Kelsey here, still holding down the blogging fort for Paul while he’s on sabbatical. As we end the first quarter of 2018, I’ve been thinking a lot about my goals for this year. At the end of last year, I had started to find my stride as a new mother, and I had imagined a whole slew of things I would accomplish in 2018. Now that we’re a quarter of the way through the year, I’m checking back in on my 2018 goals…are you?
Last Friday’s breakfast featured the most laugh-filled keynote speech I’ve heard in a long time. Paul Hillen, longtime friend of the breakfast and Chief Commercial Officer at JM Swank, teased Vikings fans and alluded to his St. Patty’s-themed boxers…and reflected on how his leadership has evolved over a thirty-year career. You can listen to clips of Paul’s story on the latest episode of the Goodness Pays Leadership Podcast, where I break down his message with Good Leadership writer and producer Chloe Radcliffe. Get your half hour of inspiration today!
Here’s a Tuesday surprise for you: it’s Kelsey writing, not Paul! While Paul’s taking his sabbatical, I’m taking over the Good Leadership Blog… and hosting this Friday’s Good Leadership Breakfast! Like Paul mentioned in last week’s blog, I’m a coach, facilitator, speaker, and new mom, and I’m thrilled to be putting my own spin on this month’s breakfast. Paul suggested a lens through which to view this challenge. Look at the facts, then consider how they make me feel and what they make me think. So here it goes:
What does it mean to have "sparks" in your eyes? Here's what I think: having a “twinkle” is cute and good. But having “sparks” is magnetic and irresistible. No one fits the "sparks" description more than Kelsey Meyer Schalkle – she’s a coach, facilitator, and speaker who lights up her clients. And she’s going to be the host of the Good Leadership Breakfast in my absence on March 16, 2018.