On the weekend you can catch Chris: undertaking a family adventure with a couple of his four kids (depending on which ones he likes that day) or a culinary+movie date night with his wife Kris. He has also been known to take in a baseball game or two, runaway winner as his most favorite sport. The rekindling of his passion for golf seems to be taking over more of his time these days as he tries to not ruin a beautiful walk while striking a white ball. And of course, anything Disney.
Be sure to ask Chris about: the baseball road trip back east with his boys with stops at Cooperstown, Fenway and Yankee stadium, his Disney claim to fame or the time he rolled a car driving 5 miles an hour.
Chris gets Fired-Up! about: how each person shows up in this world – each person’s gifts, talents, passions, and interests. He takes on life as an adventurer, not a tourist and encourages others to take risks, be vulnerable and dare greatly to impact our communities and organizations.
On the weekend you can catch Tammy: with her family at kids’ sporting events… soccer, baseball, track, or whatever else might be going on. Or she might be with her husband Patrick and a sibling or two at their place in Qualicum Beach, Canada, enjoying the stunning nature and great hikes. And if she’s not doing that, she’s probably traveling somewhere interesting, experiencing new cultures, foods and experiences.
Be sure to ask Tammy about: the time she got to fly all the way around the world – literally – or when she broke her tailbone playing tag on horseback (or more accurately, losing by falling off), or the time she stood on top of the space needle with astronaut and first American woman in space Sally Ride.
Tammy gets Fired-Up! about: the world and amazing people of destination marketing, empowering others, and doing what she can to help strengthen and grow the industry she loves.
On the weekend you can catch Christy: watching one or both of her children participate in their sporting events or choir performances. If it is football season, there most definitely will be time spent watching the Seahawks. If it spring and summer, she will be playing in the dirt in her back yard! She and her family are also active with their church family!
Be sure to ask Christy about: her teaching days prior to the birth of her children! The “Wrath of Ferber” is a real thing that her students were always a bit leery of but held them to a higher standard! Lastly, ask her about boating in the San Juans and the Canadian Gulf Islands with her family. Look up Princess Louisa Inlet to get a visual!!
Christy gets Fired-Up! about: greeting and accepting people where they are in life. She very much enjoys what an individual brings to the table and wants to “live and let live”. Each and every person has their own talents and gifts to share with the world and Christy wants to know more about those gifts through the development of honest and sincere relationships!
On the weekend you can catch Paul: embracing his life motto; “If it is not a challenge, then it’s not worth doing” along with anyone else that he can inspire to join in. These challenges may be a rock climbing camping trip in Southern California, a kayaking adventure in west central Indiana or just a cross-fit endurance run through the snow in coastal Maine. He has also been seen enjoying a good cabernet sauvignon, coaching a baseball team or watching a great large battle movie.
Be sure to ask Paul about: the night he snuck into the Vatican on Christmas Eve, getting lost on a run in Jerusalem with his brother, his many bouldering adventures with his son at Big Bear or skiing off property at Vail ending up 3 miles away from the resort.
Paul gets Fired-Up! about: deep smarts; witnessing other leaders grow one step at a time. He reflects on life’s experiences to assist others in their’s is an everyday occurrence and passion. Knowing that he had a positive impact on a person or an organization fuels his inner fire for a lifetime.
On the weekend you can catch David: Reading a book, fumbling his way through a home improvement project or taking a nap in his favorite recliner. David especially loves spending time with his wife and two grown daughters, whether it be worshiping or serving at church, watching a classic movie or enjoying the crazy antics of their dog and three cats.
Be sure to ask David about: His funny airport encounter with Ben Stein, the reason he’ll never grow tired of watching “The Princess Bride” (he has seen it 49 times), and what’s so special about his favorite coffee shop that he’s willing to make the 60-mile round trip to go there for some caffeinated stimulation.
David gets Fired-Up! about: Employers who recognize the value of having relationally-oriented, values-driven Human Resource systems and processes. David gets a kick out of working with teams who choose to operate from a place of integrity, service, and collaboration. He is passionate about serving as a board member for various non-profits and derives great satisfaction from using his experience and expertise to help those organizations maximize their effectiveness and enhance the relational quality of the workplace.
On the weekend you can catch Jennifer: embracing cooking classes, enjoying the outdoors through snowshoeing and small hikes, and participating in group fitness classes. She loves spending time with her daughter Abigail, a college sophomore this year. Jennifer is known for a great laugh and tries to catch comedy shows and movies often.
Be sure to ask Jennifer about: the time she overcame her fear of heights with skydiving, her poetry claim to fame on a dare, racing through 3 states in 3 hours to not miss a birthday party, and her safari experience in South Africa.
Jennifer gets fired up about: people becoming the best they can be. She believes life is about creating yourself and an endless discovery process that involves both excitement and healthy discomfort! As a life-long learner herself, she is passionate about supporting people and organizations in this journey whether that’s through coaching, consulting, teaching, mentoring or simply sharing her experiences with others to make a positive impact.
On the weekend you can catch Joe: hanging out with his three grown kids and four grand kids. Preferably something outdoors. Joe loves the beauty and majesty of the Pacific Northwest and most weekends will find him with family and friends hiking, snowshoeing, or kayaking.
Be sure to ask Joe about the time: he jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. On a challenge from his good friend and business partner, Jennifer, they took on this adventure. It was scary, exhilarating, and spiritual and I’d do it again in a minute!
Joe gets Fired-Up! about: impacting lives. All my life is about using my gifts and resources to have a positive impact on the people I encounter. That might be in a classroom or an office or on a trail. It could be in the US, or in some country in the two-thirds developing world. Whatever I do and whomever I’m with, my hope is that their lives will be better somehow as a result of our encounter.