The Importance of Developing a Personal Leadership Philosophy

It is common in all branches of the U.S. armed services for top-ranking officials to develop and declare their philosophy of leadership, also known as their personal leadership philosophy. But personal leadership philosophies aren’t just for top-ranking officials; they are necessary for everyone who desires to become a better version of themselves. Personal leadership philosophies […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I Leveraged StrengthsFinder to Complete a 100-Mile Ultra Marathon- Part 2

In the first part of How I Leveraged StrengthsFinder to Complete a 100-Mile Ultra Marathon, I laid out the foundation for why I was completing a 100-mile Ultra Marathon. Now let me show you how by naming, claiming, and aiming my Top Five Strengths, I was able to complete a 100-mile ultra marathon.

First, my number one […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I Leveraged StrengthsFinder to Complete a 100-Mile Ultra Marathon- Part 1

For some people Fall is enjoying Pumpkin Spice Lattes, donning comfy sweaters, and taking trips to the apple orchard. But for me, Fall is all about running. The cooler air and turning leaves create the perfect conditions to pound the pavement. I knew this Fall running season would be different as a recent cross-country move […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Powerful Partnerships- Using Synergistic Relationships to Lead a More Effective Life

“Be open to collaboration. Find people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.”
Amy Poehler

Powerful Partnerships have helped shape and advance society for thousands of years. Think about how many of the world’s most successful people have partners- the Wright Brothers, Watson and Crick, […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Fitter Faster Utilizing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

One of the most efficient and effective methods of physical fitness is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  HIIT increases your overall wellness by pushing physical and mental limits. This “training at your limits” approach to physical fitness produces benefits that bleed over into your personal and professional life as well: the strength and grit you […]

By |August 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Power of Goal Setting

Activate Your Talent believes that goal setting is an essential element of personal and professional success. In fact, we are so passionate about this topic, we recently dedicated an entire social media series to it. It was so much fun learning about the importance, and benefits, of setting clear, actionable goals we decided to encapsulate […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Did It: How I Completed an Ironman by Unleashing the Power of Goal Setting

Five years ago I could not run a single mile. Four days ago I completed a full triathlon (140.6 miles). If that isn’t a testament to the power of goal setting, I don’t know what is!

For many years, the idea of completing an Ironman (a full triathlon- 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment


I have been described as many things, but the one adjective that seems to stick with me is “relentless”. Webster defines relentless as: showing no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace; unyielding. At first this descriptor upset me, it seemed so aggressive, so obtrusive, so NOT what I wanted to be. But as I […]

By |April 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments