Amber Barnes: Provocateur, Facilitator and Champion of Growth. CEO of StartHuman.

Amber Barnes, CEO of StartHuman, guides people and the organizations they create “towards outstanding business results in a way that works for and celebrates humanity.” Speaking to Amber made me think of this quote from Robert Browning: “Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.”

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Lynzie Hazan: World Traveler, Light Worker, and Bonphotage Photographer

It is always a blessing when a photographer is able to capture the glimmer of light, allowing us into a moment through our imagination and the artist’s vision. I had the pleasure of meeting such a soul in Lynzie Hazan. Lynzie’s gift is her ability to capture the soft, velvety plushness of a flower petal, the magic mischievousness in a puppy’s eye, and the vivid sparkle of love between two people.

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Casey Cassandra Scherrer, Lover of Life and Chief Curator at VEIL Event Design

Ask Casey Cassandra to describe herself and the first thing she will tell you is, “I am a fan of life.” The power of flowers and plants to heal and comfort is universal. And, so, I not only introduce you to Casey but make a request: fill your social media feed with flowers.

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Nic Strack, Adventurer of Soulful Journeys and Host of Perspective Perspoctive

Nic is a woman of many passions and a facilitator of conversations. She throws it down so we can pick it all up with her and learn more about ourselves and each other. Nic has recently launched a new show on YouTube called Perspective Perspoctive where she tackles this big issue of how we use our words - for ourselves, for each other, for our community. 

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Stories of Grace

Stories of Grace is a piece of my vision that I have dreamed about and something that I have been working on and writing about privately for a couple of years. I worked on this in the moments of joy as well as the darkest times of deep sickness. The #ClimbYourOwnLadder project is part of the SoG vision. The other part of SoG is a framework for supporting our evolution through storytelling.

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Untangled, Part I: The Right Stuff

My life was about to head into two different directions: desolate apathy or full-blown obsession with achievement. The latter won over, shut down the inner voice that so wisely knew the best yes when she saw one and didn’t care about the human cost. This was my ticket out. It was my ticket to freedom. It was my ticket for choice. It was my ticket for personal power. 

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Who We Are: Character Strengths

Susan Cain, author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Cannot Stop Talking", posted a link to the VIA Institutes survey on character strengths. It is an interesting way to get to the heart - something we started talking about as a precursor to the #ClimbYourOwnLadder concept of following your own compass. 

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Your Intuition Matters Most. Open the Door to Creativity.

The world is noisy, especially for women. Everyone has an opinion about who you should be, but there is only one opinion that matters: yours. You don't need a resume to participate and share in the #ClimbYourOwnLadder community. None of that matters. All you need to be is unapologetically you. Your heart? That's what we are here to help you share. 

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