Leadership is a discipline, an art, a privilege. “Leader” is not a title, it’s a calling. We all lead, like it or not. Leadership is about influence and each of us have the opportunity for huge influence. My life’s purpose is to help others find their purpose. Those words hold great meaning to me and I get to fulfill my purpose every day of my life in some form or another. Specifically, I have a heart for leaders who want to powerfully lead their lives in such a way that the next generation will want to follow in their footsteps as the leader leaves a legacy.
At both TLC and the Chandelle Group, I get to do this every day at work. My job is to support leaders in finding their purpose first, then their team, and ultimately their organization, to achieve the next level of success. It is fascinating working with organizations that have this kind of vision because they are more profitable than those who do not.
My desire for each person I meet is that they will find peace and live with purpose. The most fulfilling right now is investing in my nieces and nephews – talking to them about their greatness and, most importantly, modeling for them what living with purpose looks like. The girls on command are ready to proclaim at all times … “Slaten Girls Are Fearless!” Just walk up to them and say … “Slaten girls are…”. They will fiercely answer back “FEARLESS.”
The LEXI Leadership Summit is a non-profit I started in 2008 to connect, equip and mentor women. I want women to have the confidence and courage to see themselves as leaders, to grow in their role as a leader, and to live a purposeful life as they impact others in their sphere of influence to do the same. Women do not invest in themselves and thus we created the LEXI Women’s Leadership Summit so women could come together, spend a day investing in their professional and personal development, and leave with an action plan, with the first step already in motion.
What women tell me they need:
- Connect with other leaders and like-minded women. All of us have a myriad of roles and frankly too much to do. As a result, we isolate. We do not pick our head up long enough to realize we haven’t breathed, let alone connected in who knows how long.
- Get equipped with practical tools, skills and insights. We don’t have time for untested ideas and ideologies. We need easily digested challenges that push us but can quickly be implemented to help get where we want to go.
- Mentor and be mentored. We need the example, inspiration and lessons learned from women who have been where we want to go or fellow sojourners on our life’s path. We don’t need “one mentor” — we need a few to call upon and help us to our next level.
The next LEXI Women’s Leadership Summit is October 24th in Reno, NV and it is not too late to book your flight down and join us. The theme is PURPOSE: Find It, Own It, Live It. We have a video that describes what Lexi is and I’ve included one that displays my passion. Please forward this to any women who you know in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area, and here is my email blog subscriber promo code for $50 off (promo code: s2blog50)
If you are a woman, invest in yourself. If you are a man, there are women who need you to say, “take the day to invest in yourself – it’s on me. Enjoy!”
Thank you for helping me spread the word on LEXI and more importantly I hope you will go and live your purpose with passion today!