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Be Your Own Caregiver

Bern Nadette Stanis (stahn-es) is best known for her groundbreaking role as Thelma from Norman Lear’s series Good Times. As the first black teenage girl with a recurring role on prime time television, she had the benefit of two families, her real-life family with her mother, father and siblings, and her TV one. The call …

A New Series: Be Your Own [Fill in the Blank]

A New Series: Be Your Own [Fill in the Blank]

I was accepted as one of the fellows for the Founders Institute. It means that I’m getting invaluable mentorship from some badass business pioneers who have launched, helmed, and sold multi-million dollar businesses and then launched something else. One of the tremendous benefits I get from it (outside of getting my creative genius butt kicked …

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 …

How to Become a Leader No Matter Your Position

How to Become a Leader No Matter Your Position

I’ve been on the board of 3 major community based nonprofits, and I’ve been called to help launch or consult with over two dozen more, including our local County Commission. At the forefront of every worthy cause is a gamechanger. Most gamechangers don’t have a position of power. But within them, there is a sense …