Katie Weeks

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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The Dreaded Ice Breaker

| by Katie Weeks

It was Friday at 3pm and I was the only thing standing between the Board and their weekend. And I did it anyway… The dreaded get-to-know-one-another ICE BREAKER! In this case it was relatively easy, we paired up and talked about where we lived when we were 5, what music we listened …

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The Most Important Thing

| by Katie Weeks

This week I had a blog all set, based on implications of the new federal tax laws, but then I read Shannon Williams blog last week entitled “One Thing At A Time”.  She pointed out how she is always multitasking. I immediately thought, “GUILTY!"     My consta…

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“Thanks - Giving”

| by Katie Weeks

What are your plans for November 28th? I will start my morning by asking my Facebook family what nonprofits matter to them. Throughout the day my friends will use the comment section to suggest their favorite nonprofits and then “vote” by liking the different options. At th…

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