Collective Impact and the Danger of Drift

Let’s get real. Collective Impact partnerships are really hard. You believe a better world is possible for those you serve, and you’re on a mission to solve complex problems for your community. But a single organization, no matter how courageous and well-funded, can only do so much. The Collective Impact model is a framework forContinue reading “Collective Impact and the Danger of Drift”

8 Reasons No One Volunteers and What to Do About It

Is it like pulling teeth to get volunteers? You’re not alone. The good news is that you can correct course and have enthusiastic people stepping up to serve. Here are 8 reasons people aren’t helping, and what you can do about it. 1. You didn’t invite them personally It’s okay to cast a wide net.Continue reading “8 Reasons No One Volunteers and What to Do About It”

What is Coaching?

What is coaching? Whether you’re stuck, transitioning, dreaming, or trouble-shooting, coaching can be a catalyst to getting you or your organization to where you want to be! Coaching is the art and science of partnering with a client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. AContinue reading “What is Coaching?”

HALT! Who Goes There?

You woke up at 4:30 a.m. to squealing garbage truck brakes and banging trash cans tossed onto the driveway. You had to cancel your long overdue lunch with a friend to handle an urgent personnel issue. The day was spent fielding questions, solving problems, counseling others, and taking a call from the school about yourContinue reading “HALT! Who Goes There?”


And just like that, the world shifts and we must shift with it. It’s uncertain. Uncomfortable. Epic. Mere weeks ago, a global pandemic was unimaginable. But here we are a few weeks in to our indefinite sentence to stay-at-home orders and social distancing. March 2020 is now hailed as the month that would not end,Continue reading “#GratefulApril”

A Tutor for Life’s Pop Quizzes

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Remember pop quizzes in school? They put you on the spot, tested your knowledge, and rated your performance. Sometimes they boosted your confidence as you realized how quickly you recalled the answers. Other times, they caught you off guard. Even when youContinue reading “A Tutor for Life’s Pop Quizzes”