Monthly Archives: April 2012


“I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Last month, I was privileged to be named “One of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” by the Business Journal.  What … Continue reading

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“blue”…it’s more than a color!

One of the things I love about working for Goodwill is the ever-present opportunity to innovate our business model toward the good of our mission.  One of those innovations is happening now!  On Saturday, April 21st, Goodwill Industries of Greater … Continue reading

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Wheelhouse Talk

I’m in Washington DC today to attend Goodwill Industries International’s 2012 Spring Board meeting.  While I’m away, I though you might enjoy listening to Rick DeVos speak about leadership.  Rick gave this talk last week at the Hauenstein Center’s luncheon … Continue reading

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Personal beliefs…

What are your beliefs?  Those things that you truly believe…need to believe…want to believe…to guide your actions and sustain you through the day.  Beliefs are really powerful in our lives.  As we experience events and emotions, the beliefs we bring … Continue reading

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What if?

What if I had not had mentors like: My first manager at Goodwill.  Someone who saw potential in my work and behavior.  Someone who talked with me and encouraged me. Dale Stanton.  The CEO who came to Goodwill from California … Continue reading

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