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Game-Changing Impact: Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

During the Net Impact 2019 Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to sit in on a session about Game Changing Impact with Shannon Houde, an ICF-ACC certified executive coach with more than two decades mentoring, coaching, and training professionals in the impact sector. She also happens to be my career coach. I was quite interested to learn about the organimetric and assessment tool that Shannon’s been instructing lately, The GameChanger Index® (or The GC Index). I wondered how I might

Game-Changing Impact: Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

During the Net Impact 2019 Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to sit in on a session about Game Changing Impact with Shannon Houde, an ICF-ACC certified executive coach with more than two decades mentoring, coaching, and training professionals in the impact sector. She also happens to be my career coach. I was quite interested to learn about the organimetric and assessment tool that Shannon’s been instructing lately, The GameChanger Index® (or The GC Index). I wondered how I might

Video tip: Practice mindfulness by using your tongue

Let’s eat chocolate! Wait, let’s do more than just eat chocolate. Why don’t you join me in savoring chocolate, this moment, and the rest of your day. Practice mindfulness by using your tongue: Practice mindfulness by using your tongue from Walk of Life Consulting on Vimeo.

Video tip: Resilient leadership: How to avoid employee burn out

Stress is inherent, but you have the power to decrease employee burn out and improve resiliency by practicing mindfulness. Stay tuned for “How to practice mindfulness by using your tongue”!

The soft stuff matters most: How to create scalable impact in a complex global culture

Martha Herrera Gonzalez is known as a pioneer for how she has taken a global extractives business, Cemex, to its next stage of engagement and embedding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles across more than 50 countries. Her message is simple: Dream. Listen. Learn. Act. Herrera Gonzalez, who joined the building materials company 23 years ago, is director of CSR and director of the Cemex-Tec of Monterrey Center for the Development of Sustainable Communities. It’s her mission to develop and

This summer I drank the Kool-Aid

I arrive four hours south of San Francisco, California on the shuttle bus full of all shapes, ages, nationalities, colors and spirits of people. It pulls into the steep dirt driveway with the wooden rustic sign announcing the not that rustic retreat center. Overwhelmed by the beauty of the large well mowed grassy field, dance floor bordering the ocean heaving with staff expressing themselves and welcoming us with a groove beat, an extensive organic garden stroking the hillside, a cutting

Harvard Business Review’s 10 charts from 2013 that changed the way we think

Harvard Business Review has put together a fabulous infographic series titled “10 Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think.”

Being mindful can help you be a better sustainability leader

Image © Johnson Wang on Unsplash. In today’s world, how you do a job is just as important as what you do. This is especially true for those in positions of influence within the sustainability impact sector. Herding cats through a complex change process while maintaining the bottom line? You’re going to need super-human levels of focus, calm, empathy and mindful leadership. Our ability to align our intellectual intelligence with our emotional intelligence defines our effectiveness as leaders. Businesses are