Leader Profiles: Alice Tillet of Petmate

This week’s leadership interview features Alice Tillet of Petmate.  Find out why she believes listening and trust is key for a leader, and how pets can help us stay present in the moment.  Click here to listen.

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Something Really Scary is Coming

Halloween is two days away and you may have already done your costume parties, or will do so this weekend. Dressing up as someone you are not is fun, freeing and says quite a bit about us as a society.

Halloween is the holiday American’s spend the most money on second only to Christmas, and it’s a dentists dream I imagine with the amazing amounts of candy consumed by, well, everyone.

For me, and to challenge you, what do you like or dislike most about it?

Since my goal is to focus on good over bad here are my top three:

  1. The changing of the seasons – in many parts of the world, and more and more here, rather than a holiday about ghosts and witches and magic, the celebration is about harvest and the changing of the seasons. By the end of October it really does feel like winter, at least in my part of the world.
  2. Dressing up – living in a world where we are getting more and more casual, and, dare I say, sloppy, makes dressing up a treat (pardon the pun). Taking the time to dress in costume is something to look forward to, pop us out of the norm, and play a character simply for the joy of it.
  3. Kids – the true darlings of this holiday are the little ones who are so excited to be their favorite movie hero or princess. The joy and elation is more fun to watch than nearly anything. My favorite Halloween activity is parking myself with a front row seat in a small downtown cafe, and watching all the kids stroll by.

What do you think of this holiday, and what do you do to prepare or capitalize on it in your business?

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Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

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What are you comparing your work to?

Dear {{firstname}},

What are you comparing your work to?

What is your intention for the week?

Ask yourself…

Do you think work is hard?

Who are you comparing your work to?

Did you know the Winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine is now open? Click to be seen in the Winter issue. Find out more here.

Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
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Leader Profiles: Celeste Powers

This week’s leadership interview is with Celeste Powers, President of Pet Industry Distributors Association (“PIDA”). Find out why she thinks compassion is the most important trait of a leader, and why change is essential.

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Did you know the Winter edition of Top Women in the Pet Industry Magazine is now open? Click to be seen in the Winter issue. Find out more here.

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Is Movement a Part of Who You Are?

What is it that keeps you moving?

As a child I don’t think I was full of courage however my folks loved to show a photo of all of us working outside with me in a bonnet determinedly marching across the lawn. Their comment was, “Even then we knew you were going places!”

To me the thing that stands out is the bonnet. Being a redhead, I still wear a hat when outside in the sun, and when I’m moving. Movement is something I crave, do, love and I’m not talking physically, though that too.

When you work for yourself, at least for me, you experience a lot of times when you’re uncertain, when the path seems unclear, when you question your good sense. And what I’ve found to combat those times is movement forward.

This is how I do it – and I’d love to find out how you move forward too.

  1. Read/listen to something. I’m a huge fan of Audible.com – and I listen to interesting books nearly every day. (Great when cleaning stalls.) This moves my thinking forward, this gives me ideas and insights, this lets me tap the best minds in the world because they were so gracious as to write their thoughts down for me and you.
  2. Write something. You experience my movement here. I’m committed to writing, to improving my writing, to expand my skills and thinking so that those that read my thoughts are edified, including me.
  3. Experience something. Notice I did not say, watch something which is passive and not about movement. When you experience something you get your whole self involved. Animals do that for me and touch most if not all of my senses. I experience my dogs, cat, and horses by touching, playing and participating in activities together.

Is movement something we are born with? Of course it is, and yet, I also think it’s a choice we make daily. To read, write, experience, and give. These movements make us better, especially when we have a plan for them.

What movements are you doing every day? Email me and let me know, please.

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I adore you!

Blessings,
Shawna Schuh, CSP

Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774