Co-Founder of rookha.com, journeysdream.org, and thebeatitudespractice.com
JuntoMentor: Earlybird (J3), Arrow Payments (J4), Lever Interactive (J5), Red Caffeine (J6)
"All human beings have a latent guidance system, which when active, illuminates thoughts and actions leading to ones optimal life; filled with joy and well-being. Groups supporting this process of activation experience immeasurable results."
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
We teach people the principles and tools supporting them in living optimal lives; fulfilling and joyful. We do this in organizations and as groups brought together for this purpose.
What are you working on right now?
Three projects that include a program called Optimal Being, another called The Beatitudes Practice, and a third called Journey's Dream. This brings solutions to the business community, faith communities, and mental health community. We are very excited about how quickly we are seeing transformations in people!
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
One is brutal honesty, or a better way to put it would be complete honesty. The other that I am still learning is rapid communication...addressing things right now.
What have you learned about yourself mentoring with Junto?
I get just as much from mentoring as the participants, and appreciate them and Junto for it immensely!
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
I am able to experience my emotions fully on a wide spectrum. I have come into relationship fully with where I like to be, and continue to be moved into new levels of awareness here.
Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."
All human beings have a latent guidance system, which when active, illuminates thoughts and actions leading to ones optimal life; filled with joy and well-being. Groups supporting this process of activation experience immeasurable results.
What is your superpower?
I would say awareness. I seem to know stuff and I attribute it to insight or inspiration in a way that I can only explain it as a God thing. It used to be that I didn't trust it. Now, I trust it more and am so thankful!
What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
That I am a Junto mentor.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
Right now, the books I’m recommending include Awakening the Optimal Leader, and Journey: A Mother’s Account of Love, Loss, and Spiritual Healing.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
The first retreat that I spoke at. I prepared a slide deck and talk and there was a 15 minute break between the previous speaker and me. It was winter, snow on the ground, we were down at Starved Rock, and I had this intuitive thought to go walk. I was on my way back and heard my inner guidance say “don’t use the slides, just show that picture of your family. We are going to do something different.” I went in, and I think it was about a 90 minute presentation and interaction, and it was all done after throwing out my slides. I really grew tremendously, realizing that I was using the slides as a crutch. Raman gave me the opportunity to do it, allowed for us to go there, and I give him credit for providing that opportunity.