Guiding Lights

Throughout the website, you will see the term "Guiding Lights" and may not know what I'm referencing, so I want to take a moment to explain the term. 

 

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. 

Smiling Young Woman

Most people think they are self-aware when only about 10-15% really are.

Self-Aware

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.

Squash Player

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.

Optimistic

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. 

Design Book

America ranks no. 7 globally when it comes to our empathic concern and the ability to imagine others' point of view.

Empathatic

Connecting to the emotion another person is experiencing; it doesn't require that we have experienced the same situation they are going through.

Team Meeting

“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

Inclusive

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.

Mother and Baby on Floor

“Are you a knower or a learner?”

– Brené Brown

Curious

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.

Jam Cookies

“Do it Afraid.”

– Joyce Meyers

Courageous

Having mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.

Romantic Walk in Sunset

“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

Intentional

Having an aim or plan; a determination to act in, and therefore, BE a particular way.

Almond Blossom

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

– Dr Seuss

FUN

Providing amusement, enjoyment, or playfulness.