How To Look Better on Zoom for Important Meetings

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 12, 2020 |

Like most people around the world, you’ve probably spent more time than you ever thought you would in virtual meetings and virtual calls via video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Google Meets, WebEx and so on. Because we were initially all in the same boat with suddenly being required to work from home while the entire…

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How to Prevent Holiday Stress in 2020

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | November 3, 2020 |

This annual post about avoiding holiday stress has been a tradition of mine since 2012. This year it seems more fitting than ever to share this. As I write this introduction, the governor of California has just announced rules for Thanksgiving gatherings: no more than three households, must be outside, can’t serve food family style,…

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Daylight Saving Time: A Gift of Time for You

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 29, 2020 |

The clients I work with always say with exasperation when I first speak with them, “I wish I had more time!” Or, “I have too much to do and not enough time!” Or, “There aren’t enough hours in the day!” You get the picture. There’s great news if you feel the same way! Once a…

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How to Ask Your Boss to Continue Working Remotely

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 22, 2020 |

Recently, a journalist from Celebrity Parents Magazine asked, “What should employees do if they are afraid to return to work because of COVID-19? How can you talk to your boss about not coming back in if you’re nervous? Can an employer fire you or let you go for not wanting to be back in the…

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How to Choose the Best Health Insurance Plan

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 15, 2020 |

It’s that time of year – open enrollment – the time to choose the best health insurance plan that’s right for you. I’ve learned a lot this year through my family’s experience as well as my clients’ experiences. Here’s a summary of criteria to consider when you need to select the best health insurance plan…

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Tips for Flying Safely During COVID

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 8, 2020 |

The holiday season is just around the corner. People have been cooped up. Folks are looking for ways to venture out safely. Perhaps you’re looking ahead to the holidays and safe gatherings with family or friends in distant places. If your plans involve flying, you’ll want to protect yourself and the loved ones you’re visiting.…

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Will a 6-Hour Work Day Make You More Productive?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | October 1, 2020 |

A Businesswire journalist asked, “Will working a 6-hour work day make you more productive?” Here is my response: Working less has the potential to make you more productive. When I’ve asked my time management clients to track their time for one week, they’re able to calculate their time losses. We lose time each day to…

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Holiday Planning 2020

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 24, 2020 |

You might think September is a tad early to address holiday planning 2020, but this year has been like no other, wouldn’t you agree? If you haven’t made an intentional effort to put your positive hat on, you might have succumbed more often than not to the negative view that 2020 has been the year…

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How to Get the Most out of a Professional Conference or Seminar

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 17, 2020 |

When you attend a professional conference or seminar, you usually receive a wealth of information. This information can be divided up into five categories: 1 – I already know this and am implementing it. 2 – I already know this, but I’m not fully implementing it. 3 – I already know this, but I’m not…

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How to Prepare for Attending a Conference or Seminar

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 10, 2020 |

Are you wondering how to prepare for attending a conference or seminar? The go-getters who attend my seminars and webinars are quite often the problem-solvers in their office, which means people will seek them out no matter where they are in order to ask questions. If you’d like to make the most out of attending…

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