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Clarity & Kindness

“Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” This is my favorite quote of Brene Brown’s because it is SO true. Within that quote, the best part is the second sentence. Why? Because often, we fail to realize the harmful consequences of not being honest with ourselves or others. But if you’ve ever been on the end […]
February 28, 2024
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Looking Behind & Ahead…

In the tapestry of THRIVE IMPACT’s year, there’s a consistent thread that weaves through every story: “healing.” Our strategic planning and leadership workshops, often perceived as the “cheese,” became a vessel for the “medicine”—transformative, profound healing experiences. This year, amidst the many challenges impact-driven leaders faced, THRIVE IMPACT emerged as a sanctuary. Here are some […]
December 22, 2023
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“If we want to lead well in the world, the first place we need to lead well is within ourselves.”

We facilitated a workshop about “Impact-Driven Leadership for the Next Normal” for a community foundation we are working with. The workshop had a profound impact on the participants, as it delved into the neuroscience behind effective leadership and its relevance in the fast-paced modern world. We began by addressing the significance of “CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP” in […]
November 6, 2023
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Co-creating Your Future WITH Your Community

When you think of the process of coming up with a strategic plan, what comes to mind?  If you lean towards the traditional methods, it means hiring a consultant who takes the upper leadership into a room for a handful of sessions and comes out with a strategic plan for the organization to implement.  You […]
October 11, 2023
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“Your future self is more important than your current self.”

These words come from Dr Benjamin Hardy, an organizational psychologist and the world’s leading expert on the psychology of entrepreneurial leadership and exponential growth. But is this true? Even in the most toxic and dire circumstances? Here’s one board we worked with that was in rough shape… We posed the following statement in an anonymous […]
September 15, 2023
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“That was so healing.”

“That was so healing.” This was a sentiment from a nonprofit CEO we’ve been working with recently. She was sharing about her experience with us and the process we took her team through to update their strategic plan. The objectives of the process were really straightforward and tactical, like updating the outcome indicators and success […]
August 18, 2023
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This month’s story of impact is focused on part of our work with our THRIVER community about a 3-part workshop series we did called the “Impact into Story Energizer”. The reason why a nonprofit exists is not to just do nice things in the world. It is to CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE! Unfortunately, many times small, […]
May 12, 2023
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Why capacity building needs to include Pause, Connection, and Belonging. 

For this month’s Impact story, I wanted to share excerpts directly from a nonprofit leader’s share on our latest podcast – linked at the end of this newsletter. His name is Slade Custer and he’s the Director of Development (think head of fundraising) for Food to Power, a nonprofit in Colorado Springs, CO whose mission […]
April 14, 2023
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Re-energizing a Strategic Plan – 3 hour Operationalizing Workshop

NAMI Colorado Springs plays an important role in improving the mental health of residents in Colorado Springs, CO and they needed support to take their current strategic plan and “energize” it by co-creating measurable goals and action plans for the year ahead. Through our 3-hour Re-energize Your Strategic Plan workshop, the team generated success metrics […]
March 17, 2023
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