Planting Trees…Developing Leaders.

Posted on 21. Mar, 2017 by in Blog

Planting Trees…Developing Leaders. Farmer Nelson Henderson is famously quoted for saying, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” A recent article from Crain’s Cleveland Business highlights the need for a leadership pipeline that will intentionally make space for new leaders to emerge who can […]

Rose-Tinted Glasses by Kat Pestian

Posted on 07. Mar, 2017 by in Blog

Heart to Heart Communication is proud to bring you a blog series with the hopes of inspiring and uplifting you as a values-based leader. With its unique curriculum, Heart to Heart Communications is grounded in helping leaders find meaning and purpose in their daily lives while making distinct connections between interpersonal development and the vitality and success […]

Getting to Know Jeremy Lile, Heart to Heart Communications Executive Director

Posted on 21. Feb, 2017 by in Blog

Tell us “Jeremy 101” – your background, your family, your hobbies, etc. I was born and raised in Akron and graduated from the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.  “My mother, Karen, resides in Akron.  My father, John, is deceased.  My older sister, Deborah, lives in Green, and my younger brother, Jonathan, lives in Manhattan, New York. […]

Dealing with Stinking Thinking

Posted on 04. Mar, 2015 by in Blog

“Hey you, you’re caught up in stinking thinking!” This was a direct message from my inner (Holy) Spirit to my self-absorbed ego. I had spent several hours late into the night trying to fix a computer problem, getting nowhere. I kept mumbling to myself, “I am a bright person. I ought to be able to […]

Character: Why it’s Imperative for Leadership

Posted on 26. Feb, 2014 by in Blog

Read most leadership literature these days and you’ll find a host of characteristics defining a leader including influence, authenticity, vision, results, innovation, communication, results execution, and strategic thinking. Likewise, you’ll see many of these same topics being taught in leadership development curriculum. It seems that in the midst of these important leadership competencies and behaviors, […]

5 Resolutions for Integrating Spirituality & Work

Posted on 19. Feb, 2014 by in Blog

The New Year provides a new start, an opportunity to better integrate our spirituality with our work lives and put new practices into action. Here are 5 suggested resolutions for better integrating spirituality and work. 1. Practice gratitude. Every day, make an effort to thank at least one person for something they did on your […]

Quarterly Connections Breakfast with Akron U. Coach Terry Bowden

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by in Blog, Uncategorized

Heart to Heart Communications encourages you to join us for the first Quarterly Connections Breakfast of 2012 featuring special guest speaker Coach Terry Bowden new head football coach for The University of Akron. Terry Bowden, who owns a 140-62-2 record (69.3 winning percentage) over an 18-year coaching career, was named The University of Akron’s 27th […]

Heart-to-heart conversations at work — happening enough or not? Why?

Posted on 06. Jan, 2010 by in Blog, Uncategorized

Do you need to have a heart to heart conversation with someone at work? Too often the in organizations there are the “unmentionables” – significant issues which are not discussed out of fear. Some people are respectful and polite to one another when meeting face to face but get “down and dirty” in the informal […]

Risk-taking is Free

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being […]

Life’s Little Top 20

Posted on 26. Sep, 2009 by in Blog

Treat everyone you meet as you want to be treated. Watch a sunrise at least once a year. Never refuse homemade brownies (cake, pie, cookies) Strive for excellence, not perfection. Plant a tree on your birthday, or someone else’s. Compliment 3 people every day. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone  you like them. Leave […]