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Community: Molly Sumridge, M.A., CDBC 

 May 9, 2019

What makes a group a community? You've been a part of groups before that didn't feel like communities, and you've also had that feeling of connection that's a hallmark of community. Where's the line? How can you foster a greater sense of community with others.

A true community makes you feel welcomed, supported, acknowledged, and seen. It's a safe place, a place where you can be yourself without pretense or apology.

I invited Molly Sumridge to talk with me about community. She runs a popular facebook page (or rather, community!) called the Humanity of Pet Professionals​​​.

Molly Sumridge

A community meets emotional needs. The members lift one another up, share burdens, and provide encouragement.

A community also helps you meet practical needs. There are people who will share ideas and lend a hand when you need one.

Being part of a community gives you a broader view of life. It offers you new perspectives, helps you develop more nuanced ideas, and keeps your focus on the greater good.

Molly and I had a great discussion covering topics like how to foster a sense of community with the people you work with, how to make it comfortable for others to share their struggle, and how to share your own truth--the good, the bad, and the ugly. All of it is part of real life.

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Coaching

In Positive Changes, I guide small groups of pet pros through the skills, tools, and support systems necessary to feel rejuvenated, reignite their passion, and do the work they're meant to do.

Community

UNLEASHED Resilience is a learning community made up of pet pros like you exploring and incorporating new ways to understand and support yourself to feel stronger and more capable professionally and personally. 

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