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As the year winds down, it’s time to thank everyone for being a part of a challenging year for us all.  Saying thanks and really appreciating so many for being a part of my journey.  Both professionally and personally as we had to pivot overnight in mid-March to deal with this new world upon us.


Every year just keeps on getting better.  In reflecting on all the good things and the challenges we had, we are blessed to have everyone working with about half from home and half at the office.  As we continue to help others run their organizations safe and securely and work together in a positive and successful direction.  There are many great people to thank, including my business partners; Ali, Mazen, and Shawn, our spouses, who are always there for us, the incredible AlphaKORians’ and our clients (the extended team).

Thanks to our families, friends, and associates who play a role in our successes.  I thank each and every one of you for all you do!


How do you balance work and the holidays?  This year for those working from home might find it more difficult to turn work off.

Finding the right balance between work and the holidays can be a tough balance.  When clients or your team reach out to you at any time, it is easy to simply respond since we are so plugged in these days.  Don’t forget to wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays if you do respond.


As we have many nights and weekends, looking forward to spending time with the family during Christmas and New Years’.  For the first time, we are skipping the extended family Christmas Eve celebration and skipping going to my in-laws for Christmas Day.   There will be more phone calls and video chats with our loved ones.

Just like Easter earlier this year, we will once again celebrate at home with the lovely Carmela and our daughters.  We have some shows and movies to catch up on.  We will play some cards and even our favourite card game called Scopa with our traditional Italian cards.  Of course, there will be a puzzle or two to make.   This time with the family is fun and will be treasured for years to come.  We have a new rule to help unplug:   no phones – this is going to be a tough one!


Looking forward to seeing you soon virtually and one day in person again.  Thank you, everyone, have a good holiday and all the best in the new year.  Merry Christmas and enjoy the moment.  Be responsible and take care of your loved ones. Enjoy your holidays and here’s to 2021!

Happy New Year!

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