Leading with Empathy

Leading with Empathy

On September 13th we hosted this lunch and learn event at our office: Leading with Empathy: The Way Forward for Modern Changemakers Leading from the heart is the true path forward for creating change. Sustaining empathy as we lead requires attention. Awareness of how...
How Going to Prison Helped us Find Purpose

How Going to Prison Helped us Find Purpose

“Hostages will not be recognized for bargaining purposes.”Wait, what?! I was sitting there reading the release forms and guidelines that I was asked to sign, and came across this line and at that moment, I wondered just what I had gotten myself into. You...
The Elements Meetup #2: w/The Last Mile

The Elements Meetup #2: w/The Last Mile

This is one we were super proud to bring to you all. This is an amazing organization that is making a difference and personally has changed my life and perspective profoundly. Thanks to Natrina, well…for being Natrina and to Aly for sharing so openly with us –...
Moments that Change Everything

Moments that Change Everything

I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I had recently hit the end of my six weeks of severance pay (It was the first time I had gotten laid off from a job in my adult life). I had already cashed in part of a 401K to keep things afloat (and would cash in the...
Use Your Power for Good

Use Your Power for Good

Growing up where and how I did, put some “interesting” core personality traits in me. One is that when I meet a person for the first time, I am automatically sizing them up: Are they a threat? What is their intent? I am skeptical of everyone and everything...
You’re Not Heavy…

You’re Not Heavy…

If you sit and visualize the times folks have helped you out when you were really in need; or, count out the times friends/loved ones/strangers carried you when you couldn’t quite muster up the strength or resources to carry yourself; remember each time someone spoke...

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