Thoughts And Observations


What’s In Your Business Return Plan?

            By: Teri A. Coutu   The business environment is changing daily as many States and municipalities are slowly lifting stay at home restrictions, requiring countless companies to prepare to bring back staff and re-open their doors to the public. This creates a whole new array of challenges that companies […]

Are You Ready To Return?

    What’s In Your Personal Return Plan?   By Karen Nutter, Executive Coach   How are you feeling? Are you angry? Afraid? Sad? Ashamed? Happy? All the above? If you’re like most people, you’ve probably been through an emotional roller coaster over the past two months. There has been SO much change in a […]

Staying On Track While Working Remotely

  By: Teri A. Coutu CBK Creative Director   Unlike many people, my life has not changed much since the onset of COVID-19. For the past 8 years I have worked remotely from home, aboard a boat while doing The Great Loop, and from an RV traveling to/from Florida, Prince Edwards Island, and Phoenix. As […]

Don’t Wash Your Hands

    I started to sit down and write this blog with the typical opening line about “these times of uncertainty” and “amidst current business concerns” but after reading just the first few words I realized how repetitious it was. I don’t know about you but I am receiving SO many emails with “calming” and/or […]

How To Be A Superhero

Interacting with people is complicated. We never truly know what another person is thinking, how they will interpret our words, or which emotions they are experiencing. And, while there are several behavioral cues which can tell us a lot about how someone likes to communicate and interact, the bottom line is that the only person […]

The Importance Of Trust

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While technology allows us to connect with anyone anytime, the lack of interpersonal interaction has many people longing for the old days when a handshake sealed the deal. Today’s professionals are looking for more than emails and text messages from the people they work with. […]

Building Stronger Human Resources in 2020

Humans are an interesting species. We think, feel, communicate, and act in ways no other living thing does, and that can make us compatible and very challenging at the same time. If you look up synonyms for “human”, you get a list including “mortal,” “individual,” “civilized,” “fallible,” “forgivable,” and “vulnerable.” Looking at these characteristics, it’s […]

The Business Perspective

Listen in as Executive Coach, Karen Nutter, is interviewed for The Business Perspective podcast. The podcast is hosted by Sarah McAllister, a financial professional with NY LIfe Securities, LLC. In each episode, she speaks with different business owners who have a “business specialty” and discusses how they became successful. By the end of each episode, […]

Creating Clarity In 2020

By Executive Coach, Karen D. Nutter What do you most want to accomplish in 2020? A new job? A degree? Better health? Less stress? Make a written list so you can see it in black and white. There! You have taken your first step in creating clarity for the New Year! Believe it or not, […]

Best Business Gift

This year, give a gift that can help your staff, colleague, or friend make the changes to their life that can help them achieve their dreams.