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Today, I completed the third The Youth Banner workshop, a train-the-trainer to get the staff ready for co-facilitating future business strategy and planning for the micro-businesses they train and support. The first workshop on September 30th was an initial planning session and the one on Oct 1st was a follow up workshop to the group […]

The Power of “I Choose … “

September 12th, 2013

It has been hard for me to express the “why” of this endeavor to create connections and relationships between women in the US and Africa because it rises from something deeply personal. I believe we’re on this earth to serve and share the gifts that are our unique expressions of that Perfect Power we all […]

Patrick Lencioni thinks that the reason passion-driven leaders and their social sector organizations underperform and their for-profit performance-driven counterparts are lacking in compassion is the acceptance of mediocrity and lower standards on both sides of the equation.  (See Pat’s Point of View April 2009.) Now that I’ve accumulated enough experience on both sides of the […]

Friday night when I logged in to check email and then post here, I found that the problem I was having with Microsoft Outlook earlier in the acfternoon while meeting with Evans Kahuthu and Louis Mahanja (more about them later) was not trivial.  It was 4:00am in the morning when I isolated the problem to a corrupted […]

During our last trip to Kenya in September of this year, Jesse and I accompanied Nderitu Mahinda and his aunt, Ms. Salome Lenana, to visit a community of people that was displaced from the Rift Valley after the violence that erupted after the 2007 presidential elections.  In October 2008, Ms. Lenana and her sister, Gladys Wachira, who […]

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