22 06, 2017

I am a Women of White Privilege…

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I am a woman whose heart seeks justice, equality, and dignity for every human being. Over the past few months though I have felt my voice go silent as I became paralyzed by the continued acts of violence and discrimination enacted against my African American friends, Hispanic sisters, and Muslim neighbors. The divide seems to be widening and the fear intensifying as people take their corners. In my silence, I have taken action. In my silence, I have decided to [...]

28 09, 2015

A Gathering of Discipleship Resources & Encouragement for the Women in your Church

By |September 28th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Introducing:  The 2015-2016 issue of your HER VOICE Magazine! You will find a plethora of resources, encouragement, and upcoming leadership training and events for you to participate in. The magazine is available for mobile and desktop computer viewing or you can download a PDF. Are you feeling tired & burned out in your ministry? Do you need leadership training? Do you need resources on building a team? Do you need help on forgiveness? Are you interested in sharing your story [...]

14 05, 2015

Servant Leadership

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Heidi Tonseth This winter, Melisa wanted the Blossom Leaders to take Gallup’s Strengths Based Leadership test. We then attended a Leadership class to work with and understand the information from the test. I found the information interesting; however I went and left with a large piece I still couldn’t make sense of. I puzzled my way through December and January and into February. Finally, some of the pieces fell into place. On the surface it’s just a question of [...]

4 05, 2015

Join My Book Launch Team and Get Pivot Leadership FREE (Bonus Surprises Included!)

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: Her Voice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hello friends, bloggers, and social media extraordinaires! I need your help! I want to extend a special invitation to you. Would you be on my launch team for my new book,Pivot Leadership: Small Steps…Big Change? You need no special skills to apply. A passion for reading, living a life of meaning and purpose, and social networking is a plus. Everything you need to know about being a Launch Team Member, I will share in this email and future updates sent [...]

8 04, 2014

Tuesday Talk…Today’s topic: Reinvention

By |April 8th, 2014|Categories: Coaching, Purpose, Spiritual Formation, Tuesday Talk|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

  Tuesday Talk is about YOU! You are invited to write in with topic suggestion, questions, or great thoughts you want to share. I surely do not have all the answers but know that together we can generate some great conversation and have fun in the process. (Feel free to post your topics, questions, your great thoughts in the comments below!) Our first Tuesday Talk contributor is Sherry Schneider. Sherry is an amazing women and if I can brag a [...]

2 12, 2013

Not just another Christmas Tea

By |December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Leadership, Pondering, Spiritual Formation, The Church|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the last few years, leaders in ministry (including myself) have renounced the traditional Women’s Tea. Female leaders, tired of being stereotyped, and wanting to be recognized for their leadership capabilities outside of parties and teas, have labeling Women’s Teas outdated and out of touch with society. But what is really so bad about a Women’s Tea? The early church is the leading example of Christians who met on a regular basis to share a meal, prayer, and fellowship. Isn’t [...]

9 09, 2013

Superhero Personality Types

By |September 9th, 2013|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

My oldest son is a freshman in high school and on his first day of school his language arts teacher asked the class this question: If you could have any superhero power, what would it be? Austin had so much fun with this question, I thought I would create the same question for female leaders. Please remember that these are fictional characters. This personality quiz doesn't define you, ot is simple for fun! What superhero powers and abilities do you [...]

30 07, 2013

Priorities and Mission – How important are they?

By |July 30th, 2013|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

In this week’s 60 Minute's Video, Bill Gates stated that it is mission in life to eradicate diseases. You name it, polio, malaria, TB…Bill Gates says: “It is doable!” Doable. I love how easily that word rolls off his tongue. I am equally inspired and discouraged in the same minute. I feel, in one moment I have big hope to make the world a better place, and in the next moment, I feel the disillusionment of never getting to the [...]

11 07, 2013

Having an Arena Sized Vision

By |July 11th, 2013|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

If you are a Seattle sports fan, you may be following our future hope. The return of the Seattle Sonics and the building of the new Sonics Arena! All led by sports lover and native Seattleite, Chris Hansen. Anyone can be a lover of sports and a native of Seattle, but Chris Hansen is different. He is a visionary leader - a person who lives and acts on BIG vision. Here are some characteristics that I have observed and admire [...]

6 06, 2013

Machiavelli’s Principles of Leadership

By |June 6th, 2013|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In the classic book, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli stated that “Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.” Speaking primarily to the prince and principalities of his time, Machiavelli said that a prince should present the appearance of being a compassionate, trustworthy, kind, frank, sincere, credible, faith-filled, courageous, generous and pious ruler. Thought-provoking statements from a man that believed it was impossible for a person to actually possess the virtues and principles he said were [...]

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