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Reflections on the inner work of leadership and resiliency.

The Sound of Settling

The Sound of Settling

For years, copying other people, I tried to know myself. From within, I couldn’t decide what to do. Unable to see, I heard my name being called. Then I walked…

Unfolding

Unfolding

“You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are…

Crying is not unprofessional. It’s human.

Crying is not unprofessional. It’s human.

Sensitivity is a virtue, not a disgrace. I was seated across from my new boss, just 90 days into my new role overseeing operations and community for a professional network.…

It’s not you, it’s the startup life

It’s not you, it’s the startup life

It’s not just founders struggling with burnout, depression or mental health at startups. I should know. It happened to me. My startup story starts in Loveland, Colorado. I had shimmed…

You do not overcome depression. You move through it.

You do not overcome depression. You move through it.

I like formulas. I like checklists. I like one, two, threes. Dotted i’s and crossed t’s. I like it when all I have to do is put in the work…

Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks

Growing up in West Central Wisconsin, I know intimately the inhospitable season that is winter. Parker Palmer notes in Letting Your Life Speak, that these winters will drive you crazy…

Still Standing Still

Still Standing Still

Years ago, I wrote that founding, running, and working in a startup can often feel as if you’re often feel as if you’re standing still while your hair’s on fire.…

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