I see myself as an Illuminator, one that shines my light on others and brightens their light or sparks a light that has been dimmed by life! The way I shine my light as a leader looking to evoke change, is to be consistent with my intentions.
The tools and awarenesses you'll obtain through working with me, can and be used in every space you enter; not just limited to your teams or your family and friends.
We can shine our light in the simplest ways, when we make eye contact, offer a genuine smile, or even say "Hello" to people we encounter; we shine our light on them, we acknowledge them, we hear them, we SEE them, i.e. they experience our values.
I am a light! I am guided by my values. I built my company and choose my clients and partnerships based on those values, in other words, based on my guiding lights.
Most people think they are self-aware when only about 10-15% really are.
Striving to maintain a conscious knowledge of our own character, feelings, motives while being cognizant of the impact we have on others based on how they see us and how we see ourselves.
Optimism is specifically related to 11 to 15% longer life span, on average, and to greater odds of achieving “exceptional longevity,” that is, living to the age of 85 or beyond.
Being hopeful and confident about a successful outcome in any situation. Even though roadblocks may get in our way, optimists are creative thinkers who can recover from setbacks.
America ranks no. 7 globally when it comes to our empathic concern and the ability to imagine others' point of view.
Connecting to the emotion another person is experiencing; it doesn't require that we have experienced the same situation they are going through.
“Often times a “seat at the table” isn’t needed because the table is defective. We need to work together to not only deconstruct the table but build a new one.”
– Varsey Laurelle
Providing everyone with equal access to opportunities and resources; give traditionally marginalized groups, like those based on gender, race, physical, or mental disabilities a space where they are being seen, valued, and heard.
“Are you a knower or a learner?”
– Brené Brown
Strongly desiring to know or learn something; having an inquisitive interest in others’ concerns, interests, and/or viewpoints. Entering a new space wanting to learn rather than teach.
“Do it Afraid.”
– Joyce Meyers
Having mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
“Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve”
– Grenville Kleiser
Having an aim or plan; a determination to act in, and therefore, BE a particular way.
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
– Dr Seuss
Providing amusement, enjoyment, or playfulness.