Celebrating Black Trailblazers in Upstate SC

As we celebrate Black History Month, I’ve been reflecting on the abundance of current-day Black trailblazers making a profound and daily impact across the Upstate. I’d like to highlight just a few of these inspiring leaders and changemakers who have touched my life personally. On so many occasions I’ve been challenged by their contagious spirit […]

Reflection and Growth: HPA’s Year In Review

Hindsight truly is 20/20… Which is why as we’re kicking off a new year, I felt compelled to share with you the things that the Human Potential Advisors team learned this past year. Growth is one of our core values. We value and promote innovation, continuous learning, and development — which is one of the […]

Into the Woods, We Walk

An original poem by Traci Newkirk Into the woods I walked, the call of silence I sought, A group of friends with me I brought. Together we wandered along the path, Yearning for answers about wholeness we were taught. Beneath the canopy’s gentle sway, Our footprints painted a path astray, From the world and all […]

Creating Safe Spaces During the Holidays and Year-round

The holiday season is in full swing. And while holiday festivities and online ordering are at the top of everyone’s mind, I am thinking about safe spaces. How can I create safe spaces for my employees, my clients, and my family during this month? The Oxford dictionary defines safe spaces as “a place or environment […]

October 2023 Newsletter: Are Your Boundaries Healthy?

At Human Potential Advisors, we believe that everyone has the capacity to grow if they can harness their strengths and if they are willing to put in the work. We also believe that unique problems deserve unique solutions. Knowing that one size never fits all, we work with clients to get them unstuck, build belonging, […]

Diving Deep into Mental, Emotional, Relational, and Personal Boundaries

“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.”  — Dr. Henry Cloud During the final week of September, for […]

Greenville Chamber Announces 2024 Board Slate, Traci Newkirk Named Chair-Elect

Published by the Greenville Chamber on Thursday, September 28, 2023. The Greenville Chamber Board of Directors approved its 2024 board slate and appointed Traci Newkirk as chair-elect. Jessica Donan, EY’s Office Managing Partner for Greenville, will serve as Board Chair in 2024. Traci Newkirk will take over the highest volunteer leadership role for the Greenville […]

September 2023 Newsletter: Are You Naming Your Needs?

At Human Potential Advisors, we believe that everyone has the capacity to grow if they can harness their strengths and if they are willing to put in the work. We also believe that unique problems deserve unique solutions. Knowing that one size never fits all, we work with clients to get them unstuck, build belonging, […]

Learning to Name Our Needs

Learning to name and express our needs is one area that most people do not understand or acknowledge as part of what it means to be a healthy adult. We are human and therefore, we are needy beings. When we learn to name our needs and express our needs, we can find help for those […]

August 2023 Newsletter: Your Strengths Have Needs

At Human Potential Advisors, we believe that everyone has the capacity to grow if they can harness their strengths and if they are willing to put in the work. We also believe that unique problems deserve unique solutions. Knowing that one size never fits all, we work with clients to get them unstuck, build belonging, […]

Did You Know Your Strengths Have Needs?

When I was 14 years old, my mom and dad registered me for a speaking tournament.  I woke up that morning and like the good procrastinator I was, I wrote my speech right before the tournament. I stood on the podium and delivered a speech and when I was done, there wasn’t a dry eye […]

July 2023 Newsletter: Strengths in Action — Articles, Success Stories & Honors

At Human Potential Advisors, we believe that everyone has the capacity to grow if they can harness their strengths and if they are willing to put in the work. We also believe that unique problems deserve unique solutions. Knowing that one size never fits all, we work with clients to get them unstuck, build belonging, […]