Growing up, my mom always taught me about the company I keep – a gentle reminder that who we surround ourselves with tells us a lot about ourselves. Well, many of my friends are just plain crazy. Seriously. Together we make mischief, we dream up ideas, and break some of the rules. We play games and tell each other the truth. We argue and we debate and usually agree in the end. On our good days, we act like kids; on our bad days, we are worn down and worry about more to do. But through it all, we have each other.

In my professional life, I have learned how important it is to surround myself with people who are smarter than me – or at least smarter than me in different things, bold people who do bold things and are changing the world.

  • bold teachers who connect the dots and challenge my thinking
  • bold leaders who imagine what’s next and design the way
  • bold kids who wonder, inquire, and inspire me with their wisdom
  • bold crew at lead4ward who create as we go and reflect the brilliance of those we serve

think! 2019 is just around the corner, and I wondered:

What does it take to be bold
To be daring and take risks
To come to a conference like think!
Make new friends and imagine what-ifs?

Well my bold friends, it just takes YOU.