Well Freshman Year… That’s a Wrap!

When they tell you that time goes by fast in college, I can assure you they are not kidding! I came in with expectations of how my first year would go, and although it didn’t turn out how I had planned, I wouldn’t trade these past 9 months for the world. If I met now…

The Aftermath of the D

Going to Detroit for a weekend long service trip was something I viewed as a group of college students going to help a less fortunate community. I had the idea in my head of us going and bettering the lives of others, and looking back on that now, I realize how selfish that thinking was….

Finding My “Why?”

For our Leadership 200 class we were asked to watch a Ted Talk by Simon Sinek called “Start With Why?” In this he explained how it’s not necessarily what it is you are telling to people, showing to people, or selling to people, but rather the way in which you deliver it. He created a…

Live Intentionally

“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us.” – Richie Norton Wake up. Go to class. Clock into work. Sit in meetings. Finish homework. Repeat. Life isn’t meant to be a cycle, it’s meant to be an opportunity for growth, innovation, changing perspectives, and forward thinking. So why…

Empowering Women: Hillary Clinton Style

  In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. Hilary Clinton Political views aside, Hillary Clinton day in and day out strives to empower women in a world where they are being oppressed, and to me that screams leadership. In 1995 Hillary…

Start With “Why?”

One of the Leadership Lectures I attended over this semester was based on the book Start With Why by Simon Sinek. This particular presentation focused on the Golden Circle which illustrates the 3 main things we should always ask ourselves when performing tasks; how, what, and why?  It is easy to identify what we are…

How Tennis Shaped My Success

Transitioning from Junior High to High School was a very scary thought when I was fourteen. Growing up going to a private elementary school and then being thrown into the Public Junior High School was a tough move, and the thought of joining the High School had me on edge. Tennis helped get me through…

Connections: Branching Out

Something we learn day in and day out as apart of the Leadership Institute on campus is the importance of networking with a variety of people. The Connections Conference our LAS Cohort was required to attend did just that in a 2 day long conference at the Great Wold Lodge Resort in Traverse City, Michigan….

Safari Toward Success

When people ask me how the first week here at CMU went, I have a much different answer than my friends at different universities. Here at Central Michigan University I was granted the opportunity to take part in one of the most accredited Leadership Conferences in the country, all while getting acclimated to the campus…