Exploring Leadership, Intention, Acceptance and Gender
If you know me or if you know Girls on the Run, this is a pretty obvious love of mine. In 1996 I wrote the first Girls on the Run curriculum and have, over the last fifteen years been primarily responsible (with the assistance of some very innovative and creative co-pilots) for the edits and additional curricula now delivered. All that talking in my head and the ease with which I can be distracted leads to a wonderful gift…the gift of metaphor. I can take a seemingly abstract concept, connect a lot of dots and create experience-based curricula that bring the concept truly home to people…where they not only think cognitively about the redeeming qualities of a concept…but feel and experience it.
Trying to describe the Girls on the Run experience brings a smile to my face. Inevitably folks talk about how “finding the words” to share how the program impacted them, is difficult. “Words just don’t do it justice.” The experience is something they felt, grew into and now own.
Currently, I’m researching how to bring the softer side of leadership to a larger audience. Softer doesn’t mean weaker. Softer means less competition, more compassion, empathy and collaboration. Stay tuned. Something amazing is indeed, brewing.