Hello, 2018!

Family hike and portrait 2018

And just like that, 2018 begins!

I'm looking forward to....

  • Training more coaches at my college and beyond
  • Traveling to London for the first time this spring
  • Keeping in shape throughout the winter
  • Using my core values to guide me as to when to say "no, thank you" or "Heck yes!" to invites and opportunities
  • Making my immediate family and BFFs a priority (I'm going to return to my coffee dates as one way to support this goal)
  • Trying out a new style of coaching on some select victims clients open-minded friends
What about you?  What's on your 2018 list of awesomeness?

Happy New Year's,
Jen


Collaboration, Mean Girls, and No Apologies

A week ago, before Thanksgiving, a big crew of us went to see the pre-Broadway production of Mean Girls (written by Tina Fey).

Mean Girls Playbill


Holy moly, y'all.  That show is hilarious and off-the-chain creative.  It is no longer running in DC (or at least it ends it's pre-Broadway debut here this weekend), but you catch it on the real Broadway starting in March 2018 in NYC.  And GO see it!  It is soooooo good.  I literally left the show in DC and started looking for tickets to see it again.  Miss O enjoyed it, too.  I was happy that 10% of the humor was over-her-head.  After all, she's just a tween still (though she appears taller than me in the photo below.....I like the "appears" part). 

I can neither confirm nor deny her height compared to mine.  Ha ha ha.

Miss O and her mama


On a professional and passionate front, I just collaborated with the CC Daily to write a blog post about.....drum roll, please....coaching.  This post, however, is a bit different than my other coaching blog posts so far as it outlines how my college's coach training program came to be and what our next steps are including hardcore research related to it.  If you have an interest or just want to hear me speak in my informal, blog voice on an academic blog, go here.

Y'all, I cannot write like a professional, academic anymore.  I can only write in my bloggy voice.

And, I'm not apologizing ;)

I gotta be me.

Happy December,

Jen


Sale Ends Tomorrow on Taco Tuesday


Is this graphic gigantic or what?!  Go shop if you need a fun gift for a great educator or coach.  25% off shop-wide (no coupon code necessary) through Taco Tuesday at our new Etsy shop.

It's just fun to say Taco Tuesday, isn't it?

Laughing,

Jen




Black Friday Through Taco Tuesday Sale

It's time y'all - our first ever Black Friday through Taco Tuesday Sale starts now!
Hello Strategies Sale
No coupon code necessary.  Just head on over to our new Etsy shop and automatically, all of the products in our shop will be 25% off through Taco Tuesday.  Go find your favorite coach or educator a great gift for the holidays.  

Fun, right?!

Jen




Thankful (plus, bonus graphic for you)

thanks graphic

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  I am so grateful for you reading this blog and being such a big supporter of Upcycled Education and Hello, Strategies.

I am off to enjoy a little time outdoors before heading to my in-laws for a Thanksgiving gathering.

With love,

Jen

PS - If you want a to use the image I made above, go to this link to find it.  I made the Thanks graphic on PicMonkey, which is still my graphic design crush even after all of these years. 

PSS - See you back here on Black Friday for our first ever Black Friday through Taco Tuesday Sale at our new Hello, Strategies Etsy shop!  Yay!