Poem: The Winds of Change Are Here

                The Winds Of Change, A Poem By Rachel Rosen The winds of change are here Making their presence known From blazing fires, to smokey gusts Their force is felt Their message is crystal clear They joined together with my intuition And they said: it’s time It’s time To…

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Guideposts to Thriving Cultures

Core values serve as guideposts for decision making. Without them, we can be pulled in many different directions. Core values have to be more than nice words hung on a wall. They have to be clearly defined and every member of the organization needs to be able to define them in a way that is…

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What Does An Iceberg Have To Do With Inclusion?

Will Your Inclusion Iceberg Capsize Your Success? Discover how the S.P.A.R.K. Acronym Can Help Ignite Inclusion With Intentionality   The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley   How many of us have heard…

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Don’t Be Blindsided: Lead With A S.P.A.R.K.

We All Have Blind-spots. Leaders Have a Responsibility To Check Them   Discover How the S.P.A.R.K. Acronym Can Help You Lead With More Consciousness & Emotional Intelligence     In drivers education, one of the first lessons a new driver learns is about blind spots.   “Check my blind spots” becomes a mantra derived from the…

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DO YOU HAVE INTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER?

DO YOU HAVE INTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER? 3 Things to Remember When Communicating With Consciousness & Intentionality The invitation to set an intention can be found everywhere from yoga classes to meetings and events because intention is an aim or a plan. Think about aims and plans you’ve set before. We’ve all set goals or made…

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How To Use S.P.A.R.K. to Heal Intention Deficit Disorder

A lot of folks I work with ask me what they can do differently to communicate with more consciousness and intentionality–especially across difference (race, gender, ethnicity, generation, sexuality, body-type, etc.).   A lot of leaders also ask how they can shift the culture and support their team members to speak with less judgement and act with more…

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The Paradox of Adaptive Leadership

The Paradox of Adaptive Leadership: Are You Clinging to Perfection or Embracing the SPARK?   In a world of over-saturation, created by the ability to have access information immediately through the internet, what sets a business apart is its soul, articulated through its leadership. Yet, few people have the skill-set to embrace and acknowledge challenges,…

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The Death That Birthed A National Conversation

The Death That Birthed A National Conversation   A Call For Brave Action Steps, With Love, For Justice (Part 1)   Heather Heyer was killed. Chances are if you are reading this, you are keenly aware of who she was – an activist, a passionate woman committed to equality, a woman who tragically lost her life on…

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Anti-White Supremacy Resources For Educators

Anti-White Supremacy Resources For Educators & Parents To say my heart has been heavy this past week is an understatement. A little over a week ago, a white supremacist drove a car into a peaceful crowd of racial justice activists in Charlottesville, killing a 32 year old woman and injuring 19 others.   The quote…

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Why I Don’t Use The Term “Ally”

Why I Don’t Use The Term “Ally” Food for Thought, For Your Consideration   “What would be helpful in this moment?” I asked my friend, who’s African American, as we sat on the couch one evening after work.   My friend had just shared a frustrating experience she had involving cross-race dynamics at work with…

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