the catalyst tribe…

Have you ever felt like you were called to do something bigger? As you can tell from my posts in the past, you may notice that I’m all about empowering people to create lives that matter – not only for themselves, but for others as well. It’s been a compelling purpose for a few years … Continue reading

true work

I received an email message on Monday from one of my favorite authors, Jeff Goins, that really hit home for me right now, as I wonder if there’s a place for my work at my current institution. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been thinking a lot about my work, both within and outside … Continue reading

reinventing advising and coaching for 2030

I just found out that one of my favorite authors, Clayton M Christensen, passed away in January.  He was best know for his work in Disruptive Innovation.  Here’s a quote that I found that sums up how I want to best live my life: “I’ve concluded that the metric by which God will assess my … Continue reading

a life’s work

Since we’ve been asked to work from home several weeks ago, I’ve been spending time a lot of time reading new books, which have inspired me to create and/or modify the tools we use in our Design Your Life classes.  Typically, for each class, I find a video that delivers an inspirational message to support … Continue reading

coronavirus and mental health

This will most likely be one of the few blog posts I share regarding the coronavirus.  Reality is that we all have to deal with it in some capacity.  It sucks, but it’s life right now. My favorite author, Mark Manson, wrote a wonderful article on the reality of dealing with the coronavirus – and … Continue reading

do you like to read?

Hey everyone!  I hope that your week is off to a great start! A quick story.  Anybody familiar with the term “rabbit hole?”  Well, that happened to me this morning.  I subscribe to a book list – and this morning, I received a message about a book to explore.  So, I went on Amazon and … Continue reading

multiple roles

Two weeks ago (Wednesday) in my Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship class, I had the students reflect on their lives using our 50 Kick-Ass Questions to Awaken Meaningful Change. After class, one student wrote me an email, sharing that he had 37 “No” answers – out of 50! He also shared that he was thinking about dropping out … Continue reading