Happy Thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving

It’s November and it’s dark so early. I find myself fighting against natural rhythms to hibernate during the winter (eat more/sleep more/ etc). I’m also beginning to feel pulled into the holiday to-dos (and in our family, birthday festivities) that seem to dominate from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

Each year I try to brainstorm, how can I simplify this holiday season? How can I spend more time singing and less time scrambling? If you have any tips or must-trys that have worked for you – please comment below now and share them. I’m eager for new ideas and inspiration. . .

At the beginning of this month I was thrilled to participate in the inaugural amazing Connect*Work*Thrive Conference in Silicon Valley. The caliber of the speakers and attendees was inspiring. I learned so much from eavesdropping on my fellow presenters during the day and I learned just as much from talking with the men and women who came, asked great questions, and challenged me to reflect more deeply on how I can meet the needs of working professionals who are balancing many different roles at once.

In honor of them, and you – I’m challenging you to go beyond what you may think is possible for you.

And if I don’t talk to you before then – have a happy and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving!



Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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