Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Where I’ve been…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I last posted on this site! The past two years have been eventful and not-so-eventful simultaneously.

Very long story…let me sum up.

Two summers ago I was working as CFO of Destiny Image and Publisher of Sound Wisdom. At the end of that summer, I had the opportunity to step into the President role of the newly formed parent company, Nori Media Group.

What a roller coaster ride. Nori Media Group is a family-owned business primarily in the rapidly changing industry of book publishing.

I dove in with grandiose visions of transforming the company into a conglomerate making 10x the sales and profit.

Last summer (less than a year in) I found myself extremely discouraged that the transformation hadn’t taken place yet!

The role of company president has taught me huge lessons about myself, my relationships, my abilities, my potential, my passions. And I’m still learning. Maybe even more now than two years ago!

This year I hit a point where I was forced to re-evaluate my priorities. I was allowing my JOB to take over my life–not just my time–my energy, my emotions, my vision of the future. I literally HAD to take a step back to recognize the other dimensions of my little world.

So one of the passions that I’ve recently reconnected to is the topic of money. Financial freedom is an area of interest I’ve had for MANY years. Especially the lifestyle that financial freedom allows. By reprioritizing and making sure I invest time for those people, things and experiences that give me joy, life is better.

I’ve started sharing some of those stories and tips at

After re-evaluating and revising my schedule, I am still active as president of Nori Media Group. I still see the potential to 10x that company. Book publishing is changing–there are even more formats and channels to get important messages to the audiences that most need them.

I’ll do better at staying connected going forward. Connect with me on social media or sign up for the email at Thanks for caring.

Book Review Tuesday: You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

In You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn gives a good overview of leadership skills.  Sanborn defines a leader as someone who influences others.  By that definition we all are leaders.  The author challenges us to use that influence positively.  He shares many stories throughout the book to illustrate the ways that people lead others even when they hold no authoritative office or position.  We can bring positive change to our workplace, community, and relationships without being the boss.

Sanborn is also an excellent speaker.  I saw/heard him speak at Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ memorial service.

What No One Else Is Doing

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Andy StanleyThe Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast is excellent.  He pastors a large church, but his observations are applicable to any organization…certainly any business.  One of the key points Andy made in his last podcast is that “To reach people no one else is reaching, we need to do things no one else is doing.”  Think about that for a while as it relates to your business or organization.  It is certainly a challenge in the publishing world where I spend most of my days.  The old ways of doing things are often not working as well now.  What are you doing to reach people differently?

Click on Andy’s picture to listen to the rest of the podcast.