Check out our latest Rural Futures podcast episode with Robin Jourdan. Robin is a great friend and fellow futurist who has recently been named a Fellow by Association of Professional Futurists. Robin talks about Generation Alpha…the children of Millennials (and some of us late bloomers in Gen X)…and about being a futurist and leader in a world that is changing rapidly. Can you imagine … Read More Happy International Women’s Day!
Purpose, Vision and the Future Purpose and vision are two key elements when creating and living your desired future. Individuals and organizations investing in transformation must make the time explore and clearly define their purpose and their vision. It is an important first step in my futuring and coaching process and is especially important for women (and men) who find themselves in new, and … Read More What is Your Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP)?
My whirlwind 2018 global tour is at an end. Japan was awesome, and I had the time of my life presenting with a panel of incredible women at the 2018 Global Women’s Forum in Paris, France. However, the best part of it all…an Instagram post from one of the members of the Rural Futures team – thanks Katelyn!! You are incredible. Thanks for going … Read More The New York Times, Women, Leadership & Gratitude
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
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
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
My new book crush for women over 40 (or women of any age!) is Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being by Dr. Christiane Northrup. I have listed to a number of her talks on YouTube; however, this is the first in-depth experience I have had with her work. She covers the gamut of topics in Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription … Read More The Future of Women: Goddesses Never Age
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Business is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer” who has a buffet of buying choices. Empowered consumers decide how they want to purchase goods and services. Big Data [collecting information (data) from multiple sources to detect trends, identify patterns and make decisions] is one tool that can be used to develop marketing campaigns, study human behaviors and determine patterns. It is also being … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace
The tools and technologies that help people create their own businesses and design their lives in ways that best suit them, are also fueling Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning. Purposeful living is shaping everything from healthcare to education. Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Personal fulfillment is a growing trend in business and entrepreneurship. … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend #2: Living with Purpose and Meaning
Women are one segment of society benefitting from the #GigEconomy. They are taking advantage of being globally connected in a big way! Women are selling products on Etsy, Amazon and their own stores. They are using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites to grow their online presence while supporting their businesses and families. In 2015, I co-published an article, Become a Future-Focused … Read More The Future of Women: Globally Connecting in the #GigEconomy