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4 Point Consulting invited to join Forbes Chicago Business Council

4 Point Consulting invited to join Forbes Chicago Business Council

We’re thrilled to announce that 4 Point Consulting’s CEO and Principal Consultant, Christy Hopkins, has been asked to join Forbes Chicago Business Council! 

Chicago (January 9, 2019) — Christy Hopkins, CEO and Principal Consultant of 4 Point Consulting, a quality-driven professional services, human resources, and talent acquisition firm that works with startups, SMBs, mid-market companies, VC firms & their portfolios, has been accepted into Forbes Chicago Business Council, an invitation-only community for successful business owners and leaders in Greater Chicago.

Hopkins was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome Christy and 4 Point into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Chicago Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Christy will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum and at member events. Hopkins will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

“It’s an honor to have been selected to join this community of business professionals,” said Christy. “The professional services climate is rapidly changing, and we’re thrilled to be on the forefront as the industry evolves. I look forward to contributing with the best practices from 4 Point Consulting as well as learning from others on the council.”

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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Christy Hopkins Featured in an Article on Ladders!

Man holding his hands up in a bully-free workplace

Ladders interviewed 4 Point Consulting’s CEO and founder, Christy Hopkins, about bullying in the workplace. Read the full article to find out how Christy recommends people address a bully in the workplace.

Click here to read the full article.

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Managerial Skills Millennials Need to Have & Stress Management

Managerial Skills Millennials Need to Have & Stress Management

We were thrilled to have Christy’s input included on this great article on by CollegeRecruiter, which talks about the key managerial skills millennials need to train themselves in order to be considered for managerial roles.

One area we would like to focus on is how millennials need to train themselves in: Stress Management. Raise your hand if you thought college was stressful… and then you got to the real world and found out you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Between filing taxes, paying rent, and truly really cooking for yourself without the help of dining halls or student unions, the real world can hit new graduates and young people like a ton of bricks.

Aside from these new responsibilities, all of which are stressful, your old habits of blowing off steam by heading to a bar until 2 am just isn’t going to cut it- in fact, it will make your stress levels worse because you will be hungover, overtired, and possibly even get yourself in trouble at work.

You need to figure out how to manage your stress, and in a productive, constructive way that actually lowers your stress levels (and those fancy chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol that result from stress, which can cause some pretty bad health issues, even in young people).

Here are our top 3 ways for millennials to manage their stress:

  1. Remember when you were young & join a team- Find a local association and join an intramural sports league, or start a team among your friends and join together. Bonus- some of these associations also double as dating organizations!
  2. Get crafty- Whether it’s paint by number, your own knitting creation, or an adult coloring book, art relieves stress and can be incredibly meditative. If you aren’t sure where to start, try to find a class or a neighborhood business that offers lessons. Which brings us to our next tip…
  3. Make the most of the offers on Groupon, Gilt City, Living Social, etc…- Think you can’t afford stress relief? Use the coupon websites like a ninja and make the most of the 10 lessons or whatever you get for $20-$30. Read the fine print just in case, but this can be a great way to afford yoga, boxing, art classes or other fun things!

What are your favorite ways to manage stress when work gets crazy? Tell us!