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Holly Katko
Works at U-Connect, Inc.
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Good thoughts on professional development. Making this an ongoing process is also a good opportunity for developing collaboration and teamwork within the team and leadership.
A review published this week sets out the core elements of effective professional development, and although it is aimed at teaching, these principles could be applied to just about every occupation.
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In a previous post, What is Negotiation?, we discussed the Five Negotiating Tactics. This is the third installment of  going in-depth with an explanation of each of them. This post covers why it is critical to listen and then communicate but also to communicate and then listen.Listen in NegotiatingListening Keeps Communications OpenWithout communication, there are no negotiations; things simply become a push and shove match. If you simply state y...
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In my last post, What is Negotiation?, we discussed the Five Negotiating Tactics. Starting in this post we will go in-depth with an explanation of each of them. This post covers the importance of Preparation.PREPAREPrepare, Prepare, Prepare. Before you begin any negotiations, remember that the person who understands the issues the best will be the strongest. Understand not only your side, but theirs as well, and all the other choices that could o...
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As you are looking to grow your organization, there are three areas to focus on - Leadership, Customer Service, and understanding how to grow as a Team. Setting business training goals in these areas are critical to long-term success.1. LeadershipWhether you are just entering your career at the man­age­r­ial level or an expe­ri­enced man­ager, it’s impor­tant to increase your leadership skills and con­sis­tently grow in this area. Leadership begi...
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This is the first step to stronger Leadership – Understanding Yourself. So many times as new managers we are promoted into a position because of our excellent performance in another area. What we don’t understand is how to be a leader of the team.The positive aspect is that you may have developed a level of respect and empowerment while working on the team. The possible negative aspect is now you are changing roles and you will need to work hard ...
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In this video, I discuss one of the important points of Leadership - Empowerment. How to become a more effective leader and earn empowerment. How to earn empowerment: provide respect to others, helping others, and guiding others.
In this video, Holly Katko discusses one of the important points of Leadership. How to become a more effective leader and earn empowerment. How to get empowerment: provide respect to others, helping others, and guiding others.
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In a previous post, What is Negotiation?, we discussed the Five Negotiating Tactics. This is the fourth installment of  going in-depth with an explanation of each of them. This post covers why it is important in negotiations, as in life in general, to be trustworthy and honest.Take the High RoadIf the other negotiator becomes argumentative, the best approach is to let them talk themselves out and simply take notes. This will keep you from getting...
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In the post, What is Negotiation?, we discussed the Five Negotiating Tactics. This is the second installment of  going in-depth with an explanation of each of them. This post covers the importance of how to Portray yourself in the interaction of Negotiation.PortrayIt’s important to be positive both in your attitude and in your body language throughout the negotiations. How you come across is 90% of negotiating successfully. Words are not nearly a...
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At some point in your business, you’re going to have to negotiate for something. Whether it’s over the salary you want to pay a new hire or for the best price from a vendor, negotiating skillfully will be important to the success of your business.But negotiating can be extremely nerve-wracking to many of us… and even to seasoned pros! Most of us simply don’t know how to negotiate well because we never learned. Negotiating skills are not usually t...
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This is the second step to stronger Leadership – Understanding Your Team. It is critical to develop an understanding of their type of personalities, their strengths and where they want to be within the organization. What empowers them and makes them want to get out of bed in the morning. What motivates them? What are they doing to get to the next level in their lives? And how I can help them?What are their personality traits and how do they recei...
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Good thoughts on confidence. Take time to do the work towards confidence. Take time to determine the most effective goals and objectives.
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Good thoughts on being a mentor or coach. It is more than just experience.
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Helping Businesses Reach New Levels! | Business Consulting and Coaching | Leadership Development | Management Consulting | Sales Training | Customer Experience | President at U-Connect, Inc.
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  • U-Connect, Inc.
    Owner, 2000 - present
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Holly Katko | Helping Businesses Reach New Levels! | Business Consulting and Coaching | Leadership Development | Management Consulting | Sales Training | Customer Experience | President at U-Connect, Inc.
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Business Consulting and Business Training

I strive to give my clients, whether they are presidents, CEO’s, department heads, or employees of corporations or entrepreneurs starting their own business, the tools to succeed professionally or personally. My goal is to get individuals and companies to the next level. This involves training tools and programs designed to facilitate those results.

Public Speaking

My 20 years of experience in public speaking provides the depth clients desire in presentations. This comes from my passion to help others; whether it's speaking to small groups, major corporations or keynotes. When developing programs a client needs, customization and research are my specialties in providing all my presentations.

Entrepreneurship

I also hold a passion for entrepreneurship. I started my company in 2000 and understand the critical steps in becoming an entrepreneur. My Entrepreneur You – One Day Workshop is designed to get entrepreneurs started and confident in those early decisions and steps, also, to develop the reasons and passion. 

Insurance Consulting

My expertise in insurance consulting comes from the knowledge that business owners and entrepreneurs want to have peace of mind when growing or starting their business. It is a critical infrastructure component where errors are costly. From owning my own company, I see the advantage of having expert and up-to-date information in all insurance needs.
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Book Title: ENTREPRENEUR YOU Author: HOLLY KATKO How many times have you said “I wish I could own my own business?” If you are reading this…it’s been too many times! Stop wishing and start doing. This book will prepare you to get out of your own way and build a business based upon your passion, your strengths and your desires! Starting Your Own Company Has Never Been Easier! You will discover simple techniques to get your company up and going in a day. All you need to do is lay the foundation and they will come! Follow the author’s firsthand experience and start your business today: Look forward to change and start your own company now. Erase bad habits and start building your company based on your new found strengths. Eliminate the fear and discover self-confidence again. Build your business with simple tools you already have. Create a steady income and build your empire. Separate yourself from the pack. Discover negotiation skills and use them with ease. Find your clients the easy way!
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