A Breath of Hope

A blog of expanded thoughts, tips, and strategies to help overwhelmed professionals excel and exhale...

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What to Do If You Want People to Respond to Your Emails

By Beth Beutler

  Let’s face it. People are buried in emails. It’s not unusual for pros of any industry to have hundreds or thousands of emails sitting in their inbox. These days, those who are responsive and reachable stand out above the crowd. But what can you do to help those folks who are buried in their […]

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Warning: Four Strong Words that can Trigger Conflict

By Beth Beutler

“Samantha” and “Matilda” were close colleagues.* They met for lunch once a week, and one day, Matilda told Samantha about an opportunity in another department that she was considering. This possibility became a major topic of conversation between them. Each week, they discussed the journey together as Matilda processed whether to apply, prepared for the […]

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Thank you for reading in 2017!

By Beth Beutler

  Dear readers and friends, As I wrap up another year of blogging, I want to express my gratitude for being part of the HOPE family. Some of you have been with me for a long time–even many years, while others have joined in recently. I value each of you and appreciate you taking time […]

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Three Words of Advice that Have Guided Me for Years

By Beth Beutler

Dear Member of the HOPE Family, Thanks for asking me for some advice as about your career. I know you have aspirations to advance in your field…let me give you some advice that was given to me years ago when my career faced a major transition. Walk. The. Path. There’s a lot packed in those […]

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Five Important Tasks You Should Conquer Every Week

By Beth Beutler

Sometimes, you have to be your own assistant. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an assistant on call, to do that one painful task a week? If you aren’t able to put that into your budget yet, you have to be your own assistant. Here are five administrative tasks you should conquer every week to […]

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Is a "Work Spouse" a Good Idea?

By Beth Beutler

#workspouse That’s actually a thing. Some time ago, an article started to circulate in the business world regarding the benefits of having a “work spouse.” Discussions on Linked In ensued, and there were fairly strong opinions shared about the topic. If you don’t work remotely, you probably spend a lot of time at your workplace. […]

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The HOPE Family Ties Are Deep

By Beth Beutler

  Some time ago, we had the opportunity to use our Give HOPE Fund to assist a client whose business was affected by a weather incident. In the process, I rediscovered how blessed we are with the HOPE collective. You see, when you become a client, or read HOPE resources regularly, or become a Patron, […]

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What Body Boarding Can Teach Us about Career and Business

By Beth Beutler

“Wait, wait, wait….GO GO GO!” My husband (that’s him on the wave) was coaching me as I attempted to successfully catch a wave for a lengthy body board ride into shore during a vacation to Tybee Island, GA. It had been years since either of us had done this, and he especially was having a […]

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Does He Ever Answer Email?

By Beth Beutler

“Does he ever answer email?” “Will she ever respond to what I send her?” Do you ever say, or at least feel that about a teammate or client that does not appear to ever check his/her email? One of the most frustrating things I observe in business life is the lack of response from people. […]

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