Building Trust at an Event

This May, Swift Kick decided to do our first speaker training bootcamp which we titled “Speak Easy.” In a jam-packed day from 8:30am-6pm speakers, executives and anyone interested in learning came to LMHQ to learn how to be a better speaker. There were many components to making the day successful. One of the most important […]

Hosting a “Topsy Turvy” Retreat

For our last quarterly retreat, we decided to have the event on April 1, 2019. April 1 is obviously April Fool’s Day! As Mark Twain once said, “Today is a day that upon which we are reminded of what we are the other three hundred and sixty-four.” But not everyone enjoys being tricked, so we […]

Why The Woman in the Window is a Great Company Book Club Read

One of my favorite things that we do at Swift Kick is our monthly book club. At first, I found it annoying because I already read a lot. Adding another book to my list felt overwhelming. But now it is one of my favorite parts of the month. Last month it was my turn to […]

Good Leaders Don’t Waste Downtime – 4 Things to Do in December

In August, we spoke at 28 different events. In September we spoke at 13, and in December we spoke at 0. Some might look at December and think of it as a chance to exhale from the never ending travel and speaking that happened in the Fall. But as the CEO of Swift Kick, I […]

How To Plan a Spooky Themed Retreat

The night before retreat I panicked and barely slept. The thoughts running through my head were, “did I prep enough?” “will we get everything done?” “I hope everyone likes the surprises!” “Oh no, I definitely forgot that!” I wanted my first retreat to go so well, that my anxious brain took over. Well….all my panic […]

Swift Kick’s 3 Steps To Creating A Culture Of Connection

A core value of Facebook is “Move Fast.” “Moving fast enables us to build more things and learn faster. We’re less afraid of making mistakes than we are of losing opportunities by moving too slowly. We are a culture of builders, the power is in your hands.” A core value of Apple is “Saying No.” […]

How to Dominate Free Hugs Day

A day where people all over the country, and possibly the world, are giving out hugs all at once can sound intimidating. But we want you to know that participating in Free Hugs Day is simple. You really don’t need much to spread some joy in your community. What’s necessary for #FreeHugs18 on November 1st? Pledge […]

Big Magic: Ways to Make Creativity Part of Every Day Life

A book report on Peter Rabbit… Peter Rabbit is this stupid book, About this stupid rabbit who steals Vegetables from other peoples’ gardens. (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17) Hmm. 83 to go. While reading the above, some of you may have read that and ended up confused. For those of you that think that was a creative start to this […]

3 Powerful Books That Debunk Workplace Myths

Every day, we are presented with information about how people function in the workplace. For those of you that are team leaders, it means having a constant eye on everything from personality types to staff development opportunities. The trouble is, not everything we hear or believe is true. While this can be a challenge (one […]