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CPC, author, and entrepreneur Karen Grosz is the Founder of Canvas Creek Team Building. Karen has worked in sales, managed a direct sales field with 10,000 consultants and 50 million in annual sales and owned several successful businesses. Currently residing in Billings, Montana Karen focuses her time on helping teams and families collaborate.

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In The Bakken, Asking to Be Told

You are going to utter 16,000 words today.  So is everyone else.  On a daily basis the average American will hear the words spoken, directly or indirectly of well over 900 people and be bombarded roughly by 5,000+ advertisements. The question is out of all of the words that compete for our attention, how many […]

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Meeting Change

“Change before you have to.” ~ Jack Welch “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” Benjamin Disraeli These are all sayings we’ve heard, but it seems few people really embrace change. So how can we address this within a team or a group? People may resist it, ignore it, talk around it, but rarely want to […]

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Compassionate Leadership

Recently I helped provide team building for an amazing group of young people. Times have been rough. Meals missed. Warm socks a blessing. Shelter questionable at times. What one considers basic necessities not always available. Family members struggling with mental illness. Perhaps some of them struggling with similar illnesses. The everyday cares of this world […]

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Creative Strategic Planning: What it is and How to do it

Ever heard the phrase “creative strategic planning”? Surely you have, though it may have simply been thrown around in a business meeting. Or maybe you’ve seen it scattered across the internet, a vague catch phrase get-rich-quick schemes use to lure people in. Either way, this is one thing you definitely need to pay more attention […]

What You Should Really Be Thankful For

It’s funny, as this time of year rolls around, people go into thankfulness overdrive. All over Facebook people are participating in “30 Days of Thankfulness” where each day they list something they are thankful for. However, being constantly bombarded with tokens of appreciation can take its toll, turning even the most positive people (myself included) […]

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Networking: How to Do it Properly

Networking tends to be one of those terms that is often thrown around in various business conversations. “We need to network more” or “How are doing on networking?” are just a few phrases you may hear. However, when you actually get down to brass tacks, what exactly is networking? And how do you do it? Well, here you […]

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The Forgotten Role of Relationships in Business

With the ever expanding world of the internet, it can be quite easy to see how business relationships may fall to the wayside. After all, instead of calling customer care, people are directed to an online question and answer forum. Instead of turning in job applications directly to human resources, people are asked to submit […]

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How to Politely Ask a Roommate to Move Out

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation to ask your roommate to move out, you know just how awkward it can be. Even in a good situation where both of you are on great terms and there’s a happy occasion for the change (say you and your significant other want to move in together, […]

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5 Ways to Turn a Bad Situation into a New Beginning

We’ve all been there; that moment when things have gotten so bad that it becomes difficult to see how they could ever get better again. Maybe you’ve lost your job and bills are piling up, maybe you’ve just ended a long term relationship and thoughts of eternal loneliness are flooding your mind; either way, there […]

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5 Ways to Change Your Life TODAY

It’s fairly common to be unsatisfied with your current situation in life. Maybe you are happy with your relationship but your job is making you miserable. Maybe you just keep going in circles and you can’t seem to break out of your rut. Either way, change often takes time. However, it all begins with that […]

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