August 2018 - In This Issue:

Making strategic changes for your business is inevitable. This is true for a number of reasons. Perhaps you're looking to revamp your strategic business plan due to profitable growth. Essentially, you've outgrown your current strategy and need your business plan to reflect those changes. Conversely, you may need to make strategic changes because your industry has been impacted by shifts in the economy. As such, this has changed how you do business, and your existing business plan no longer makes sense. No matter the reason, the truth is this: change can be difficult. Change is about people, and people are generally hardwired to resist change. So what can you do? Read more, here

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Leadership goal setting. Is it important? Yes! Here are three leadership goals to set for each stage of your career

This month we've been talking a lot about strategic planning and for good reason. Is it essential? Yes! When should you start? Now! Read more, here.

Hand-in-hand with strategic planning is making strategic changes. Change is constant. Here's how you can ensure your business strategies do the same. 

We always appreciate great leaders who share the lessons they've learned over time. Check out these tips from successful business owners. 

Leading with a purpose. Does it attract more consumers? Build deeper bonds? Amplify your brand message? Companies today are expected to offer more than just products or services. This read is a great one. 

Want to give your leaders a developmental edge? This white paper is great. 

How can trust accelerate success for leaders? Here are three lessons for your leadership team. 

We love to feature our clients, nonprofits and provide helpful articles and resources from around the web to support you and your leadership team. Is there a topic you're interested in learning more about? Or have a question about Jeanne Reaves Consulting and the services we offer?  Contact us today, we'd love to hear from you!  

Notable Nonprofits
Supporting Sacramento's Nonprofits is important to us

RedRover, often referred to as the American Red Cross for animals, is a national organization based in Sacramento, CA. RedRover brings animals out of crisis and strengthens the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.
For the last three decades, RedRover's donors, supporters and volunteers have changed the lives of countless animals. The organization brings together passionate individuals and creates a network of people dedicated to alleviating suffering, and strengthening the bond between people and animals through the RedRover Relief, RedRover Responders and RedRover Readers programs.
RedRover Relief  provides case management and financial assistance to help pet owners and Good Samaritans obtain urgent veterinary care for animals in life-threatening situations. RedRover works with domestic violence shelters across the country to provide emergency assistance with boarding and veterinary care, as well as grants to domestic violence shelters to fund a variety of on-site and off-site pet-housing programs, both of which enable domestic violence survivors and their pets to safely escape abusive environments together.
RedRover Responders staff and trained volunteers shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters or rescued from mass cruelty situations. Volunteers give daily care and comfort to animals until they can be reunited with their owners, placed in foster care or adopted into new homes.
RedRover Readers helps children explore the bond between people and animals and develop the necessary skills for empathy and thoughtful decision-making. RedRover trained teachers and volunteers read books to children and facilitate engaging discussions that encourage children to think from the perspective of animals, consider the well-being of others, share their own experiences, reflect on the roles of animals in their communities and determine their responsibilities for others. 

To learn how you can become a volunteer or donate, visit

In Case You Missed It...

We hope you enjoyed Part II of our newsletter! In case you missed Part I of our August issue, you can view that  here

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