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: Parenting

The miracle of laughter…

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~e e cummings At the end of your days, can you think back over the day and remember all the times you laughed? Really laughed… the kind of laugh that might be too loud, or goes on too long, and […]

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 […]

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 […]