Yesterday, my daughter Hailey celebrated a major accomplishment in her life. 9 months ago, Hailey asked my wife Emily and I to buy her an Iphone.  We told her no.  We then told her she would need to make and save $1,000 so she could buy it herself.  She immediately replied by stating that she
When we decided to take our company’s leadership team to Spain for a weeklong leadership immersion retreat, we knew there would be a lot of planning involved.  In the months leading up to our Ultimate Immersion Experience, the planning team, consisting of my wife, Emily, Marketing and Events Manager, Danielle, and Executive Assistant, Frances, spent
My son, Riley, and I recently hiked the last 72 miles of the Camino de Santiago. This week’s blog is part of a series titled: Leadership Lessons from the Camino de Santiago.  Riley and I began our hike on day 1 filled with excitement and energy to spend the next 6 days hiking to Santiago
This week’s blog is part of an ongoing series titled: Leadership Lessons from the Camino de Santiago. Check out the last two blogs in this series: Leadership Lessons from the Camino de Santiago. A Small Act of Kindness Can Bring Massive Joy to Others. I have been in touch with several close friends over the
I recently hiked the last 115 km/72 miles of the Camino de Sanitago in Spain with my son, Riley.  This adventure was filled with many memories that Riley and I will cherish for the rest of our lives.  Along this 6-day journey we learned many lessons that I promised I would share and expand on
I just returned from Spain from a three-week adventure with my son, Riley. It was an adventure filled with fun, sun, cuisine, culture, and some much-needed father-son time. One of the highlights of our three weeks in Spain was a 6-day, 72-mile hike on the Camino de Santiago. We hiked the last 115 km (72
There are lessons and treasures buried in all stories.  When it comes to leadership, becoming a great storyteller is critical, especially when it comes to sharing your story.  Being able to express the events of your own journey, and the lessons learned within it, have the power to inspire, elevate and encourage others. A leader
One of the key elements in growing and becoming a great leader is to give yourself grace and the space to fail, screw up and get it wrong.  Being in a position of leadership creates the pressure that we always must know the answer, get things right, and have a plan perfectly execute. The reality

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

There is growth and beauty right outside of your comfort zone. One of the biggest lessons I have learned in relation to growing as it applies to life, leadership and business, is to explore what is just on the other side of my comfort zone. The issue lies in the fact that all people, me
Who are you responsible for leading?  Who are you responsible for investing in?  Who are you responsible for providing for?  Who are you responsible for elevating, encouraging, and driving towards the best version of themselves?  This could be in life, leadership, business, family, community, and other relationships. How are you leading them, encouraging them and