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Cheryl Giovannoni on how to help girls achieve their potential at school

Marie Claire speak exclusively to CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust Cheryl Giovannoni on how to encourage the next generation of female leaders

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Cheryl Giovannoni lives and breathes leadership. Before becoming CEO of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), her career with global communications powerhouse WPP culminated with her role as CEO of Ogilvy & Mather (where she landed contracts with huge companies such as Pizza Hut and Pimm’s). Her previous roles have included European President of the global brand consulting firm, Lander Associates, as well as CEO of Coley Porter Bell, a consumer design and branding business.

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On top of this, Giovannoni is also a keen proponent of mentoring, and offers her time and support for WACL (Women in Advertising and Communication London) and is a non-executive director of Fearless Futures, a charity that aims to encourage equality through its programmes for schools.

Now as the CEO of the GDST, Cheryl Giovannoni is responsible for the organisation that hopes to shape girls at 23 schools and two academies across England and Wales into strong and confident women. We spoke to Cheryl about the importance of STEM subjects, the effects of gender stereotyping and how to support girls in the age of Instagram.

When girls fulfil their potential at school, how does that affect their future prospects?

‘School is the launch-pad for the rest of your life. At the GDST, this means giving girls every possible opportunity to explore and grow their talents so they can step out into the world full of confidence and optimism for their future, as well as resilience to handle things when they don’t go according to plan. This means, always encouraging girls to be curious and resourceful, to be fearless and take risks. To try new things and get out of their comfort zone, in a place where they make friends for life and hopefully have fun.’

‘It is for us all to keep building girls up’

Nowadays, what is the biggest hurdle that girls face at school?

‘The most important thing we can do is to encourage a girl to have the confidence to find her own voice. Girls more than boys tend to hold themselves back and not speak up. In a girls-only environment, it is wonderfully inspiring to see girls take the lead in any role – they understand they can do anything they put their mind to and that there is nothing that they can’t achieve. It is for us all to keep building girls up – to encourage them to raise their hand, to speak out, that their voice matters.’

What is the biggest change you have seen in the challenges that girls face at school?

‘The exponential rise in social media has created a world that is so unlike the world most parents grew up in. Girls are bombarded every day with “perfect” images of life – ones that only include the best bits. It becomes very hard to maintain perspective of what life really is all about, with all its wonderful ups, downs and challenges. The pressure of that skewed perspective can be very challenging.

What can the wider world do to support girls at school? It’s for all of us out there to support girls as they start out on their chosen paths after their career. We’ve recently heard the pitiful excuses made for not having women in the boardroom. I see girls every single day full of vitality and determination and I know that this is the generation that will change the world. All leaders out there must change their mind-set and start to create opportunities for women – if they don’t, these leaders will certainly miss out.’

What are the main differences in the challenges that girl and boys face at school?

‘Boys and girls face a number of challenges at school. Even before they enrol in school, girls – and boys – are subject to gender stereotypes. They are spoken to and treated differently. It impacts on how we see ourselves, determines our future aspirations and how we value ourselves. It seems to me that boys too can be held back by gender stereotypes. If men are supposed to be strong and silent, and good at maths, where does this leave the boy who is passionate and creative?’

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‘In all-girls schools, nothing holds a girl back’

Research has shown that girls thrive in single sex schools – why do you think this is?

‘In all-girls schools, nothing holds a girl back. They receive an education that puts them front and centre, boosts their confidence and empowers them as they step-out into the world. They are taught to aim high and meet obstacles with resilience. They thrive because all roles are open to them.

In mixed schools, boys can often dominate in the classroom and assumptions of “girls’ subjects” and “boys’ subjects” kick-in, limiting their potential. All-girls schools do not bubble-wrap girls and shield them from the “real world”. Quite the contrary. They exist to inspire and enable young women to thrive in, as well as challenge and change, a society that is far from equal. At all-girls schools, girls step out into the world seeing themselves as nothing less than leaders or potential leaders. I truly believe it will be these girls who smash the glass ceiling, for the benefit of everyone.’

How would you encourage more girls into STEM subjects and careers?

‘Again, it goes back to instilling confidence in girls, that they can pursue any career they wish. One thing that is really important is to provide positive role models – to remind girls of the amazing women who have achieved incredible things. If she can see it she can be it. Seeing is believing and they realise there is no stopping them.’

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On March 2, Graco announced a recall of roughly 36,000 high chairs (along with 3,200 sold in Canada) because of a potential fall hazard. This recall involves Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 highchairs, models which are sold exclusively at Walmart, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC.)

Apparently the highchair’s rear legs can pivot out of position, causing the chair to become unstable — which in turn poses a fall hazard to a child in the highchair. In fact, a total of 38 reports of the rear leg doing just this have been received by Graco so far. This includes five injuries to children who sustained bumps and bruises because the high chair fell over while they were in it.

Product description

This recall involves Graco Table2Table™ 6-in-1 highchairs with model number 1969721. Affected models were sold for about $ 100 between October 2016 and December 2017 at Walmart stores across the nation. This 6-in-1 highchair converts to six different modes, including a traditional highchair, a booster seat and toddler chair and table. The highchair’s cushion is white with gold and gray polka dots. The model number is printed on a label on the underside of the toddler seat and on a label on the back of the booster seat. Graco and Table2Table highchair are also printed on the label on the underside of the toddler seat.

What you should do

To double-check if your high chair is included in this recall, you can visit Graco’s website and enter the model number and manufacturing date here. If you do have an affected high chair, you should immediately stop using it and contact Graco for a free repair kit. For questions or to request a repair kit, contact Graco at 1-800-345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or email gracoconsumercare@newellco.com.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our consumers may have experienced and we appreciate the loyalty of our consumers,” Graco said in a statement on its website.

What do you think of this recall? Do you own one of these highchairs?

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This is how Instagram’s potential update could ruin your entire profile

And the Internet is not happy…

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Having a good aesthetic is the cardinal rule of Instagram, with online influencers – from food and fitness bloggers to brands and businesses – swearing by a flawless theme to get likes and followers.

This, according to every Instagram guide, is down to careful curation of our 3×3 photo grids, selecting an order that colour coordinates by row and matches each post in theme to those around it.

It has been that way since the beginning of time – or at least since the beginning of Instagram in 2010 – and we dread to think how many years of our lives we have clocked up perfecting our three-a-row feeds since then.

It is hardly surprising therefore that there was a global uproar – no that’s not too strong – when it was rumoured that Instagram might be shaking up their format, moving from the three-across format to a 4×4 grid.

While the change may not seem too drastic to an unseasoned Instagram user, the shift will throw off the aesthetic of carefully curated feeds everywhere, thus rendering our hard work and time spent collating the perfect feed completely pointless.

While there has been no formal announcement of an imminent change, several users noticed the update to their profiles last month, with a 4×4 grid appearing on their profile rather than the original format.

This, users are speculating, is the app trialling the update, before potentially putting it into action for us all in the near future.

Understandably, the app’s users aren’t too happy with angry Instagrammers ironically taking to Twitter to voice their annoyance.

‘Hey Instagram, people have spent years perfecting their feeds. No 4 grid update please’, posted one user, while another tweeted ‘Is everyone else’s Instagram doing this?! My whole grid looks off now! Yo Instagram can we discuss this?’

‘My Instagram now shows my feed as a 4×4 grid,’ posted another confused user. ‘I can feel the internet getting ready to explode.’

We couldn’t agree more and from the extent of the outcry, we wouldn’t be surprised if a petition emerged soon.

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8 Screening Questions for Potential Tenants (and Some You Can’t Ask)

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The application and screening process for tenants is important for landlords because it allows them to find ideal renters. An ideal tenant is typically someone who has a steady income, pays rent on time, and is respectful of the property and other tenants. The last thing a landlord needs is a tenant who causes trouble in one way or another.

One of the best ways to screen tenants is to have them fill out a Rental Application. This can act as a preliminary qualifier before you interview them. It should be noted that you are not required to formally interview tenants. You can accept their application, show them the property, and allow them to move in if they meet all your requirements. However, landlords can benefit from being more thorough.

In this post, we’ll discuss questions you can ask that will allow you to weed out unsuitable tenants, as well as questions that could get you into some legal hot water.

Good Questions to Ask Prospective Tenants

Regardless of how many stages are in your vetting process, these are some questions that you can ask on a Rental Application or in an interview with potential tenants:

  1. Why are you leaving your current residence?
  2. When do you plan on moving in?
  3. What is your monthly income?
  4. Can you pay move-in costs once you’ve signed the lease?
  5. Can you provide references from your employer/previous landlord(s)?
  6. Will you agree to a background and credit check?
  7. How many people will be living in the unit?
  8. Do you have pets? Do you want them in the future?

These questions cover the applicant’s income, ability to pay rent, and some basic information, and they also give you access to other vetting avenues. For instance, the reference check from employers or past landlords will likely give you the most insight into what kind of person the applicant is.

Other great avenues for you as a landlord are the credit and background checks, which will show you if the tenant is good at paying bills and if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. Keep in mind, you can’t ban a tenant from housing based on them being convicted of a crime, except for sex offenses, arson, and the manufacturing and/or distribution of illegal drugs.

Questions You Can’t Ask Potential Tenants

It’s also important to discuss the kinds of question you can’t ask potential tenants. These are mostly questions that discriminate against specific people. It’s a good idea to review them because the last thing you want is a fair housing violation that leads to a lawsuit.

Essentially you can’t ask anything that violates the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This act keeps protected classes from discrimination when it comes to housing, which means you can’t bar a prospective tenant’s application based on certain characteristics.

These characteristics include:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Skin color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial status (e.g. married or single tenants, tenants with or without children)
  • Disability

You might have noticed that sexual orientation and gender are not part of these characteristics. This is because technically sexual orientation and gender are not protected under the FHA. However, in 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the Equal Access Rule which expanded protections for these two categories under the law’s “sex” protections. The rule frames the protection under discrimination based on gender nonconformity and discrimination in the form of sexual harassment.

Some states, cities, and counties have laws that include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes, so it’s best to review the laws specific to your property’s location. Additional information can also be found on HUD’s LBGT Housing Discrimination page.

Fair Housing and Fair Screening

As a landlord, you want the best tenants, and the best way to find them is to use the exact same screening process for every single tenant you’re in contact with. What tends to get landlords in trouble is changing up their processes and questions for particular people; that opens them up to liability and fair housing violations.

If you can stick to the same list of questions for everyone and avoid questions that violate fair housing protections, you should have no trouble finding upstanding tenants while ensuring you aren’t asking anything that could be considered discriminatory.

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Reach Your Highest Potential By Checking Your Ego At the Door

Our world is a projection of us. Often times, we get what we give, which is why it is so important for us to remain focused on giving our best each and every day.

But when the ego gets involved, things can get messy and derail those with even the best intentions. Why? Because the ego operates out of personal motive. Unlike confidence — which involves having faith in your abilities to handle whatever comes your way — the ego primarily operates out of one’s own wants and needs. It seeks approval, appreciation and adoration at all costs and often results in being incapable of comprehending anyone else’s perspective. The ego assigns motive, is not open to feedback and sees insult where there isn’t any. All in all, the ego is very ill behaved.

As you might imagine, this path won’t take us very far in life. You see, the primary difference between confidence and the ego is that confidence has the ability to move us forward, while the ego will only hold us back. The ego is what’s behind our tendency to be defensive and avoid self-reflection. Unfortunately, this kind of mindset stunts personal growth and keeps us from fully learning from the lesson or situation at hand. If we want to grow, we must silence the ego and stop allowing it to take over. The goal isn’t necessarily to kill it, but to dilute it in an effort to move forward and be content with questioning it when necessary.

Now, I know what you’re thinking — this is easier said than done. It certainly can be. Releasing instead of feeding the ego will be painful at first. But a bad day for the ego is a great day for the soul and self-growth, so don’t be afraid to go there. Here’s how we can begin to move past it to reach our fullest potential and live happy:

1. Depersonalize
If you are spending precious time and energy trying to get others to believe you are right, they are wrong or that you should be appreciated more than you are then you’ve definitely personalized your situation. Focus on what you can do to move forward and add value. Focus on earning respect and appreciation for the right reasons. Take the higher ground, but remain humble in the process. If you point that action out to others, the ego has once again taken over and you lose — so watch your step and remain focused on the task at hand.

2. Get Neutral and Focus on Next Steps
Put an end to defensive responses or reactions. Defense is, after all, the first act of war. If you find yourself in this position, stop defending. Find a place of neutrality and allow yourself to calm down so that you are in a better position to think clearly and make good decisions. Greet change with a simple “good to know”, avoid the argument with the reality of the situation and move onward.

3. Avoid Knee-Jerk Criticism
When someone makes a decision or suggestion that you don’t necessarily agree with, search for a common ground instead of immediately pointing out all the reasons why their plan or idea is “wrong”. Resistance wastes time and energy that could, instead, be spent on validating and contributing to the effort rather than attempting to block it for self-serving reasons. Consider a plan that could work for the group and even prove more beneficial instead of just being right.

4. Learn and Grow from Feedback
At one point or another, we all receive feedback about ourselves from friends, family or co-workers that isn’t necessarily positive. And yes, it can be hard to hear at times. However, we must remember that while the feedback alone won’t hold us back, an unwillingness to absorb or act on it does. Be open to hearing the viewpoints of others as well as the possibility that you are not perfect. You might just learn and improve upon yourself in the process.

5. Lead by Example
Wondering where to begin or who to work on? Start with yourself! That’s right, you go first. Do your part and do it unconditionally. Often times, that which is missing is what we are not providing. Step up, do the work and the rest will fall into place.

So the next time you find yourself getting defensive or assigning motive to someone’s actions or decisions, know that the ego is once again at play. Move past it by recognizing it early and consciously changing your mindset. Be mindful of its limiting beliefs and false sense of reality and release it so you can move forward and see your circumstances for what they really are. Once you’ve freed your mind and rid yourself of egocentric thoughts, your world will become much clearer and the possibilities will be endless.

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Haven’t Reached Your Full Potential? This May Be Why

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In the A-type world we live in today, we’re very focused on doing stuff, on proving things and on showcasing our abilities. In our professional lives, we carefully consider how to best move forward and how to make a great impression.

We work hard. We strive. We are political and strategic.

But are we our real and true selves?
And are we able to contribute our best to the world?

Given the conversations I have with my very talented and ambitious clients, I believe that, often, we are not.

Ironically, it seems that all this hard work actually keeps us from what might be most important in our careers: reaching your full potential and sharing your gifts and talents with the world.

So, why aren’t you reaching your full potential?

Over the course of years, we develop strategies to deal with the opinions and judgment of others — real or perceived and with our own fears and beliefs.

These strategies help us cope in a world where relations with others and with ourselves are often challenging at best.

The problem is that because these stem from negativity, they don’t help on a structural level, but they only serve as a patch. And worse, often they get so ingrained in our habitual responses, that they start to define the way we see ourselves.

A personal example of how a strategy can work against you

Right. So that’s all nice and theoretical. But what are we really talking about here?

Let me give you one of my own examples to make it a little more real.

From an early age I was very much occupied with other people. I was an empathic child and could almost sense what other people were thinking and even feeling. What may be (and now is) a talent, turned into a burden when it was combined with my ingrained need to be liked. Also, I was quite good at it, but I never actually checked if I was right. So I spun stories, based on assumptions by an inexperienced empathic…

One of the beliefs I developed, was that I could cope with being handled unjustly or misunderstood, but the other person may not be able to handle my opinion. They might feel hurt or disappointed. And because I wanted basically everyone to like me, I couldn’t let that happen!

So I developed a strategy to deal with that: I learned to fluently adapt my own needs and opinions to what (I thought) others wanted. Of course, the risk of that is that you get completely out of sink with who you really are and what you really want — and that is exactly what happened to me.

The six strategies that keep you from reaching your full potential

There are six strategies people develop to deal with their fears and limiting beliefs:

Strategy 1 — Striving for perfection to deal with the fear of not being good enough.

People who use this strategy are afraid that they might loose people if they would know who they truly are. Also, they may be afraid that the things they are really good at, aren’t important or relevant.

Strategy 2 — Making yourself seem smaller, less important, less significant to handle the fear of being fantastic.

This may not seem obvious, but think about the fear of alienating people by being too strong or the fear of people being jealous of you.

Strategy 3 — Giving in to what others want to deal with the belief that people’s feelings or opinions are more important (or more fragile) than yours.

This strategy comes from beliefs like the one I described: the belief you can handle being handled unjustly, but the other person may not be able to handle your opinion. Or the belief that, even though you feel you’re right about something, you shouldn’t tell that because you might hurt someone’s feelings.

Strategy 4 — Building a protective wall around you to cope with the fear of being vulnerable [either because you are afraid of being hurt or because you consider vulnerability weakness (or both)].

Think: keeping up appearances and composure, not showing the real you. Also: Avoiding the real conversation, so you won’t be told the things you are afraid to hear.

Strategy 5 — Relying on outside sources, spending a lot of time gathering information and then thinking things through very, very carefully, to deal with the belief that listening to your intuition or gut feeling is just mambo jumbo.

People who do this ignore their feelings and intuition, to find out later that they were actually spot on.

Strategy 6 — Accepting the next challenge, before you’ve properly ended the last, to deal with the belief that you should always strive for more.

People who have this as their main strategy, are always looking ahead, not enjoying the present moment.

How I work with these strategies every day

To be honest: I use all of these strategies. But there are one or two that I most rely on, because the underlying fears and beliefs are my biggest ones.

To know these strategies and to see when, why and how I use them didn’t make them go away. But slowly, over time, I do find I recognize them early on. And I can make a conscious choice whether or not I rely on one of my default strategies — or choose a different path.

The fact that I’ve spend so much time getting to know myself and that I’ve learned to understand my fears and limiting beliefs by looking them in the eye, is helping me every day to choose a different way to deal with them.

It took me a while, but finally I grew into myself, as I like to call that.

Growing into Myself

I really believe personal development is the key to creating a life you love and to doing work that makes a difference in the world, while at the same time helping you to reach your full potential.

For 2015, I wish for you that you claim the tools and the power to change the strategies that aren’t really helping you, but are in fact holding you back from growing into yourself and truly showing up for the life you want — and deserve!

If you want 2015 to be your year, start it off great!

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So Much Potential

So Much Potential


Ages 12+ Hi-interest, Lo-vocabulary, for reluctant readers or those reading below grade level Andy Towell’s dream of becoming a commercial fisherman is jeopardized when a co-worker goes missing. A Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred * Selection About the Author:    Canadian author, Margaret J. McMaster, published her first book of middle-grade fiction, Carried Away on Licorice Days, in 2008. It was nominated for three literary awards: the Canadian Library Association’s 2009 Book of the Year for Children Award, the 2010/2011 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, and the 2011 Rocky Mountain Book Award. In 2009 she started writing the Babysitter Out of Control! series of early chapter books. These amusing, fast-paced adventures include: Babysitter Out of Control!, Looking for Love on Mongo Tongo, The Improbable Party on Purple Plum Lane, What Happened in July (selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens – Spring 2013), and, The Sinking of the Wiley Bean. She is a past contributor to the Canadian Children’s Annual and her creative non-fiction piece, After All These Years, was shortlisted for the 2006 CBC Literary Award. So Much Potential, a novel set in the Lake Erie fishing industry, was published in 2013. It was selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens – Spring 2014. “There’s a scene in So Much Potential where a character named Al is having a smoke, watching a tug come into the harbour, and he says, ‘That’s a bad one.’ When I wrote that line I had no idea why he’d said that. But in the end the whole book came to hang on that statement. I can’t begin to understand the creative process but I think it’s a marvelous thing.” Margaret J. McMaster From the Critics: “Her latest book is compelling – the reader is gripped by the story, enthralled by the characters, and gratified by the way the story curls itself into a satisfying tale. And it is a tale of the sea, or more accurately, our local fresh waters of Lake Erie. It is an adventure-mystery with a little romance thrown in

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Despite a torrential downpour and flash flood warnings in L.A. on Friday evening, Jared Leto hit the ground running, in fancy black-and-white shiny shoes with a red sole. The Oscar-favorite spoke to The Huffington Post at LA Confidential’s annual Oscar event, which this year honored Leto, who graces the magazine’s Spring Issue with wide-open eyes and his signature silky long locks.

Dressed like the rock star that he is in all black, Leto laughed when he saw the giant blow-up of his magazine cover. “I’ve never seen my head so big. Only on the inside,” he joked.

Leto first heard the announcement of his “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Supporting Actor nomination at 5 in the morning but didn’t share the news right away. “Oh I didn’t call anybody. Didn’t want to wake anyone up,” he said.

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He described being nominated for the film as “truly mind-blowing” and “a thrill,” but clarified that there’s some anxiety involved. “It’s a great time to stress out about what you’re going to say for 45 seconds,” Leto said, musing about his potential acceptance speech. Luckily, Leto will have more than enough support at the awards Sunday — he’s bringing his mother and brother as his dates. “It’s the whole family. And that’s just a dream. I couldn’t think of a better way to do it.” Leto said.

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The Fashion Designer’s Textile Directory: A Guide to Fabrics’ Properties, Characteristics, and Garment-Design Potential

The Fashion Designer’s Textile Directory: A Guide to Fabrics’ Properties, Characteristics, and Garment-Design Potential


This valuable materials directory for professional dressmakers and fashion designers is also a good reference source for students of fashion design, as well as for those who make their own garments. The author points out the best fabrics for creating specific garments, explaining how each fabric’s qualities make it suitable for various items of apparel. Knowing which fabrics can support a structured silhouette is fundamental to fashion design, and this book explains the use of stiff or crisply textured fabrics for tailored garments, as well as soft textured fabrics for rounded forms. Ornamentation is also discussed, and includes advice on how to work with different fabrics to create what author Gail Baugh classifies as opulent, simple, and in-between decorative effects. The book’s additional features include: Fiber characteristics charts Weave charts and knit charts with fabric names and photos A glossary of terms and definitions Lists of textile suppliers, online stores, and study resources This directory of textiles and their uses is profusely illustrated with more than 500 color photos.

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The Ultimate Questions Book – Wellness: A Coach’s Guide to Unlock Client Potential

The Ultimate Questions Book – Wellness: A Coach’s Guide to Unlock Client Potential


Asking powerful questions shifts the way we approach problems by creating curiosity and engaging creativity, leading to solutions. The quality of the questions we ask directly influences the actions we take. It’s not just about what you ask, but how you ask the question that gets results. High quality questions clarify, evaluate, probe, prioritize, define choice, address obstacles and create a vision. The right question can make all the difference. The Ultimate Questions Book on WELLNESS is one in a series of books containing high quality questions that are designed for specific coaching categories to help coaches, health care professionals, personal trainers, and mind-body practitioners get to the heart of the issue fast. Inside you will find hundreds of questions, examples of when to use specific types of questions, a WELLNESS Wheel with Lists of Questions under each Wheel Quadrant, WELLNESS Quotes, An Open & Closed-Ended Questions List, How to Design SMART Goals, and a WELLNESS Values List. This book goes beyond having a list of possible questions. Although this book is designed around how to ask a question and what questions to ask that’s not all you will receive. The information and resources found in this book can also help you develop your business through: Designing Your Signature Program Generating Product & Program Ideas Creating Evaluation Tools Workshop & Seminar Development Inspirational Incentives for Your Clients Prospect Pre-qualification Content for Newsletter & Articles Content for Social Media Marketing & Blogging

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