Category «Personal Development»

I Am My Own Career Case Study

As a first generation college student, I was unsure if I wanted to be a teacher or a social worker. Not only was I a great student and natural helper, these were the only professional positions I was aware of outside of doctors and lawyers. Today I have a Master’s degree in social work and …

Have You Found Your Career Sweet Spot?

A career sweet spot is the zone where you are utilizing your unique abilities, qualities, or a combination of both to perform at your best or function most effectively in work that you enjoy. I am a Career Strategist. My career sweet spot is career advancement. It’s what I love and what I do well.  …

Clarity, Credibility, and Congruency

Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting: Clarity, Credibility, and Congruency “You are a brand and your career is your business.” Strategic Career Management is the lifelong process of investing resources into your career to maintain or increase your value in the workplace, undertake work that is personally satisfying, strive for work/life balance, and achieve financial security. Clarity …

20 Things I’m Grateful for in 2020

Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on those things. -Philippians 4:8 We had so many great hopes and plans in …

5 Tips to Make Telework Work for You and Your Team

Over the past 20 years, I’ve either been an employee working offsite or creating my own work schedule or supervising staff who work offsite or across various sites. I have also supervised various consultants who did not work from our home/main office. Remote work, video and telephone conferences and creative supervision were a regular part …

Don’t Let COVID-19 Cancel Your Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

Corporate social responsibility is the act of incorporating environmental and social concerns into a company’s business model. Corporate social responsibility programs are based on the idea that businesses can make the world a better place or at least not bring more harm to it. Corporate social responsibility seeks to alleviate environmental and social concerns such …

A Resource for Building Organizational Capacity in Challenging Times

My name is Nicki Sanders. I am your community member and cheerleader with 20 years of diverse experience in the nonprofit world and over a decade of nonprofit management experience. I have worked in residential, community, and school-based programs. I have a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Organization …

Don’t Panic, Prepare and Practice Self-Care

Long before the global spread of COVID19, emergency preparedness, sustainability, and preventing the spread of germs were important to me. I may credit part of it to my natural (planner) personality and another part may be credited to my macro social work education. It’s possible that  the “want to be farm girl” in me also …

How Is Your Current Job Impacting Your Life?

Our identity can be tied up in our title, salary, or corner office. Many of us spend more time at work with our colleagues than our waking hours at home with our families – especially those who have long commutes or multiple jobs. What’s more, we often try but fail to leave work at work …