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Leadership Lesson 6: A Little More Conversation

via the Outdoor Industry Association  For Skip Yowell Future Leader Katie Hawkins, talk ain’t cheap. In fact, a single, short conversation with an industry exec was one of the most valuable interactions of her career so far. By Devon O’Neil Jun 27, 2017 Any successful career has not one but many pivotal moments. For Katie Hawkins, one […]

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Career Conversations

Last month I had the pleasure to sit down and be interviewed for Career Conversations on KSRO, Sonoma County’s News Talk Radio station. Career Conversations is hosted by Nicole Smartt from Star Staffing and Sarah Scudder from the Sourcing Group. We had to chance to connect on everything from how to get ahead in your […]

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Mentoring: Ripping the Band-Aid off

Mark Twain once wisely advised: “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” It was in the summer of 2013 and I had been asked by Amy Luther, Director of Member Strategy and Engagement […]

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Community

It’s 5 a.m. on a Thursday, and while the world was sleeping, 130 of us were awake at the trailhead at Mt. Baldy. There was a little bit of trail magic that morning. I stepped out and could instantly smell the dirt, hear the sound of the trees and witness the sun rise over the […]

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Alive Day #9

At the starting line, it was a crisp April morning, in 2009. I lined up with the sub-5 hour pacer and looked around at the 3,000-plus athletes who were about to run the 26.2 miles with me in Big Sur that day. A recording of the Star Spangled Banner played and tears began running down […]

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#iamladyhawk – Marily Melis

The inspiration for #iamladyhawk is to feature woman that I have met over the years that are crushing the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. You may not know these up and coming leaders, but believe me you will! These woman are putting their passion first, authentically, and without any apologies along the way. #iamladyhawk I […]

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Dolly Girl

I wish Dolly could have talked. I’d love to hear her side of the story of the many adventures that we went on the past twelve years. The last few days, my family, friends, industry colleagues, and acquaintances have showered me with condolences on the passing of my best friend, Dolly. I have heard an overwhelming […]

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#iamladyhawk – Jessie Fallentine

The inspiration for #iamladyhawk is to feature woman that I have met over the years that are crushing the outdoor and active lifestyle industry. You may not know these up and coming leaders, but believe me you will! These women are putting their passion first, authentically, and without any apologies along the way. #iamladyhawk I […]

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Gratitude

The 16th annual North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business Gala, was nothing short of inspiring and quite honestly one of the most memorable evenings of my career. With over 250 attendees, most of whom were women from the Sonoma, Napa, and Marin county all coming together for this prestigious event. The venue was absolutely […]

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Three Thoughts Thursday

Howdy Folks, For this installment of #ThreeThoughtsThursday, the following is what has been on my mind and wanting to share for the past few weeks! The MUSE – The MUSE,   an online career resource that offers insights into job opportunities and in depth articles on tips on how to improve your career.  I love this […]

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