Stop Setting Yourself on Fire to Keep Others Warm
Most of the people I work with are on the verge of burnout. They’ve given everything to their organization at the expense of their own health, their personal life, and their sanity. Be honest, do you ever look at your mission statement and wonder how it relates to today’s endless crises? Or leave every board meeting with a long to-do list and no one to help get it to-done?
Yes, you LOVE your work! You make a difference in people’s lives! Just, you know, not so much your own.
And that’s why I’m here–to get you back to that place of loving what you do while making a living.
As a consultant with 25 years in the nonprofit trenches, I work with arts and social service leaders who want to:
- Increase their organization’s capacity to fulfill their mission
- Enjoy productive relationships with donors, and
- Communicate effectively with their board and staff
Get practical guidance from someone who’s lived where you live. Whether you need to build capacity, build a board, or build a life, you can put down the match because I’m here to light the way.
When you work with me, you’ll get access to my 25 years of board development, strategic planning, and donor relations experience. As we work together, I’ll encourage you to manage your stressors, uncover time and money resources you didn’t know were there, and improve communications with the people who can help you the most.
By the time we’re finished you’ll feel more confident in your direction, gain clarity about how to implement the work, and work in harmony with a team as energized about the mission as you are.
If you’re ready to douse the flames of burnout, fill out the form below, and we’ll set up a virtual coffee to see how I can best help you and your organization.
Curious to learn more about me? Click here.
What’s with all the fireflies?
Fireflies shine from the inside out, bringing gifts of self-illumination and passion, and the animal magic of anything being possible. They come to us with a message of creativity, and remind us that our paths are made lighter by the beauty that we allow into our lives.
They help us strengthen our inner voices and belief in ourselves, so that when it comes decision time, we move forward swiftly and with confidence. Fireflies also carry a special symbolic meaning of abundance–the Universe provides abundantly for those who believe, and the firefly spirit teaches us to believe in the infinite flow of resources available to us.
Fireflies do not produce heat in order to create their light, giving us the message that we don’t need to burn out in order to achieve our goals. Our work can exist in a free and naturally flowing process.
Because they produce their own light, they serve as a reminder that what is within us will always illuminate those around us.
Special thanks to the Firefly Experience website for these extraordinary images. Please visit them at this link: http://www.fireflyexperience.org/