Why I teach at IOM: It is an honor to work with chamber and association leaders across the country. They make such a difference in their communities and I am humbled that I get to be a small piece of their magnificent journey. Many of these leaders have become friends and mentors over the years. I’ve enjoyed the laughs, the opportunities, and the kick in the butt when I needed to be challenged. I have grown both personally and professionally from having an IOM network. I stated in my book, Bold New You, that “It is in the vulnerable space of a tribe that you trust that you will exponentially accelerate your awareness and growth.” That tribe for me has been my IOM family and I am grateful.
From IOM Blog
If there is one constant throughout my life and career, it is my ability to be a connector of people. As far back as the age of eight, I can remember utilizing this skill, but it wasn’t until, at the age of thirteen, when I challenged our local radio DJ to a go-kart race to […]
Virtual Board and committee meetings will be with us for the foreseeable future. After more than a year of virtual meetings, the novelty has worn off. It is time to freshen up these virtual meetings with advanced planning techniques and a new focus on value, time, and impact. At the start of the pandemic, safety […]
Can you imagine telling your board that revenue and number of members are not the most important measures of organizational growth? As the leader of the organization, it is your job to drive revenue to run programs and find members to pay memberships, sponsorships, and attend events. It is the lifeblood of the organization. And […]