609, 2016

Dan Negroni | Want to change how you do business? Connect with millennials

September 6th, 2016|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

The following is a guest post from Dan Negroni, author of Chasing Relevance: Understand, Engage and Maximize Your Millennial Workforce.

Millennials. Like it or not, they will make up most of your workforce in the next ten years. This portends a big problem for countless companies: a huge disconnect between millennials and boomers/Gen Xers in the workforce. […]

1008, 2016

Jenette Clay | It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon: Dealing with chronic childhood illness.

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Guest Bloggers, Personal|

I was a shell of my former, confident self.

That winter, three of my children exhibited symptoms that I now know are related to Lyme Disease. Prior to that winter, most of my experience as a mom had been with healthy, robust and happy children.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria of the Borrelia genus.

The […]

2203, 2016

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter | Why I love writing resumes

March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

Below is a guest post from Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, one of only 50 master resume writers, who has crafted more than 1,500 career stories. I first met her on Twitter, and subsequently, hired her to rewrite my bio. I documented my experience here and here.  I’m excited for you to hear her own story of how she […]

703, 2016

Andrea Densley | Surprise! I Didn’t Die

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

The following is a guest post from Andrea Densley, singer, songwriter, and empty-nester mother of six.

Prepping for cancer surgery would not normally have been on my To-Do List for the production of my Christmas album.  Call the music arranger, procure song licensing, have a needle biopsy…. I was planning my life — not my sickness, and […]

601, 2016

Baby Upended Sarah Elkins’ Life, In a Good Way

January 6th, 2016|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

The following is guest post from Sarah Elkins about having her first baby.  Sarah lives in Helena, Montana, and likes to teach people to find their stories, organize them, and share them across platforms. You can connect with her here.

When I was pregnant with our first son, we were living in Washington DC and my […]

1210, 2015

Jenn Chloupek | My Why It Matters

October 12th, 2015|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

I first met Jenn Chloupek in Washington D.C. when I spoke at the NextGen Government Summit.  We’ve since exchanged a number of e-mails — and I invited her to guest blog.  Here’s her story.

Why do you do what you do? How often have we asked ourselves that question, only to answer, “I want to advance […]

1608, 2015

Tiffany Sowby | From a Carousel to a Roller Coaster

August 16th, 2015|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

After Tiffany Sowby read Dare, Dream, Do, she confided she had a dream she wasn’t quite ready to act on. I asked her to write about what this felt like — I love what she’s written.

Recently my sister-in-law and I were talked into riding a new roller coaster at a local amusement park. The park […]

707, 2015

Caitie Whelan | Lightning Notes

July 7th, 2015|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

One of the most generous networkers I know, Deb Mills-Scofield, introduced me to Caitie Whelan. Caitie is a former Congressional policy staffer turned Founder/Noter-in-Chief of The Lightning Notes, a short daily post to help us move the world forward. Here’s her story.  


In my head, the elevator pitch went like this:

I’m Caitie Whelan. I have no […]

2506, 2015

Shana Novak | TheHeirloomist

June 25th, 2015|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

Shana Novak a New York City-based still life photographer, and founder of TheHeirloomist. She photographs family heirlooms and turns them into life-size fine art. This is her story of how the TheHeirloomist came to be.

My Grandmother was a story teller and the keeper of the family heirlooms. She kept a number of carefully organized boxes […]

2705, 2015

Shelly Burr |My Daughter Has Spina Bifida

May 27th, 2015|Categories: Guest Bloggers|

Recently Kristy Williams hosted a book club event featuring Dare, Dream, Do*. Shelly Burr, who was there that evening, decided she needed to put a portion of her family’s story in writing.  After Kristy connected us, I invited Shelly to tell her story here.  Enjoy.

“We saw something on the ultrasound.”

With those words, the course of […]