New and Interesting Facts About Grace: Updated Page!

Are you curious about why my consulting work is focused on natural health?

Wondering what it’s like to go from nearly blind to having perfect vision?

Want to find out the 5 painful and embarrassing problems I overcame thanks to non-conventional medicine?

Maybe you’re interested in some Fun Facts About Grace—including:

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Why I Hate MLMs: My Story [Video]

Of the 10 kinds of business modelsMulti-Level Marketing (MLM) is one of the most predatory.

MLMs can cause people to get sucked into a system over which they have no control, power, or decision-making ability. Someone who joins an MLM is a contractor (also called a “consultant” or “distributor”) who agree to sell products or services. She or he is totally at the mercy of the parent company; they don’t have any say if things change.

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What Happened After I Got a Professional Color Consult [Video]

As a business consultant specializing in strategic risk, I discuss all areas where a company can be vulnerable to failing long-term.

One area that I believe affects a lot of business owners—but that we don’t often talk about—is how we present ourselves professionally, which includes the colors we wear.

In this post, I share my story of meeting with a professional color consultant, what I have learned, and why I believe it is a very helpful tool in reducing business risk.

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2017: My Business Year In Review

Conducting a “year in review” process is incredibly useful. It can also be excruciating, because looking back at the good & bad of the past year forces us to confront uncomfortable realities. It serves as a window to evaluate goals, examine priorities, and identify where we’ll focus our energy in the coming year.

In this post, you will hear how my Year In Review has strengthened me as a business owner. I’ll share what happened for me professionally in 2017, what worked and what didn’t, and some lessons learned.

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Why #MeToo Inspired Me to Be Transparent and Share My Failures

The following is my perspective on owning a business, experiencing trauma, and bringing my failures to light.

I used to hate the idea of sharing details about my personal life or business publicly, mostly because it’s not fun to get rejected by strangers. As an entrepreneur, my business and personal decisions are intertwined; so negative feedback about my company can feel like a personal attack.

Sometimes, it seems like everyone else is succeeding while you’re the only one struggling. But the truth is, we all face challenges of some sort. Most of us just don’t like to talk about it. Because being transparent is scary.

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What Happened When I Became an “Employee For a Day”

Do you ever go through an “a-ha moment” that suddenly makes you aware of a totally new perspective?

That happened to me a few years ago. Like many top-level leaders, I had slowly and imperceptibly developed “Corporate Ladder Bias” during my transition from employee to executive. This subconscious change occurs when our field of vision is consumed with all the problems and headaches at the management level. We become blind to the day-to-day frustrations of what I call the “Foundational Staff.” These are employees at the lowest levels of an organization, including:

  • Housekeeping
  • Direct Customer/Patient Care
  • Food Service (or Dietary)
  • Maintenance (or Physical Plant)
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Grace LaConte’s 4 Types of Foundational Staff

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10 Reasons Naturopathic Doctors are Awesome [Video]

What is so great about naturopathic doctors? Well, I’m glad you asked, because I want to share 10 things I like the most about NDs.

As a consultant to natural health practice owners, and a former Risk Officer and data management specialist, I have observed the good and the bad in healthcare facilities around the US. Here is my perspective.

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Perspective Shifts and My (New) Irish Heritage

March 17 is an American holiday to commemorate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Although not originally celebrated in Ireland, this day became important to Irish immigrants as a way to remember their heritage.

Happy St Patricks Day
And it’s one that I have never celebrated. Until today.

As with most oral family histories, mine was shared by relatives who spent time digging through genealogical records. I knew that my Dad’s side was German and English, and my Mom’s side was mostly English (my Grandmother was a descendant of the first King of England, Egbert of Wessex). That’s where my identity ended. Mostly English, with a German surname from my Dad’s side.

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