November 6, 2019

Do you remember when you were a kid and you would spend hours with your crayons just drawing whatever came to mind? Do you still draw a lot? Or are you like most of us and have stopped? I don’t really remember when I stopped or why. But I certainly don’t just draw for...

October 14, 2019

You know at the beginning of a gathering or meeting when folks are just starting to arrive, there’s this sort of awkward moment when people don’t really know what to do. My friend Marli Williams gave it a purpose and a name. She calls it “The Unofficial Start.” It’s th...

September 19, 2019

I'm pulling a blog post out of my archive as a result of a conversation with one of my clients today. This particular client is a gifted relationship builder. And there are times when even the best relationshippers have some trouble with some people.

This post is from J...

September 7, 2019

It’s Fall Y’all. You know what that means? Just a little over three months to finish out your 2019 goals and projects. 

I have a tool I use at my Take Action Retreats and Workshops that I think just might help you clear through the clutter so you can take action and pla...

August 26, 2019

This weekend I had the chance to take the Peach Cheesecake Ranch on the road. 

I helped plan and cater the amazing Mary-Beth Frerichs' “special birthday” brunch. She gathered 25 amazing women together to launch another year around the sun. 

You might be thinking, he...

June 18, 2019

One of the things I do to stay sharp as an event space owner is to continue to work as a contract event planner and project manager. 

Currently, I’m knee deep in planning the annual World Domination Summit. I know it sounds ominous…it's quite the opposite. It’s a gather...

May 14, 2019

My dream to build The Ranch was born out of my desire to serve people. To create an environment where folks could make sense of all the things swirling around in their heads so they could focus on the work that matters. 

I can truly say that is exactly what happens here...

April 9, 2019

These two may look like they are just kicking back and enjoying the view. In fact, they are badass action takers. They are taking control of their time and are taking advantage of the space so they can take action. Both of these women are return Take Action Retreat att...

April 3, 2019

A blog post from the folks at Trello landed in my in box today. Why self-care is the secret to becoming a productivity powerhouse, it really resonated with me. 

I’ve had some consistency issues with my own self-care routines over the past few years. The one thing that i...

March 26, 2019

If you gather with your team whatsoever, if you haven’t used this book, you should start right now. 

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

It really is just that, an amazing PLAY book. It is full of fun ways to help you communicate bette...

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