The Unlimited Newsletter

Potential Unlimited

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

ceo@potentialunlimited.ca

www.potentialunlimited.ca

Banner graphic of Carey-Ann Oestriecher
February, 2012 | Volume 1 | Issue 7 Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

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Were you excited to start back to work in January and now that February is here, you're feeling overwhelmed and burnt out? If so, I encourage you to take a step back and think about what you need to do to broaden your perspective and not allow your to-do list to swallow you up! For me, I meditate as a way to silence my mind. Sometimes the calm in the middle of the storm is what I need to refocus myself and re-energize so I can approach my life in a different way.

Meditation is a tremendously value tool I have found to be under-utilized by leaders. And quite frankly, we are the group that probably needs it the most! We are busy, multi-taskers who are also the decision makers for our organizations. Because of our hectic lives and travel schedules, we tend to get worn down and then our health can become impacted.

Meditation has been such a turning point for me in my life regarding clarity of mind and self-care that I actually now offer it as part of Potential Unlimited's offerings to my clients. Find out more about Meditation Services offered to leaders and organizations through Potential Unlimited.

Enjoy the ride!

Carey-Ann Oestreicher
Chief Engagement Officer
Potential Unlimited

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What Can You Learn About Leadership And Succession Planning From A Canada Goose?

Canadian Geese tell an interesting story every time you see them fly in the sky. Do you know why they fly in a V pattern? One goose always appears to be the leader at the front, but in fact that is not true. Geese will take turns leading the flock and facing the brunt of the wind and weather conditions as they break the trail for the others. It is easier to follow, but they all know at some point it is their turn to step up and lead the group. That is the only way they will learn how to do it. To actually be put out front and have the others follow them. If one goose goes down for any reason, they will never do it by themselves. Others will break away from the group to support that bird so it can make its way back up and connect with their group again.

I often use this story in my teambuilding retreats, but today I want to talk about it in terms of leadership and succession planning. Learn more about this...

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Happy Valentine's Day! Try This Exercise in Loving The Most Important Person in Your Life - You!

I work with many highly successful people as an executive coach at Potential Unlimited. These clients have more awards and accolades than I can mention in a full-page report, but what I find a common issue among people of all walks of life is their fear of failure and fear of not being good enough. Sound familiar? If so, I have an exercise for you to try that may help you see yourself for the amazing person you really are. Learn more.

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Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher

Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.

Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.

Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.

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