Sustainability, Acceleration, and Laughter - Kibikibi Partners Jemma and Emma

Laughter, camaraderie, give and take, vulnerability, and synergy...

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Julie is committed to telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping B Corps and other social enterprises identify, build and leverage their brands. She is also a writer for 3BL Media and Just Means and has been published in M&V Magazine and the Centre of Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge among others. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and is laser focused on becoming a better surfer than her husband, Thomas. 

Mortem Anno

During a recent executive transition, the board identified a new leader to make our non-profit more entrepreneurial. Because of timing around this transition, my one-year anniversary earlier that month came and went without a peep, so I requested a review from my new boss. The new Head Honcho asked why I wanted one, and I felt the earth shudder.

I was at first deeply plagued by the idea of not being acknowledged for my accomplishments, and then I became curious.

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

The Couch and the Closet

Peter is a sweet-tempered screenwriter with a tendency toward pessimism. He usually works on his scripts while seated in a corner of his big couch in his living room.

As a consequence, his coffee table is covered with papers and CDs, and there’s usually a pile of source material, old copies of Variety, and various notepads stacked by his feet on the floor.

When I suggested that a medium-sized bookcase and a good lamp next to his couch might make the place more orderly, Peter demurred.

“I should really work at a desk. I’ll just move all this stuff to the desk.”

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Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library)

She is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com and www.TheOrganizedEntrepreneurCompany.com, both organizations dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.

Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary online workshops to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists everywhere.

Big View, Small View

I read this thought-provoking piece by Carol Black on wildness last week and three weeks of swirling blog-thought finally coalesced into a single concept: we’re thinking small without also thinking big.

This idea is not at odds with the idea of simplifying I wrote about recently; rather, the two complement each other perfectly.

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The Emotional Businessist's picture

"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

Create Time for Follow Up

Set aside a regular time for follow up.

You’ve met all these great people – in person at events, online through social media, or via email introductions from others.

You know you have to follow up with them, and it had better be quickly!

But you are too busy right now – your schedule is just packed.

So, you set those cards aside telling yourself you will follow up ‘soon’ – just as soon as you finish this one thing.

Then days go by, or weeks, or months, and you find the card/email again and kick yourself for not following up before now.

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Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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Kibikibi partners Emma and Jemma at Kew Gardens
12/04/2017
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08/28/2016
I read this thought-provoking piece by Carol Black on wildness last week and three weeks of swirling blog-thought finally coalesced into a single concept: we’re thinking small without also... read more
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07/10/2016
Set aside a regular time for follow up. You’ve met all these great people – in person at events, online through social media, or via email introductions from others. You know you have to follow... read more
Kibikibi partners Emma and Jemma at Kew Gardens
12/04/2017
Laughter, camaraderie, give and take, vulnerability, and synergy... According to a quick Google search, when you meet someone with whom you share these characteristics, you’ve found your soulmate... read more
Performance Review form with eye glasses resting on top.
07/02/2017
During a recent executive transition, the board identified a new leader to make our non-profit more entrepreneurial. Because of timing around this transition, my one-year anniversary earlier that... read more
Desktop with lined up coffee cup, phone, paper, pen, memos.
11/13/2016
Peter is a sweet-tempered screenwriter with a tendency toward pessimism. He usually works on his scripts while seated in a corner of his big couch in his living room. As a consequence, his coffee... read more
Bright red wall with large picture frame and small picture frame
08/28/2016
I read this thought-provoking piece by Carol Black on wildness last week and three weeks of swirling blog-thought finally coalesced into a single concept: we’re thinking small without also... read more
close up man holding cell phone
07/10/2016
Set aside a regular time for follow up. You’ve met all these great people – in person at events, online through social media, or via email introductions from others. You know you have to follow... read more