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

a difference

I don’t take the time to share many emails, but I had to share this message from one of my students.  Every now and then, I need that reminder of why I’ve been in higher education for 30+ years.  To be honest, this message made me cry.  I am truly honored to serve profoundly serve.  … Continue reading

plus one catalyst challenge

This semester, we teach a class – Redesign a Life You’ll Love – where students engage in weekly activities to build a better life.  Although we don’t typically get a lot of students to take the class (it’s an elective), those that do share that the course has been life-changing for them. During the first week … Continue reading