Connection Advocate & Leadership Consultant
Coach, Speaker, Trainer
Executive Director | The John Maxwell Team
In addition to possessing strong leadership skills and a heart for others, your "world" needs you to be strong, hopeful, and effective in your abilities to lead from your strengths. I can help.
I’ll help you address the lost art of both communicating (effectively) and creating meaningful connection. We'll do this through a leadership lens as we develop the leadership skills you need to influence your environments in a healthy way. These skills are crucial creating "culture" in these most important personal and professional relationships.
Often unaware of our abilities to influence (lead) and primarily without intentional direction, our default strategies become the path of least resistance, crisis management, and auto-pilot. This happens over time as we become weary, tired and stressed. This auto pilot approach to life, and the people in it, becomes almost a survival mechanism. As the years tick by, we buoy along hoping to keep our head afloat as the years of juggling everyone's agendas and responsibilities, while missing out on meaningful connections, slowly takes its toll. I assure you there is a better way! I'll help you find yours!
I will encourage you to move toward a life of significance by helping you get clear about where you are today. You will determine what you really value, what your strengths are, and how to put the two together to serve others from your strength zone.
For the last 20+ years I have helped women be their best physical, mental, spiritual and emotional selves through Jazzercise. I have taught at national conventions, spoken to large groups, trained new instructors across the country, owned and led a small business to world class success, while also coaching instructors on how to be their personal best, and teaching local classes many times per week. I can help you too!
Through these opportunities, an amazing team of women joined me on a journey of self-help using dance fitness, choreographed movement, motivating music, as well as educational instruction and verbal inspiration. We rode through the fast-paced changes of the fitness industry, carrying each other through the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat both professionally and personally. We learned that by developing a positive place for our customers to come and just “be," also created a healthy space for everyone involved.
Fast is getting faster, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Time is literally the only commodity we can never get back. Fortunately, there are ways to maximize the gift of time on this earth. In each role we "play" we are given a choice as to who we want to be as we interact with each other. Is interaction really enough? Are we fulfilled by interactions throughout the day? Or do we crave a deeper level of connection?
My mentor, John Maxwell, says "We don’t connect head to head, we connect heart to heart. " With this in mind, there must be both an awareness and intention about these roles we play. Otherwise our connections will come and go with minimal or no benefit to either person, or the team we are a part of.
I hope you are sensing a theme here! We (you and I) have much work to do. You are designed and equipped for the many roles and challenges we face, but you are busy, might need additional skills and awareness, and most importantly we all need each other. Together we can strengthen our communities, both personally and professionally, in a positive and respectful way.
You will make a difference. Your world needs you. Better yet, we will do it together.