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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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The THRIVERS Manifesto v2

We feel the speed and complexity of change forcing a shift in our communities and teams in our work with impact-driven organizations every day. We see firsthand that traditional leadership models no longer suffice. They’re growing more irrelevant as every day goes by and in fact are often hurting the most important part of our […]
February 28, 2024
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The Imperative of Rest for Impact-Driven Leaders: Insights from Professional Athletes

Professional athletes’ training regimens require the balance between performance and recovery, otherwise injury becomes much more prevalent. Recovery periods are vital for the body to rest, rejuvenate, and repair. As Lebron James’ trainer says, “We keep recovery as our number one focus.” While it seems to make sense for these professionals, why has this concept […]
January 31, 2024
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The Inner Workings of Creating Alignment

This month, we at THRIVE IMPACT facilitated a workshop for a well-known community foundation. The goal seemed simple: to help staff and board align on what had been accomplished last year and invite folks to imagine the future. Of course, nothing is simple, particularly when an organization is large and a lot is going on, […]
January 31, 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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Space For Solitude

The coming of the end of the year always brings out a spirit of contemplation in me—questions about what we are really doing here and why. But more than that, the end of the year invites some solitude. When I have space for this solitude, there are a few favorite things I listen to, consider, […]
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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Discovering Our Working Genius

Have you ever sat at your desk and wondered if you are bringing value to your team?  Have you ever felt criticized for not being “good” at something that was asked of you?  Earlier this year, I felt weighed down by a belief that I didn’t bring as much value to my team as I […]
October 13, 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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Setting and Achieving Goals

It’s that time of year again. We’ve said goodbye to summer and are wrapping our heads around fall and preparing for the year’s final quarter. This time of year lends itself to goal-setting, reflection, and preparation for that final sprint. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s that many folks […]
September 15, 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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Connecting Cultures of Learning and Accountability

We took a short break from the newsletter last month to move, explore the wilderness, and have some summer fun. But we’ve been working (and learning), too. One of the things we have been thinking a lot about lately is this seeming tension between cultures of learning and cultures of accountability. Without the room to […]
August 18, 2023
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