You Ain’t Ever Had a Friend Like Seth – A Mentor Reflection

“Mentoring is something that has to be practiced, has to be learned, and has to be refined.” ~ Dan Gaken As a Leader Advancement Scholar at Central Michigan University, I was required to be a mentor to a freshmen member of LAS during my sophomore year. The LAS minor requires this as they want each…

LAS: Servant Leadership at its Finest

Everything that is done in the Leadership Institute and the Leader Advancement Protocol starts with wanting to serve; the same goes for Servant leadership. Servant leadership is a learned set of practices that aim to help enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world. I do not…

2017-2018: An Adaptable Year in Review

I’ll be completely honest, coming back to CMU in August 2017… I couldn’t have looked less forward to being back here and I had a pretty pessimistic view of the whole experience. I really didn’t want to come back to Central in the fall. I didn’t have the greatest end of my first semester of…

What Have I Done & What Are My Next Steps..?

This past school year was definitely a growth period for me as a leader. Coming back to CMU from my time in Disney was rough because I didn’t want to lose the motivation and drive I cultivated for myself while living in Florida. I knew that I had to involve myself in things that would…

The “Luxury” of Obliviousness – A HDF 110 Reflection

In HDF 110 Oppression: Roots & Impact, a required course for my Leadership minor and LAS requirement, we learned an in-depth history of oppression. Though every subject we discussed in this class shocked and affected me deeply, there was one term we learned about that really hit home. During one of the first few class periods…

My “Why” Statement

In LDR 200, we were required to watch the “Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action” TED talk. Throughout the talk, Sinek placed a major focus on the idea that “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” This concept is explored through the ‘Golden Circle’; the What, How, and Why…

Putting Others In Front Of Praise

Having a background as a performer, I am definitely someone who appreciates a nice round of applause. I mean, my love language is “words of affirmation”, so if anyone ever has any kind or positive words they would like to share with me, PLEASE DO! Haha! What I’m trying to say is I wholeheartedly understand…

Revisiting the Past to Ignite the Future

High school made me into who I am today. Without the amazing staff at L’Anse Creuse High School North, I wouldn’t be the same, and I am forever grateful for the life lessons I learned while enrolled there. There is no way to describe the incredible amount of love I hold in my heart for…