I'm all in.

I'm all in.

As of this past Monday, I am all in on Penney Leadership! I wrote recently about piecing together multiple careers, which has been a way of life for me for over 10 years now. At times, I've managed upwards of four email addresses and business cards at once, answering to multiple supervisors and bosses.

Last week, I asked myself, What would it look like if I devoted by full resources to my personal mission?

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5 Questions to Assess Organizational Culture

5 Questions to Assess Organizational Culture

About three months ago, I sat down for lunch at a Thai restaurant in Connecticut with a woman named Anne.

She is the managing partner of Fio Partners, a nonprofit consulting firm that I've been following for about three years: I'd hired them to facilitate staff retreats for my former organization, connected with everyone I knew who knew them, and had informational interviews with nearly every member of the six-person team about their lives as consultants. 

This meeting was less of a job interview and more of a conversation. It just felt right. I would join the team. I would complement my individual coaching at Penney Leadership with organizational consulting through Fio Partners. I would bring together my coaching expertise with my nonprofit management experience and tools to serve a wide variety of organizations. And the coconut soup was delicious.

It's what I've wanted for years. 

In the car on the way home, I called my best friend to share the news. She flipped, squealing, "ARE YOU SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW?" But I wasn't jumping out of my seat with elation—instead, I felt a total calm and coherence. It was a kind of deep knowing that my whole life had led me to this moment.

How do I know that? Here’s how…

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