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
When chambers of commerce celebrate the opening of a new business, not only are we celebrating the dream, but we are celebrating the creation of jobs in our community, and a job is the greatest force for change. For those chambers of commerce grappling with whether you have a role in economic development, the answer […]
The room was silent. He could hear the hotel staff vacuuming in the hall as he paused. He’d just presented the Big Idea to the board, and they weren’t saying anything. He looked to the Chair who shrugged, looked around the room, and said “Anyone got any questions?” Silence. “Ok then, looks like a ‘go’,” […]
Inclusivity is important and necessary when it comes to websites because it not only shows that your organization is listening and paying attention to societal changes, but it also showcases that your organization is willing to adapt to the needs of all its existing and potential supporters. Here are some ways in which you can […]