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Lipton: Ensuring Bright Futures

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Editorial published in The Times Argus and Rutland Herald . Feb. 5 marked the 26th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees workers access to job-protected unpaid time off to welcome a new child, care for a family member or tend to one’s own illness or injury. It was also my older daughter’s 4th birthday. (How did that happen?!) I can vouch that very few Vermonters have access to parental leave or personal medical leave through their employers. When my older daughter was born, I was in the process of launching my own ...

Fresh Start

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sarah Lipton to present an Open House talk at the Montpelier Shambhala Center, February 6th. On the Shambhala calendar, we have just entered a new year - the year of the Earth Boar. It is a perfect time to remember that in our lives, now is always the moment for a fresh start. Would you like some practical tips for working with the intensity of emotions and the waterfall of thoughts? Would you like to find a way to refresh yourself each and every day? Then join Sarah Lipton at February's Open House for a period of guided ...

Goblin Market

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Storybits presents a Dramatic Reading by Sarah Lipton: Goblin Market This poem was written by English poet Christina Rosetti, published originally in a collection in 1862. Various interpretations of the work have been offered, sometimes framing it as an allegory about temptation and salvation, sometimes as a critique of Victorian gender roles, sometimes as a story about erotic desire and social redemption. The poem stands as one of Rosetti’s most popular and complex works. Click here to listen. ...

Enriching

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Presence Point is delighted to share that an article of Sarah Lipton's has been featured in the latest issue of Square One: A Journal of Art in Everyday Life. The theme of this issue is Enriching . In our invitation for this issue we invited potential submitters  to consider how this quality of how richness and regalness manifest in the creative process, and in your world. This issue features pieces and interviews from Bettina Talsky, Brian Schorn, David Schneider, Jane Carpenter, Judy Bond Karen Iglehart, Karen Jewell-Kett, Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Sarah Lipton, and Steve Saitzyk. Read this ...

VBSR Members Align to Create a Thriving Leadership Culture

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SunCommon, a VBSR Champion Member and Vermont based solar company, is well known for building a resilient power system while using their business as a force for good. {originally published here: vbsr.org/news-item } What you might not know is that early in 2018 SunCommon identified that a core component for driving forward their inner purpose was to develop a thriving leadership culture. Auspiciously, at exactly that moment, fellow VBSR member Sarah Lipton (leadership mentor from The Presence Point, LLC) was introduced to SunCommon’s former Happiness Resources Manager, Jessica Sabick. At the same time, Erin Lander was transitioning into ...

Success = Delight at Work

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sarah Lipton presents keynote address to Professional Financial Associates' (PFA) annual meeting PFA is unique in the financial services industry in Vermont - they value genuine presence in their work-life balance. This is in large part thanks to the vision of their key managing partner, Tim Monty. To start the year off on the right foot, Tim decided to bring in Sarah Lipton of The Presence Point to present to their annual meeting so she could help inspire the team with these key values: leadership self-empowerment, connection to the "why" and cohesion amongst the team. Sarah's presentation inspired ...

Entering the Frame...of YouTube

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

People are interested in Leadership Presence! I'm pretty excited...so I am forging ahead to create videos on my YouTube channel! Please subscribe to my channel so I can get a unique URL! Enjoy this little cutie: ...

A Sit Down Chat with Industry Expert Sarah Lipton

Monday, November 26, 2018

Webinar on BrighTALK hosted by Yvette Gavin Friday, November 30, 2018 Live online Nov 30 12:00 pm Are you leading with joy and creating a thriving culture around you? Join me for an engaging and motivating talk with leadership empowerment expert Sarah Lipton, owner of The Presence Point. We’ll answer your leadership questions and share tips on: •Awakening confidence •Active listening •Navigating change Register for free by clicking here. ...

Consultant Trio Looks to Build Through Collaboration

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Times Argus By PETER COBB Correspondent - Nov 3, 2018 MONTPELIER — Montpelier business consultants Sarah Lipton, Shawn Shouldice and Arlene Silva believe in the power of three. Each woman runs her own consulting firm and each has a specific skill set different from the other two, but together, under collaboration called "ziji," the three offer full-service consulting which includes leadership development, organizational assistance and reputation management for businesses and their leaders. This July, after a year of planning, the three created ziji, which combines the services of the three companies. “Together we offer customized, integrated and ...

Sitting with Change

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

September 30, 2018 Montpelier Shambhala Change is the one constant in our lives. And it is usually one of the hardest things we have to navigate. How we work with our minds will inform how we work with change. Meditation practice can deeply support our internal abilities to work with change. Practice allows us the opportunity to ask deep questions, like: Is it possible to be still at the center of our experience of change? Can we “stay with” our experience even in the midst of chaos? Join Sarah Lipton , leadership mentor with The Presence Point , ...

ziji to deliver business management solutions

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lipton, Silva and Shouldice Deliver Leadership Development, Organizational Resiliency, Reputation Management Solutions The collaboration known as ziji is working to shine a light on business self-empowerment Montpelier, VT (July 12, 2018) – Today, Sarah Lipton of The Presence Point, LLC, Arlene Silva of ContinuityWorks, LLC and Shawn Shouldice of Capital Connections, LLC, announced the formation of ziji which is a collaboration of their individual expertise to comprehensively deliver Leadership Development, Organizational Resiliency and Reputation Management solutions to businesses and their leaders. ziji’s mission is to shine a light on business self-empowerment in the areas of culture refinement, business ...

Marketplace Success Story: The Presence Point

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Featured on the VBSR website: Sarah Lipton of The Presence Point started using the Marketplace immediately after joining VBSR in 2014. She’s found new clients, spent Trade Dollars with new vendors and found a new collaboration… She says: “Initially, I was just looking for a new client through the marketplace, trying to find a way to support the launching of my business. With Trade Dollars earned, I was looking for editorial support on the book I had just finished writing. Amy connected me with a possible vendor: longtime VBSR member, Lee Purcell of Lightspeed Publishing. Lee and I ...