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A part of faith

Bullying — A New Perspective

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvEr5bPjSaw I was asked to speak to a group of teen and tween girls about Bullying. It’s a touchy subject, and it’s more and more pervasive– especially as snarky comments on reality TV get more popular. People “do it for the Vine” and don’t care about the aftermath of hurt feelings. Sometimes, it’s just that…
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How to Work a Crowd

In a previous post, I spoke about the number one leadership killer. Although it’s crucial to be aware of that very common misstep that passionate visionaries make, it’s even more crucial to acknowledge a skill that is the backbone of leadership: crowd control. We’re not talking “police officers on mounted patrol” type action. I’m talking…
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The Leadership Killer

I write on leadership because it’s my assertion that anyone can learn the skills to become a leader for a good cause. Not everyone is built for the task. I design events and experiences for all kinds of audiences. I’ve spoken in front of and facilitated experiences for professionals, youth, government officials, private clients and…
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Every Leader Must…

…confront their weaknesses. Avoid them at the cost of your ability to lead. It’s obvious what you suck at. We all see it. Try to hide it, and you lose our trust. Leaders, embrace your failings. Your humanity is what enables us to trust your vision, and gives us a place in your plan. After…
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A Word on Resilience

Because of now-undeniable climate change and global economic shifts, the philosophy of resilience has taken on a new relevance. If we’re under a lot of stress on a regular basis, being resilient means you can handle the demands: like when you’re sick or pursuing a new endeavor or feeling lost It’s more serious than that,…
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The Surprising Reason You’re Sick

Recently, I’ve been sick. Being both an entrepreneur and a teacher, illness is no joke. In my spiritual practice, it’s even more serious. Our bodies’ natural tendency is toward health and growth. You see that in nature. Grass, plants and trees have to be cut to maintain a certain look, and even then, they must…
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If You’re Here, You’re Nearly There

I teach a class called Your Hidden Potential. In it, I train professionals in very diverse career fields to use the true power available to them no matter what position they have– and no matter where they are financially or socially. I use lots of analogies but my favorites revolve around storytelling. If you understand…
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Why the Right People Don’t Care: Part 2

Last week, I posted 3 of the 6 great reasons the right people don’t care about your cause. If you missed them, read more here. Today, I share the other 3, and one crucial thing everyone misses when looking for a sponsoring partner. Who are the right people? They are people with a) connections you…
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Why the Right People Don’t Care About Your Cause

I write compelling stories. They turn into grants.  Speeches. Marketing and collateral for interesting people. Branding for causes. Invariably, everyone who comes to me has the same problem: Great idea or cause… and no one cares. They approach a partner or funder and get denied. They put things out in social media and have no…
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