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Become a Better Leader [eBook] by Patti Oskvarek

BOOKCVRToday is a great day!  I have been working on an e-Book that focuses on strategies to become a better leader and today it is finally available for free download.

Become a Better Leader is for leaders of multiple levels.  Not only the Executive or CEO but every leader in every field.  If you manage one person or a team, you will find value in the tips I share.

The download is free, I offer it in hopes to create better leaders in a world where good leaders are seeking to be better.

Click here to download your copy.  Comments are always welcome and please share it with your colleagues and on your social networks!


Coaching for Perspectives IV

Coaching Perceptive IV Cover 2

Are you a coach?  Are you thinking about becoming a coach?  Or maybe you are thinking about hiring a coach?  This book creates insight on the coaching process.  The content in this book is authored by a variety of certified coaches with different backgrounds and coaching niches.

The topics covered in this book:  Creating a Coaching Culture, Your Office as Coaching Central, Client-Centered Coaching, Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan, Coaching for Leadership, Attention Deficit or Attention Different, Coaching Thru Mental Health Challenges, Coaching Parents with Teens, Benefits of Coaching All Generations, Career and Transition Coaching, Clap for Change, Three Secrets to Selecting a Coach, The Phenomenal Coach, and The Structured Discernment Process.

The chapter, “Coaching for Leadership” was written by Patti Oskvarek where she writes about coaching clients to build good rapport, difficulty moving forward, time management, leadership, boundaries and more.

If you would like a signed copy of the book from Patti, click below.

Coaching Perspectives IV



Your Journal CompanionPlynn Gutman

365 Writing Prompts to Heighten Awareness of Self and Others

Use one inciting prompt each day to deepen your writing experience and heighten awareness of self and others

Scientific research shows that daily writing about issues important to you benefit body/mind health. And, tapping into one’s own inner wisdom through writing aids problem solving, stirs creativity and supports improvement of emotional intelligence.

Your Journal Companion: 365 Writing Prompts to Heighten Awareness of Self and Others offers interesting information on brain function and research associated with the benefits of journal writing, and shares easy instruction on key writing techniques – such as free writing, dialoguing and listing – that greatly expand the power and potential of the prompts when used to nurture and expand your writing practice.

The book and prompts are useful for both beginning and experienced writers, ages 13 and up, and offer an excellent resource for teachers, counselors, coaches and group leaders from all walks of life to guide others into self-discovery and thoughtful engagement with the world around them.



200 Powerful Positive Affirmations by Andy Grant

200 Powerful Positive Affirmations to replace the automatic negative thoughts.

200 Powerful Positive Affirmations Volume II by Andy Grant


Children Stories:

Sandy Brown’s Butterflies – Children storySandy Brown's Butterflies

The story is about a young girl that loves butterflies. She has a garden full of butterflies. Her classmates do not understand her love for the butterflies.

Sandy Brown’s Butterflies




Screen Shot 2016-04-23 at 11.57.49 PMThe Confident Butterfly by Angela Dawnell Chase, CPC

The Confident Butterfly ~ Children Story
Common Place is the home to many caterpillars and is ruled by Commander Critic, who prohibits growth and change. One rebellious caterpillar is about to change everything they know. Natalie embarks on a forbidden journey where she embraces her own identity, discovers the truth that has been hidden from her people, and realizes her destiny. She faces many hardships that develop her character, and she must challenge everyone’s long-held beliefs. 


My Son Dave (The Duck): A Story About Loving and Letting Go ~ Children Story

 my son dave_book coverBy Plynn Gutman

In this true story, at a serendipitous moment in her life, a woman discovers a baby duck alone on a neighborhood street. Sensing her own sons growing away from her, the emptying hole in her heart fills when Dave (the Duck) imprints her as his mother. Little did she know that this pet duck would take her on the humorous yet moving journey to learning what every, would-be, empty nester faces – how to love and let go.

With sensitivity and wit, Plynn Gutman shares her incredible account of the challenges and joys of adopting Dave the Duck and raising him with the same love and care she gave her own sons. Her observations of his five-month transformation from a little, brown bird to an amazing, male mallard offer a delightful metaphor for all parents who have watched their child grow and mature.

Plynn becomes a student of life and the language of “Duck” under Dave’s gentle tutelage. Parents and children alike will enjoy this heart-warming story.

My Son Dave



Mesa Leadership Teaches Serving with Passion

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An Interview with Rebecca Ronane Forward After Fifty

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