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Volume 13, Number 5 - Christmas 2014


Season’s Greetings

Do you find yourself feeling stressed by the approach of the holiday season, wondering what happened to the celebration of happiness. It appears to have become an endless spending spree. Instead of honoring Advent by taking some time to reflect on the previous year and think about ourselves, many of us are expected to decorate our homes, to cook, to bake, to buy presents for everyone, to write Christmas cards, to celebrate, and to have fun. All too often all these activities leave us too tired to really enjoy the moment.

I believe that celebrating Christmas and the New Year can be a wonderful reminder of the importance of family and friends. Our consumer society has a big influence on how we chose to celebrate the holidays, yet, no one is forcing us to buy more gifts than we can afford, or eat more food than our bodies can digest.

This year, I will skip the shopping madness and focus on how lucky I am to have family and friends to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with, and make sure to enjoy and appreciate the time we spend together.
Wishing you the very best for a
Joyous, Successful & Prosperous 2015
Karin Genton L'Epée

The Power Breakfast will start on January 22nd

Many of you know that I have hosted a Power Lunch series on a monthly basis since 2003. This program has attracted a diverse group of participants representing a range of professions. I have had the good fortune to learn, share ideas and exchange experiences, while exploring various management and business-related issues with smart and insightful people.

2014 saw the launch of the Power Breakfast series with two topics; Your Destination for 2015 and Winning from Within which focused on Self-Awareness and Self-Development. 
The Winter 2015 Power Breakfast series will kick off on January 22 and introduce the subject of Political Games in Organizations.
  • Location: Le Palace Hotel, Panska 12, Prague 
  • Time: 08:00-10:00 
  • Price: 700 CZK +21% DPH 
Stay tuned for more details, coming soon.

Share Your Thoughts...

Dreams are a strong driver of success. This month we'd like to know about your dreams.
  • I shoot for the stars
  • I have big dreams but I am realistic
  • I am happy with what I have
  • I still don’t know what I want
  • Other… (describe)

Communication Tip: Dream Big

If there was ever a time to dare…
To make a difference…
To embark on something worth doing…
It is now.

Not for any grand cause, necessarily,
But for something that tugs at your heart.
Something that's your inspiration…
Something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Have fun, dig deep, stretch…
Dream big.
Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.
There will be good days,
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
Pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
That you are not afraid to learn by trying.

With an idea, determination, and the right tools,
You can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart guide you.

Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference…
Of working hard…
Of laughing and hoping…
Of lazy afternoons…
Of lasting friends…
Of all the things that will cross your path this year…
The start of something new brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.

-Author Unknown-

About Karin

Karin Genton-L’Epée is a business coach with 33 years of extensive professional experience in the United States, France and the Czech Republic. Based in Prague since 1995, for the past 16 years she has developed a range of coaching and training programs for mid- and top-level managers, focusing on leadership development, cross-cultural understanding and effective communication in a global environment. By providing a structured environment that supports people in clarifying who they are and what they want, Karin enables her clients to devise more effective strategies to achieve their personal and professional goals. Thanks to her knowledge, skills and range of international experience, Karin is in demand as a speaker at business conferences and educational institutions on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also a regular contributor to business journals and magazines. She works in English and French and can be reached at

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