Archive | October, 2015

7 Talents Point to Genius, Fulfilling Careers and Easy Ways to Work Together

Posted on 01 October 2015 by Jason

“I would much rather work with you than against you. I would much rather work with me than against me,” says Laureli Shimayo, of ThriveWise.
Most of us, however, have no idea how many ways we work against each other and ourselves all the time, and we still carry around masking—ways we learned to get love and attention in childhood that aren’t true of who we really are. Masking requires more effort, leaves us exhausted, produces inferior results and is often annoying.
The best model for helping people discover their purpose and authenticity, choose careers they love and are most successful at, and work (really play) together collaboratively and synergistically are the 7 Talents. Each person has three of the 7 Talents that together point towards their Genius. Every Talent has gifts and contributes great value. When we know our Genius, we have a map of our purpose that shows what we most love and why, how we can do everything easily and naturally, and how to leverage our personal and professional growth. When all the members of a team know their Genius, they know how to honor and appreciate each other and collaborate most effectively.
The trick is to identify which Talents are authentic for each person and which are masking. Shimayo provides Genius Assessments as a Hiring Consultant, Career Coach, Life Coach and Matchmaker.

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Portland Area Scenes in Book by Local Author

Posted on 01 October 2015 by Jason

Local author Barry L. Becker’s book, The Ericksen Connection, is dedicated to the brave American men and women in uniform who risk their lives to protect our country and our freedom.
The story focuses on America’s engagement in the Middle East and the enormous cost in blood and treasure to the United States. The protagonist, Mark Ericksen, a Navy SEAL platoon leader, takes command during a Taliban ambush in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2002.With Delta and SEALS dead and wounded, he is ordered by his deputy commander to kill his Afghan translator, based on alleged intel he is a Taliban spy. Ericksen initially resists but his commander says he has Agency de-coded encryption proving it is true. Ericksen complies with the order and kills the man only later to find out the colonel lied to him.
The book highlights the perpetual military mindset America has developed over the years and at times fails to understand the Middle East politics, religious tensions and the horrific damage the invasion of Iraq caused for the region.
The novel is a good read and riveting page-turner about betrayal, PTSD, corruption, conspiracy, murder and terrorism. It is also the story about the challenges a highly decorated military veteran faces as he moves on with his life. Many scenes and chapters described are in the greater Portland area—West Linn, Lake Oswego, Portland, Lincoln City, Wilsonville and Tualatin.

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Nia Technique Workshop October 24

Posted on 01 October 2015 by Jason

Nia Technique Workshop October 24
In order to achieve greater wisdom, confidence and success, one needs to get out of one’s head and into their body. One way to learn to be in our body is through a mind-body dance fitness class with Debbie Rosas, followed by a workshop with Steve Sisgold that will teach participants how to improve their quality of life physically, mentally and emotionally.
People can learn how to tap into their body intelligence, transform unconscious physical habits into conscious actions and embody their purpose by joining Nia co-founder Rosas on October 24 for Nia, a mind-body cardio dance class, at 10:15 a.m. Following Nia, Rosas and Steve Sisgold, author, speaker, trainer and executive coach, will lead an afternoon workshop. This highly engaging, interactive workshop draws from Sisgold’s book Whole Body Intelligence and Rosas’ 30 year practice of creating the Nia Technique. The workshop includes breath work, movement, guided visualizations and more.

Location: StudioNia, 918 SW Yamhill, 4th floor, Portland. For more information, call 503-245-9886 or visit

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