A brown shoe with a man sitting inside of to demonstate how leaders fill big shoes

Leaders eat last

“Leaders are to provide direction and intent and allow others to figure out what to do and how to get there.” Referencing Captain Marquet, a career submariner who graduated at the top of his Naval class, Simon Sinek shares an intriguing leadership concept. And it spoke to me. If I’m totally Read more…

Going the distance of 26.2 miles

The DONNA 26.2 Marathon is the only marathon in the nation to support breast cancer. It’s been a journey for the founder of the race, Donna Deegan, as she is a three-time breast cancer survivor. This year, the DONNA broke additional new ground by allowing cyclists to take part in the Read more…

rookie-smarts

Why rookie smarts matter

One year ago, I was a rookie on a professional adventure. A new job, new team, new industry and a move from North Carolina to Florida. As I gratefully jumped into this adventure, I picked up the book, “Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work” Read more…

A bustop filled with rocks and iron art in Scottsdale Arizona

Raising Arizona

Travel. There’s nothing like it to raise awareness and heighten new perspectives in the midst of a changed environment. At my highest point on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona   Whether for work or pleasure, travel takes you to a different place and offers the opportunity to meet new people and Read more…

Illness of inequity

Illness of inequity

I’m not sure which TV channel I was watching when I heard the words illness of inequity. As I observe our nation conversing about race relations in new ways, I hear commentary forging new perspectives. And it’s resonating with me… “We’ve got to stop with the speech blocks. Let’s discuss this. Read more…

The UNCG Three

Fighting the good fight

The introduction to my blog states: I’m exploring coolness in life. Join me on this journey and let’s (re)define cool together. What can I say? It’s been a good fight. And cool has most definitely been redefined. In two words? It’s about family and it’s about relationships. The UNCG Three   Read more…