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Infectious Enthusiasm

We so often go about our daily routines not thinking about the impact we have on others around us, whether it be in our personal or professional lives. A little over a year ago, I found my fitness community: the group of women who support and push me physically and mentally and the place where …

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IUAA Governance Corner: Confirm the Ballot

It’s time to exercise your duty as members in the Alumni Association: vote in the IUAA election! Just flip to page 24 in the Indiana University Alumni Magazine (see image at right), clip out the ballot, complete it, and send it to me. If you want to keep your magazine in pristine condition, just make …

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Being Busy is Nothing to Brag About

Busy-ness is a dangerous trap that relinquishes our control to find meaning and fulfillment in life and career when we are stuck in the quicksand of being busy. I am on a mission to disrupt the busy culture and focus on a life that is measured by meaning, value, fulfillment and other factors we can …

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Sleep is Key to Career Success

Now at the beginning of the new year,  I revel in the beauty and excitement brought by a clean slate and taking stock of what goals we’d like to accomplish in 2019. As a board certified Health & Wellness coach, I encourage alumni clients to consider the big picture as to what might affect reaching …

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Emotional Intelligence: Signs of a Strong EQ

In the tenth anniversary edition of his bestseller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, author Daniel Goleman quotes a search firm executive who says, “CEO’s are hired for their intellect and business expertise – and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.” Many of us grew up believing that high IQ was a surefire predictor of success. …

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Sleuthing Your Strengths: Identifying the Best in You

The IU Alumni Association’s Career and Professional Development team is in full swing with delivering relevant career content in our monthly Career Navigator Webcast Series to IU alumni around the globe.  For the month of October, we focused a topic that transcends many career development themes—Identifying your strengths. A common question asked in an interview …

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Alumni Career Connections: How Communities Can Tap the Career Guide for IU Alumni

I was recently having a conversation with an IU Alumni Chapter President about a career coaching event in her area, and the president asked, “Is career coaching just for people looking for a job?” It was a light bulb moment for me. If you have never worked with a career coach before, you might be …

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Yes, IUAA Family, It’s Legit!

Pretty soon (if not already) our wonderful alumni leaders will be contacted by postcard, email, or telephone by a company called Publishing Concepts Inc. They have been engaged to update the alumni data and we need your help to do so. The FAQ document will help explain a lot of things. In an age where …

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We Need You for Leadership in the IUAA

Every summer, just as we start the new fiscal year (July 1) we must consider top volunteer leaders for next year.  Yes, the Governance cycle does start pretty soon after welcoming and celebrating the new class! It’s important as members of the IU Alumni Family to always keep an eye or two out for new talent …

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Audit Underway

I bet you are thinking to yourself, “Hey, I wonder what the Alumni Business Office is up to these days!” Well, let me tell you! With our 2017-18 fiscal year ending on 6/30/2018, we are currently engaging in our annual audit. An audit is a standard procedure for any organization of our size.  With almost …

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