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Are You Ready For The Birthday Charity Give Back??? **EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT**


I am only SIX days away from my 43rd birthday coming up on July 15th. Hooray!!!! So, while I was at work earlier today, I started thinking about creative ways I could celebrate my birthday? I knew I wanted to do something that would make me feel good and help someone at the same time. IN THAT MOMENT, I picked up the phone and called an organization that I became aware of many years ago – Sacramento Crisis Nursery. To date, I have yet to volunteer, but in the meantime, I wanted to do something that would benefit the babies and children who benefit from the nursery’s emergency services.


According to their website, the Sacramento Children’s Home operates Sacramento’s only Crisis Nursery Program. [Their] mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing support to families at times of crisis. The Sacramento Crisis Nursery Program is a family-strengthening program where parents can bring their children, ages 0-5 for emergency child care or overnight care during stressful or difficult times.

Voluntary, confidential and free

  • Care provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Children are cared for in a safe, loving and homelike environment
  • Age-appropriate play and learning activities
  • Crisis Intervention services and case management support for the family
  • Two locations: South Sacramento & North Sacramento
  • Care provided to children newborn to five (ages 0-5)

[They] are here if [individuals] need help caring for [their] children for any reason.

  • A sudden illness or accident
  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness
  • Emotional distress or frustration
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • A medical or mental health situation
  • Employment or housing situation

Children may stay at the Nurseries for up to 30 days.

Each child has his or her own bed and is provided with all the essentials while they are staying at the Nursery, including clothing and shoes, diapers and formula. Nutritious homemade meals and snacks are served family style. Scheduled age-appropriate learning activities, playtime, mealtimes, and bedtime assist in stabilizing the child’s daily experience. The ultimate goal of [the] program is to keep families together and reduce the number of young children that enter into the foster care system.

The Crisis Nursery Program provides FREE emergency childcare for children age 0-5, as well as case management services for families during a crisis.



I’ve decided to turn my birthday into a good deed. So, I’m asking friends, family, social media pals, and more to JOIN me in giving back for something so special in the form of charity. Please join me in donating tangible IMMEDIATE NEED items to benefit the Sacramento Crisis Nursery. “One Good Thing Can Change EVERYTHING.” 

Once I got the BRIGHT IDEA to celebrate and give back to a charity. I had to think of the best way to collect your donated items (I will list the organization’s immediate need list below).

So, if you would like to participate in my birthday give back and contribute donations,

please stop by

1820 Tribute Road, Suite L, Sacramento, CA 95608 on

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

5 pm to 7 pm


“The Sacramento Children’s Home relies on support from generous and talented community members. Your donation of goods or services will directly benefit children and families in need.”

Immediate needs for the following items: 

Note: All items must be NEW, except for gently used clothing for children age 0-5 in our Crisis Nurseries

(or where noted).

  • Water shoes (sizes for boys ages 5 and up, and adult sizes)
  • Hygiene products (men’s 3-1, body wash, shampoo, stick deodorant, foot powder)
  • High chairs, potty chairs, and strollers
  • Grocery bags (reusable)
  • Art supplies (glitter, paints, and paint brushes)
  • Bottled water
  • Duffle bags (black or green)
  • Children’s toothbrushes (ages 2-5)
  • Lice kits, lead kits, and baby proofing items
  • Educational toys for preschoolers and toddlers to develop fine and gross motor activities, such as puzzles and large building blocks
  • Diapers (all sizes), diaper bags
  • Scented diaper waste bags and diaper changing pads (washable)
  • Baby wipes
  • Pain relievers (Children’s Tylenol, Children’s Advil or Motrin, Acetaminophen 325mg, Ibuprofen 200mg)
  • Medical supplies (body temperature thermometers, cough drops, hot/cold ice packs, Pedialyte popsicles, Pedialyte drinks, Gatorade)
  • Medical gloves, latex-free (small, medium, and large)
  • Hypoallergenic body wash/soap (such as Dove or Aveeno)
  • Tissues
  • Cream of Nature Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Mattress protectors (twin size, vinyl/waterproof)
  • Bike helmets (boys ages 6-10)
  • Men’s sweats [no solid red or blue] (sizes small-XL), no-show ankle socks, crew socks, shoes (sizes 6-12)
  • Clothing (boys and girls; newborn, toddler 2T-5T, and children’s sizes 10-16)
  • Underwear (boys and girls sizes 3T-5T, boys 8-16)
  • New books ages K-12
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Sunscreen (children’s sensitive skin), bug spray (children’s), reusable hot and cold packs

Ongoing Needs

Children in our programs are always in need of the basic necessities we so often take for granted. Your donation of clothes, hygiene products, food, diapers, medical supplies, art supplies, and other much-needed items from the Sacramento Crisis Nursery Wish List go directly to help a child in need throughout the year. Please note, we can only accept new items, except for gently used clothing for children age 0-5 in our Crisis Nurseries.


Did I mention I’ve never done this type of major charitable opportunity event that gave community members the opportunity to GET INVOLVED? So, I don’t know what some of you may need or desire to participate. So, just to cover all basis, if you need the TAX ID Numbers for my business, Destiny Inspired Consulting or the Sacramento Crisis Nursery, please see them noted below.



It’s late and my eyes are burning so if I think of anything else, I will post updates here through To be a charity giveback I thought of earlier today, I think I’m off to a great start if I must say so myself.



It’s after 1 am and I’m going to be sleepy at work, but I cannot express just how excited I am for the FIRST OF MANY opportunities to GIVE BACK. Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday by HELPING OTHERS!


If you have any questions, please submit them through the contact forms on this page or email with the subject BIRTHDAY CHARITY GIVEBACK 


Can you FEEL my birthday excitement???!!!!



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The Essence of Leadership

In the past few years, I have become increasingly passionate about the topic of leadership and the importance of leadership development. Once I read Mark Sanborn’s book, “You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader,” my passion for leadership went from a flicker to a flame.

Definition of Leadership

Google defines leadership as, “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” Although the Google definition provides general terms, it does not outline the attributes necessary for good leadership or the dangerous impact poor leadership has on an organization or faith-based ministry.

Let’s Talk About Leadership

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He [She] is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” President Ronald Reagan.

Just because a person holds a leadership (or management) position, DOES NOT mean they should. Amen to that! Sure they may “meet” or exceed the education and/or desired experience qualifications, but that does not equal good leadership.

Attributes of a Good Leader

  • Honesty
  • Creates conditions of trust
  • Good Communicator (actually speaks to and interacts with subordinates)
  • Courageous
  • Accountable
  • Exercises Emotional Intelligence
  • Innovative
  • Visionary
  • Strategic Planner
  • Leads by Example
  • Passion for a greater cause
  • Leads with influence, not control
  • Has Strong Interpersonal Skills
“One of the greatest accomplishments you can be paid as a leader is to have someone say that you have helped them be better than they thought they could be.” ~ Mark Sanborn

Are You a Leader?

According to John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, YOU ARE A LEADER.”

Leadership Resources

Final Thoughts

Thankfully, I have only encountered a low percentage of poor leadership/bad management in my 25+ years as a working adult.

Even though poor leadership didn’t create the healthiest or safest workplace environments, I realized I could benefit from their ineffective leadership. Yep, I began to study their ineffectiveness to teach me what NOT TO DO. #PerspectiveShift

Not only did I learn what not to do, I eventually created a consulting business that will be instrumental in creating good leaders who will have the tools and skillset to positively influence change.

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Micromanagers are killers…

Especially in the workplace, micromanagers can kill motivation, creativity, and overall productivity.

It’s safe to say that a micromanager is one whose management style is obsessively controlling of the creativity and freedom of their staff or subordinate. It is one who has an “it’s my way or the highway” managing style.

When I think of a micromanager, specific thoughts and terms come to mind:

  • Control freak
  • Insecure
  • Lacks confident in their management role
  • Ineffective
  • BossZILLA
  • So annoying!!!

I saw a Somee card graphic/meme online states, ” I perform better under strict micromanagement, said NO employee ever.” After I LAUGHED OUT LOUD (for real), I thought about the sad reality of that sarcastic meme that many good employees are faced 40+ hours a week. A few questions come to my mind when I think of micromanagers in the workplace, like:

  • Do these people, identified as micromanagers, know they are micromanaging their subordinates?;
  • Is executive leadership aware of the micromanagers who are driving employees crazy and stealing the organization’s productivity?
  • Is it possible, micromanagers see their style as strategic and effective to their employer and staff retention?

I’ve read articles that offer ways for the affected staff member(s) to change their approach in dealing with the “micromanager”, but none that suggest how leadership assesses and fixes the problem of how micromanagers are killing motivation, creativity, and productivity. Is there help for good employees who HATE coming to work and have increased absenteeism just for their own sanity?

Do organizations understand the COST OF A BAD BOSS? Have you experienced having a micromanager or were you ever told you were a micromanager? COMMENT BELOW…

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