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
It is not unusual to hear a volunteer leader say, “I was told you won’t have to do anything when you get on the board.” It’s a hoax. Board service is an honor and opportunity. With it comes fiduciary duties to represent member interests, protect and build resources, and advance the mission. Should board orientation […]
My move across the country to my new 6th grade school was harrowing. My eyes were still puffy from farewells when I conducted My List, in order of importance: 1) avoid killer bees; 2) be seen as smart; 3) create a new look. Despite that change is always an option, we sometimes need a life […]
Volunteers accept positions on boards and committees. Without much thought, the lines blur between the roles of board, committee, and staff. Stay in Your Lane Roles in an association are distinct. Every effort complements another. When individuals disregard or disrespect their responsibilities, confusion occurs. Evidence of uncertainty is heard in, “Why is a board member […]