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Don’t Let ‘Hope Fatigue’ Rob You of Your Dream Life

Brenda Bertrand, spiritual mentor and coach for high-achieving, world-changing women, walks through how she guides her coaching clients through the difficult exercise of planning ahead, especially after enduring a season of weariness and "hope fatigue." (We're looking at you, 2020.)

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How to Plan For the Future—Even During a Pandemic

Sandi Mitchell, CEO of Apex Catalyst Group, shares how she helps guide her clients through the process of planning for the future of their businesses and why she believes God deserves a prominent place in your business strategy.

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Visionary Leadership in Uncertain Times

Executive coach Kathryn M. Tack shares her insight into how you embrace visionary leadership, even in uncertain times.

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Top 4word Blogs of 2020

As we wrap up 2020 and look forward expectantly to 2021, we thought it would be fun to go back through all of our weekly blogs from the past 12 months to see which ones resonated with readers the most.

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GRATEFULNESS ‘. . . for such a time as this.’ – 4word’s year in review by Diane Paddison

As 2020 comes to a close, Diane Paddison reflects on the celebrations from the past 12 months and shares where 4word aims to go in 2021.

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Five Steps to Avoid Family Conflict During the Holidays

Dr. Debra J. Dean, President and CEO of Dean Business Consulting, writes for the 4word blog with her thoughts on keeping family celebrations civil this holiday season, in-person or from afar.

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Use the Power of Traditions to Draw Individuals Into a Community

Allison Carey, direct response marketer at American Bible Society and Large Events Chair of 4word: Philadelphia, explains the importance of honoring traditions (especially in a pandemic holiday season) and the potential power those traditions could harness in creating a close community with those in your life.

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The ‘Second Half’ of Your Career: Less about you, more about others

Denise Hutton, a business executive specializing in HR and a 4word mentor, talks about how the beginning of her career set up the "second half" she's currently in, and shares the 10-year blocks most careers can be broken down into.

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Thankfulness ‘In Such a Time As This’

4word founder Diane Paddison writes about what 2020 has taught her about thankfulness and shares some of the incredible blessings to come out of this tumultuous year.

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How to Take the Leap Toward Something New

4word COO and former Nike executive Pam Johnson has experienced many changes over her career journey and has learned the best response to have when faced with something new.

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An Entrepreneur’s Pandemic Pivot

Sarah Lin, entrepreneur and founder of EllieFunDay, discusses when she knew she needed to pivot her business and explains the role God holds in her company.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Prune Yourself

Kathi C. Laughman writes about how the art of personal pruning could be a helpful tool for emerging stronger after a major life transition.

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Start Harnessing and Leveraging Your Emotions at Work

Lori Berry, co-founder of 4word: Southlake, talks candidly about how she's learning to use her emotions for good in her workplace and how you can learn to leverage yours.

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Stop Judging Others to Make Yourself Feel Comfortable

Brittany Prather, leader of 4word: Twin Cities and panelist in the Candid Conversations - Racial Reconciliation series, shares how being bi-racial has helped her come to terms with her own judging tendencies and learn to seek a common identity with others.

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‘In the hard, He is near.’ – An honest journey through grief

Grief has a terrible way of consuming every part of your life, sometimes parts that you didn't think it could touch. Jordan Hodgden, co-leader for 4word: Oklahoma City, openly shares about losing her infant son and how God used her grief to grow her.

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A Thankful Heart Gives Us Hope

JoAnne Baldwin, marketer at PitchBook and marketing co-director for 4word: Seattle, writes candidly about how the COVID-19 outbreak opened her eyes to the importance of a thankful heart, even when gratitude seems like the least likely response.

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How to Hire (and Fire) Well

Julie Bolton, VP of Casualty Risk Engineering at Zurich Insurance and 4word: Houston board member, shares hiring and firing insights she has learned in her years in management and what you can do to keep your team running as smoothly as possible.

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The Secret to Effective Mentorship

Glenna Flokstra, Chief of Operations for 4 The World Resource Distributors (4WRD), talks with us about her passion for mentorship and its potential impact on the mentor and mentees lives, if one simple "secret" is followed.

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Find Your Workplace ‘Voice’

L. Marie Trotter, owner of L. Marie LLC, coaches all of us on how to discover your voice and how to train yourself to use it in the workplace in a way that positively benefits you and those you influence.

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Choosing Confidence Over Cockiness As a Leader

Nicole Arnold, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for an electric cooperative in Asheboro, NC, and a former lobbyist, talks about how she has learned to choose confidence while starting and building her career in politics.

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