I Am On Holiday!

I Am Officially On Holiday!

After an incredibly busy, rewarding, and productive three years I am finally taking some very exciting vacation time for myself and my kiddos during this holiday season! Since I launched this blog in January of 2016 I have had just over 1 million visits, over 300 comments, made invaluable connections, and had hundreds of robust and vivid dialogs with a great variety people who I respect and value as part of my professional network. It has been two years of very gratifying networking and professional growth for me in so many ways.

During this time I have also had several consulting gigs|jobs that I am beyond grateful for – often working 2-3, simultaneously, because I truly enjoy what I am doing and and I enjoy support companies that are focused on their growth and sustainability. Working so much and writing so much I haven’t taken too much time for fun in the past several years and wanted to give my boys a holiday season to remember! I also want to focus on helping myself the best person that I can be for 2018 and the organization(s) I have the opportunity to work with in the new year.

Since mid-July I have been working on one part-time project which has afforded me personal time to develop habits and a new-found passion around fitness and health [I’m obsessed – in a good way]. It has allowed me time to volunteer at my children’s school [which I thoroughly love doing]. I have also had the unique honor of using my enthusiasm and excitement around entertaining, cooking, and baking to support two B&B’s with my culinary & cocktail creations and extraordinary party | event planning for their guests, which has been a lovely experience.

So, what that means for the Excellence In Retail Blog is that though I will be writing, I will likely only publish two to three posts between now and the new year and then pick up fresh and with a renewed sense of energy in 2018. My primary goal this holiday season is to be 100% present and engaged in the moment for each day and each event. We will be heading to Austin, Texas for the week of Thanksgiving. Enjoying the pre-holidays in New York City & Chicago before heading out of the country to my two most favorite cities in the world for Hanukkah | Christmas & New Years celebrations.

I want to thank everyone who has supported this blog – I am inspired by all of you and I appreciate you more than I can possibly articulate. You have made 2016 & 2017 challenging, interesting, and fruitful. I hope to continue to bring strong and useful content to you again starting in January.

I am also actively seeking a new [and hopefully, permanent] role with a smart, innovative, and responsible organization and will be available by phone | Facetime Р646 246 1380 Рor Skype РElizaParkCoop Рshould your company need an energetic, driven  and enthusiastic addition who can galvanize employee engagement and productivity! Please visit my resume website for more detail!

Happy Holidays! I wish everyone a safe and grand season of celebration and time with family and friends!

 

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Founder and Editor in Chief of Excellence In Retail and 18 year retailer. I am passionate about and committed to inspiring thought, action, truth-telling, solution-seeking, and dialog around how to maximize talent through identifying and creating a process around critical success factors, workplace culture, signature leadership practices, productivity, profitability, alignment of employees and company vision & values, and workplace happiness inside all retail organizations.

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