5 Reasons You Should Set Big Goals (Now!)

5 Reasons You Should Set Big Goals (Now!)

I’ve often said that living life without goals is like driving cross-country without a GPS or roadmap—you may eventually reach your destination, or you may not. And how much easier would it be to get to where you want to go with some guidance? Without a clear...
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Here’s Why

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Here’s Why

Have you ever owned a favorite pair of slippers? You know, that beat-up pair in the corner of your bedroom that are so worn out yet perfectly imperfect in their ugly state, that they are your absolute favorite thing to slip on after a long day? Or maybe for you it’s...
2016 Reflections: It’s time to Settle UP!

2016 Reflections: It’s time to Settle UP!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s that time when we reflect on what has transpired throughout the course of the past 11 months, and we look forward to all that lies ahead. When I look back at 2016, my heart swells with memories of the many beautiful...
Introducing the U & Improved Leadership Foundation

Introducing the U & Improved Leadership Foundation

It’s always amazing to me what can happen when a spark of an idea is ignited by the fire of a generous, forward-thinking community. It was 2014 when I stood before a crowd of people at a U & Improved graduation and announced we were creating a new class—U the Teen...
What’s Love Got to Do with It?

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Many years ago, as I left college to enter the “real world,” I worked in radio and print advertising…my short stint in “Corporate America.” I remember questioning whether or not this was really what I was meant to do (before recognizing that I was truly born to be an...