Celebrate yourself!                                        


As you get in the holiday spirit of shopping or entertaining, take a few minutes to reflect and celebrate yourself! You have probably already assessed your business goals for the year, but what about your own growth and development?

Here are some questions…you might jot down your thoughts in your leadership journal. (Don’t have one? That would be a great gift for yourself!)

  1. How did you stretch this year?
  2. What did you read that deeply impacted you?
  3. What did you do for your well-being?
  4. What habits did you break or take on?
  5. How did you show up differently? More playful? Kinder? Or maybe you became an activist?

I strongly urge you to make an actual list of accomplishments, challenges you took on, or ways that you invested in your growth and development.



Give yourself a Gift for next year: Invest in YOU!

Here are some special events that you might find fun, deeply insightful, or empowering as a leader. Save the dates on your calendar!


Creating your Future: the Art of Vision Boards  (Treasure-mapping) Sat. Jan 6,  9:30 – 12 noon, $59 plus materials: magazines reflecting your interests, scissors, glue stick and a poster board. Location: Horizon Financial Training Room,  3880 Vest Mill Rd, Winston-Salem.

I’ve been teaching this for 30 years…the results are amazing! When I taught it at the Khouri Convention Center to a conference group, a participant had an big result the minute she got home! The conference organizer contacted me and asked,

“What on earth did you do?”

Participants in my workshops in Florida, New York, and North Carolina treasure-mapped spouses, new homes, cars, and vacations. I personally treasure-mapped my husband, my home, and many of my clients!  You will learn how Disney has treasure-mapped their biggest projects.

To register for Treasuremapping, email me at Ana@TheConnectingForce.com   Limited space


Five Leadership Workshops   (Saturday morning "Power Surges")

These are 2 ½ hour “power surges!” Key coaching tools and resources for you to use in your life, at work, and to further your career or special project. You can register for one at a time, or register for all 5 in advance for a 20% discount.

Here’s a quick list. OR you can click here for more description of what will be covered and what you can expect to get out of it.


  • How to Create a Compassionate Workplace- Feb 3, 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Horizon Financial Training Room, 3880 Vest Mill Rd, Winston-Salem


  • Developing Your Inner Leader- March 10, 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Horizon Financial Training Room, 3880 Vest Mill Rd, Winston-Salem


  • Networking on Steroids for Great Relationships-  April 7, 9:30 – 12 PM

Horizon Financial Training Room, 3880 Vest Mill Rd, Winston-Salem


  • 10 Key Tips to Add Power to Public Speaking, (Come Ready to Practice!) June 9, 9:30 AM – 12 PM   Location TBA


  • How to Develop Your Staff for Increased Productivity Sept 15, 9:30 AM- 12 PM Location TBA

Click here for prices and details.

Email me to register: Ana@TheConnectingForce.com