If you’re reading this, you likely know exactly why you’re here. In case you arrived by surprise, I hope this message finds you well.
At the start of the new year, I challenged myself and my peers to #DontWaitCreate. Encouraging ideas and conversations sparked a renewed interest in supporting the communities I care about.
Let’s talk about purpose.
We join clubs, communities, and organizations with the aims of helping us find purpose – or direction – that feels right in line with who we are and what we do. Finding direction may feel easier for some than others, and we become active participants, leaders, and doers.
Then we get to work. We participate, we lead, we do… until we get tired.
Our passion becomes overrun by our individual and collective exhaustion, and we let go of the purposeful, of our communities, to recharge and recover. Newer, enthusiastic individuals take on the charge to continue the work, but find themselves (un)intentionally patterning that behaviour. Rinse. Repeat.
It does NOT have to be this way.
Let’s talk about transition planning. Real, sustainable transition planning.
- When you find yourself in a position of leadership, when do you start thinking about how and when you will pass information on to the next position-holder?
- When leadership positions become vacant, how do you prepare for onboarding a new individual into the role?
- When individuals leave leadership positions, how do you ensure information is not lost when they leave?
If your head was spinning while trying to answer any of these questions, it’s okay – I’m here to help.
After years of seeing these trends in the workplace, student organizations, nonprofits, fraternities and sororities, churches, and community organizations, I want to help you change the culture, commit to meaningful leadership development, and keep your communities alive and thriving.