Servant-Leader, An Oxymoron or the Key to Transformational Leadership?

When you think of the leaders that you have encountered over the course of your life there are good and bad ones, hopefully some great ones, and almost always some really bad ones. Sometimes the ones that truly stand out in our minds are the bad ones, you know the ones that demand the spotlight, take all the credit, and have no problem throwing everyone under the bus.

I’m sure we can all think of qualities from past leaders that we don’t want to emulate: being self-absorbed, arrogant, and condescending to name a few. These are exactly the things we want to avoid as a leader.

“Know Thyself” Through Your Own Story

A life story or memoir seems to be something commonly written during retirement years.  The power in life stories, however, doesn’t have time restrictions.  It may surprise you, but the best time to write your life story is now.  Sure, you may update it later, but learning to know yourself through your own story has tremendous potential to increase your own happiness, sense of belonging, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.  Here’s why this is true. 

Favorite Pie Crust

When I was just starting to learn how to cook for my family, I wondered who ever came up with the expression easy as pie?? Had they ever actually tried to make pie? I was really good at making a crumbly mess, or something that looked ok but tasted awful. Why was this so hard?

I tried a myriad of different recipes and since I wasn’t a huge fan of pie crust anyway… I probably wasn’t the best judge to begin with. Miss Suzette served her recipe for pie crust with me about 15 years ago, and it was the first time I actually ate the crust instead of leaving it untouched on the side of my plate. Thankfully she shared her recipe.

How Family Stories Combat Teenage Entitlement

At #familyhistoryfriday here on Evolve, we talk a lot about family stories and what they do for us.  We’ve talked about how knowing family stories gives us appreciation and perspective and how kids who know family stories are more resilient, deal better with adversity, and have higher self-esteem.  Both kids and adults need these things today more than ever before.  But did you know there’s another reason family stories make a difference to kids?  Family stories combat teenage entitlement.

Strawberry Freezer Jam

A Childhood Favorite

One of my very favorite childhood memories is watching my Grandmother make jam. Every year at the end of summer, my Grandma would make several batches of homemade raspberry and strawberry freezer jam. She would collect mountains of fresh berries, wash them, and lovingly fill container after container of full of sweet scrumptiousness for us to enjoy throughout the year. 

Live2Lead: Logan

  • Date: Monday November 13, 2017
  • Time: 8:50 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location:
    • Riverwoods Conference Center
    • 615 Riverwood Parkway Logan, UT 84321
  • Sponsorships and Vendor Booth’s Available. E-mail or call Krista at 520-343-5630 for more information. Limited quantity!

Register Now


  • Early Bird General Admission $47 (ends Oct. 20)
  • Early Bird VIP $67 (ends Oct. 20)
  • General Admission $52
  • VIP $72

20% discount for groups of 5. 10% USU student discount. 10% military/police/fire discount.

Vendor Booth: $100 + $25 or more raffle prize

  • Includes 1 VIP pass to attend the conference
  • 6 foot table, with linen and 2 chairs
  • Listing on conference vendor slide
  • Include your marketing and/or giveaway in the event registration package for attendees

Event Description:

Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed day event. Learn from world-class leadership experts in the morning and return to your office ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

What You’ll Gain

  • Renewed Energy: Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content that inspires and motivates all who attend.
  • New Relationships: Grow your own leadership as you connect with other influencers in your local community. Expand your network with relationships that produce tangible results.
  • New Ideas: Live2Lead is a world-class leadership experience packed into a short amount of time, full of rich content, key takeaways and easy-to-implement action plans.

Schedule of Events

Registration opens at 8:00am. The event begins at 8:50am.

General Admission: 8:50am-2:00pm

  • Broadcast: John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, & Cheryl Bachelder

VIP Passes: 8:50am-4:00pm

  • Broadcast: John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, & Cheryl Bachelder
  • Networking Lunch
  • Executive Leadership Discussion + 2 local keynote speakers

Early Bird Registration is available through October 20, 2017. Registration closes November 11, 2017.


CEUs for the Live2Lead event are provided by the University of North Georgia and are internationally accepted. Details for how to obtain your credits will be provided at the event.

Broadcast Speakers

Live2Lead John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, Maxwell also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP—have trained more than 6 million leaders around the world.

Live2Lead Cheryl BachelderCheryl Bachelder, is a passionate restaurant industry executive who most recently served as the CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl inspired a servant leader culture that is expressed in Popeyes six guiding principles. These principles and the company purpose—food that ignites our desire to serve—informed how everyone worked together. In 2016, Bachelder received the Outstanding Woman in Business Award by Independent Women’s Forum and On Board presented her with the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award for exemplary board service. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and was named by CNBC’s Jim Cramer as one of his “21 Bankable CEOs” for 2014.

Live2Lead Dave RamseyDave Ramsey, America’s trusted voice on money and business. Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality.  His seven best-selling books – Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, The Complete Guide to Money, Legacy Journey and Smart Money Smart Kids – have sold more than 10 million copies combined. His company Ramsey Solutions, offers a message of hope, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money management, the importance of strong leadership, and focused intensity on setting and reaching individual goals. Although it is a multi-million dollar company, Ramsey defines success by the number of lives changed and legacies built.

Live2Lead Warrick DunnWarrick Dunn, a former NFL running back and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, known for his success both on and off the field. After a 12-year career, Dunn retired and in 2009 was approved by the NFL owners to become a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. Through his charity work, Dunn honors his mother who was a Baton Rouge police officer. She was also a single-mother of six who strived for the American dream of homeownership. During Dunn’s senior year of high school, she was killed and was never able to realize that dream. His program has assisted over 152 single parents and 409 dependents nationwide with achieving first-time homeownership. In 2002, Dunn founded Warrick Dunn Charities to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by his journey.


  • 8:00 AM Registration Begins
  • 8:50 AM Welcome, Sponsor Recognition, Door Prizes
  • 9:00 AM Broadcast Begins (Traci Morrow, John C. Maxwell & Dave Ramsey)
  • 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM Second Broadcast Session (Cheryl Bachelder, Don Yaeger, Warrick Dunn, & John C. Maxwell)
  • 12:35 PM Broadcast Event Ends
  • 12:35 – 2:00 PM Interaction with Vendors and Sponsors, VIP Networking Lunch, Raffle Prizes
  • 2:00 PM Executive Leadership Discussion from John C. Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • 3:00 PM Local Keynote Speaker #1: David Smith
  • 3:30 PM Local Keynote Speaker #2:
  • 4:00 PM Sponsor Recognition, Event Concludes

VIP Lunch Menu


  • Elements Chicken
  • Slow Roasted Choice Beef


  • Mixed Greens Salad with Dressings
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli
  • Roasted Red Potatoes


  • Apple Pie with Candied Pecans and Caramel
  • Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake


  • Raspberry Lemonade

For more information or to request a Sponsorship packet, please contact Krista: or 520-343-5630

Official Live2Lead: Logan website

Register to attend: Eventbrite

To schedule a private viewing between October 13th 2017 & March 31st 2018 please contact Krista.

Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 08:00am-4:00pm
Event: Live2Lead: Logan 2017
Topic: Live2Lead: Logan
Venue: Riverwoods Conference Center
Location: 615 Riverwoods Pkwy
Logan, UT 84321
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Why I Stay Caught Up Preserving My Photos and Memories

So many things vie for our attention these days.  It seems like we hardly have a minute to sit still.  We’ve got soccer games and piano lessons and grocery shopping and laundry and (ahem) blog posts to write.  And we take pictures of everything these days.  Preserving those photos and the memories that go with them tend to sit on the to-do list for long periods of time for most people.  But not me!  And I’ll tell you why.

HM Digital Scrapbooking (How I Stay Caught Up on Pictures, part 3)

Because I’m habitually caught up on preserving my photos and memories, I’m sharing exactly how I do that this month on Evolve.  Today I’m very excited to share the actual method I use because it’s so much fun.  It helps me stay caught up on pictures because it’s addicting– I always find myself itching to create one more page or finish preserving the latest event I’ve photographed.  As I mentioned last week, it’s very important to find YOUR thing when considering how to preserve your pictures and life’s stories.  Trying to do something that doesn’t really jive with you doesn’t usually work.

Using Something I Love (How I Stay Caught Up on Pictures, part 2)

This month on Evolve’s #familyhistoryfriday I’m sharing how I personally stay caught up preserving my own photos and memories.  Being behind can be not only overwhelming but paralyzing.  Last week I showed you my photo organization system that helps me know what I have and where it is.  That’s the first important step to preserving pictures, but an equally important step is to do it using something you love.  What type of memory-keeping method would make you look forward to sitting down and preserving your photos?  Your chosen method should be something do-able, something in both your price range and interest.  Mostly, though, it should be addictive.  (I’m not kidding.)  It should be something that draws you back again and again.  Choosing a memory-keeping method you love is crucial to your success in staying caught up preserving your pictures.