November 26, 2019

How often do you start your day singing in a foreign language with 50 strangers?

I usually don’t either but that’s what I found myself doing on the first morning of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Training program. The exercise was simple but not easy, and carri...

October 30, 2019

The ability to communicate effectively is essential in business, consistently rated as a critical factor in making an executive promotable (more important than ambition, education and hard work, according to Harvard Business Review subscribers). So how is it that most...

September 28, 2019

This month, I attended the third annual TogetherDigital National Conference (formerly known as Women in Digital). Year three of the conference brought with it the same buzz, sense of community, and dynamic learnings as the years before, but something about it felt diff...

August 22, 2019

When thinking of deep work, we often consider it within conventional containers like community service, non-profit work, volunteering and the like. Yet at its core, deep work is less about the work itself and more about the way we approach it. Zen Master Thich Nhat Han...

July 30, 2019

This month I completed my first ever Olympic triathlon. Six weeks of literal blood, sweat and tears spent in preparation for what ended up being a three-and-a-half-hour grind on the course. Training sessions entailed plenty of rainy swims, humid runs and muddy bike rid...

June 20, 2019

Change is good, but disruption is even better – it’s what leads us beyond the good to the great. The 2019 Day Show, hosted by AdCraft Detroit, took place this month and focused on the idea of disruption. The event brought a unique collection of speakers to the city who...

May 25, 2019

What does effective teamwork look like to you? While there are a handful of universal truths, it looks and feels different for each individual and every team.


This concept was recently explored by Jo Miller, CEO of BeLeaderly, an organization that offers workshops, web...

April 27, 2019

This month, the Detroit chapter of TogetherDigital (formerly known as Women in Digital) hosted an event centered on presence. We learned about Amanda Farley, Partner and Accounts Director of SSDM, a local digital marketing agency. What struck me the most about Amanda’s...

March 21, 2019

When you think of leadership, what are some attributes that come to mind? Brave? Confident? Level-headed? All are important, but they’re not all encompassing. Qualities like compassionate and enthusiastic are gaining more and more traction when it comes to leadership t...

February 28, 2019

This month, I had the opportunity to co-lead a training session on better business communications for my team. The team is pretty large (think hundreds), diverse in every sense of the word, and quite collaborative. We spend a lot of time interacting with each other wit...

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