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My Journey to Myself

My Journey to Myself

“Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” ~ Drake ~ Three Reasons Why I Recommend Authentic Leadership to Everyone in the Natural Products Industry In Spring of 2018, I had the good fortune of participating in the Authentic Leadership...

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Head to Heart

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~ I attended the Authentic Leadership program at Naropa University the summer of 2016. The program gave me the language to articulate what I already knew and felt,...

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I’ve Only Just Begun

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu ~ My journey in authentic leadership began after I left Rudi’s Organic Bakery on June 4th 2002. It had been a rough three years and I was excited to move on. After 25 years, I was exhausted and a...

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Authentic Leadership: A Confluence of Factors

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” ~ John F. Kennedy ~ Nine years ago, I took a position with a company that espoused the values, mission and integrity by which I wanted to live and work. Over time, I moved into a leadership role but found...

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The Real Reason My Business Failed

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress" ~ Barack Obama ~ “Entrepreneurship offers many opportunities for growth”. I thought I knew what this meant when I started my business, and I embraced the...

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Mindfulness Matters

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." ~ Buddha ~ Prior to my first course in Authentic Leadership at Naropa, I would freely admit to being completely and utterly ignorant of those who would describe themselves as "authentic leaders." I would think,...

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The Path to Resilience

"Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." ~ Nelson Mandela ~ Resilience: The ability to grow and adapt in face of the challenges and stress of life. No one can argue against resilience as an essential leadership...

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My Leap of Faith

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader ~ John Quincy Adams ~ I still don’t remember exactly how I came to connect with Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Center, but I do recall it came at a time in my life when...

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An Unfolding Journey

The teacher becomes your life, and life becomes a career ~ Doug Duncan & Catherine Pawasarat My partner, Doug Duncan, and I have travelled a fulfilling journey this past year. We've co-authored our first book, "Wasteland to Pureland: Reflections on the Path to...

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The Philosophy of Leadership

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~ John F. Kennedy ~ These days, there is a great deal of discussion on effective leadership. Most of us recognize that the essential traits of good leadership include authenticity, self-awareness, sound...

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