Default post image

Committing to Change

One of the hardest parts of making a change is commitment. (Duh; you know this.) The ideation is awesome – “Oh, the possibilities!” – but then one of many pings is heard and you’re back into email and any variety of easier / safer...
Continue Reading
Default post image

The Most Important Research Project: You

The opinions on how you should start your day for “maximum results” and “increased productivity” are vast and varied. . . some may even be helpful. Whether the advice is “avoid the snooze” or “drink water right away” it can be hard to sift...
Continue Reading
Default post image

Don’t Hoard Your Self-Awareness

It’s become a month of visioning within our community, from our current Collective small group to our large group experiences, folks are ready to stop “just plowing ahead” and want to find an intentional and guided path forward on their career journey. And we...
Continue Reading
Default post image

What Have You Always Wanted? + Idea Potluck

Last night, CEO Emily Drake got the opportunity to be a “dish” at Chicago’s infamous Idea Potluck monthly series, curated and hosted by Mac & Cheese Productions. From their web site: “Idea Potluck is about ideas rather than food, bringing together a diverse array of pre-selected...
Continue Reading
Default post image

Repair Your Relationship with Time

One of our favorite podcasts is The Accidental Creative, hosted by author Todd Henry and billed as sharing how to “build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work.” (Prolific is a great word.) One of Todd’s...
Continue Reading
Default post image

F5 Point of View: Personal Advisory Boards (Part 1)

This is the first in a three-part series we’ve curated on Personal Advisory Boards, a meaningful conversation point within the Flank 5 Collective over the past month.  We’ll answer “what is it?” first, then provide a strategy for how to choose your board members and,...
Continue Reading
Default post image

Q&A Monday – Where Do I Start?

Starting is hard (and “re-starting” is even harder). There’s good news, though! Chances are, if you want change in your life – in career, relationships, financial freedom – you’ve ALREADY started. What you’re not doing is noticing, documenting and then sharing your progress. And...
Continue Reading
Default post image

(Re)Engage Event Recap

This week’s (Re)Engage event brought together alumni from our cohorts, Coaches Academy and Crain’s Academy experiences. The energy was electric – truly a family reunion. We announced Emily Drake joining us as full partner and assuming the role of CEO, launched The Collective and most importantly...
Continue Reading