On Authenticity, Rejection and Rising from Within

... when you build a platform (and life) on authenticity and heart-aligned living and the very essence of who you are is met with outright rejection, it stings... But pain can be a great teacher, if we'll open ourselves up to the lessons. 

Do You Have Enough?

If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?

Shedding Skin

Sometimes we have to shed our old skin. Because it is outworn. Because it no longer fits. Because we need to keep growing. Only we resist it... We resist it because for a while, the process of shedding the old will require us to feel naked and vulnerable (and none of us like to feel [...]

The Gift of the Struggle

In every darkness there is light, in every failure there are learnings, and in every struggle the gift of growth and invitation to journey on.

True Leadership

True leadership is inclusive by nature, building bridges rather than walls through the gift of authentic connection. Rooted in respect, it holds space to acknowledge difference, while remaining aligned to its core vision and values. Born of integrity, it is courageous in thought, word and deed, willing to take risks and advocate for what is [...]

Charisma Versus Character

Thought for the day: When we perpetually value and elevate charisma over character, we cannot be surprised by the failings of humankind. As long as we remain a society that rewards title over influence and power over deep purpose, we will never produce the kind of courageous leaders needed to advance our growth, build bridges [...]

Selling Out

Far too often, we sell ourselves short and/or sell ourselves out. We act from a place of fear. We act from a place of pride. Sometimes, we fail to act at all. I should know. For too long I allowed fear (and later pride) to hold me back. Pick your flavor, I've probably tasted it [...]