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...

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...

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...

January 16, 2019

In a culture that ascribes self-worth to output and relationships with others, deliberately spending time alone without a task at hand is hardly the norm. Many of us drift through life distracted and unconscious, guided by the milestones established by society without...

December 15, 2018

This month, I had the opportunity to co-lead a Women’s Empowerment group at a local high school. I stood up next to my mom and together, we guided a thought-provoking conversation between 30 young women who met us with wide eyes and just the faintest bit of discernment...

November 9, 2018

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a clinic at my local climbing gym focused on falling and commitment. Yes, I actually paid someone to (safely) facilitate my choice to spend five hours doing something utterly terrifying. But for me, that’s what it’s all abo...

August 10, 2018

Last month, I applied to speak at SXSW about the importance of a balanced lifestyle, both in the office and beyond the halogen lights. Community voting is open through the end of August, please vote for me here!

There is a growing body of research supporting the signifi...

June 11, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Michigan Council of Women in Technology's Executive Connection Summit. I was expecting to hear a lot about artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer programming and the like, but was surprised (and delighted) in...

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