Top 5 Fall Activities For Your Team

Fall is a perfect time for team building. A team could consist of people you work with, your friends, family, anyone really. A few weeks ago my friends and I went on a cabin trip. We needed some time away from life and to have a little fun. While on this trip, we decided we […]

Creating a Level-5 Team

My day began at 5 am to the sound of Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day; I had a nice hot cup of pumpkin spice latte and a lovely two-hour drive towards the Poconos. Though the early morning commute made me tired, that quickly changed once I walked into the room where we were doing […]

Community Leadership Checklist

Getting ready to pack up and head to work can be stressful at times. I have forgotten my medicine, my laptop, important documents, a pen, MY COFFEE (big no-no) and several other things. If it wasn’t for my checklist I would probably forget my pants… Because of this, I decided to create a checklist for […]

Here’s Your Sign to Community Engagement

Last Monday, team Swift Kick had the amazing opportunity to learn American Sign Language (ASL) at our Q4 retreat! Tom, Jay, and Sami virtually met with two amazing humans – Matt and Martise. A little background: Matt and Martise met at Gallaudet University. Martise started signing to Matt, and Matt just nodded. He clearly did […]

How to Engage the Disengaged

I woke up excited today to head to a meeting with a group that I volunteer with. When I walked into the room, I noticed that every single person was either on their phone, had their chin resting on their hand in a bored position, or they were looking at the ceiling and avoiding eye […]

Creating a Community One Conference at a Time

The virtual room was packed with hungry minds. Even though we were all miles apart, you could feel the energy of the whole room buzzing. That’s why I love attending CMX conferences. They are filled with people who love building a Culture of Connection as much as I do… It is amazing how welcoming and […]

Scoring your way to #TeamHuman

It’s midnight and my phone rings. I’m confused when I see the number of somebody I have not spoken with in a long time. I answer, confused and half asleep, “Hello?” The response was in a distressed voice, “Sami, I broke my leg in a hockey game. I have no one. Is there any way […]

Combating Negativity in Your Community

If you’re like me, you have scrolled through your Instagram / Twitter / Facebook and probably have seen a lot of negative posts out there. Personally, I follow a few pages on social media just to see the funny memes/posts! But what I have noticed more recently is all the negativity within them. Yes, some […]

Lessons Learned Through Our New Thriving Community

Recently, I was introduced to the StartUp Podcast. Alex Blumberg decided to start a podcast series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about a business starts one. It’s very interesting to listen along to Alex’s journey on how he created his business; he discusses his thoughts and records his conversations during his journey […]

Communication and Organization … What is That?

Happy August! It’s a busy season over here with team Swift Kick. Some people take vacations, some renovate their homes, and others decide to speak at different organizations for weeks on end around the country… *cough* Tom Krieglstein *cough*.  You might think that a company that travels throughout the country, including overseas at times, would […]