Executive Coaching Articles
Bringing Your Pet to Work
Pets play an important part in the lives of many of us. I'm a cat lover. My two wedgehead Siamese cats, Pierre and Jean Claude are very friendly to my executive coaching clients. Sometimes when we are discussing stressful situations for them, having a cat relaxing on their lap can take the edge off. .
You may be a dog, ferret, bird, or fish lover. It doesn't matter, because pets can add so to our lives--love, loyalty, and companionship. Some companies are pet friendly and allow you to bring your pet. You may want to check out sites devoted to listing companies that are dog friendly.
A number of nursing homes and hospital are successfully using pets with patients and residents to add joy to their lives. One of my favorite video is a poignant story of Christian the lion club who was purchased from Harrods Department Store by two British men who couldn't bear to see him in a cage. Their story is amazing and worth the 2.5 minutes to watch. Be sure to turn your sound on... the music creates a walloping emotional impact . I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
As we appreciate the role animals play in our lives, we should continue to promote ways to to treat them humanely. Here are some tips.
Speak out for Animals
Be aware of legislation concerning
animal welfare at the federal and state levels to learn more.
1. Report Animal Abuse
If you see anything that looks suspicious i.e. an underfed dog, or children
physically mistreating an animal do not hesitate to call the local animal
control department, police department or humane society.
From Kent State University in Ohio to Macalester College in Minnesota, more and more pooches are around campus during exams to help students relax and maybe even crack a smile or two, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune Pups are in counseling centers for students to visit regularly or faculty and staff bring their pets to lift spirits.