19 09, 2017

Lessons from 70 Years of Love

By | 2017-09-19T21:10:24+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, Experience, Reflection, Values|0 Comments

September 13th is always a day that I feel immense gratitude. It's the day that reminds me each year of what love truly looks like - my grandparents anniversary. My grandparents have always made a point to express their love - for each other, for their children, their grandchildren, extended family, and friends. This year was extraordinarily [...]

15 09, 2017

Millennial Voices: Julie Kolankiewicz

By | 2017-09-15T18:52:04+00:00 September 15th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Julie is a nonprofit fundraiser working in the healthcare industry. She enjoys fundraising because it’s a natural fit for her passion for making a difference and connecting with others. Learn more about her experience and values below! Data shown above depict the featured individual's age, top three drives to succeed, three preferred methods of stress [...]

13 09, 2017

Millennial Voices: Kamau Marshall

By | 2017-09-13T13:54:46+00:00 September 13th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Kamau Mandela Marshall is currently a Capitol Hill Communications Director in Washington D.C., to Congressman Al Green (D-TX). Traditionally called a Wordsmith (Speechwriter) and a Communications/Media strategist, he’s worked with multiple global, national, and various local press/media outlets on multiple scales. He’s had the opportunity to work with government/political figures like U.S. Senator Tom Carper, [...]

6 09, 2017

Millennial Voices: Will Amos

By | 2017-09-08T13:27:09+00:00 September 6th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

By day, Will is a federal contractor doing IT consulting and audits to support federal contracts. His passion project and side-gig is the founder and director of, a directory of 130,000 veteran-owned businesses, similar to an Angie’s List of veteran-owned businesses. They advocate for discounted business services like credit card processing and capital acquisition. [...]

5 09, 2017

The Leaders Behind the Movement

By | 2017-09-06T10:06:50+00:00 September 5th, 2017|culture, Diversity, Engagement, Experience, Inclusion, Leadership, Millennial, Research, Tribes|0 Comments

Last summer, sitting around my dining room table with SparkVision's first-ever intern, an idea was born.  I was fed up with being told what millennials want in the workplace and why we were so awful. Even worse, most of the leaders of those conversations were people who were not of the generation themselves nor did they [...]

1 09, 2017

Millennial Voices: Angel Mack-Boyd

By | 2017-09-01T17:47:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Angel works for the state of Maryland under the department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. She handles Correctional Officer’s Bill of Rights and Law Enforcement Bill of Rights (COBR/LEOBR). She’s also currently running to be the Delegate of Baltimore City’s 45th District. She has a passion for progressive change and social justice, and is [...]

30 08, 2017

Millennial Voices: Nick Bailey

By | 2017-08-17T20:34:08+00:00 August 30th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Nick owns and operates Grand View Farm, located in Hardford County, Maryland, together with his father, Wilson Bailey. They serve hundreds of families as well as restaurants and various outlets around the Baltimore and D.C. area. As the farm-to-table movement has taken off, it’s the pioneering work of farm owners like Nick that makes it [...]

24 08, 2017

Millennial Voices: Shani Buggs

By | 2017-08-25T03:53:09+00:00 August 24th, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Shani is a PhD candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her area of research is gun violence prevention policy. In addition to being a student, she works as a Research Assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and as an Urban Associate at the Urban Institute. She [...]

23 08, 2017

Millennial Voices: Rachel Dungan

By | 2017-08-17T20:57:42+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|culture, Engagement, Experience, Millennial, Research|0 Comments

Rachel is a Senior Manager at Academy Health, a nonprofit that operates at the intersection of health research, policy and practice. Her work involves taking high-level research findings and making them more useful and translatable for a variety of audiences, from community members and patients to policymakers. She works to ensure all voices are accounted [...]

22 08, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Soul

By | 2017-08-28T14:11:16+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|culture, Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, Engagement, Experience, Inclusion, Leadership, Millennial, Personalities, Race, Reflection, Values|0 Comments

This past weekend, something profound happened. Twelve incredible women from diverse backgrounds came together for a retreat in Deep Creek Lake. Most of them didn’t know more than one other person, yet they enthusiastically trusted me and my partner, Nakeia Drummond, to lead them in 2 days of owning their story, shedding those that didn’t [...]