RJ’s Report – December

Posted by RJ Mauro  /   December 01, 2016  /   Posted in President's Update  /   Comments Off on RJ’s Report – December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time for all to reflect on accomplishments or push things off till next year… It is a time to share in the excitement of the season and for a quick rest before a new year begins.

To that end I am looking forward to celebrating the holidays with all of you at our special networking event on Tuesday, December 13th from 4-6pm at Shells and Sauce! This will be a special event where we can all gather to mingle and share time together. We will also use this time as a fundraising drive for our chapter charity, Denver Dress for Success. So please bring a donation of either a new/gently used purse, portfolio or jewelry, or a monetary donation to the event and you will receive your first drink free! The chapter will also be providing appetizers. After the networking event it is just a short 5 block walk to the Botanic Gardens if you would like extend the festivities by taking in the Blossoms of Light. Please note that the Chapter tour of the Botanic Gardens from 2-4pm has reached capacity, but the networking event is open to everyone and we hope you will join us!

The 2017 Spring Seminar is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory! Now is the time to register for the seminar and lock in our early bird pricing which will end on January 31st, 2017. Find out more information and register online now!

Last month’s speaker gave a very engaging talk on emotional intelligence and it made me think about how I engage with my colleagues in various areas, whether that be business users I support or my direct team members, my manager, or with fellow Mile High members. Not only did I take what I learned and reflected inward on myself as the center of my relationships, but I am looking outward. How can I be open to recognizing the emotional levels of those around me in a way that supports them (empathize accurately)? Can I understand different attachment styles and learn how each may affect my interaction and collaboration style? I found it refreshing that Natalie opened herself up to us as an example of emotional intelligence. Her approach allowed me to look analytically at EQ and how to use it effectively. One key point that had me thinking in a new way was that anxiety should be seen as a gift, that it is leads to seeking and gaining clarity. What was one of your main take aways?

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

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