Will You Say Yes?

SYI supports people to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional. These skills are foundational to effective leadership and support the development of emotional intelligence skills (or people skills).

Powerful: KNOW
You are comfortable owning your skills and strengths.
Positive: LIKE
You like your world and you look for what is right, what is working, and what is going well.
Professional: MODEL
You move through the world modeling respect, fairness, and consistency.

Join us at the SYI to get concrete skills, tips, tools, and strategies to be Powerful, Positive, and Professional!


Category Archives: Family

If you wish…

“If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself. If you wish to diminish fear in the world, diminish your own. These are the gifts you can give.” Gary Zukav I recently had an interesting conversation with a mother that was very upset over […]


This was written after sitting with a mother, as she tried to explain how she feels living through another day of her daughter’s addiction, and was first shared in December 2007. I am posting it again, because there have been several people that have recently shared stories of addiction that […]

The Impact of You…

“Think you can’t change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you… if only for a fleeting moment.” Gail […]

There are no replicas~

“Live up to YOUR potential, instead of imitating someone else’s.” Martha Burgess She wanted her daughter to be her own person. She wanted her daughter to listen to her own voice, not the incessant clamoring of mass media, to determine her path. She begged her daughter to believe that she […]


“If you want to feel rich, just count the things that money can’t buy.” Unknown These are incredibly stressful times, and times of stress challenge us most to hold on to our perspective around our life and what matters. We are facing massive financial struggles, both individually and collectively as […]