Chaos Is A Gift

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Together We Survive the Storm

During this time of sanitizing wipes, hands made raw from washing, and lighting many a candle, let’s take a page out of the playbook of a global team our firm has worked with for many a moon. Their success is built on a myriad of strengths which include the ability to navigate chaos with courage and wisdom, using it as a catalyst for transformation.

Here are some of the things they do – not perfectly – but consistently enough when they sail seas that are disruptive:

  • They respond calmly to uncertainty, leaning into the wind.
  • They make tough decisions to protect their most important assets.
  • They move toward terra firma, moment by moment, with perseverance.
  • They lean on each other and work in unison.
  • They serve a higher purpose.
  • They create safe harbors of sanity through communication and collaboration.
  • They trust each other because they behave in trustworthy ways.

Be those people who demonstrate that work is done with grace in the face of chaos.

This team extends a-one-helluva-inspiring invitation to the rest of us: be those people who demonstrate that work is done with grace in the face of chaos. Understand that “the work” includes showing empathy in the midst of delays and cooperation in the swirl of uncertainty.

Connection is what this team and the rest of us can RSVP “yes” to. This is the transformative nature of mind-boggling-messy-chaos: to masterfully strengthen our ties when the waves are rocking our boat.

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Karen Hardwick brings decades of expertise to her work as a trusted advisor and coach to C-level and senior executives, their teams, and organizations.

Karen is known for sharing her own life-stories with clients in order to role-model transparency, foster connection and empathy, and enhance success. She has created a unique model for deepening connection — The Connected Leader™ — which gets to the core of a company and its people with compassion, intuition, and business savvy. Her upcoming book, The Connected Leader, is filled with her powerful voice and inspires others to lead with emotional wholeness, spiritual strength, and mental well-being in order to become their best selves and help others do the same.

Karen lives in Atlanta with her husband, Greg, and their 17-year-old son, Matthew, where she can be found around the table with friends and family eating nourishing, home-cooked meals and sharing stories. She is the biggest contributor to the family ‘swear jar,’ despite her daily practice of meditation and prayer. And above all, Karen believes that living a life of connection is courageous; a sacred calling that requires all we’ve got.

Karen J. Hardwick, M.Div., MSW

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The Power of Connection

Karen is currently writing a book about how the power of connection can transform leaders into catalysts, groups into teams, and businesses into places where people lean in to courage, clarity, and compassion.

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During this time of sanitizing wipes, hands made raw from washing, and lighting many a candle, let’s take a page out of the playbook of a global team our firm has worked with for many a moon. Their success is built on a myriad of strengths which include the ability to navigate chaos with courage and wisdom, using it as a catalyst for transformation.

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