May 26, 2021

We made it - we are on the brink of a new beginning and I'm glad you're here.

So many of you are bringing beauty, courage, patience and kindness to this time. You are engaging in conversations that matter - in your organizations, homes and communities.

This is a time when emotions are raw - a friend yesterday commented that this is a time when everything is magnified.

It's a time to ask questions - a time to learn.


It's a time to listen more than we speak.

And as we spin, it's a time to evolve - in all the places we lead.

There are a dizzying number of alternate realities spinning around us. We are all being impacted in different and significant ways - by the pandemic and by issues of social and racial justice. 

Work environments are changing. For many, work continues but is being executed in new places. Others are experiencing devastating losses in pay and benefits. Many have lost loved ones and/or have battled the devastating effects of COVID. 

Like many of you, I have had family members and clients who are feeling the impact of this time. Many are fighting for change. So many are evolving and changing with the times.


And some are struggling to thrive, understand and/or find their way in this new world. 

Wherever you are today - I hope you find a moment of peace and/or an idea to implement.

You may recall that I rebranded my business as Refreshment Zone after a visit to the Mayo Clinic. We are not just work - this space is intended to refresh with work ideas and also refresh you from the inside out. The resilience and mutual support I witnessed at the Mayo Clinic continues to inspire me.


So do you. 

I work with corporate and nonprofit clients as a strategic planner, team builder and communication expert. During the pandemic, I'm agile - working with you and your teams in meetings and virtual breakout rooms. Let me know how I can help.

We all need a lift - and I hope you find it here.

Sending thoughts of safety, health, joy and peace to you and all you hold dear,


Kathy Sturgis, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder Refreshment Zone

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Kathy Sturgis, PhD

Founder, Refreshment Zone

Organizational & Personal Development Specialist, Communication Doctor

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