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Marcia Bridges Merrill
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Happy Thanksgiving!  I consulted both Wikipedia, which didn’t help and “Goog” as Johnny Bananas,guest on Jimmy Fallon, would say.  Every source said it was a 3 day feast that fell during the Harvest feast with the Pilgrims and heir good neighbors, the…
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I’ve been pretty much focused on being a supportive wife/best friend, as my husband goes through his cancer journey.  My Coaching business?  It paled in significance!  We’ve undergone his brain surgery, subsequent radiation and all the rest…It is OUR…
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This is a difficult question to have, or even, contemplate. Immunotherapy is the cutting edge of cancer treatment. My husband, Clark has Stage Four Bladder cancer and 34 tumors were in his lungs…now, there are four! Before the celebration begins, the four…
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Five ways to have productive meetings

Many managers often feel they must foster a team environment and communication by having status updates. A meeting for the sake of meeting can be a waste of time.  Food may be provided and the manager may find that gets everyone there-then what? I worked…
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I truly can’t believe I’m telling you this…Last Monday, the love of my life-my husband had brain surgery!  He felt numbness in his left leg and tingling in  his left hand. They admitted him the Thursday-we got a room in Neuro ICU on Friday morning after…
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Some managers are great. Some managers are not.  Yelling and berating employees is usually not a welcome management style and often results in alienating their employees.  When researching this, there were some notable exceptions! The late Steve Jobs of…
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We finally got some good news!  After 1 round of Keytruda…drumroll, please, 34/35 cancerous tumors in his lungs have either shrunk or are gone completely!  And another round begins. They say in business, you’re only as good as your last sale, last project…
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We’ve probably all heard the expression, “think outside the box”.  Unfortunately, it’s been way overused and has kinda lost its impact and become cliche! It began with a simple exercise, a darling of Management Consultants in the 70’s and 80’s.  It…
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Tick…Tock!   When you hear the diagnosis, you’re in shock.  Then you start having those conversations with family and good friends. You wait for your oncology appointment and fill out the first of many health forms.  We were lucky, we got seen in a…
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Happy 4th of July!  This day and weekend has come to be associated with cookouts and fireworks…We’re really celebrating a country’s declared independence from tyranny, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on! 🙂  England does not celebrate this!…
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