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Let’s Soar!

Let’s Soar!

I spend a fair amount of my coaching time helping leaders set goals for themselves, their teams, and organizations. I love goals. They bring focus, clarity, and intention to our leadership work and purpose. As 2018 unfolds, I find myself gravitating toward something a little different. Something more along the lines of a strategic direction rather than…

Encouraging Shared Leadership through Planning

Encouraging Shared Leadership through Planning

Mike Stewart, Executive Director of Boyer’s Children’s Clinic, chose to work with Amanda recently to develop a new strategic plan. ‘We were operating from a strategic plan adopted in 2008,’ Mike reflected. ‘Its original shelf life was three years; it had run its course and exceeded it in some ways.’ In his third year as…

Strategic Planning Moves the Dial

Strategic Planning Moves the Dial

When Kathy Alm, Executive Director of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for PATH International needed a planning consultant, she thought of Amanda. As a long‐time board member and former board chair of PATH Intl, Kathy felt it was important to work with someone who could provide clarity and…

Three Most Important Things

Three Most Important Things

When I work with leaders on their Priority 1–2–3, A‐B‐C List, a frequent question usually is:  How do I decide what the three most important things are?  It’s a good question, because your Priority List is not a typical To‐Do list. There’s an important difference between tasks that should be handled and those that should…

Meydenbauer Center

Meydenbauer Center

As a result of the great work Amanda did with KidsQuest Children’s Museum (I’m a KidsQuest board member), I asked her to work with me and my leadership team at the Meydenbauer Center – Bellevue, Washington’s $8 million premier convention center and performing arts theatre. We operate with a strategic as well as annual business…

Fun and Flexibility Create a Successful Governance Retreat

Fun and Flexibility Create a Successful Governance Retreat

I met Amanda in May 2010 at a Northwest Regional Primary Care Association Conference where she was guest speaking. In her session, she talked about board‐CEO relations. I was impressed with the overall presentation and how she responded to difficult questions. It was very clear that she was speaking not from theory but from personal…

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