Contributed article in our home office design series. Enjoy working from home! – Kimberly
For homeowners who wish to move with the times and see the hottest design trends come to life in their personal space, embarking on a kitchen remodeling project is a special and exciting time. It is an eagerly anticipated event because every detail has been carefully planned, and they want the project to be executed with the same attention to insta-worthy detail.
They want to ensure that everything goes smoothly from start to finish. From the financial perspective, they want to know they are getting the best possible value. From the technical side of things, they want to hire a contractor who will honor their wishes and follow their exact specifications.
Map Ref: The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
A kitchen remodeling project is a serious endeavor, but when carried out by a team of professionals, it is well worth the wait and effort. And that is where the design-build concept comes into play. Design-build firms offer a comprehensive service, taking care of both the design and the construction phase of a project.
So why are design-build firms the preferred choice, especially in the high-end market? What do they have to offer that makes them a cut above the rest?Continue reading
Shocking Ways Personal Brands Will Make You a Better Leader creates a thoughtful perspective on the future of leadership development.
After decades worth of studying leadership development and career advancement, there is a powerful truth that presents itself. Anyone in a leadership role that wants to be a better leader should understand this basic principle. Shocking ways personal brands will make you a better leader is the easiest way to command attention from a team regardless of how many people you lead.
Let’s look at leadership from two main perspectives. The first perspective is the individual perspective. This is otherwise known as a personal brand. The second perspective is the collective or team where each individual contributor adds to the greater whole. Somewhere in the middle is where it seems to go off the rails. Good leaders can get distracted when they need to keep it simple. The shocking truth is that being a better leader is easier when you focus on personal brands. Here’s how we do it!
The basic objective in leadership is to get the individual contributors to effectively and productively work toward the common goal with less effort. Turning this complicated task into a simple solution is easy. The right approach leads to simplicity. Let’s consider the shocking ways personal brands will make you a better leader by focusing on personal brands.
Shockingly Simple Ways to Use a Personal Brand to Lead
Anyone in a leadership position may already know the difficulty that comes when leading teams of individual contributors. The bigger the team, the more difficult the task. Using a simple approach repeatedly makes you a better leader.Continue reading
When designing a room that meets your requirements and desires, lighting is the last touch that makes all the difference. A perfectly arranged piece of furniture falls short if it is not properly illuminated. In order to achieve a sense of warmth and coziness in your home, you must create the right atmosphere in every room.
I wanted to experiment with something original and creative. I contacted LF Illumination, who provided some useful tips on how to successfully use the magic of light to enhance my home.
Map Ref: LF Illumination
I learned the following:
Make sure to use natural light whenever possible
You’re best off using natural light. Consider allowing natural light as much as possible into your home to enrich the space, without investing heavily in artificial sources that, in reality, can never completely replace nature.
Kimberly is a wonderful blend of energy and creativity melded with a keen mind that knows how to get things done. She is constantly looking for possibilities and then devising ways to bring them to life. She enjoys helping and mentoring others, and I am delighted to know that she is doing that now for organizations ready to go to the next level.
Kimberly took me to the next level in taking on a leadership role. She encouraged me to success.
If you have the opportunity to take a workshop with Wiefling in person, don’t walk, RUN to sign up at your earliest opportunity. Her classes are Fun, Entertaining, high energy, and you learn some of the most incredible things. Don’t miss it. The only downside to her class is that everything else you take thereafter will pale in comparison. One of the finest class experiences I’ve ever had.
I have known Kimberly for 14 years and had opportunities to work with her at various situations. Her well organized and thoroughly prepared project management skills and convincing argument buildings and negotiation skills amazes me all the time. She is a good leader, coach, and advisor in business management enhancement projects. And she is always fun to work with.
I was thinking about you today – remembering how we sat at your kitchen table and you had me thinking about the future – began the work of shifting me towards bigger visioning. Starting from where I want to be and working my way back. I have old habits of just trying to get through each step, getting from here to there but rarely do I start from the dream fulfilled and work my way backwards. To me it was/is revolutionary thinking. I am noticing that I am starting to dream bigger; I am starting t… Read more
In one hour Kimberly uncovered true essentials of professional development and networking skills that now shine like diamonds in my head.
In a 3 hour workshop you helped to change people’s attitude about our challenge from something with too many obstacles to starting to see the big prize and plan the first baby steps, in short a transformative experience.
Your e-mail is inspiring. You are inspiring. I’m bawling my eyes out right now just from pure awe. When I think of what we have accomplished over the last five years, who would have guessed? Thank you for your support in this Kimberly. I really mean it when I say that I could not have done it without you – because I wouldn’t have had the vision, or the courage. I really appreciate all you have given to my dream – and continue to give.
I was fortunate to have Kimberly and her team facilitate a very engaging and productive session with my team of Technical Program Managers in Aug 2019. The intent was to energize and motivate the team to feel empowered and make changes to deliver better results. Kimberly spent an afternoon (many felt it was too short) delivering very compelling and thought provoking messages though interactive exercises that kept the group of ~60 people on their feet. Everyone left with a great deal of positi… Read more
Working with Kimberly was both a pleasure and honour. In my decade-plus time in Japan, I’ve never had the chance to work with someone of her talent and caliber. It was motivating and inspirational for me and I got so much out of working with her. I’m now able to use new activities, incorporate a different approach to learning and add value to my classes as well as connect more deeply with my workshop participants.
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