January 20, 2018

Get Real! Jim Jacobs on Being Authentic

The Challenge of Being Real By Jim R. Jacobs, LCSW I was tuned into the radio yesterday morning as I headed into work.  I enjoyed listening as the DJ’s dialogued about a celebrity they described as “so very real!”  They touted her social media posts where she shares both the good and bad and admired […]

Building Rapport to Stay Engaged

Building Rapport, Staying Engaged By Lisa Olcese, MS Getting stuck in some heated conversations, political or otherwise? It seems that we are feeling more divided than ever before, which increases the urgency to build bridges across our differences if we are to create the world we want for ourselves and for future generations. Here are […]

Three Keys to Effective Workplace Communication by Wendy Hauser, DVM

Three key factors form the basis of effective communication in the workplace: Personality Preferences Our personalities are shaped by many causes, innate and environmental.  Understanding our personality preferences and how to recognize the personality preferences of others enhances the effectiveness and quality of our interactions.  When we recognize differences and change our approach based on […]

Meet Sarabeth Bjorndahl–Longtime Favorite CFU Instructor!

CFU wants to give a big shout out to Sarabeth Bjorndahl who has been teaching with us since 1993!  She is one of our most reliable instructors, always giving a terrific class and a joy to work with.  She has taught Take Control of Your Life:  Set Healthy Boundaries for years and now will be […]

Reduce Conflict: 3 Tips to Better Relationships by Lindsay Hayes

Reduce Conflict:  3 Tips to Better Relationships What makes us enjoy someone’s company? Is it that they make us smile, provide support in times of need, or the commonalities we share? It’s all of these things and much more. Happy, harmonious friendships, work interactions, and romantic relationships occur when we meet each other’s needs. Here […]

Extraordinary Elder: Joanna Hudson

Joanna Hudson is, herself, an extraordinary elder who teaches a class at CFU on that topic.  Joanna loves to tell stories, as you can see from her blog entry: “The stories I call “wisdom” stories are the ones that come down to us from ancestors to tell us how to live and hopefully how to […]

The Self-Aware Leader: Your Singular Skill for Success by Tasha Eurich

The Self Aware Leader: Discover the Singular Skill for Success Self-awareness, understanding yourself and how other people see you, is the meta-skill of the 21st century. There is strong scientific evidence that self-aware people are happier and more satisfied with their relationships. They raise more mature children. They’re superior students who are smarter about choosing […]

Get Money Smart: CFU Financial & Investing Classes

The economy moves ahead in fits and spurts.  In this financial climate it’s important to be as informed as you can be.  The experienced professionals that teach CFU’s investing and financial classes give you information that can empower you to be in charge of your own financial future.  Learn to manage your money, decrease debt, make smart investments, […]

Self-Awareness: The Key to a Better Life

There is strong evidence that people who are self-aware are happier and more satisfied with their relationships. In fact, self-awareness might just be the meta-skill for the 21st century. Self-aware people are better students, make strong career decisions, and raise more mature children. Join New York Times best-selling author and researcher Tasha Eurich, PhD, on […]

What Improv Can Teach You: Featuring Lainie Hodges

In her Empowered Women Circle blog post, “What Improv Can Teach You”, Annie Rose Stathes describes her friendship with CFU’s new improv teacher, Lainie Hodges, and the work she does with improvisation.  Lainie uses improv as a tool to help people show up in life as their most authentic selves.  Read the blog post here.  Learn […]