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Back in San Antonio

The first time I was in San Antonio, Texas was in October 2015. It was my first time at a photography conference. And my first trip away from my littles. This week I have been back in San Antonio, Texas.I am at my first non profit conference.And it’s just as exciting to have a fewContinue reading “Back in San Antonio”

Leading Through Stories: What’s Next

We’re heading into summer break in the northern hemisphere. It’s nice to imagine those eight weeks flowing by as a series of restorative events that re-connect us with family and renew our connection to ourselves. Creating an action plan for the summer may sound counterintuitive, but it is essential to ensure the weeks don’t flyContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: What’s Next”

Leading Through Stories: Think Back, Look Ahead

Two years ago, our plans and goals for our lives and businesses changed. Most of us had to hit pause as we endured the restrictions of a global pandemic. Now as those constraints finally seem to be easing, it’s time to dust off those plans, revisit them, and decide if a new set of goalsContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: Think Back, Look Ahead”

Five Reasons Why You Need a Digital Storytelling Facilitator

When was the last time you told someone a story, or heard a story that impacted you in a profound way? We have all had amazing experiences that have changed our lives. Sometimes telling stories about those experiences has a huge impact on others, and sometimes those stories cause a ripple effect of change inContinue reading “Five Reasons Why You Need a Digital Storytelling Facilitator”

Leading Through Stories: The Impact of Gratitude

In its simplest form, gratitude is the expression of appreciation for something or someone, and it is given freely with nothing expected in return. But did you know that giving thanks can actually make you happier and healthier? Living in a state of gratitude can be life-changing, not only for you, but for the peopleContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: The Impact of Gratitude”

Leading Through Stories: Live Well Lead Well

In moments when we find it difficult to lead from where we stand, it is important to reflect on what we are feeling and thinking. Recognizing where you are mentally, emotionally, and physically is the first step to raising your vibe. Do you take the time to ask yourself what you are doing to liveContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: Live Well Lead Well”

Leading Through Stories: The Gift of Grief

It is human nature to try to help our friends, neighbours, family, and friends though their grief. This compulsion to offer advice, or say something we think will ease the pain, often serves to diminish the feelings people are experiencing, and can sometimes even cause harm, despite our best intentions. It is important to knowContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: The Gift of Grief”

Leading Through Stories: Tell Your Story

We have all experienced meaningful moments in our lives that have transformed us. Although each of these stories is unique to us, the impact and lessons we learn are often universal. That is why story creates connection and builds relationships. Sharing these stories gives us the opportunity to not only support ourselves through these experiences,Continue reading “Leading Through Stories: Tell Your Story”

Leading Through Stories: Impactful Leadership

What does impactful leadership mean to you? What words come to mind? Perhaps the names of people who have impacted you through a traditional leadership role; a manager, CEO, or team leader. Perhaps values and characteristics show up for you; passion, authenticity, great communicator, and visionary might top the list.  When you create a pictureContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: Impactful Leadership”

What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital storytelling has changed everything I am doing. Recently, I got to sit down virtually with Mike Lang of Common Language DST and pick his brain about all things digital storytelling. Mike is a digital storytelling facilitator, a health researcher and a filmmaker, among many other things. In April of 2021 I took his LevelContinue reading “What is Digital Storytelling?”