Enjoying a cup of great brew with a book.

I have a strong belief that everything you need to know you can find in a book. Sure, a quick google search will do the trick to give you a peripheral frame of what to learn. However, picking up a book, touching its pages and having the time to truly reflect and receive an acute awareness provides a platform of learning like no other. I’m sure we all have received some type of life wisdom from non-fiction/”self-help” books. It’s not just these types of books that can uncover a truth that connects to the feelings and emotions you have. …


Dr. Wanda Półtawska sharing her story at the Medical Review Auschwitz — Krakow, Poland

A special guest of this event was 96-year-old Dr. Wanda Półtawska, who testified as a young girl scout from Lublin on her experience in the Ravensbrück camp. She was in the first group of women subjected to pseudo-medical experiments. She said that for years she had fought for the knowledge of these crimes to see the light of day. She discussed how all doctors should know the history of Ravensbrück because it is a history of doctors’ disgrace.

“When learning medicine, they should know what they are allowed and what they are not allowed to.” This was a strong message…


Humans are storytelling animals. Have you heard about the story of the wild pig and the seacow? You probably think I’m joking, but there really is a story about these two! The wild pig and seacow were best friends who enjoyed racing each other for sport. Unfortunately, one day, the seacow hurt his legs and couldn’t run anymore. What did the wild pig do? He carried his buddy down to the sea, where they could race forever, side by side, one in the water, one on the land.

Short and sweet: You can learn a lot from a tale like…


Best practices shared by Judo Master and Chief International Litigation Expert, Rodolfo (Rudy) Rivera

When a reporter asked Thomas Edison, “How did it feel to fail 10,000 times? Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 10, 000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 10, 000 steps.”

Great success is built on failure, frustration and even catastrophe.

Although we strive for perfection, no one ever gets there. Perfection is subjective and each person has his or her own view as to what constitutes perfection.

Perfectionism has been considered a form of OCD. There are those who have an overwhelming fever of…


When you manage projects in volatile environments, everyone needs to be ready to take on a leadership role when necessary. Team building, leadership development activities and effective communication ensure that group dynamics enable maximum performance. By setting up an environment that fosters listening, encouragement, action planning and effective delegation, you can build a team that supports and motivates each other.

Build Your Confidence

When you introduce yourself or ask others to do so, describe your strengths and actions aligned with your organization’s goals and project expectations. Resist the temptation to rely on your title and years of experience. Instead, mention…

Basia Najarro Skudrzyk

Highly seasoned executive coach, business director, author, musician; with a marketing, organizational behavior and international public relations background.

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