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Deborah Brazeal

Where Creativity Blooms into Legacy

Creativity is only as relevant as its context, meaning the rich sociocultural, economic, political and legal aspects of our society today. This context or zeitgeist has profound implications for your business. To the extent that your innovations “fit” the marketplace, and are edgy and novel, your business can be enormously successful.The field of Creativity has

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Creativity

The 6 Creative Jobs Bundle

Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts across the nation — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this market?  LIBERAL ART MAJORS – How to parley your creative skills

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Creativity

7 Creative Marketing Jobs eBook

FREE eBook Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts across the nation — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this market? What’s in the eBook? Different careers to

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Creativity

NETWORKING FROM HOME

Introduction As a follow up to my recent blog posted on September 15, 2020, entitled Network for Life, I thought it may be helpful to discuss the elephant in the room or lack thereof. That is, with many of us working in remote environments, typically from home, networking is not quite the same as it

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Entrepreneurship

NETWORK FOR LIFE

                                                                                Photo by Jopwell.com on Pexels.com      Introduction Thank you to those who have commented that I’m a

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Entrepreneurship

Ranking On Google For 2020 (by Nick Tanner)

Internet gurus have been trying to convince website owners that ranking on search engines is a mysterious formula. They say that you have to follow a special formula to learn the ways of a professional. Ranking on Google is not easy, but it is simple. Google is constantly changing and improving their search algorithm to

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Entrepreneurship

BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR VISION WITH A MISSION (STATEMENT)

Introduction As a follow up to my previous post, the next step after creating a vision statement is to figure out your mission statement. It’s more than just writing it down, it is truly deciding on key components of how you are proceeding with your company. In this post, l will answer the following questions:

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Entrepreneurship

WHAT IS THIS VISION STATEMENT ALL ABOUT ANYWAY?

Introduction Over the years I have guided teams to adopt or was instrumental in developing the corporate vision in the organization in which I was involved. My research and observations are that many leaders of organizations have clean and concise vision statements yet others may not but often confuse the vision statement with the mission

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Creativity
Deborah Brazeal

Opening the Heart and Unleashing Your Creativity

At the crux of all yoga postures is opening the heart, expanding it within the ribcage and reaching upward to the heavens. It is a beautifully transcendent encounter with the Divine. Michael Singer, author of “The Untethered Soul,” said “We open the heart by working through our stuff. The world will activate it and your

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General

What is Social Learning?

Social learning is quickly becoming an increasingly hot topic for corporate learning & development departments as more businesses look to leverage the knowledge of their subject matter experts across their entire organization.

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Creativity

Go Virtual with Chuck Jones

During this stressful time it is our wish here at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to bring some creativity and fun into your extra full homes.  To that effect we bring you: CHUCK JONES ON YOUR PHONES & IN YOUR HOMES! It’s the same Chuck Jones Center for Creativity you know and love online

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eBooks

10 Soft Skills You Need eBook

What are soft skills? Simply put, soft skills are the personal attributes that allows us to effectively relate to others. These skills enhance our personal interactions and lead to greater job performance and satisfaction. Download PDF “Empathy and social skills are social intelligence.” Daniel Goleman Preface Having the technical skills and knowledge to successfully execute

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General

COVID-19 Remote Teams Checklist

This checklist was built for small and midsize businesses dealing with new work-from-home policies due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Download The Coronavirus Checklist for Newly Remote Teams The goal is to provide practical action items to ensure business owners, operations, HR admins, and employees make a smooth transition to working from home without losing

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General

Social Distancing | Distance Learning | 6’ Apart

Moment by moment, national, state, and city officials are announcing new directives changing the course of our daily lives. Most recently a large majority of corporations, educational institutions, and other entities have made decisions to work remotely. Remote, in this instance, means to work from home, that is, if our workforce is equipped to do

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Creativity
Deborah Brazeal

Where Creativity Blooms into Legacy

Creativity is only as relevant as its context, meaning the rich sociocultural, economic, political and legal aspects of our society today. This context or zeitgeist has profound implications for your business. To the extent that your innovations “fit” the marketplace, and are edgy and novel, your business can be enormously successful.The field of Creativity has

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Networking in Orange County

Hello Everyone, Although this list was compiled a few years ago, it has proven to be a great resource! Thank you to those, referenced below, who originally put this together. If anyone would like to send me additional networking opportunites not yet on this list, I’ll be glad to add them. I hope to see

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Creativity

The 6 Creative Jobs Bundle

Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts across the nation — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this market?  LIBERAL ART MAJORS – How to parley your creative skills

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Creativity

7 Creative Marketing Jobs eBook

FREE eBook Given the endless drumbeat of layoff announcements — with deep cuts across the nation — it’s reasonable to wonder: what happens to all of the talent that’s being laid off? How does the changing supply and demand balance impact pay? Is anyone safe in this market? What’s in the eBook? Different careers to

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Entrepreneurship

Empowering Future Global Leaders – Save the Date December 5th!

Dr. Lamidi, Thank you for the kind invitation to join in the discussion of how we can empower our future global leaders. I will share my journey in the Technology world and what it meant to be empowered being a female in a mostly male-dominated industry in the late 1980s. Please Join Us!  

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Creativity

ASU+GSV – Future of Education

The ASU+GSV Conference was five days of jammed-packed thought leadership!   The following link is recordings of educational leaders’ presentations throughout the US. Thank you all for a wonderful experience.   https://virtual.asugsvsummit.com/2020/agenda?dates=1602115200000  

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Creativity

Zooming with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Take a look at the great work the Chuck Jones Center is offering! Do you feel a little creative today? Chuck Jones In Your Homes Presents INK MONTH! 3 Weeks of Free Classes! Followed by a 1 Week Fee-based Camp! Check out this month’s online free class line up! Each class line is a link

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General

ASU+GSV Conference

This week has been another whirlwind of Zooming! My first time attending ASU+GSV and it proved to be loaded with insight. From Bill Nye the Science Guy to Valerie Jarrett to Scott Galloway to Michael Sorrell, just to name a few. Thank you all for your advocacy and dedication to change the landscape of education.

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Creativity

NETWORKING FROM HOME

Introduction As a follow up to my recent blog posted on September 15, 2020, entitled Network for Life, I thought it may be helpful to discuss the elephant in the room or lack thereof. That is, with many of us working in remote environments, typically from home, networking is not quite the same as it

Continue Reading »
Entrepreneurship

NETWORK FOR LIFE

                                                                                Photo by Jopwell.com on Pexels.com      Introduction Thank you to those who have commented that I’m a

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Entrepreneurship

Ranking On Google For 2020 (by Nick Tanner)

Internet gurus have been trying to convince website owners that ranking on search engines is a mysterious formula. They say that you have to follow a special formula to learn the ways of a professional. Ranking on Google is not easy, but it is simple. Google is constantly changing and improving their search algorithm to

Continue Reading »
Entrepreneurship

BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR VISION WITH A MISSION (STATEMENT)

Introduction As a follow up to my previous post, the next step after creating a vision statement is to figure out your mission statement. It’s more than just writing it down, it is truly deciding on key components of how you are proceeding with your company. In this post, l will answer the following questions:

Continue Reading »
Entrepreneurship

WHAT IS THIS VISION STATEMENT ALL ABOUT ANYWAY?

Introduction Over the years I have guided teams to adopt or was instrumental in developing the corporate vision in the organization in which I was involved. My research and observations are that many leaders of organizations have clean and concise vision statements yet others may not but often confuse the vision statement with the mission

Continue Reading »
Entrepreneurship

Pandemic Observations of The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and The Startup Journey

An idea was born in 2019, Business modeling…think LEAN. With the what and who decided, Dreams and reality collided. A great team with expertise All can’t “hang in” with ease. Presentations! Who’s critiquing, who’s talking? Don’t do this, one minute too that! Brainstorming and ideas flying… Adrenalin and optimism keep one trying. Adaptability and creativity give equal time Focused

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Creativity
Deborah Brazeal

Opening the Heart and Unleashing Your Creativity

At the crux of all yoga postures is opening the heart, expanding it within the ribcage and reaching upward to the heavens. It is a beautifully transcendent encounter with the Divine. Michael Singer, author of “The Untethered Soul,” said “We open the heart by working through our stuff. The world will activate it and your

Continue Reading »
General

What is Social Learning?

Social learning is quickly becoming an increasingly hot topic for corporate learning & development departments as more businesses look to leverage the knowledge of their subject matter experts across their entire organization.

Continue Reading »
Creativity

Go Virtual with Chuck Jones

During this stressful time it is our wish here at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to bring some creativity and fun into your extra full homes.  To that effect we bring you: CHUCK JONES ON YOUR PHONES & IN YOUR HOMES! It’s the same Chuck Jones Center for Creativity you know and love online

Continue Reading »
eBooks

10 Soft Skills You Need eBook

What are soft skills? Simply put, soft skills are the personal attributes that allows us to effectively relate to others. These skills enhance our personal interactions and lead to greater job performance and satisfaction. Download PDF “Empathy and social skills are social intelligence.” Daniel Goleman Preface Having the technical skills and knowledge to successfully execute

Continue Reading »
General

COVID-19 Remote Teams Checklist

This checklist was built for small and midsize businesses dealing with new work-from-home policies due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Download The Coronavirus Checklist for Newly Remote Teams The goal is to provide practical action items to ensure business owners, operations, HR admins, and employees make a smooth transition to working from home without losing

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Creativity

Art at Home

Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home! 

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Kolena Administrator

FREE Telework and Telecommuting Course

We at Kolena truly hope this finds you well. What crazy times right now. Kolena is here to help during these tough times as companies and schools alike transition to remote working. If you have a moment, please let those who are in the educational industry or learning and development at small to mid-sized companies

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General

Social Distancing | Distance Learning | 6’ Apart

Moment by moment, national, state, and city officials are announcing new directives changing the course of our daily lives. Most recently a large majority of corporations, educational institutions, and other entities have made decisions to work remotely. Remote, in this instance, means to work from home, that is, if our workforce is equipped to do

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Creativity
Deborah Brazeal

THE MYSTICAL STATE OF HYPNOGOGIA

Have you ever fallen into a trance-like state when you were working on a task that brought you great joy and fulfillment?  If you lost track of time and felt “out of reality,” then you experienced self-induced hynogogia. We experience hynogogia at least two times every day—when we are about to fall asleep and when

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Creativity
Deborah Brazeal

Adversity and Creativity—Replace Surviving with Thriving

If we live long enough, we find adversity in our lives or maybe adversity finds us, and usually when we are least prepared for such an adventure. If adversity or extreme circumstances have laid your soul bare, there is good news, a silver lining in an otherwise darkened sky. Research tells us that adversity is

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Skills

Diamond Challenge

Today, I was privileged to judge the Diamond Challenge regional high school entrepreneurship competition. My team and I listened to 15 pitches from exceptionally bright student teams who showed passion, innovation, and a wonderfully successful future! Hundreds of students attended and other judge teams were involved. Thank you for the opportunity Jonathan Cassie and Chuck

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Finance

What Determines the Interest Rate on your Small Business Loan

I was speaking to my banker friend Christopher awhile ago and I asked him what is the first question you hear a lot when working with small business?  He told me that the question that comes up alot is “What is the interest rate?”.   As we talked, Christopher told me that there are many factors

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Entrepreneurship

Encouraging and Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset

Why is it important to tap into our entrepreneurial mindset? It is not necessarily about starting a company but that is certainly one path to be taken. It’s more about the process and what is learned along the way. Some of the skills that may be developed are: Self-Sufficiency Effective Leadership Strong Decision-Making Confidence Initiative

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Skills
Christopher Caliendo

The Power of Transferable Skills

Recently, I did a podcast with Dr. Pelè who is a bestselling author, musician, and host of the PROFITABLE HAPPINESS™ Podcast, where he features the stories of highly successful executives, experts, and entrepreneurs who exemplify the use of happiness to build profitable workplace cultures. Transferrable skills are those strengths and competencies acquired through experience in

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Entrepreneurship

8 Effective Habits for the Successful Entrepreneur

Every career has a set of habits that greatly increase the odds of success. The habits necessary for success will vary from career to career. Fortunately, there are many successful entrepreneurs that we can look to for guidance. It’s not surprising that many of them share the same habits. There’s no reason why you can’t

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Creativity

Exciting Times

We are living in exciting times! With the advent of technologically driven innovations in the biomedical industry, and transportation and security sectors, we are witnessing a new standard of living unparalleled in our nation’s industry. Corporate leaders speculate that to continue this upward trajectory, two trends surrounding human capital need to be addressed: 1) The

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General

Hello world!

Welcome to The Kolena Exchange your gateway to being a life-long learner. As kids, we are born to discover and over time our Creative thinking is often trained out of us. We know that Creativity is like a muscle in your brain and needs to be exercised in order to develop in the years ahead.

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