would like to work with me for coaching services, click the “Schedule Now” button below.

#managers #supervisors #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #anchorpodcast #managementpodcast #leadershippodcast #management