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Redefining the Workplace - Household as Workplace

A husband verbalizing his love for his wife and God passionately (exhortation); wife and husband praying with and for their children (intercession); mother and father teaching their children God’s love (teaching) - these are but a few of the many ways individuals can use the charismata they believe they possess to serve one another within their households. Watching one’s son and daughter-in-law disciple young people, sharing Christ in their workplaces, extending compassion to their neighbors - these too are the results of freely imparting what they believe God has given them to those closest to them (Fuller, 2001). Children continuously learn from their parents, not always by what parents say, but certainly by what their children see them do (Nolte & Harris, 1998). Because of this, some Christians would say that it becomes imperative that children be provided examples of gifts such as exhortation, intercession, and teaching as mentioned above as opposed to less positive life lessons such as anger, strife, selfishness, or hate.

According to Schaff (1968), “Christianity transforms and sanctifies the entire family life” (p. 443). Whether a single parent, member of a parenting team, or extended family member, the home can present numerous opportunities to use such gifts as faith, wisdom, and helps to bless those who reside within it. God’s transforming gifts need not be comprised of complicated formulas or rigid systematic actions and are often most clearly observed in the simplest of daily activities.

Education / Inspirational / Lifestyle

Excellence At Work with Dr. Marilyn combines faith and tenacity to help individuals achieve excellence through keynote speaking engagements, individual and corporate coaching, training, meeting facilitation, and retreats. Whether working with an individual client or a team, the focus is on the achievement of personal and professional goals that facilitate individuals’ abilities to create positive outcomes within their households, organizations, places of worship, and/or communities.  Through motivational speaking, life coaching, and corporate interventions, Dr. Marilyn has developed a “just do it” style that motivates and encourages clients to achieve higher levels of personal and professional effectiveness. She is the author of Running Away for Three Weeks, an inspirational autobiography designed to prepare readers for maximum effectiveness in the workplace; creator of Discovering Your Workplace Gifts, an assessment to help individuals identify the gifts they were motivated to discover in Running; and author of Six Steps to Excellence for Leaders, a roadmap to personal and professional excellence for all leaders.