My Why

When we’re living and working in sync with who we are created to be, something special happens. From this starting point I’ve learned to invest in others, identify what makes them unique, and observe how they get things done.

On the journey of discovering my why, I’ve done a number of jobs, learned about my strengths and weaknesses, and become comfortable admitting that I don’t have it all figured out. Most importantly, I’ve experienced abundant grace and have chosen to live more devoted to serving others out of my God-given leadership.

Through incredible redemption, I’ve learned about life, love, and leadership. The grace and mercy that were given to me are the biggest part of my why today.

 

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

My Experience

My diverse experience has a common thread: I connect disparate concepts into strategic plans and organize the work into systems and processes.

Being outcomes-focused means I won’t jump in tactically without first defining what success will look like before we begin. I love getting stuff done; it just needs to be the right stuff.

I’ve had the privilege to speak at conferences, see my writing published in both magazines and electronic publications. My experienced has been shaped by my work for not-for-profit organizations and seriously large enterprises.

I’m fortunate to have worked with some truly stellar individuals and been a part of some terrific teams. Through the influence of these people, I have learned the following:
* Focusing efforts that stay true to the vision & DNA of an organization
* Leading creative and technical teams with Agile thinking
* Ensuring SLA’s are documented and published through appropriate channels
* Leading and managing co-located and virtual teams
* Building scalable, repeatable systems & processes for cross-team collaboration
* Digital content marketing automation & substantial lead qualification
* Defining key metrics for quantitative and qualitative measurement
* Identifying strategies and spotting trends for positive R.O.I.

“We can only lead people well if we’re clear and accurate about where we’re leading them.” – Bob Hamp 

 

My Interests

My eldest daughter says I’m a not a nerd but a geek, which she defines as being a nerd with high social skills. I suppose that’s true, as I’ve been drawn to technology since I bought my first Commodore 64 when I was 12 years old. From the earliest days of writing BASIC onto 5 1/4″ floppy disks to directing video on a Sony MVS-9000 switcher to working with metrics and analytics databases for advanced content automation, I am that geek.

My top 5 Strengths are evidenced in things that interest me:

  • Strategic – I love the physical strategy of the beautiful game (soccer).
  • Ideation – My love of words and writing are full of ideas and invention.
  • Activator – I naturally see patterns in data, systems, and processes. I can’t wait to turn ideas into action.
  • Relator – My management style is formed through leadership and shaped by working hard with others in relationship.
  • Competition – My competitive streak has been molded into a driving force for change rather than a win-at-all-costs mindset.

In short: I think holistically and creatively, inspire others, and act decisively. This shows up in my personal life and in my business operations because what I do flows out of who I am.

As my LinkedIn profile demonstrates, my experiences have ranged from large church staff to technology sales to content marketing automation. My passion is people, regardless of the context.