An Ending – and a Beginning

An Ending – and a Beginning

I went back to school at this late stage in the game for a reason.  I wanted to get my community building message out into the world in the most effective way possible which would prove challenging with only a bachelor’s degree.  When I learned I could earn a Masters of Organizational Management degree at Crandall University (in town) in less than two years, the decision to apply was a no-brainer.

I had no idea how much work was involved in getting a Master’s degree; I had no idea how much I would learn about community, about the world, about the evolution of community in tandem with the human race; I had no idea that my classmates would have such a profound impact on my education.

I have plenty of ideas now, thanks to an excellent program, one that helped me to combine what I knew about the community building framework with the frameworks of organizational culture and shaped my passion for community building into a business model.

In the last month of my program, I took on 4 Research & Development projects, working for free in exchange for feedback, testimonials, and (hopefully good) referrals. The results from the first completed project are here.  As well, see a  visual of the results of the survey participants completed before and after the program here!

I am now offering my community building services to organizations/groups globally that want to communicate better, feel more connected, know and understand one another at a more foundational level and successfully grow as an effective organization because of this powerful foundation. Yes, globally.  One of my R & D projects is happening completely online!  I now know I can do this work with groups anywhere in the world! 

Learn more about what I do, and contact me if you would like to see how I can be of service to your organization.

Photo: My father, my daughter and I at my graduation!

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About The Author


I have always loved writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age,both available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. You never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?