A little bit about me
Are you living by your resume, or your eulogy?
I’ve lived multiple lives: a rock journalist at the young age of 16 interviewing musicians on tour buses, as an undergrad living with aboriginal tribes in Australia, student body president, co-founder of a non-profit, co-founder of a national lobbying organization and a university researcher, administrator and teacher.
In other words: I was a classic overachiever. Constantly reaching for what was next in my hamster wheel of seeking external gratification in the name of doing instead of being.
After teaching in higher ed for over a decade, I realized my students were becoming more and more stressed, and the brightest students in my leadership classes were often plagued with feelings of unworthiness and what I like to call “never-having-enough-itis”.
How can we raise children to be healthy, vibrant, happy, conscientious AND successful? How can we redefine success in terms of our legacy rather than our resume? How we can we be role models that are present, mindful and practicing what we preach?
I’m not yet a parent, but I started thinking about these questions and decided to create the kinds of tools I would want to share with my own kiddos someday.
And I wanted to create something that would serve as a reminder to adults to about what this whole life thing is really all about and spoiler alert: It’s not about your credentials.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”~Maya Angelou
We all want the very best for our kids. The best researched ideas and tools to make memories and traditions that stand the test of time. I developed Lead to Love so that adults and kids alike can lead enriched lives with a foundation of what really matters most.
Thanks for joining me on this journey!