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Chachi! Don’t you want to learn more?!

Timothy “Chachi” Pachasa is that kind of guy! He makes you want to learn more! Not only is his U.S. Air Force call sign of “Chachi” intriguing… but so is he! Trust me, he’s the real-deal…stellar military career, brave family man, unstoppable life-zest and leading others with a serving heart!

In addition to being a leadership leader, business adviser and CAPE innovator, he’s also a podcast host. Today you can hear our chat about those positive characteristics and how to lower stress, especially during COVID-19. Listen in and you’ll see why I admire his CAPE work!

Please share your insights and comments. We all learn from each other and are more united by sharing….even in this time of isolation and physical-distancing.

Click Here to Listen In! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foM8Q7SwjwU


I care about you! Stay connected! Stay motivated!

Surrounded by fabulous men! USAF Major Kevin “MEAT” Unks (left) & USAF Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) Timothy “Chachi” Pachasa (right)

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Countering COVID-19

With COVID-19, are you feeling moments of Stress, Fear or Self-Doubt?

* It’s okay…it’s to be expected! Give yourself a break…you’re human. Those are human emotions.

* The key is to recognize they are emotions & you have a choice to control your emotions OR let them control you.

* Understand these emotions are the first steps down the Adverse Spiral. The more shame, blame, judgment & isolation you “think, say & do” to yourself, the easier & faster it is to slide down the spiral.

* Commit to recognizing the Adverse Spiral at the early stages when they are easier to stop & you will prevent bigger negative outcomes.

* My favorite health tips: remember other hardships you’ve been through & overcome (create a Victory Log & Gratitude Log), exercise, mindfulness/meditation, focus on a positive attitude with FAD (Flip-A-Dip! transforms a negative into a positive “obstacles becomes opportunities”), reach out to others/stay connected, helping others you feel empowered vs helpless/victim), breathing (3-count, deep belly, yoga breaths), try EFT (aka taping) to rewire how your brain is processing the negative & preventing stress from being stored in your body, eat healthy food, stand in sunshine.

* Please share your good health tips!

#ThinkSayDo #AdverseSpiral #Unity #Optimism

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Avatars Help Teach!

Just back from speaking at Air Command & Staff College at Air University. It’s the home of US Air Forces’ Department of Leadership in Montgomery, Alabama. There I had the pleasure of meeting Lieutenant Colonel & Dr. Andrew Clayton. His research and work shows that new technology can teach enhanced people skills and prevent toxic leadership.

Check out this link and be sure to watch the 8 minute video on AVATARS. So cool! ­čÖé https://airman.dodlive.mil/2020/02/24/toxic-leadership/

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Launch Announcement

Excited to announce launch of collaboration with CIA Chief of Counterintelligence Operations (Ret) Karl Wagner & CIA Deputy Chief of Global Counterterrorism (Ret) Frederick (Rick) Hotchner offering panel speaking, workshops & training, assessment & advisory – for healthier, more resilient, more engaged employees; enhanced mission success; and diminished risks from Insider Threat.

For more details, please see flyer and contact Karl, Rick or me.

Please join us in whatever way is best for you and together we can make a difference. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Joining Forces with Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.)

I’m super proud to announce Rear Admiral┬áMichael Giorgione┬á(Ret.), former Commanding Officer of Presidential Retreat Camp David and Founder of LeadingLeaders, and I are joining forces for our new 2-day workshop: PREVENTING HARASSMENT – A LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVE

In an innovative, positive and engaging environment, we co-teach unique content for long-lasting leadership skills in building healthy and prosperous cultures in organizations including companies, government and military.

RECOGNIZING: To recognize the impact of toxic, unhealthy, and inappropriate behaviors between people in your organization.

PREVENTING: To distinguish warning signs, understand subtle to severe manipulations, and effectively eliminate emotional, verbal, sexual and physical harassment and assault.

BUILDING: To build integrity, accountability and trust within all levels in your organization.

2-Day Workshop Co-Instructed By:

Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.) & Former Commanding Officer of Camp David brings unparalleled leadership lessons learned from 29 years of US Navy experience including world-wide leadership.

More information on Michael at: https://www.insidecampdavid.com/

Abigail G. Manning combines IU Communications Double Major, extensive research, advance certification and first-hand experiences of overcoming abuse to inspire productive and thriving outcomes.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, please email: abigail@abigailgmanning.com or mike@leadingleaders.org

#leadership #healthy #AuthenticHealth #harassment

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Actively Participate

The more you actively participate in your life, the happier & healthier you become. During my talk, beautifully brave women faced self-awareness questions and how to create win-win outcomes in work settings. An empowering…and fun evening!

This speaking event was PWG of Dress for Success. The mission of world-wide Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

To learn more: https://dressforsuccess.org/

To learn more about our speaking engagements and workshops contact us at: https://abigailgmanning.com/contact/

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Empower Young Adults

Join me in empowering Young Adults on Saturday, January 5th @ 11am – 3pm in Denver, Colorado. This dynamic workshop is being supported by Brian McDevitt Sandler Training Denver. I’ll be joining Brian to teach “Navigating Differences” to help young adults successfully:

Recognize Unhealthy Behaviors

See the Patterns and Cycles

Draw Healthy Boundary Lines

Click Here to Register

Sandler Training is a global training leader whose mission is your success. Brian specializes in sales team development…and like me, cares about our youth.

Please contact me if your high school, college/university, youth group, organization or business would like to bring this program to your young adults.

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Confidence is Courage in Action

Please listen in to Jess Dewell and my video conversation as it appeared live. We talk about:

  • Growth & Strategy┬á
  • Confidence in Self & Confidence in Team
  • Confidence is Courage in Action…that proves anything is achievable.
    • Adding to the podcast: Confidence is built by all the times you used an ounce of courage to face something new, difficult or out of your league.┬áI recommend using past successes as a reminder that you’ve faced other challenges and succeeded and even if you didn’t succeed, the “failure” or horrible experience you had to endure, didn’t kill you…you actually learned and grew from it. With each step taken with courage, you become stronger and wiser. When you are stronger and wiser you have more and more confidence to keep taking steps toward your best-self and achieving your biggest goals!
  • Blindspots Can Make You Blindsided. Why we need an Accountability Buddy!

I would love to hear your feedback to this podcast as well as your ideas and recommendations for growth, courage, confidence and seeing your blindspots.

#VBBRadio #courage #confidence #AuthenticHealth #Blindspots #leadership