BN360 Spotlight Professional

BN360 Spotlight Blog: How to Ignite Your Inner Power

There was no traffic rumbling. No screaming sirens. No lawn mowers humming. No birds chirping their sweet melodies. I was surprised by the nothingness of it all. The only sound was the dirt crunching beneath my feet. The only feeling was the waves of hunger churning in my stomach. And it was me with my thoughts, hour after hour.

Meet Sarah Bachwitz, the BN360 Spotlight Professional for April 2019

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present the 2019 BN360 Spotlight Professionals, sponsored by Alpine Films. Each year, BN360 highlights 12 up-and-coming young professionals who strive for professional growth and development, care for their community, and are passionate about the future of the Buffalo Niagara region. Meet Sarah Backwitz, the Spotlight Professional for April 2019.

Kristen Lopez

BN360 Spotlight Blog: How Reflection Can Lead To Personal and Professional Success

Each year our company hosts a full-day retreat for everyone in the agency, which typically includes a group team building or professional development activity. Our most recent retreat featured the Everything DiSC Workplace evaluation, facilitated by a team development consulting firm (RV Rhodes, Inc.). Each of us completed the DiSC assessment prior to the retreat, and then we were able to spend a few hours that day learning about ourselves and our coworkers.

Using Difficult Conversations to Benefit Your Life and Career

Everyone knows that lawyers love to argue.  In fact, it’s our job.  While most people shy away from difficult conversations, we and other professionals see the extraordinary opportunities that lie within conflict.  Confronting something head-on, like negotiating a raise or solving a dispute with a coworker, will likely feel uncomfortable and be tempting to avoid.  To the contrary, however, having these difficult conversations will actually help your relationships and increase your level of trust.  I learned the nuances of this practice while becoming a lawyer, but going to law school is hardly necessary for you to argue like a professional, or perfect “the triumph of dialogue.”