Dare to Dream Big

Dare to Dream Big

As a kid, we often dreamed of our career paths when we grew up. Some of us wanted to be an astronaut, a princess, or a firefighter. For most of us however, our original career paths did not pan out exactly as we expected. Sure, maybe some of our ideas were a tad...
A Closer Look: Energy

A Closer Look: Energy

The Issue: Energy Energy is essential to the daily lives of all Americans. Life as we know it cannot be sustainable without the use of energy. Farmers depend on energy to grow and ship their crops, and all Americans rely on it to heat or cool our homes to adapt to...
How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?

How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?

A young man, clearly lost, is walking along the streets of Manhattan when finally, he stops a passing stranger. “Excuse me, sir,” he starts.  “Can you tell me how I can get to Carnegie Hall?” The lifetime New Yorker looks at the man and replies, “Practice.” We often...
Using Humor to Enhance Your Message

Using Humor to Enhance Your Message

“I don’t approve of political jokes…I’ve seen too many of them get elected.”   In 2013, The Hill contributor Dan Glickman wrote that, “Humor in politics is something of a lost art in recent years.  Many people in the political world understand the art of humor, but...
Community Building Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

Community Building Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

I love serving as a senior trainer for the Grassroots Leadership Academy. This job allows me to travel from coast to coast across the United States and train thousands of citizens. In fact, when I teach students about building communities, I always tell them how I...