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Chery is a speaker, consultant, author and a first-time expat that is passionate about helping people and organizations grow. She deeply believes that most of the answers organizations and communities are seeking are lying dormant inside of their employees and customers waiting to be discovered. Her personal experiences of leading system-wide changes from the middle and the edge of organizations just add exclamation points to her passion. Chery is quick to point out that any wisdom or understanding she brings come from failures and successes, wise mentors, the people she worked with, and the underserved grace of her Heavenly Father. ~
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Chaos or Vision: YOU Choose!

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As expats we live in a secure compound with high walls, inside those walls we have grass, trees, flowers, beauty and order. Many local families live in their own high walled “compounds” with their extended families. And although I have never been behind those walls I have heard of their gardens. Outside of all of » Read More

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Leadership 101: Consistent, Fair, Explainable

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Our good friend and long time Instigator, Chery Gegelman posted this over on her Simply Understanding blog Several years ago a mentor shared his business plan with me.  In part of it he wrote something he called a STAND.  When I asked what that was, he said it was knowing what you stand for before you » Read More

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Leadership Development Blog Carnival: What Great Leaders Do!

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I’m honored to host Dan McCarthy’sLeadership Development Blog Carnival this month. January ended with MLK Day. This month we honor Washington and Lincoln.  So when Dan and I reached out to our leadership networks, we asked bloggers to share posts about what great leaders do, posts that highlight vision, passion, courage, commitment and even a willingness to sacrifice their » Read More

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5 Truths To Help You Do “It” ~ Even If You Are Afraid!

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WARNING!  This is a long post filled with a personal story and a lot of passion about the growth we will experience when we face our fears. If you want to view a shorter video version of my fears:  You can watch them here. And if you want to jump ahead to the 5 Truths » Read More

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Willing to Exchange Our Lives for Your Freedom (Part 2)

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Have you ever considered this…?  “A Veteran, whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve, is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to and including his or her own life.“  Unknown  Did you know that many studies » Read More

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Remember Who You Are…

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Earlier this week I spoke with a friend that has an extraordinary gift, and an opportunity to use that gift at a much higher level. If she chooses to pursue that opportunity she has to push through whispers of doubt that her mind is already generating about all that she is not. She must push » Read More

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How to end the “blame game” — a dream for change

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Have you ever been frustrated by name-calling, finger-pointing and the blame game? Or watched how harsh judgments can divide people, divide organizations and result in inefficiency and ineffectiveness? For 20 years, I’ve observed the impact that judgment has on relationships, families, organizations, neighbors, communities and nations. When I was a youth director, I noticed that » Read More

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What special needs families taught me about comfort zones

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Einstein once said, “Any fool can know, the point is to understand.” Historically, I knew we should care for special needs families ~ thankfully a series of events over the past four years has turned that seed of knowledge into a growingunderstanding of the challenges, the joys, and the deep lessons that come from engaging » Read More

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Expats: On Life & Leadership… Lessons From Around The World

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As many of you know I am in the midst of preparing for the adventure of a lifetime!  (A move overseas to the ONLY place in the world my husband and I said we never wanted to live.)  A few months have passed since we were asked to do this, and we are actually getting » Read More

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The Secret Sauce: Social Media and Networking

How often do you play video games?  What is the first thing you do when you are playing a new game? When I sit down to play a new game that is filled with scenery and objectives, every part of my being wants to explore and experiment.  I’m curious how far I can wander before » Read More

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