Surviving the COVID-19 Riptide: How to be Effective in a Time of Crisis

Christy Pettit COVID-19, News, Our Story, Pollinate Insights 3 Comments

Like a riptide, COVID-19 has pulled us into its wake, threatening to overwhelm both people and the systems around us. Here’s advice from Pollinate CEO Christy Pettit on how to swim your way out: I have had a few scary episodes being in over my head in rough ocean waves – one of which I had to be rescued from. …

How to Achieve your Goals

Christy Pettit Goal Achievement, News, Pollinate Insights Leave a Comment

We’re a month into 2020 – are your New Year’s resolutions still holding fast or are they already beginning to fade away? Goal achievement is tremendously difficult for most people – studies show that while about 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% of us achieve them.  In fact, such outcomes are less about the resolutions or …

Women Entrepreneurs Gain New Opportunity to “Jam” for Business Success

Christy Pettit News, Pollinate Insights Leave a Comment

I have the pleasure of singing in a choral group, where one of the choir directors – the fabulously talented musical pro Katherine Wheatley – tells a story about growing up and wanting to play at the jam session that would happen on the weekend in her neighbourhood. The jam was all guys. She’d head down to the garage or …

What Matters Most? Embracing Downtime for Success

Christy Pettit Goal Achievement, Pollinate Insights Leave a Comment

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann (German-born American painter, 1880-1966) How do you fare at truly unplugging for summer vacation? We all know by now that restorative time is critical for happiness, health, creativity, success and the good things in life.  My batting average on this has been spotty …