Sat Down

I used to be a runner. It was my peace and my solace. I used to figure things out on the road until an injury forced me to hang up my running shoes about five years ago. And then a few months back, I had the idea to return to my favorite sport and talked a friend into training for the Twin Cities 10k. We found a very reasonable training plan online and began the two-month training regimen for the race. I was so excited to get back to it. My fav sport was back and, this time for good. A 10k this year, next year a half marathon! The next ten years would be full of destination marathons and running with friends.


Not really. One month in, while on a morning run, my feet decided that my fifty (something) year old body wasn’t up for running on the sand. One month and a foot surgery later, I have been forced to slow down, a lot.


It was super stressful at first, but two weeks into it, I am finding a huge blessing in seeing more of what is going on around me. Looking and listening to my husband when he speaks and actually seeing people’s faces when I am out in the world. Asking questions about other people’s day and life, and actually listening to their answers.


There is a lot to be said for burning the candle at both ends. I have done it my entire life until a little mishap sat me down. While devastated at first, I am now seeing that it may be one of the best things that has happened to me in a while.

Our New World

It’s coming. The world revised by COVID. I have told my clients that this fall marks the tide of a completely new world that requires a new way to train and upskill teams. Employees are changing industries and leadership is either hiring or needing to eliminate the productivity gap with leaner teams.

On the eve of this change, it is my belief that those who are ready will rise and, those who are not will get left behind. Are you ready?