Empathy & Accountability: Mixing the Secret Sauce

It’s no secret that accountability is one of the key ingredients for a successful business. But what if I told you there was a “secret sauce” to Human Centered Leadership that could take your team’s accountability to the next level? That secret sauce is empathy. Empathy allows us to understand, accept and support our teams … Continue reading Empathy & Accountability: Mixing the Secret Sauce

The Power of Listening: Engaging People Through Empathy and Compassion

We’ve all had conversations that left us feeling heard, valued and respected. These are the kind of conversations that help us learn more about each other. But how do we get to these conversations? The answer is simple—listen. Listening well is an essential skill for creating meaningful connections with people. It’s also a powerful tool … Continue reading The Power of Listening: Engaging People Through Empathy and Compassion

Be a People Gardener

Gardeners are grounded, down-to-earth, nurturers. They are giddy for the opportunity to play in the dirt and are delighted at the bounty that nature offers. The tiniest bloom may be a huge accomplishment and they celebrate each one! 🌱🌿🌳 Gardeners nurture—pruning away the dead and broken to allow their subjects to grow stronger and reach … Continue reading Be a People Gardener

Give it your all

Watching my 100-pound chocolate lab, Bear, play in the lake this weekend inspired me to strive to be more like him. Bear is a role model for life. Well, maybe he eats a little too much and maybe he has been known to destroy a gutter or two, but don't we all have things in … Continue reading Give it your all

Scatter Seeds

A year or so ago I met a sweet older lady who gifted me some dried flower pods. She told me to "scatter 'em in the dirt and walk away." So, being a woman that respects her elders, I did just that--I scattered those seeds on hard, red clay dirt at our lake cabin and … Continue reading Scatter Seeds