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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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Reflections & Resources for White Racial Justice Advocates

Reflections & Resources for White Racial Justice Advocates Food for Thought, For Your Consideration Draft 1 (because there will always be another draft)   If you’re reading this, you are likely a racial justice advocate who identifies as being a white AND/OR you are someone who wants to learn more about what’s at play with whiteness in the…

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Transformative Leaders Confront With Care

Transformative Leaders Confront With Care Discover How the S.P.A.R.K. Acronym Can Help You When you hear the word “confront”…what type of reaction do you have? How about… Have you ever avoided conflict? Maybe you’ve felt uneasy about a conversation that you know you should have which involves giving someone feedback? Perhaps you’ve felt nervous about telling…

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Integrity

Transformative Leaders Engage with Integrity. 9 Tips for Leading In Alignment (And With Your S.P.A.R.K.) Integrity is one of my most core values. I think of it as being in highest alignment, because it would be the manifestation of me actualizing my values. Living and breathing what I stand for. Not swaying or distracting myself…

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One White Woman’s Reflections on Race & Being “Color-Brave”

Reflections on Talking About Race from a White Woman I share these reflections & truisms as a learner and leader. And as someone who refuses to stay silent. I watched this impactful Ted Talk on being “Color-Brave”, by Mellody Hobson, the very same week I was doing some deep reflecting on the anniversary of Philando Castile’s murder. So, I…

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