I was asked last week if I wanted to join a brand's secret club. Was it the illuminati? Was it a secret community of advanced community builders? Was it an invitation to join the robot takeover of the world? Sadly, it was none of those things. And here's what they should do about it.
Last week, I had a two-hour conversation with the one and only Phil Klein, one of the founding members of TEDxRainier and an incredible conversationalist and community organizer. One of the topics that we stumbled upon was interpersonal traumas and community building: people often try to work out their personal problems through the communities they … Continue reading Are Your Personal Insecurities Hurting Your Community?
I'd like to write a "note to self" of sorts, a letter for those community builders who are faced with a lot of choices about where to use their energy and who find that they have little energy to make those choices. It's not always about being the dependable one. Sometimes it is. It's nice to … Continue reading It’s Not Always About Showing Up
Earlier this week, I lead an online workshop for community builders to help them look back on 2016 and plan for 2017. If you missed it, you can still access the worksheets, my own planning worksheets, and the audio file. As I walked through the plans for the new year, the biggest ah-ha! moment that I noticed … Continue reading Set Your Intention for 2017, Set Yourself Up for Success
You can follow how-to posts all day, but you also need to answer these larger questions about your community work.