About the Show

Groundhog Day has been in existence in the US since the early 1800’s. February 2nd also marked an important date for farmers who celebrated Candlemas Day, which marked the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. If the groundhog saw his shadow it would mean 6 more weeks of winter so they’d turn around and go back into their burrows to hibernate for 6 more weeks. If he didn’t see his shadow, he would see that as a sign that spring was arriving and would not go back to hibernation. It is ironic that today we’re talking on Groundhog day, regardless of whether he saw his shadow or not. So maybe we should be asking the question ourselves: Are we going back into hibernation or is spring around the corner? We can play this analogy out as it relates to how we react in our own careers these days.

Cathy Francis, President of Karacal Communications, career has been guided by her uncompromising quest to provide her employers and clients with open minded leadership and flexibility while providing simple effective solutions to human resources and management issues. She credits her success to her ability to think strategically and to translate strategic plans into tactical actions that lead to business success.

About Your Host

Cecile Bereal is your host of Serving Up Diversity, a show designed to showcase the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to examine best practices among stellar companies striving for a cohesive and diverse workforce. Cecile is currently the President/Founder of RMA Management Alliance, a human resources training, consulting and organizational management firm specializing in the “ations,” – employee relations, investigations, mediations, and facilitations.


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