Create Bigger Impact by Aligning Your Interests with Your Work

My first interaction with Horizon Point was in 2017 as a participant in Mary Ila’s Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Training. At the time, I was the Program Champion for the Department of Management at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, and my primary focus was professional and career development for undergraduate students. I completed the FCD course, became a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), and have since used the experience and knowledge to provide career development coaching and instruction for over 500 students and professionals.  After joining Horizon Point in 2019, I’ve seen

Celebrate Your Accomplishments

The new year always brings with it conversations of resolutions and setting goals. It’s the chance to look at the year ahead and decide what you want to accomplish in the next twelve months, both personally and professionally. We sit and we write down those goals and we make our checklist. And throughout the year we (hopefully) mark items off that list. But what do you do when you mark an item off that list?  At Horizon Point, we celebrate our accomplishments. Each quarter during our team meeting we go around the table and each team member shares a list

Another Year Around the Sun; Focus for 2023

I celebrated my birthday last week. The older I get, the more I realize there are only a handful of things in life that are truly important. Since my birthday falls in early January, it is a great time to reflect on what went well and what didn’t the previous year, and to set intentions for focus for the upcoming year. Prior to writing this post, my daughter, a high school senior, asked me to proofread a college scholarship essay. I may be biased, but it was wonderful. She gets it. It helped me realize that maybe I am doing

4 Things my Goals Taught me in 2022 about how to be Brave in 2023

“I never tied discipline to courage. I never saw the correlation. I guess I should have, since I lack in both. But in all matters- physical, mental, and spiritual- I believe that to live a disciplined life leads to a brave life. We long to be brave in the big moments, in the clutch times, in the times when our backs are up against a wall. But to get there? It’s the everyday. It’s the practice. It’s the steps. It’s the discipline.  Annie Downs- Let’s All Be Brave I set goals every year.  Do you? You can call them New

The Point’s Top 10 Posts of 2022

2022 has been a year of growth for us here at Horizon Point. We have had a great time keeping you informed on a wide variety of topics throughout the year. Every post we’ve written and shared, no matter the subject, we’ve strived to inform you on subjects that will help you professionally. Our team is happy to help keep you up to date with the latest information to better your career, your work environment, or your organization!  Here is a look back at The Point’s Top 10 Posts of 2022: 6 Steps for Choosing Leadership Training Content and 7

HR Santa Clauses focus on the Employee Experience

Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season really starts the second Halloween is over.  I walked into Target a few minutes after it opened on November 1st (like at 8:01 a.m. because we were out of dog food and the dog was hungry) and it had been transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland. Where has Thanksgiving gone? With Christmas marketing screaming at all of us to buy a lot of stuff, most of which we don’t need, I’m beginning to think about how to make Christmas meaningful for my almost six and two and a half year old without

2022 Book of the Year

“Gratitude became my door to grace.”  Alexsys Thompson The Power of a Graceful Leader This year at Horizon Point, we launched a training curriculum called Illuminate, seeking to further our mission to innovate the workplace through people practices and bring light to all that we do.   The training idea came about from our work seeking to help organizations adapt in a rapidly changing workplace environment and from our personal experiences of trying to do the same.  What seemed to resonate the most in all the concepts taught was the practice of gratitude. Each participant was given personalized thank you notes

Ending the Year with New Habits

How is it already December! It was 4th of July just yesterday. As I sit here by the lights of my Christmas tree, I reflect on what I’ve accomplished this year, what I haven’t and what I should do heading into the new year. I’m reminded of an article I read a few weeks ago on social media by House of Investors that identified 7 Habits That Can Fix 80% of Your Problems. Here is the list: 1) Create a morning ritual 2) Do a social media detox 3) Have non-negotiable (20-minute walk, no food 2 hours before bed, etc.)

3 Ways to Lead with Grace

We recently selected our next Book of the Year, and while I won’t give away the surprise just yet, I will say that we’re laser focused on grace. We’ve talked a lot this year about Graceful Accountability – the practice of giving grace and expecting high performance – and this week I’d like to share 3 simple ways that we can all lead with grace in our workplaces, in our homes, and in our communities.  1. Practice the GREET model. Originally intended for healthcare providers learning the delicacies of bedside manner, we train on the GREET model across industries to

Does Scarcity or Abundance Rule You?

Of course, it’s Thanksgiving week, so who can neglect to write a post related to thankfulness and gratitude?  At Horizon Point, our thoughts on this stem from a focus we’ve seen emerging this year tied to an abundance instead of a scarcity mindset.  As we’ve met with people throughout the year and also examined our own behaviors, clear patterns emerge. You can almost immediately see whether a person, an organization, or a community is coming from a mindset of scarcity or abundance.  Scarcity displays a mindset that in order for me to win, someone else has to lose.  Abundance is