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February 6, 2020

My youngest daughter, Dylan, turns 3 today. For her birthday, we are retiring her crib and tonight she moves into her big girl toddler bed. It's an exciting day in the Riffert house.

Neither of my girls ever climbed out of their cribs at night, so we kept them in there...

September 3, 2019

“Don’t be in such a hurry to move onto the next thing. Make sure you linger long enough to leave your footprint.”

Years ago, I had a boss impart those words of wisdom on me. At the time they went in one ear and seemingly out the other. I was 27, working at PepsiCo and n...

September 18, 2018

One of my fellow coaches likes to say, “Anything is possible. Everything is not.”

I often get asked about how you “do it all”; especially as a business owner and mom of very young kids.  The honest answer is…you don’t.  This question really comes down to two things: tim...

June 28, 2018

There is a sign hanging in my daughters’ playroom that I look at every time we go in there; my girls are 1 and 3, so we are in there quite often. It is entitled Superhero Rules and I bought with the hope it inspires strength in my girls.  However, each time I look at i...

May 25, 2018

On my recent flight to a conference in Vancouver, a nicely dressed and very polite father and son were seated next to me. Upon boarding, the father looked at me and said about his son, “My apologies for his lack of personal hygiene”.  Apparently, the father thought his...

April 4, 2018

Employee engagement has been a hot topic amongst corporations, large and small, for almost two decades now. Most organizations recognize the importance of an engaged team; it helps you lower your risk of turnover, boost customer satisfaction, realize higher productivit...

January 14, 2018

In the wake of the holidays, I took some time this week to reflect. To reflect on the things I am thankful for: my family and friends, my spunky daughters, my husband’s constant support, and the almost 19 years at a company that allowed me to learn and grow so much ove...

December 13, 2017

As they year winds down, a lot of businesses will be quieter over the next few weeks. Take that time to help your business launch right into the new year. Here are a few tips to help you get 2018 started off on the right foot:

  • Clean up your email inbox – get caught...

November 9, 2017

I had the pleasure of touring the Cambria manufacturing facility in Kent, OH the other week. For those unfamiliar with Cambria, they are based in Minnesota and produce top-quality quartz countertops.  We had their countertops in our last house and loved our experience...

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