Our Manifesto and Promise

A Manifesto for Meaning-makers and Story-shapers 

Are you an innovator who knows that people who are engaged and respected will be the designers of tomorrow’s breakthroughs? A trailblazer inventing a new narrative about leadership and service? Or are you reinventing your own story about working with heart, meaning, and commitment? We need to talk!

 

We all carry a genius within.

We were born with a special spark, a unique genius—our job is to discover and nurture it and then recognize it in others.

Meaning trumps happiness. 

We want our deeds and our lives to mean something. Happiness comes and goes, yet our fulfillment comes from knowing that what we’re doing and who we are matters.

Collaboration builds the future. Communication is the DNA of leadership. 

Nobody succeeds alone. No one can know it all. We communicate with presence when we listen with our whole being: mind, body, soul, and spirit.

We must own our own stories to shape our stories. Leadership begins with the self.

We live within stories, many of which we didn’t choose. There’s great power in uncovering our stories and acknowledging their raw and unique greatness. Then, we can choose to design new stories that honor our pasts and prepare our futures. Before we can fully move and support others, we need to see ourselves with clarity and purpose.

Our stories shape the world. 

We live within big, collective stories that can be reinvented to better serve our times. In sharing our stories in our teams, partnerships, organizations and communities, we invent tomorrow’s possibilities.

We’re creators and designers.

Creativity is our right, not a special talent reserved for a few. We can use curiosity, attention, imagination and design-thinking to create new structures and processes, and navigate the overwhelming set of demands on our time and attention. Expressing our creative juices makes us more vibrantly whole.

Spirit counts. There’s more here than meets the eye.

Call it energy if you like. We feel it in people who are fully present and engage deeply with others—and when our teams and conversations start to come alive. For, as my namesake, the little fox, in Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince, once said: “What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Staying true to the above, we promise to honor and support:

Your special spark. Your leadership.

Clear, clean, heartfelt and effective communications.

Collaboration.

Imagination and creativity in their many expressions.

Stories that honor the past and help create the future.

The energy, spirit, and commitment at the core of your work.

 

Meet Sally

She’s an inspiring communicator, an original thinker, she weaves big ideas and practical examples together to help her clients take their next big step forward. She teaches leadership presence by modeling it. 

She is visionary and practical, vulnerable and solid, accessible and real.  A perpetual learner herself, she’s not afraid to take risks to develop the talents of her clients.