Here’s a fun little exercise that a friend and I challenged each other to do a while ago that helped get us out of our current head space and into a hyper-motivated creative space; we called it playing with possibility. It’s only one of many exercises in the whole life-design process (and there are many versions). Ultimately it’s kind of like creating a bucket… Continue reading $300mil and 5 years, what would you do?
Although I’m no stranger to new cities, new schools, and new situations – I attended 3 different schools growing up, moved to Texas in my first year of university, to Vancouver in my second year of university, backpacked SE Asia in 2009, moved to Victoria for grad school, am now living in Malaysia for the summer etc. etc. – change… Continue reading Yes, change is scary, BUT…
12 months ago if you would have asked me where I would be spending the spring/summer months this year, no way I would have said India, Dubai and Malaysia, but keeping an open mind has led to some interesting opportunities and I am estatic about what’s coming up…when it feels right you just gotta run with it… #1 India Half my… Continue reading India, Dubai, Malaysia, oh my!
Being offiicially 27 years into my journey, I found myself reflecting on the people, situations and experiences that have left the biggest footprint on me and that have influenced how I approach and view, well, life. I share this list of learnings with the simple hope that you might think about some of the biggest moments and lessons that have shaped who you… Continue reading 27 learnings for 27 years
Last weekend the most amazing partner in crime, Matt Corker, and I presented two workshops at the UBC Student Leadership Conference on “Getting out of your own way”. It was a new experience for both of us – I had never presented at the SLC before (let alone with a remote teammate) and Matt had never presented digitally (which… Continue reading Who am I becoming? Reflecting on co-presenting w/ @Matt_Corker at the UBC SLC
Don’t say a word and control your thoughts. Ready? Go. When I was in Northern Thailand, the opportunity to go on a silent meditation retreat pretty much fell on my lap. I had wanted to go on one for so long so I jumped on it! Together, a group of around 12 of us from around… Continue reading 6 Lessons from a Thai Monk + controlling the Monkey Mind
I was recently chatting with a colleague about one of my favorite topics, Organizational Culture; what it is? how does it form? what elements make some stand out against others? how does it bring out the best in people? or how might it limit people’s potential? To me, the culture is the soul of the organization; it encompasses how… Continue reading Creating game-changing organizational cultures using POS