Leading with Lived Experience

When I was 12 or 13 years old, I saw a grunge band video on MTV showing teenagers running from abusive homes and ending up on the street. In one scene, a brown-haired girl was dragged into a van by grown men. As I watched, my heart raced.

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Channeling Your Growth Zone

What is your ultimate objective in life? Discovering your purpose and why you’re here? Finding meaning in your existence and events as they unfold?

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Leadership: Stepping Forward

February 19, 2007: That was the day my life became the motto “from tragedy to triumph.” I was proudly and confidently serving in the United States Army.

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Going Beyond Climate Change Awareness

I step up to the podium in the small lecture theater and look over 120 people assembled from more than a dozen nations. To my right, I see tabular icebergs passing by beyond the oval-shaped windows. My challenge will be to keep the audience focused on my talk rather than the breathtaking nature beyond the… Read more »

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Building a Successful, Caring Community

More than 20 years ago, I signed up as a volunteer at Covenant House Alaska – the only shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in the southcentral region of the state – and it changed the trajectory of my life.

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