The Adventures of Entrepreneurship and Trail Running
Trail running and launching a startup are two things that I love. They both are quite an adventure with peaks and valleys. I think I’ve fallen in love with the journey and while the destination is a goal, the path is what makes me feel alive. While it was quite
Outwild for Entrepreneurs 2020
I registered for OW+E! It's Outwild for the Entrepreneur in 2020! Last summer I attended the Outwild Flagship Event and it was a life changing event for me. When I found out that the Outwild organizers were launching a new event in 2020 that combines some of the Outwild experience with
Scaling Your Company in Seattle and Beyond – Seattle Panel 2019 (Diversity and Inclusion, I missed an opportunity)
Money Changes People. Talent Gravity. Core Values. Odyssey Life Plans. Those are the things that I either talked about or were my takeaways while on the Startup Panel last night at Lane Powell. I was super honored to be on the panel that had representation from Ignition Partners, Silicon Valley Bank,
Why Entrepreneurs Should Practice Yoga
I go in phases with my yoga practice. I love a 30-day yoga challenge and sometimes extend it for another 30-60 days. Then I often stop making it a priority because I'd rather go for my morning run or because that extra 30 minutes of sleep is enticing, but it's
How I Work- Michael Elliott, RocketDog
The “How I Work” series, most noteworthy done by Lifehacker, has been reproduced by multiple authors for good reason: people love to hear from successful and influential people and learn the intricacies of their day-to-day. It can be inspiring and motivating to hear about the best, and oftentimes most simplistic practices. In
Can You Survive a Disruption?
If you're anything like me, your nostalgia for the past will never cease. This means you're well aware that The Backstreet Boys have reunited and are back on tour, that you were torn when Toys "R" Us announced their bankruptcy in 2017, and have been equally shocked to see in
Are You Finding Joy?
By now you've probably at least heard the name Marie Kondo, the Japanese decluttering expert who's been trending all over social media. People are binging episodes of "Tidying Up," her Netflix Original series and if you haven't been able to follow along, you should definitely watch this clip of her
Madrona Open Pitch with Spencer Rascoff — Entrepreneurs and their Children
A while back we hosted the Madrona Open Pitch event with special guest Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, moderated by Shauna Causey and Mike Fridgen with Madrona Venture Labs. Before the event, Spencer, Shauna, Mike and I had a conversation and got on the topic of our children. It
Conquering Imposterism…because you probably have it.
I was walking with a coworker during our weekly 1:1 (I highly recommend doing this btw), and the subject of imposter syndrome came up. We were recalling times being in new roles and having this unfounded "what if I don't know what I'm doing" thought looming in the background. I've
Is Your Company Supporting the State of the World Around You?
On December 10, 2018 Geekwire published an article about Microsoft seating first in Forbes 'Just 100' list of most responsible companies. To learn this, Forbes partnered with Just Capital and asked 81,000 Americans what they want to see most from America's largest companies. Among the top answers were fair pay,