The Power of Optimism

Happy Optimism Day! Throughout the world, the first Thursday in February is regarded as Optimism Day. At Conover, we believe in equipping people for success by teaching them about the skill of attitude and the power of optimism or positive thinking. We all have goals in life, whether it’s [...]

By |2023-02-02T12:33:50-06:00February 2nd, 2023|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, Soft Skills|Comments Off on The Power of Optimism

Taking Personal Responsibility in 2023

It's a new year, and many people are setting goals to better themselves. It is difficult, if not impossible, to stick to these goals without first learning about taking personal responsibility. Taking personal responsibility is a concept that can be difficult to define, but it’s an important life skill. [...]

By |2023-01-16T09:17:44-06:00January 16th, 2023|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Taking Personal Responsibility in 2023

Social Emotional Learning Skills to Focus On in 2023

As we close out 2022 and look ahead to 2023, it's an important time for reflection. Change can seem scary, but it also provides an opportunity for growth. One area that can benefit from this is social emotional learning (SEL). SEL is the process of developing skills like self-awareness, [...]

By |2023-01-03T10:07:38-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on Social Emotional Learning Skills to Focus On in 2023

5 Social Emotional Learning Skills for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year, especially when it comes to family dynamics. From birth order issues to disagreements, families have their own unique dynamic which can often lead to emotional outbursts during special occasions such as the holidays. To help you navigate the holidays [...]

By |2022-12-21T11:03:39-06:00December 21st, 2022|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on 5 Social Emotional Learning Skills for the Holidays

4 Reasons Why Students Need SEL

In the past, education has focused mainly on cognitive skills such as reading, writing, math, and science. But today, social emotional learning (SEL) is gaining more attention as educators recognize the importance of teaching students how to navigate their emotions in order to become successful in life. Let's take [...]

By |2022-12-09T12:30:28-06:00December 9th, 2022|Education, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Students Need SEL

5 Tips for Motivation

Staying motivated at work can sometimes be a challenge, but with the right mindset and tactics, it is possible to stay engaged and productive in your job. Here are five tips to help you stay motivated: 1. Associate with positive, motivating people The first step to be motivated is [...]

By |2022-11-14T08:54:51-06:00November 8th, 2022|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Motivation

5 Workplace Readiness Skills Every Young Adult Needs

You’ve probably heard the term “workplace readiness skills” before, but what does it really mean? Put simply, workplace readiness skills are the skills and traits that employers value most in their employees. They’re often soft skills, like communication and teamwork, that are important in any work environment.  Whether you’re [...]

By |2022-11-08T12:07:21-06:00November 8th, 2022|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills, Workplace Readiness|Comments Off on 5 Workplace Readiness Skills Every Young Adult Needs

5 Tips for Having a Positive Attitude at Work

The daily grind can often leave workers feeling drained and burnt out, but maintaining a positive attitude at work can make all the difference. Having a positive mindset allows you to approach tasks and challenges with optimism, rather than getting weighed down by negative thoughts and stress. It can also [...]

By |2022-11-07T09:08:32-06:00November 7th, 2022|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills, Workplace Readiness|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Having a Positive Attitude at Work

National Stress Awareness Day

It's no secret that stress affects our physical and mental health. From affecting our sleep patterns to increasing our risk for heart disease, stress can have serious consequences if left unchecked. That's why it's so important to take time to address our stress levels and learn to manage stress [...]

By |2022-11-11T14:04:53-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Anxiety Management, Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|Comments Off on National Stress Awareness Day

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