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Coles After Hours with Teresa

Creativity is key to our work here at Coles Marketing. On a regular basis, we’d like to give you a peek inside the mind of a team member and show what’s inspiring them lately. What are we watching, reading, playing or making that’s fueling our creative energy?

For this entry, we’re checking in with Financial Manager Teresa Christ.

When Teresa’s not crunching the numbers at the office, you can find her studying and experimenting within the world of glass art. She recently binge-watched the Netflix reality series, Blown Away, which follows 10 artists as they compete in glassblowing sculpture challenges.

“It’s exciting to see all of the different things people can create on that show,” Teresa said. “It’s also nerve-racking because their creations are so fragile.”

Teresa’s fascination with glass art predates Blown Away. A trip to Rossi Glass in Niagara Falls first sparked her interest.

“Seeing the artisans make pieces there was so cool and inspiring,” she said.

Teresa has now tried her own hand at this artform. She has taken classes at GRT Hot Glass Studios and made her own glass art.

Check back soon for an after-hours visit with another member of the Coles team!


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New Year’s Resolution: Keep Quiet About Goals

January. This is the time when we warm our bones with goals of turning our lives around. We publicly pledge to better ourselves all across social media. And we join the hordes of new gym members chasing after their New Year’s resolutions.

In this tell-all age of social media, we’re forgetting an important lesson about goals: It’s better to keep them to ourselves. Of course, though, Facebook and Twitter compel us to be more open about what’s going on in our lives though.

In this fascinating TED Talk, Derek Sivers explains why it’s best to stay silent about our resolutions. He presents research dating all the way back to the Roaring Twenties that shows why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.


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