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Still Serving: Military experience shapes Village counselors
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As we honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, we share the stories of three veterans who work for The Village. Jim Martini, Heidii Poplick, and Maggie Bohannon continue to serve, but in a different way. All three are counselors – Jim and Heidii see clients in...
This Giving Tuesday, #BeTheVillage for someone you know
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Someone you know is in trouble. It could be your friend, your coworker, your pastor, the kid down the street. And rarely will you know it, because who wants to admit they need help dealing with life? You can help change this person's life, or even save it. A person...
Once Upon a Time: How Stories Make the Workplace More Engaging
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By John E. Trombley, MMgt The Village Business Institute Much has been written about the power of storytelling and how important it is in passing on morals, values, ethics, knowledge, and experience. At work, we tell stories about our own experiences and those of others to help us share the...
Tips to Avoid Overindulging Your Child
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By Kelly Olson The Village Family Service Center As parents, we want what's best for our kids. Often we do what we can to make them happy. We don't want them to experience struggle, turmoil or disappointment, so we try hard to satisfy their wishes. While we may have the...
Why That Leadership Book Won't Make You a Better Leader
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By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute Have you ever sat back and thought about where leaders come from? If I were to ask you what a leader is, I’m sure you could rattle off some traits or characteristics that an individual may possess that would make them...