Say Howdy with BBQ, Ice Cream and Coffee

Greetings like good morning and happy Monday fill the team’s workspace. Conversation starters like how was your weekend and what are you doing for July 4th fill the breakroom as employees wait for their turn at the coffee pour over station. This camaraderie is the culture of my employer and the personality of the employeesContinue reading “Say Howdy with BBQ, Ice Cream and Coffee”

Lessons of a Roller Coaster

Up! Down! Around! Around! Up! Upside down! Around! Around! Slow! Slow! Stop! “Attention passengers, please raise your arms and wait for the car to come to a complete stop. Welcome back! Thank you for riding today,” said the attendant. Whether you are a rider or a spectator of the roller coaster experience, we can allContinue reading “Lessons of a Roller Coaster”

Living Life through Improv

I stood in the middle of a circle surrounded by colleagues. I had five seconds to think of a non-work-related fear. I shouted “I am scared of congested traffic.” I anxiously awaited movement from the group. No one moved, which meant that no one had that fear. I stood alone. Suddenly, applause erupted from theContinue reading “Living Life through Improv”

Fear Hides in Room 13

What is fear? It is a physical or emotional response to danger. Different types of fears lead to different responses. You have routine life fears. The fuzzy eight-legged critter named Charlotte who calls your living room corner home. The six-month check-up for your pearly whites that includes scrapping, gum bleeds and the tooth doctor remindingContinue reading “Fear Hides in Room 13”

Hired: Chief Giving Officer

  This morning I came across a LinkedIn post about an open position at TOMS for a Chief Giving Officer (CGO). The job title immediately caught my attention. I am definitely not qualified, but inspired by the fact that a company would have this role on their leadership executive team! First, I learned that TOMSContinue reading “Hired: Chief Giving Officer”

Let Yourself Push RESET

January is coming to a close. We are one month into successfully achieving our 2016 resolutions. New Years Day is society’s milestone for becoming a new you. It is the significant point for you to fix everything you are doing wrong or start doing something that you weren’t doing before. You reset yourself. Some people resetContinue reading “Let Yourself Push RESET”