One of my favorite things to do is work with leaders who are eager to shape the future. I especially enjoy working with leaders in the $3 trillion healthcare space. Why? Their world is being disrupted at an increasingly rapid pace, and many leaders in this important industry are doing what they can to innovate and shape the future. I also appreciate the fact … Read More Innovation, Leadership & the Future of Healthcare
After months of work, a lot of learning and some fun times, the Rural Futures podcast has officially launched! Thanks to our guests, the RFI team (Katelyn Ideus, our podcast producer and champion, sounds amazing! T: The scheduling has totally paid off…and, Katy-you make us all sound incredible!!) and partners (thanks Ali Schwanke and the team at Simple Strat) for making this happen! Listen follow, … Read More Join the Conversation on the Rural Futures Podcast!
I just read a brilliant article by Ada Calhoun, The New Midlife Crisis: Why (and How) It’s hitting Gen X Women. Gen X, the generation often ignored by researchers, employers or even in basic conversations and presentations about generational differences, had a very different upbringing when compared to their parents or their children. We are an ambitious generation that created successful companies but … Read More The New Midlife Crisis on OPRAH.COM
Thanks to all who have served and are currently serving. Also, a BIG thanks to your families. It is a privilege to honor our Veterans. I especially want to thank my Father-in-Law. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Ken was a great man who was proud of his service. He also enjoyed being an active member of the Legion. I thought of … Read More Honoring Our Veterans: THANK YOU!
My new favorite book is, “The Freedom Journal: Accomplish Your #1 Goal in 100 Days,” by John Lee Dumas (aka JLD). John Lee Dumas hosts the EO Fire business podcast. I listen to EO Fire every week, and I really enjoy how JLD continuously points out the importance of focusing on specific goals and taking action. He wrote the Freedom Journal to help entrepreneurs achieve … Read More Freedom in Your 40’s: Is It Time for A Change?
It’s almost time for me to take off and present, The Future of Leadership, at the Heartland Center for Leadership’s Annual Institute. I will focus on the future of leadership in rural communities and plan to ask the audience a few questions about trends they see emerging now, in five years and in ten years. From my experience, women over 40 have great insights … Read More The Future of Leadership: What Wisdom Will You Share?
Happiness can be a grand challenge for all of us, especially in an culture where ageism is very real. According to Dictionary.com ageism is a noun meaning: discrimination against persons of a certain age group. a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment. I spoke about hope and happiness at the 2015 Rural Futures Conference, and I used … Read More Happiness Ignites Innovation
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! I love the fireworks, food and time with family. I am also grateful to be free!! In the United States of America, we have the best gift of all: Freedom. Many men and women have sacrificed their lives and families to protect our freedom. Cherish your freedom. Respect your freedom. Use it wisely. Remember, we have … Read More 4th of July Gratitude!
Two events in 2010 changed the trajectory of my life forever. I was driving home on June 22, 2010. As usual, I was talking to Mom. We talked about everyday things like my kids and when we would see each other next. I told her that I had been stranded at home the day before because every road to work was flooded due to … Read More Mom, Memories and Miracles