Take a leadership journey with me

| September 18, 2012

I’ve never really considered myself a leader. I always thought I was too quiet and not outgoing enough. This weekend I found out it’s not true.

I started my Leadership Coshocton County journey with a retreat at Salt Fork. I was a little; okay well a lot nervous at first. I’ve never really enjoyed group challenge activities or been one who is willing to share my thoughts with others that I don’t really know. However, by the end of the weekend I was being led around the lodge blindfolded and actually raising my hand to share thoughts.

Our facilitator really got me thinking about who I am, who I want to be and what I value. He also made me realize that I don’t have to change to be a leader. I just have to figure out my strengths and use them to make me the best me I can be.

I doubt this experience will turn me into the next person to run for city council or the next Coshoctonian, but I know I will be a wiser stronger person when this experience is over.

Be sure to check back next month for what I learn about Coshocton County history. I wasn’t born here and didn’t move to town until I was 10 so it should be an interesting experience.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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