What is your role with OCL? As Executive Director, I have the honor of guiding and leading OCL through the next stages of organizational development and growth. I listen, learn, and lead beside an amazing team of uber-talented professionals in bringing world caring to communities across the nation. We do this through sharing components of Truly Human Leadership principles through engaging, impactful life experiences.
How did you become involved with OCL? I heard Bob speak as part of a panel discussion at Wash U in St. Louis. The principles of Truly Human Leadership resonated with all I’ve learned and lived through studying counseling, education, and leadership. The concepts of caring deeply for the people you are blessed to serve and seeing leadership as a role for empowering others have always been my core beliefs and chief motivators for leadership. I’m not sure that I “found” OCL, but more that it found me.
What is your hope for OCL? My hope is that we at OCL get to be part of a caring-revolution. My dream is that we empower people and communities to truly listen, learn, and lead from a place of true empathy and care.
What is your favorite superhero and why? Wonder Woman. Growing up in a male-dominant, Barbie-inundated world, watching a brunette woman that was a smart, tough, and beautiful was awesome for me. Plus, being able to fight in knee-high boots or fly an invisible jet was spectacular.
If I could have any one superpower, though, I’d want to be able to teleport. It would be awesome to have breakfast with my parents in Texas, be able to visit my teams across the country, take my kids to dinner in Italy, and end the day in my favorite African village.