Thoughts And Observations


Please Don’t Kick The Dog

    By Karen D. Nutter, Executive Coach   When the poop hits the fan and everything seems to be challenging your sanity, it’s very common for people to “kick the dog.” If you’re not familiar with the term, “Kicking the dog” refers to displaced aggression towards others such as employees, co-workers, friends, or family […]

How To Solve All Your Problems

    By Karen D. Nutter Executive Coach   The world is pretty crazy right now, isn’t it? People are worried about their health, safety, freedoms, finances, and so much more all at one monumental time. As these challenges continue to invade our daily lives, it’s not uncommon for our fight or flight response to […]

What To Do With All That Stress You’re Feeling

    By: Teri A. Coutu   I don’t know about you, but lately, it seems like every time I watch the news, I end up shaking my head in disbelief. The past few months have been a challenge in almost every way possible. Health. Work. Homelife. Finances. Education. Travel. Our lives have been changed […]

Helping Your Team Through Turbulent Times

Managing your stress and theirs   By Karen D. Nutter, CBK Chief Inspiration Officer   Every team leader I have spoken to over the past few weeks has expressed concern over the on-going challenges caused by COVID-19. Some businesses are struggling to re-open under new health and safety guidelines. Others are trying to determine how […]

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. […]