On April 11th 2018, our Hope Dealers attended an awesome event at Hanley Center at Origins entitled “Women Empowering Women.”
When like minded people put their heads together, there is nothing that can stand in their way. This is especially true for a group of like minded women within the behavioral health industry. We are all driven by the desire to help others. Upon walking into the event, we immediately felt a surge of energy. There was an inherent sense of purpose. The women gathered here, from all walks of life, were each bringing our brand of motivation, empathy, understanding, collaboration and willingness to help to an industry that is sorely in need of these qualities.
We had the pleasure of hearing an inspirational talk by Dr. Maritsa Kelley – a successful author, retreat host, business and life coach. She spoke about the importance of values in not only our personal lives but our business lives as well. Her personal stories were relatable and inspiring to most of us as women in the workplace attempting to balance the importance of family and career. One such story stands out. She recommends buying a Tikker watch, which is no ordinary watch. This watch does not only tell you the time, but it also counts down the rest of one’s life in years, months, days, hours, minutes, and even seconds! Talk about taking time management to a whole new level! This would invariably help some of us whom might be victims of procrastination, but more importantly, it is a constant reminder that time is indeed the most precious commodity that we possess. Imagine if one can see his or her life counting down continually without pause by merely looking at the watch. It creates a sense of urgency within each of us like never before. No more putting off things that we can accomplish today. Time is of the essence. This was the message of the day – Carpe Diem! #girlpower #womenempoweringwomen