High School Coaches: Two Tips for Preseason Perfection

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Regardless of your sport, the preseason is an exciting time for high school coaches, players and parents. After a summer break, it is customary to ease back into the fall grind, but for student-athletes and coaches, this process can be intense.  I remember the joy of reuniting with friends and teammates, as so much transpires over just a few weeks. …

This Independence Day, Let’s Remember Military Spouses

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The spirit of the Fourth of July is ingrained into the American character. We celebrate our patriotism and bravery; honor the struggle and sacrifice of previous generations, and reflect, recommit and reaffirm the values for which our founders risked life and limb.  And we celebrate our military heroes and service members, who are some of the best our country can offer. …

Celebrating History: Today and Beyond

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It’s important not to forget our history. We hear this all of the time, but it bears repeating. I had the privilege of speaking at the Loudoun Museum last week, celebrating Juneteenth. I was happy to see not just adults present, but many young people listening and learning about Juneteenth. Museums such as the Loudoun Museum help preserve history, but …

Happy Birthday Michael Moody, This One’s For You

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In life, we all have people that leave a lasting imprint on our lives.  They impact the way we think, shape the way we develop, and often times those special people remain with us in spirit once their earthly pilgrimage is completed.   As I write the conclusion to my first book titled Athlete for Life, there is no one who has …

On Giving Tuesday- A Gift that Truly Keeps on Giving

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Dear Friends, This has been a monumental year for O Street International.  We officially kicked off our Athlete For Life platform.  This effort will provide student-athletes across the globe with a unique perspective on how to apply the lessons learned through sports to every aspect of their lives – a formula for lifelong success. Today, on #GivingTuesday many individuals will …

An Interview with SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. #SHRMDIV

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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference has been filled with great content and information.  I am a firm believer in education and being a continual learner.  With this in mind, I was eager to interview SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., a leading Human Resource expert and proven change agent, to learn more about his career, motivations, …

From Military Service to the Civilian Workforce – #SHRMDIV Interview with Carol Eggert

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This week I will be attending the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Diversity & Inclusion Conference, which is a conference focused on the important work of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.    The following article was originally posted on the SHRM Blog site. _______________________________________________________________   Transitioning from Active Duty to a Civilian career can be a struggle …

Voter Education – Redirect the Conversation

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Mid-term elections are quickly approaching, and the conversation surrounding voter suppression continues to become more and more heated.  Rather than continuously focusing on “voter suppression”, particularly across Black communities, why don’t we turn the discussion to voter education?  Let’s educate fellow American citizens about their local and state laws – be proactive! “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess …