Centering Competency and Community In an Unprecedented Recognition Season

We've reached an interesting point in this grand endeavor that is social distancing, and two things have stood out in particular. One, I saw an uptick in friends and acquaintances posting series of photos of themselves in crowds, with friends, and generally in crowds. Between their montages, and a pair of Netflix Parties where groups … Continue reading Centering Competency and Community In an Unprecedented Recognition Season

Cine-spiration: Creativity in the BA Test Kitchen, Part 1

When I think about one of the times in my life where I had the smallest amount of time to access creativity - high school - one outlet stands out: cooking. It started with an elective I took sophomore year, Principles of Food Preparation. In the grind of an ambitious and exhausting academic schedule, Food … Continue reading Cine-spiration: Creativity in the BA Test Kitchen, Part 1

Hey Defectors, Run to Molly Beck’s “Reach Out” Method!

I've just finished reading Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence by Molly Beck, and I proverbially ran here to write about it. For those who know my work with Defector Academy, you'll recognize that its emphasis on building your network aligns nicely with principle 4: Assemble Your Crew. … Continue reading Hey Defectors, Run to Molly Beck’s “Reach Out” Method!

Cooking Up Creativity in the Kids’ Baking Championship Kitchen, Part 2

This post is part 2 in a series about the ways Kids Baking Championship embodies the creative process. Catch up on part 1 here. Last week, we explored a lot of the external principles of creativity that I've seen in action through my recent TV culinary obsession, Food Network's Kids Baking Championship. This week, I want … Continue reading Cooking Up Creativity in the Kids’ Baking Championship Kitchen, Part 2

Cooking Up Creativity in the Kids Baking Championship Kitchen, Part 1

Last week, my television baking obsession The Great British Bake-Off* aired its latest finale across the pond, and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival to Netflix in a few weeks, by finding some Americans to watch bake. My sister alerted me to the presence of Food Network's Kids Baking Championship, a show I'd watched one season of … Continue reading Cooking Up Creativity in the Kids Baking Championship Kitchen, Part 1

The Defectors, Series 3: Parting Words for the Road Ahead

We've reached the end of the third series of The Defectors, and I want to thank each of my ten participants for their consideration and candor as they shared their stories. The community that has come together around this particular stage in work has blown me away, and I'm happy to have gotten to share … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 3: Parting Words for the Road Ahead

[PODCAST] Subject Matter X, Episode 1

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of kicking off Content Pair's Subject Matter X podcast. Designed to highlight the journeys to expertise of magicians, sleep experts, pitching analysts...and yes, apparently me 🙂 Content Pair is a company designed to pair marketing professionals in need of expertise, with the highly qualified folks that can … Continue reading [PODCAST] Subject Matter X, Episode 1