Cultivate Her Recap

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We officially launched Cultivate Her Friday morning.  It was such a great time gathering with nearly 40 women who were eager to connect and grow in their leadership gifts!

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve created a Cultivate Her page where I’ll keep the latest info about our next event (which happens to be October 16th.)

For those of you that were not able to be there, I’ve posted two videos.  The first is the set-up video for our topic and the second is my talk entitled “Bullies”.  One of my greatest concerns for us as women in leadership is that we are each others’ worst enemies.  Because of fear, insecurity and need for control we’ve become enemies rather than allies and I really believe that we are not going to thrive in our leadership until we get this right.

I hope that Cultivate Her will become a place where we can put our boxing gloves down and begin to become generous, loving and empowering to each other!


(We just had a flip camera at the back of the room for my talk, so it’s not flashy but at least you’ll get the content.)


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  • Miranda Telford September 12, 2009  

    Super proud of you and I am excited about investing in the lives of women around me. Such a good topic to start with Jenni! Thanks for sharing these videos!

  • Kendra Fleming September 12, 2009  

    Great words Jenni!

    Made me remember some early “bully” lessons!

    I worked for a very successful outspoken investment broker as a college intern. His office was run by 2 very experienced, older ladies.

    Being the over confident young leader that I was, I decided to re-organize their work systems & office area because I could see a better way to do it. And when they were frustrated by me, I proceeded to explain to them how I was younger and knew new ways to do things that they might not have tried yet.

    The next morning when I arrived, my boss called me in. He asked me if I was trying to P!O!the whole office (excuse my language, but that’s what he said).

    He proceeded to give me my first lesson on the do’s and don’ts of working with other women. I can honestly say I was shocked that they were so upset. Talk about naive!

    I’ve learned much since then! But those early lessons were so good for me.

    Again, great words today and a great way for you to use your influence. One of my greatest reasons for being the kind of leader God wants me to be? the three daughters who are growing up in my home.

    I see gifts of leadership in all of them. God gave us the gift, but He wants to learn to use it in the way that brings the most glory to His name.

    Praying for much success for you as you lead well.


  • Kat September 12, 2009  

    Jenni Catron – YOU ROCK for putting this on!! Great video work considering the circumstances, too! Thanks for letting me be a part…can’t wait for October!!

  • Jason September 12, 2009  

    Jenni…wow…that brought back memories of my Christian radio days when it was all about the politics and the power. I know you’re just talking women vs. women bullying here but it’s still refreshing to hear someone who was in the “biz” talk openly about the politics and power of it. I miss some parts of Christian radio…that part…not so much.

    I pray this ministry really blossoms for you.

  • Jessica September 13, 2009  

    looks like it turned out amazing! love you so proud of you!

  • Linnae Hoppe September 13, 2009  

    I LOVE it! I haven’t watched the content yet but i will TONIGHT! So excited about this and PROUD of you for what you guys are doing! Love it!

    P.S. I didn’t know the story behind you and Kat. So cool!

  • annie September 13, 2009  

    Dang, girl! If I’d known the back of my head was going to be in the video I might have worked on my hair a little more. haha It was a GREAT morning and I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Jenni Catron September 13, 2009  

    @Kendra – thanks for sharing your “bully” story. Kind of makes me feel better considering the amazing leader you are today!

    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement!

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