Rebecca Harmon returned to a leadership position in healthcare administration after many years in academia. Tapping her broad history of diverse healthcare experience that began with a tour of duty in the US Navy, Rebecca writes regularly and speaks on education, workforce issues, management and life. An energetic and engaging speaker, Ms. Harmon enjoys sharing her unique perspective with student, faculty, professional and community groups. She is also a partner at Thriving Corporate - a consulting firm dedicated to support individuals in their quest for career and corporate success.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The opportunity to CREATE while the day is new, and the birds and other "critters" are the only noise I hear outside the windows. Creating for me can come in day dreaming while listening to the morning sounds, with my coffee in hand, or at the computer, or with a notebook in the car, waiting for one of the kids to get out of school.
Who are your favorite authors?
I read a lot of fiction, and Ken Follett is at the top of my favorites list there. I also have enjoyed the works of Margaret Atwood, Leon Uris, Marge Piercy, Sheri Tepper and Ursula K LeGuin. In the non-fiction genre, I enjoy writings by Dr Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Dr. Bruce Lipton and Gregg Braden. I have been a major fan of Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge work since I was introduced to their work in graduate school.
Finding Your Way - holiday shopping without breaking your budget arrives just in time to avoid another frenzied and stressed-out holiday season. Continuing in her usual style of creating lists to make things happen, Ms. Harmon guides readers through simple steps to achieve a more peaceful holiday through a logical plan and recognizing what's truly important at Christmas.
Finding Your Way From High School to College is a planning tool for high school students thinking about college. It can also be an effective communication bridge for guidance counselors and parents who sometimes struggle to talk truth with young people about the reality of their college dreams, whether financial or academic.