I've been gathering a lot of inspiration in the first couple days of 2021. It feels exciting and terrifying, brave and vulnerable. What we do matters.
Are you calling people in, or calling them out? Use Love as a leadership tool to make a meaningful difference in your relationships in 2021.
I've spent a lot of time thinking about stories recently. With their heroes and villains, plot lines and plot twists, stories create meaning and connect us. Stories give us a reason to love, a reason to loathe, and a reason to listen. However, not all stories serve us well. How many times have you gotten… Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves
The way we protect our hearts, however, manifest in two distinct ways: We either put up walls, or we create boundaries. Walls are impermeable - nothing in, nothing out. Boundaries operate differently.
There's a tender space in the in-between where what was and what is yet to come gives way to what is. It's a pensive space of acknowledgement and gratitude for seeing how all life events line up for our greatest good and how bittersweet endings are disguised as new beginnings. A space where today has… Continue reading The In-Between
I know there’s a blue horizonSomewhere up ahead, just waiting for meGetting there means leaving things behindSometimes life’s so bittersweet ~ Starts With Goodbye, Carrie Underwood Last week was a very long week of goodbyes to people I had worked with and cared about for more than a decade. It’s not that I’ll never see… Continue reading Sometimes Moving On With the Rest of Your Life Starts With Goodbye
Do you have the courage to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart?
This week, I had the privilege of leading the first session of my online Dare to Lead book discussion. Not one for small talk, I wanted this time with others to be valuable for all parties. Participants chose that they wanted to talk about Daring Leadership Principle #6 - Modeling Clarity, Kindness and Hope as… Continue reading Struggle and Comfort: A Reflection
My time in Texas was awe-inspiring, life-changing and profound. Even to this day, it is hard to capture in words what the experience was like - cue brain melt. The privilege to train with Brené Brown was the thing that my dreams were made of and everything about the experience exceeded my wildest expectations. Those… Continue reading The Road to Dare to Lead ™ – Texas Edition
When I finished my M.A. degree at the end of 2014, I told myself that I would never again pursue higher education or additional certifications. In fact, I swore that I would never read another book because I didn't have the bandwidth to take anything else in. I made it about 6 months. The inherent… Continue reading The Road to Dare to Lead ™ – Part 1