Permission to Pause

I was talking with a leader recently who is wrestling with exhaustion and fear of burnout. As a leader of a fast-growing non-profit, she has been running hard for several years. The ministry has amazing momentum and yet she is desperate for a break. The demands are intense. The needs are growing and some down […]

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New Coaching Group Dates Announced!

Some of my best leadership development has occurred in the context of a small group of peers who find themselves wrestling with the challenges of daily life as a high capacity leader. That’s why I believe in the power of coaching groups for intensive leadership development. Do you ever feel frustrated with the complexity you […]

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The First Two Miles: 4 Strategies for Surviving the Start

I have been a semi-avid runner for the last fifteen years. Over the years running has become a way for me to pray, reflect, learn and listen. I do everything from prepare for an important meeting to dance to my favorite new song while I’m running. (Cue JT’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”) And most importantly […]

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Looking for Trouble? 3 Ways to Plan More and Worry Less

My husband frequently tells me that if there isn’t something for me to worry about, I’ll find something to worry about. I’ve been this way ever since I can remember. I’m a worrier. I like to blame it on my wiring… my DNA… my personality. I’m a planner… a strategist.   I’m supposed to “worry” about […]

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Give the Gift of Belief

A few years ago I invited a handful of ladies to join me for a leadership-focused Bible study group. I was feeling God nudge me to create a place for women with leadership gifts to gather together, build community and grow in their faith. Frankly, it didn’t make sense. I was the Executive Director at […]

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Summer Permission Slip

Schools out. We’re on the brink of summer. It’s a season of change. Seasons are an important part of life’s rhythm. They change our pace. They disrupt us. I used to think I didn’t like seasons. Spending most of my life in Wisconsin and Tennessee I found the extremes of the seasons tiring. Whether it […]

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Be A Bridge

I was so frustrated! What should have been an exciting opportunity became one of my most frustrating professional moments. I was fuming at the end of the meeting. Each person on the marketing team had been tasked with brainstorming an idea for an upcoming project and presenting it to the entire team. The executives would […]

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4 Ways Leaders Lead the Way

Adventure. Risk. Sacrifice. Life and leadership require all three… and yet so often we resist them. We trade adventure for what is known. We trade risk for what is safe. We trade sacrifice for what is comfortable. And we miss so much when we make these trades. Two weeks ago my husband and I attempted […]

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