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Staff Intro’s: Welcome Ashley in San Jose

Ashley joined the Compass community towards the end of 2015.  We are thrilled to have her on our team!  I wanted to get into her bubble somewhat and learn more about her.  See for yourselves the awesome team member we have among us!   Can you tell me about your background (experience & education)? I graduated from…

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My Story: Cassandra of Siskiyou

I can’t tell you how often I run in to people that know I hold my Nursing License, and they ask “Why don’t you work at the hospital?” It’s a logical question. I went to nursing school, graduated pretty high in my class, and my instructors loved me, so why don’t I work at a…

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Q&A with Sadie: Leadership Questions Answered

I recently sat down with Sadie Hess (CEO & Founder) and asked her some juicy leadership questions.  Check out what she had to say.  Do you have any leadership questions you’d like answered?  Comment below if you do!    Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader?…

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How Do You See Me?

“World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of…

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Choices That Change Your Life

Hi my name is Jenelle Copenhaver and I am a Compass SLS client. I want to talk about health and exercise. I weighed 315 pounds in November of 2014. I now weigh 262 pounds and I am still working towards my health goals. I did several things to lose weight. The first thing was change…

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Introducing Far North Senior Case Facilitator!

Many of you are familiar with Joshua Flom.  He has been a Case Facilitator Assistant in the Far North region for 2.5 years and started out as an ILS coach in 2011.  So, he is not new to Compass but was recently promoted to Senior Case Facilitator, a brand new position.  We thought we would…

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We The People: Community

If you happen to follow our Facebook page, then you know we absolutely love to spend time together! We love events, potlucks, birthday parties, staff meetings, rallies and all the above. We start getting questions in the office about upcoming events months and sometimes even a year in advance because our people are already excited about…

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How We Work: Trustworthiness and Excellence

 Everyday we have a choice to make. It’s not whether or not you have something to bring to the table, but whether or not you choose to bring it. Are you going to bring something you are proud of? Are you going to bring a message of courage, hope, truth, and love? We all have…

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In the Future

This year’s blogs have seemed to be a series of confessions.  Perhaps I am getting more comfortable with myself and can “let it all hang out”, as they say.   So, today’s confession is that I love Chipotle.  I actually love it a little too much.  OK.  Pure   honesty?  I have a serious issue.  I…

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Here comes the sun

Someone recently confronted me for my positivity.  Actually, this isn’t the first time.  People often tell me our newsletters are too cheerful or our Facebook page is fake because it only shows people smiling. Speaking of Facebook, have you heard about the experiment where Facebook messed with our heads?  For one week in January 2012,…

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