Day job/career: Establishing St. Louis as “The Gateway to Listening” through my role as Greater St. Louis Chapter Leader with OCL. My goal is to inspire leaders, ignite change and give my community a voice by teaching people how to listen.
How did you become involved with OCL? I was on a retreat with a great friend and I shared my desire for helping others in way that embraced all my gifts and talents. She recommended I take CST to improve how I connect with others. The class had such a tremendous impact on my life that, after I retired from the Air Force, I chose to join the “World Caring” movement.
What is your hope for OCL? That it becomes a cornerstone of hope, resource for healing, model of stewardship, bridge of compassion and legacy of love.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST? My extended-DISC assessment helped me recognize my tendency to take on a lot of personal challenges which can consume my time and energy. I didn’t realize how absent I was at home even when I was physically there. Now, I make a conscious decision to be present with my family and share life’s precious moments with them first.
Three things that make you smile. God’s faithfulness; time with my family; catching butterflies.