Join us, two everyday leaders, led by a spirit of grace, working to lead right where our feet are planted. Here we’ll circle together for conversations with leaders from all backgrounds and hear their stories. We’ll see how intentional lives are led and dive into the tools, mindsets, communication methods, collaborative strategies, and self-care that make it all possible.
The whole story of leadership is vast. For every success, there are moments of doubt, and for every experienced CEO there is a young entrepreneur with an idea they just can’t keep to themselves. We’re excited to share the experiences of seasoned and emergent leaders in their own words and celebrate everyday leaders, leading right where they are with everything they are.
Hosted by Karina Nelsen, an educator and communications coach, and Jenny Bean, an occupational therapist and small business owner.
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Artist and Educator Nikki Bettcher Erickson: The Art and Soul of Building Community
Nikki Bettcher Erickson is a Mom, Wife, Educator and Freelance Theatre artist and arts advocate living in Rural, West Central Minnesota. She works as a special education teacher and has a Master of Science in special education with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through her work in all of these areas, Nikki connects people, from young to old, and contributes to the building and celebrating of her community through the arts.
MN Mermaid Owner Jemma Wahl, Celebrating and Sharing the Community She Loves
First in the series "Building Community in Grace," Minnesota Mermaid owner and educator Jemma Wahl helps others young and old alike step outside their comfort zones to experience the Minnesota lake life she loves. With a collaborative and positive mindset, Jemma Wahl shares ways we all can connect with nature, support our local communities, and find ways to integrate passions together in order to find fulfillment and meaning in our lives. For more information visit www.leadwithgrace.com and mnmermaid.com.
Announcing the Lead with Grace Bookclub!
The Lead with Grace book club is our new six-book adventure to support the connection of everyday leaders, leading right where they are with everything they are. Here we’ll gather together and read books and share conversations in the area of personal development, faith, communication, and leadership. Each month’s book will center around a theme important to the work we do here --Mindset, Communication, Collaboration, Connection, Self-Care, and Faith.
Challenging Behavior: Uncovering the Depth of the Iceberg. Dean of Students Glenna Stone on navigating intense conversations, holding people accountable, and the power of questions.
Dean of Students Glenna Stone shares her strategies for navigating intense conversations with students and parents. Learn how to begin tough conversations, better hold people accountable for their actions, and get to the underlying factors of challenging behavior. This veteran teacher and licensed administrator shares her mindset of listening, walking along side those she serves, and the personal competitiveness and hard work she learned from her educator parents.
Communication Lessons from 911 Dispatcher Krystal Ludgate: keep calm, be real, and prioritize next steps in intense times
Long-time 911 Dispatcher Krystal Ludgate shares the story behind her life's work as a reliable voice we turn to in our community in intense times. We talk communication strategies, mindsets to deal with stress and negativity, as well as a practical method to "dispatch" during life's problematic moments. This cheerleader for first responders explains the importance of encouragement, being real, and getting space to regroup.
Immigration Counselor Caitlin Wright on Avoiding "Othering" and the Importance of Rhetoric.
First in the series, "Finding Grace Under Pressure," Immigration Counselor Caitlin Wright speaks on the importance of rhetoric, avoiding "othering," using nonverbal communication, and seeking understanding to build connection through leadership and service and justice work.
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