Thank you for a great 2015!

2015 has been a great year for Horizon Point Consulting thanks to our wonderful clients and partners! We have been fortunate to meet and work with some great people and organizations, partner with innovative companies, and continue our own professional development to better serve our clients.   As a thank you to our clients and friends, and in keeping with our Give Back Value,of supporting organizations and causes that work to create passion and productivity by putting people first, we have made contributions to these two organizations: The Neighborhood Christian Center Decatur City Schools Foundation Both organizations work in some

Saying “No” to Something is Saying “Yes” to Something Else

A key to creating career and personal success is to realize that in order to live your mission, there are many things in which you have to say “no”. If you work through the Power of 3 Worksheet, you will notice that there is a section for you to note three things that you need to stop doing in order to live your mission. I think these things we need to say “no” to come in two categories: Bad habits- Things like not exercising, eating unhealthy, drinking too much, playing Candy Crush for four hours a day (I haven’t tried it yet, I’m

Why you should schedule a “Think Week” to begin 2016

I was away at a SHRM Leadership Conference in DC the week before the Thanksgiving week. Although I miss my husband and my kids fiercely when I’m away, man I can get stuff- tasks, thinking and planning- done when I am free of the distractions from home and the office through plane rides and quiet hotel rooms. All while there for two and a half days that included doing what I was here for- attending the conference- I’ve still managed to: This may seem trivial, but what piles up in my inbox is stuff I want to read to help

3 Tips for Eliminating the Stress of a Job Interview

I’m sitting in a Starbucks now, and it is obvious by the dialogue of the two people sitting across from me that one person is interviewing the other. The guy being interviewed is tapping his foot in sheer nervousness and is babbling through his responses, unable to answer the questions he is being asked effectively.  I want to get up and give him a hug and tell him to calm down. It will be okay. If he could just calm himself down, I think he’d be able to effectively focus and answer the questions. Have you ever found yourself in

The Best Books of 2015

We, at Horizon Point, love a good book or two. Here are our recommendations for you to consider for your 2016 reading list and/or ideas as gifts to give this holiday season: Mary Ila’s recommendations: For help shaping your New Year’s resolution: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith. Goldsmith, one of the best executive coaches in the world, helps you understand that most of self-improvement isn’t necessarily about starting something, it is about stopping something. He gives a simple method for analyzing and measuring our daily behavior in order to see positive habits form which lead to results.We use this process in our leadership

What do teachers really want for Christmas?

It’s that time of year again. As you prepare to do your holiday shopping, don’t forget about the wonderful teachers in your life! With that being said, where do you begin? What do teachers really want for Christmas? My sister is a teacher and I recall her saying once that teachers like to receive gifts that can be used up not items that sit around (think candy or other food items, lotion or hand soap, or candles). In preparation for writing this blog, I surveyed a few of my teacher friends and got some great insight. Consider these 3 top