Katie Weeks

My Weekend in the Mountains

| by Katie Weeks

Just over a year ago, on Armstrong McGuire’s first convening call with executive directors, Garry Crites, who is the Executive Director of NAMI North Carolina (National Alliance on Mental Illness), asked a very important question to the other leaders on the call: “What are you do…

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Arts Organizations: Help Us Heal

| by Katie Weeks

My sister asked me recently, “What do arts leaders need to hear from you in this moment?” And my answer came easily: “We need these organizations to help the community heal. Please, arts leaders, find a way to use your gift and help us each heal.” We have all experi…

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Resisting

| by Katie Weeks

I do not like writing. My story is “I am not good at writing. I am not clear enough. I have too much to say. I don’t have enough to say.” And so every time I need to write something more than an email I get anxious and then I put it off, which makes me more anxious, which …

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Quantum Physics

| by Katie Weeks

As part of my Authentic Leadership coaching class through Raleigh Coaching Academy, I had the privilege of reading ten books to support the curriculum. Eight books into my reading I told my six-year-old son, Ian, that I had reading for school to do so I could only read him one book instead o…

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It’s a Lot

| by Katie Weeks

Okay…so the last few months have been completely crazy for everyone. Schedules have been thrown out, kids are home, activities are limited, and the list goes on and on. In addition to all the things going on in the world and the community, I engaged in an intensive coaching curriculu…

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Oh No, You Didn’t!

| by Katie Weeks

Over the holidays a friend, my mom, and I started working on a 2,000-piece puzzle. The conversation was flowing, and all was right in the world. About 20 minutes in, I looked down and noticed that we were all navigating the puzzle in different ways. My friend was only looking for the edge…

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Being Intentional with Your Personal Goal Setting

| by Katie Weeks

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion and leading a conversation for employees at Cree around personal brand and self-promotion. In preparing for this conversation, I thought about how personal planning is a lot like organizational planning. We need to a…

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

| by Katie Weeks

Have you ever heard the saying “Your vibe attracts your tribe?” Have you ever noticed how people who typically see their glass half-empty seem to consistently have bad stuff happen to them? They are the ones who get a flat tire, are constantly sick and, once again, are ticketed …

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Connecting Culture and Values

| by Katie Weeks

If you want to know what your organization's culture is, ask your newest employee, volunteer, or participant. People new to your organization have an easier time identifying what makes your culture unique. For better or worse, culture is part of every organization. But what is culture …

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Humans Are Tricky

| by Katie Weeks

I recently had the chance to participate in a weeklong nonprofit leadership course at Duke University. The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership offers experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to increase their capacity for effective entrepreneurial leadership th…

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