Tag: gratitude

Reflections

At times, my career has taken me to places that I never thought it would. I never imagined embracing change management as a profession when I was in college – I didn’t even know what it was. I didn’t think I would love teaching change…

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ZooFest 2021!

Our Highlands Consulting team gathered last month for our annual summer family event, this year at the Sacramento Zoo. Amidst the pandemic, summer heat, and wildfire smoke – we managed to have a great day! The zoo’s redwood grove provided a shady escape for a…

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The Unsung Heroes of COVID-19

I’ve been fortunate to work with the California Department of Public Health on COVID-19 related initiatives since April 2020. Going into this, as a public sector consultant with over 15 years’ experience, I thought I knew a thing or two. But working alongside doctors, epidemiologists,…

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With Gratitude and Hope

As this crazy year comes to an end, we have much to be grateful for: our ability to keep working remotely, be responsive to our clients, support our friends, and care for our families. We are also grateful that we can give back to our…

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Trees for a Cause

Highlands Consulting continued its tradition of donating decorated Christmas trees to the Sacramento Children’s Home this week. We organized into teams, brainstormed ideas, decorated the trees, and invited impartial judges to vote for the best tree! We were able to put our competitive instincts to…

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A Special Day with Make-A-Wish

On August 17, the Highlands Consulting team walked to support the Make-A-Wish | Walk for Wishes. It was a special day, indeed. We were inspired by a happy, courageous young boy who battled a critical illness. We witnessed firsthand the amazing work of Make-A-Wish, and…

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Team Bonding Fun

In March, the Highlands Consulting team enjoyed a group retreat to celebrate recent successes and join in some team bonding fun. Catching a break from the rain – for the most part – we spent the afternoon at Safari West, a 400-acre wildlife preserve in…

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5 Ways to Manage Your Emotions During a Change

Maybe your organization’s big audacious goal involves changing technology and processes. Or perhaps you set some ambitious personal goals and are in the throes of marathon training or dieting. Whenever change is involved, some good, bad, and downright ugly emotions are bound to turn up.…

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O Tannenbaum!

Highlands Consulting donated five Christmas trees to the Sacramento Children’s Home this week. To make things fun, we divided into teams to decorate the trees and had an internal competition before donating them. It turns out we’re a pretty competitive group, at least when it…

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Showing that We Care!

During this holiday season, legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden’s words come to mind: “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” Since our founding in 2002, Highlands Consulting has embraced this philosophy and made it an essential part…

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