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5 Ways to Commemorate Professional Wellness Month

By Nicki Sanders | Jun 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Even though I LOVED my work, my staff, and our program participants… Here are 3 times I knew it was beyond my time to leave a job that had become toxic for me: (1) I started showing up late to my own meeting that I scheduled and planned to lead (2) I woke up […]

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Are You The Strong Social Worker?

By Nicki Sanders | Jun 5, 2024 | 0 Comments

  After the stress and strife of the pandemic, we’ve been advised to “check on our strong friends”. The strong friend who is the “go to” person. The one who carries other people’s baggage. The compassionate one who gives of themself to ensure everyone else is taken care of – often neglecting their own needs. […]

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Playlist: May 2024 Mental Health and Women’s Health and Walking

By Nicki Sanders | May 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

  In May we are prioritizing our health – mental health and women’s health. Walking during National Walking Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Women’s History Month checks all the boxes. YouTube Playlist: May 2024 Mental Health and Women’s Health and Walking  I Am Still My Priority In May Poverty Is Bad For Your Mental […]

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POWER HOUR: Where Do You Have Your Best Ideas?

By Nicki Sanders | May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

  I have great ideas in the shower, but my best ideas come to me when I first awake in the morning. What about you? From a professional standpoint, I am an idea generator and a problem-solver. I embrace creativity and I’ve trained myself to see possibilities. One of my professional gifts is to help […]

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Why Do I Enjoy Working With Youth?

By Nicki Sanders | May 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

  A colleague asked me why I enjoy working with youth and I wanted to share my reasons with you. As I prepared to record this video, I heard a news story that saddened and angered me. I share some of my experiences with youth in the city and youth in the suburbs – what […]

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POWER HOUR: What’s The Dilemma?

By Nicki Sanders | May 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

  I’m Nicki, a Fractional Chief Program Officer & Leadership Consultant building healthy workplaces with strong teams and powerful programs and a Social Work Career Empowerment Coach dismantling the outdated, narrow view of social work. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? • Want someone to bounce ideas off? • Want a nonjudgmental listening ear? • Want to […]

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Are Big Things Poppin’ For You in May 2024?

By Nicki Sanders | May 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Hey Social Workers! Welcome to May 2024! We’ve completed one-third of quarter 2. What’s on the horizon for you? Want to know what’s going on in my world? Yesterday I received a super surprising but full download on how to solve multiple problems for financially strapped, first-generation, and former system-involved college students. It started […]

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Does Earth Day Excite You Too?

By Nicki Sanders | Apr 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

  Happy Earth Month! How did you commemorate Earth Day on April 22nd? We all share one home – our planet earth. We need to take care of our planet every day if we want our planet to continue to provide for us. Earth Day and Earth Month allow us to give extra special care […]

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Birthday Vibes All Month Long

By Nicki Sanders | Apr 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

  My birthday, in my opinion, is a holiday. I do not work on my birthday. I love that I have the same birthday as 4 other amazing women. I actually think everyone should celebrate their birthday in some way – whether taking the day off work, having a party, going on a trip, or […]

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