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President's Message from Lori Candela

Lori Candela | Published on 8/9/2022

Hello fellow coaches,

I was at the store a few weeks ago and noticed that the back-to-school aisles were already set up for students to buy their backpacks, notebooks, and pencils…in JULY! We just finished celebrating July 4th and here we are thinking about fall. I even saw pumpkin spice products in the food aisles! Now don’t get me wrong. I love fall in New England and all that it brings, but I am still in the “stick my feet in the sand and take a dip in the ocean” kind of mode. You know, watching the sun set late in the day and fireflies flickering through the night and making s’mores around the firepit. 

I felt a little anxiety creep in when I saw the school supplies on display, and I don’t even have school age children anymore. It was more the feeling of, “Wait, I don’t want summer to be over yet!” After a few deep calming breaths, I realized, it is not! Though it is flying by, those warm sunny days are still here for us to enjoy for several more weeks.

How will you be spending the rest of the summer?  Are you taking some time to disconnect? To get away, or relax at home?  I encourage you to post your vacation pictures our LinkedIn community page so we can share!

Will you be preparing to go back-to-school in September, or do you take classes or enroll in programs to sharpen your skills throughout the year? 

I am currently enrolled in the ACE Coach Accelerator™ program, “a certification course that focuses on mastering the craft of coaching. It guides coaches in re-thinking their models, finding deeper purpose, with an aim to coach a wider range of clients that you want to work with.” I’ve been enrolled in this online program  since April, but I think I just might stop in one of those back-to-school aisles and pick up new pens and pencils and a bright colored notebook for the fun of it! 

I am looking forward to seeing you in September.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!