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Don’t Hold Back

Blog, Stories of Leadership
Self-made James Joseph leads with empathy to inspire even the most unlikely leaders James Joseph has never had to look far for guidance and inspiration: “If my father ever had a bad day, I didn’t know it. If he ever rushed to judgement, I didn’t see it,” Joseph said. “My…

The Best Investment is Professional Development

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Andrew Dawson speaks to the rewards of building a team of leaders The late Al Rent, who was a fixture at Ball State University, told Andrew Dawson early in his career, “You are only as successful as people allow you to be.” The truism has grown to become somewhat of…

From Uncertainty to Career Ready

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Shafer Leadership Academy and Eastern Indiana Works Partner with the YWCA Central Indiana to help residents gain employment. “That program gave me my mama back,” Samantha Long said of a novel partnership to empower and equip her mother and others with the confidence, resources and skills needed to move from…

Transformative Training, Constant Reflection, and a Drive to Serve

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Kellie Pearson-Carroll’s passionate purpose is a result of her environment. She watched her mother navigate the healthcare system for support with her brother’s intellectual disabilities and schizophrenia. All people, she said, deserve decent healthcare and respect despite their diagnosis. Pearson-Carroll grew up in a loving community, but she and her…