Finding Future Leaders Within Your People

Hold back the tears because, at some point, you will have to pass on the leadership role to someone else. In our world, we call these people Trending Leaders. But don’t worry; it’s easier than choosing what to watch on Netflix each night. The process of finding, picking, and training these people happens long before […]

Don’t Mix Marketing With Relationship Building

As you walk down the street, you see me at the end of the block, holding up a “Free Hugs” sign. What do you do? If you’re a hugger, you might dive in for a squeeze. If you aren’t a hugger, you might smile as you pass by or cross the street faster than someone […]

And the Winning 2024 #FreeHugs Postcard Is…

Thank you to everyone who has participated by submitting wonderful designs and voting for our 2024 #FreeHugs postcard! We are so grateful to Lydia Mencer for such creative contributions. She designed four wonderful postcards for us, and through your votes, one was chosen! Lydia attends the University of Delaware and is an extremely talented artist. […]

Design Our 2024 #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the world? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the rundown: Swift Kick loves free hugs, both virtual and in-person. We want to spread that love as far as it […]

The Four Rules For Using Music To Enhance Your Event

By default, “The Lion King” soundtrack was my go-to motivation music. Let me explain, and in doing so, I will reveal my age. Growing up, soccer was my sport. I played it every chance I got. Keeping in shape during the off-season was the key to staying good at soccer. My goal was to run […]

Don’t Try and Start Your Own Events

I hope to convince you that Collin Wynter wasn’t crazy but rather a genius for his solo dancing during the Sasquatch music festival in 2009. If you haven’t seen the viral video of Collin dancing wild at the Sasquatch music festival, here’s a reminder. What started as one guy dancing by himself became a massive […]

Traditions: The Hidden Key to Boosting Engagement and Togetherness

The only way I can describe what happened is as if there was a magnetic force on the dance floor that caused everyone at the wedding to move from their chairs to the dance floor instantly. Prior to this moment, the dance floor was fairly empty, with only a few people repeatedly making an appearance. […]

Vision, Mission, and Values Part 4: Creating Your Team Values

At this point in the journey, your team should have a clear sense of what mountain you will climb (Vision) and which path you will take up that mountain (Mission). Most teams might stop here; however, there always comes a point in the journey when challenges happen and tough decisions must be made. Sometimes you […]

Vision, Mission, and Values: Part 1

One of my best friends moved 2000 miles away from me to set up a new life with his family in Colorado.  Needless to say, we knew we had to find ways to stay connected. So we decided to plan an adventure trip together and settled on climbing a mountain. Neither of us had any […]

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