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Labor Day, Back to School and Time Management

Summer is quickly coming to a close and Team Thompson (especially our kids) is feeling the pressure. Bubba, Magpie and their friends are staying out later than they have all summer. We’ve hit the la…

Doing the Little Things

Last Sunday, I was inspired by a sermon in church about Simon-Peter. The sermon looked at some of the little things that Simon did to help Jesus out, early in His ministry, that set the tone and direc…

Lessons learned over coffee

I’ve spent a lot of time on LinkedIn and Facebook, and with individuals, over the past few weeks talking about the #TCSW episodes of Coffee & Closers, the brilliant, in the trenches panel/interview …

Play to Your Strengths

I often tell people that I’ve built my business “one cup of coffee at a time.” I look at coaching as an extremely personal and relational process, and I develop my clients the same way; through …

One Word— 2019

For the past few years, I've followed the practice of choosing One Word for the new year. The idea is to choose a word that represents not who I am now, but who I aspire to be in the coming year…

It's not WHAT you know. . . .

So much of success (business and personal) is based on connection. Our ability to form bonds and build relationships with others is often the difference between a successful deal and a failure. To be …

The Duty of Privilege….

John Ross, my friend and Senior Minister at Wayzata Community Church, recently shared a quote by Irish author John O’Donohue: “The duty of privilege is absolute integrity.” Those words resonated…

A Race Well-Run

I attended a wedding over the holidays for two friends of mine. The wedding was a fantastic party and celebration, very indicative of the couple’s personality and relationship. These two knew each o…

Social Media with Purpose

I had a conversation with a client recently about how he marketed his business, and what tactics he used to get his brand and message in front of potential prospects. He mentioned his Facebook page, w…

Sheep, Getting Lost, and Business Ownership

I received a crash course on sheep and shepherds— and why the former need the latter— recently from a church sermon. Sheep, it seems, are uniquely suited to be, well, sheep. Their physical attribu…

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