Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You. This is me.


Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak at the Athena Leadership Awards Luncheon. The Athena program exists to support the development of women in leadership roles. I was very impressed to see quite a few men in the crowd! The Planning Committee had asked me to incorporate this video about Keala Settle stepping out during a … Continue reading Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You. This is me.

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Is there a gender gap in math?


I don't pretend to be math fool. After a certain point, spreadsheets make me cross-eyed. But I do like to dabble in research. I find cross-referencing statistics within the same domain to be very enlightening. While speaking slightly tongue in cheek here, I would love to hear your constructive thoughts and opinions on the data … Continue reading Is there a gender gap in math?

How To Accelerate Your Organization in 2015


In recent months, in addition to my role with The Sparrow's Nest,  I've become certified as an Associate Presenter for Predictable Success​, an organizational growth and leadership development consultancy. In that role I conduct keynotes and workshops to assist senior leaders determine how to balance structures, process and people to keep their organization in the prime growth … Continue reading How To Accelerate Your Organization in 2015

Why I am not a human GPS


As I mentioned before Les McKeown’s Predictable Success workshop is intended for 2 or more individuals trying to move an organization from Point A to Point B with accelerated, scalable growth. These organizations can be corporations, small businesses, churches, and cause based agencies. I wrote about the importance of knowing who you and whose you … Continue reading Why I am not a human GPS

Why We Are Not Vampires


I’m returning from New York City where I attended a fascinating one day workshop with Les McKeown. Author of Predictable Success and The Synergist.  http://www.PredictableSuccess.com The purpose was to help really anyone in an organization get from Point A to Point B. I’m sure I’ll be writing more about the actual experience as I have … Continue reading Why We Are Not Vampires

I ran away for …


I ran away for a little bit today. My head was cluttered. I couldn't prioritize. I was spinning my wheels as my head raced. I didn't know what to start first. I started and stopped 10 different tasks.So I played hooky. I ran to Creve Ceour Lake, rented a kayak, and headed out...to somewhere... as … Continue reading I ran away for …

If I got hit by a bus today


A few members of our team have shared some interesting conversations and follow up emails last week. The main subject is if I die. In and of itself this topic is a bit disconcerting. But, we were mostly talking about properly sharing and storing passwords to our bank accounts, document storage, and other important pieces … Continue reading If I got hit by a bus today

“I’m Not A Leader; I Just Play One On TV.”


"I love helping leaders like you." "You've been included on a post entitled 55 leaders who in 2012 will RT and Forward your material." "I'd love for you to come speak to our group about leadership." "You're the ED, it's your call." These are a few of the statements I've heard in the last few … Continue reading “I’m Not A Leader; I Just Play One On TV.”

What Would I Know About Preaching


Sparrow  had an interesting January. And when I say interesting I mean like a haggard, 2 week behind, frenetic panic kind of interesting. We had some deadlines sneak up on us that one, we had forgotten about, or two; we didn't even know they existed. Not only did we not have a system in place … Continue reading What Would I Know About Preaching

I’m insanely curious


Some folk might call it nosy but I just call it being insanely curious. Now right off the bat, you have to know that my curiousity is not always child like and innocent. I think part of my curiousity about what people are thinking and the choices they make is simply centered around the fact … Continue reading I’m insanely curious