Volunteering

How they let me be me

June 14, 2012
How they let me be me

I recently finished coaching my spring Let Me Run team when my boys all ran a 5K together. They sure are incredible kids, and I learned so much from them over the last seven weeks. It was really one the greatest experiences in my life. So what did I learn from them? I learned the importance […]

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Let Me Be…Real

May 6, 2012
Let Me Be...Real

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was starting to coach a Let Me Run team at Nation’s Ford Elementary. I ended up with 16 amazing 4th and 5th graders who are just wonderful boys. A major component of the program are the concepts we discuss at each practice about being yourself and […]

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Could a running program change the lives of kids?

April 8, 2012
Could a running program change the lives of kids?

A few months ago I connected with the founder of Let Me Run here in Charlotte. If you haven’t heard of them, they are the boys equivalent of Girls on the Run which has been wildly successful. The founder’s name is Ashley Armistead, and she is an amazing person. Every time we have a conversation […]

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Letting my voice be heard

March 25, 2012
Letting my voice be heard

So I just left a radio show for WBT with host Bobby DeMuro. Don’t worry, I will be sure to post the transcript when it comes out :). We talked about mixing business with social impact and the positive effects of volunteering. Pretty much everything I love, and it was an amazing show. Bobby and […]

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The Amazing Kids at KIPP

March 18, 2012
The Amazing Kids at KIPP

KIPP Charlotte has been one of my favorite schools in town for about a year and a half now. My good friend Donnie invited me to come see what they were doing at KIPP at a breakfast last spring. I witnessed a really special moment that day, and it is something I will never forget. To this […]

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The Ripple Effect of Compassion

November 21, 2011
The Ripple Effect of Compassion

Have you ever had a moment when your connection to a total stranger made a meaningful impact and you didn’t even realize it was happening? One of my favorite examples comes from a story I heard from Tim Sanders this past summer. Tim is an amazing speaker, and he spoke about how a sales conference at Timberland gave rise to one […]

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Happiness Delivered

October 30, 2011
Happiness Delivered

Ever heard of Zappos? Just an online shoe company right? As Lee Corso would say, “not so fast my friend.” In 2009, I read “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, ” and it changed my life. The book is written by their CEO, Tony Hsieh, who stumbled upon an incredible 1 + 1 […]

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