I'm thrilled to announce that I'm partnering with Ladyboss Midwest to host two Personal Systems Disruption virtual weekend retreats in January. Jan 1-3 and Jan 15-17 In addition to the powerful 6-part series, we'll add a "New Year, New You" theme (don't we all need to shake 2020 right off our heels?) as well as including Ladyboss swag in the pre-retreat welcome package and other content from them throughout the retreat.
Battered and bruised but still trying
I’m in a super vulnerable place at the moment. My work side, I guess my professional life, has taken some enormous hits of late. We were a finalist for a significant grant prize in the region and found out last week that we didn’t receive it. The feedback I got from them was maddening. The panelists were unanimously positive about the direction we have gone as an organization, the impact we are having on the arts sector and the larger community, the tremendous growth we have seen and the very real value of my leadership. But they felt that our funding was not as secure as they wanted it to…
Better Late than Never
I’m late to the Brené Brown game. I have known about her for a number of years (hello, I don’t live under a rock!), and I haven’t actively ignored her writings and TED talks, but I haven’t sought them out, either. I suppose I chafed at her seemingly universal popularity; I’m not a joiner of really…anything; getting on her bandwagon felt too obvious. Too basic. So I passively ignored her work. But Brené was in good company; I pretty much have always ignored all self help, personal exploration books. While my mom and my college best friend were eating them up like happy meals, I was busy touting their irrelevance.…