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Father’s Day Gift Suggestions (Hint: Not a Necktie!)

By Sylvia Lafair | July 15, 2017

Every Father’s Day, I bet just about everyone thinks about their dad. Some with warm feelings, others with hurt and anger, others wondering who the man is, or where he is. My story is a tough one to discuss; however, over the years, I’ve learned that talking is better than ignoring and stuffing things way down under.…

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Intuition, Science and Truth-Telling Form a Powerful Trio in the Workplace

By Sylvia Lafair | July 14, 2017

This is about how to rid yourself of a toxic employee or boss. Did you ever have an employee who scored high on those personality tests that determine if they would make a good fit for your organization? How about sitting in an interview and ‘just knowing’ this is the absolutely, positively, right person for…

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Free to Be You and Me…Are We There Yet?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 3, 2017

Way back, almost 45 years ago, there was a record album (yes, that’s what we had back then) for kids.  It was the brainchild of actress Marlo Thomas.  A gift, so she thought, for her niece who was 4 years old and exploring what it meant to be a little girl. Helping one person became…

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Remembering Memorial Day

By Sylvia Lafair | May 29, 2017

It doesn’t seem to stop.  I’m writing this after watching a video of young people at a concert in Manchester, England, run for their lives after a bomb explosion stopped the music. I’m writing this after hearing the pain of a dad whose handsome son was knifed to death while waiting with friends near a…

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The Power of Shifting (Make Sure You Hear That Word Clearly)

By Sylvia Lafair | May 22, 2017

Funny story: I was working on getting my negative thinking under control and asked someone to help me.  You see, it’s hard to do anything totally alone and I know the power of relationships can make a tremendous difference. I found my power person to help and I found my power word. I asked my dearest, best…

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Ask Questions and Beware of Hyphens!

By Sylvia Lafair | May 9, 2017

There’s a great story that has not been validated; however, it’s still a great story about checking up on what’s going on around you. Back in the day of Queen Catherine the Great, everyone did what she wanted.  Guess that’s why she was called “the Great!” As legend would have it, this longest ruling female…

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Start Being Your Best at Work Today

By Sylvia Lafair | April 28, 2017

Let Dr. Transformation Help You Be Your Best! Dr. Sylvia Lafair, CEO of Creative Energy Options, aka “Dr. Transformation,” wants to help you be your best at work! Dr. Lafair, along with CEOptions’ panel of Certified Pattern Breakthrough coaches and consultants, can help pinpoint exactly what behaviors are getting in your way and what you can do to help accelerate your…

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Restless Patterns

By Sylvia Lafair | April 26, 2017

By Frank Walsh | CEOptions Certified Pattern Breakthrough Coach It’s not you, it’s me… Well it’s also you, but with some guidance I have seen how the patterns of my past influenced our relationship. I started to feel it in my mid 40’s. Things were different. I had evolved, you had changed. You didn’t make me happy…

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Leadership Lessons: How Listening Changes Your Responses

By Sylvia Lafair | April 17, 2017

Hearing and listening are related. Similar yet very different. We hear loud sounds, the wind, someone laughing or yelling. And then what? We just get on with our day. Listening, ah, another story entirely. Were you ever told to “listen up” when you were a kid? Did someone ever say “Hey, will you just shut…

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Guess Who’s Coming To Breakfast, Lunch and Maybe Even Dinner

By Sylvia Lafair | March 31, 2017

Is your company going through a growth spurt? Need more good people to participate in your exciting endeavors? Want to fill the shoes of those who have moved up with those ready to move up? Warning: Don’t overlook those seated before you. Lately I’ve been watching my colleagues combing through resumes looking for the “just…

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Join the Fun on International Day of Happiness

By Sylvia Lafair | March 20, 2017

Let’s imagine together. Imagine all the people living for today.  Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer.  But I’m not the only one. I hope today you’ll join us.  Its International Day of Happiness! How will you celebrate? Think about it this way: What if…. you called someone you have not…

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The Colors of Gender Thanks to Modern Marketing and Ancient Ancestors

By Sylvia Lafair | March 7, 2017

From the day you were born, even before conception, there are beliefs and stereotypes that are attached to gender. Let’s consider the color continuum for gender. Pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Right? Where did this begin? Who decided which colors belong to which gender? Here is a brief trip through history.…