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“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”

— Edwin Louis Cole

Principia, LLC (prin-ˈki-pē-a) is a management consulting firm located in Detroit, Michigan that is working to link America’s economic recovery to the “Green Collar” Agenda (i.e. the use of cutting-edge technology to combat issues of environmental crises and the training of underserved communities to become the next generation of technologists in support of these sectors). Principia, LLC specializes in work with senior leaders who understand the role change plays in successful enterprises and the benefit of seasoned, unbiased and independent professional counsel.

Much of Principia’s work is focused on helping clients understand the societal impact of environmentally clean, sustainable choices

Service areas

Strategic advice and counsel to:
  • Make smart, clean, sustainable choices for “power, products, process”
  • Improve processes critical to institutional progress
Planning expertise, experience and temperament to help leaders:
  • Driving organizational change in resource-starved settings
  • Working confidently through critical but painful personnel changes
Community outreach know-how to:
  • Connect clients w/leaders at local/state/federal level to advance critical agendas
  • Build key linkages that foster trust and strengthen support
Principia is a proven asset for advocacy, dispute resolution, and coalition building
Interim executive services to:
  • Advance strategic initiatives that assure the organization stays on track
  • Assist senior leadership teams interview and select a permanent replacement
  • Diagnose and implement important but sometimes unpopular internal change
EXECUTIVE COACHING
The past 2 decades have seen Principia bring a well-developed set of interpersonal talents to the informal coaching and mentoring of C-Suite leaders in Detroit nonprofits.  Principia is now making executive coaching a regular part of its service menu

Client Feedback: “Principia identified the priorities, the teams to be formed and the work process and activities that needed to take place prior to the visit. Their quick assessment and guidance helped us ultimately succeed in renewing our accreditation.”

                           Amanda Caballero-Holmes,  Executive Director,  Latino Family Services
Bottom line: If you are interested in driving marked improvement in your team’s ability to address your particular challenges, please call (313) 909.3034.

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How to Thrive as a Remote Worker … a Guest Blog

by Chelsea Lamb

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How to Thrive as a Remote Worker

Working from home can be a steep learning curve, especially for those who thrive in an office environment. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused offices to close around the country, companies were forced to send their employees home and develop remote working strategies. While some people might have welcomed the change, working from home can be challenging for a number of reasons. If you’re new to remote work and are having difficulties adapting, use this resource to help you thrive in the pandemic era.

Adapting to working from home

It’s possible to be just as productive at home as at the office if you follow some of these tips.

  • Create a designated workspace in your home to make it distraction-free.
  • Set regular hours for your workday, and don’t forget to take breaks for lunch and rests.
  • If you have kids at home, recognize that you may need to be flexible with your work hours — ask your boss for some leniency around deadlines.

Improve your technology

Having the right tools is paramount to being a successful remote worker.

  • If your personal laptop isn’t cutting it, consider shopping for a new one, and use a  Lenovo coupon to help you save money on your investment.
  • Consider getting a mouse (bluetooth versions are really useful) to help you navigate your laptop with ease.
  • If you’re consistently on the phone for work, be sure to buy a headset or bluetooth earbuds to make your calls more enjoyable.

Mental adjustments

Working from home will require a mental shift.

  • One of the challenging parts of working from home is coping with distractions—stay focused by following these tips.
  • If you’re having trouble completing your work projects at home, schedule regular check-ins with your boss or manager to help you stay focused.
  • Keep tabs on your mental health and take care of yourself by exercising regularly and reaching out to friends and family for support.
  • Consider professional coaching via Principia if you need further guidance with adapting to the new pandemic era.

Working from home is a big transition for many office workers, so use the above advice to help you thrive in a remote setting.


Chelsea Lamb has spent the last eight years honing her tech skills and is the resident tech specialist at Business Pop. Her goal is to demystify some of the technical aspects of business ownership.

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