• Change is Hard - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
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    Change is Hard

    I was a competitive swimmer in high school. My coach encouraged me to become a distance swimmer – which is still an appropriate metaphor for my life. There was a joke that I was last off the starting blocks and first to the wall: slow starts, fast turns, strong finishes, building perseverance and endurance. Thoughts to revisit another time. When I switched to distance swimming, Coach Casci decided I must change my stroke. If you’ve ever been an athlete or a musician, you know a change like this is hard. It was so hard. His coaching ignited a series of personal changes in me. First, I hated him. Only for…

  • Becoming Transformers - Dr. Teresa Moon Blog
    leadership

    Becoming Transformers

    In the 1980s, the Japanese playmaker Takara launched a series of toys called the Transformers. Shortly after that, the Transformers film series was released, generating a global sensation and taking us on a journey through an out-of-this-world story. You might know the story. There is war in another galaxy far, far away between the Opticons and the Decepticons. (Not too hard to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, is it?) They bring their war to planet Earth. To continue the warring, they need to inhabit other bodies, so they take the forms of vehicles. They become working cars and fire engines and helicopters.…

  • Discovering the Treasure of Rest by Nancy Reece - Guest Poster on TeresaMoon.org
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    Discovering the Treasure of Rest:
    Guest Post by Nancy Reece

    What if you could accomplish ALL you need to do and feel rested – even refreshed – while doing it? What would it feel like for your coaching, your leadership, your parenting to be described as calming and energizing? We’ve got the tools you need for a refreshing, calming, energizing year. After decades in executive leadership and then executive coaching, Nancy Reece has discovered how to accomplish more by doing less. Now Nancy mentors and equips women leaders to choose well, lead well, and love well. Nancy will unpack her treasure box of tools for us at iCON, July 1-6, 2019.     I frequently talk with people about rest…

  • Dr. Moon on iWork4Him
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    Dr. Moon Is Not Stressed:
    A Radio Interview

    The title’s a take byway of a recent blog from Dr Teresa Moon, “I’m Not Stressed”, who’s the founding President and CEO of the Institute for Cultural Communicators, and the good Doctor popped by our roaming studio – courtesy of CLA – to chat about how her organization equips youth to integrate lessons from both high-tech and high-touch learning environments for real- world application. Reposted from iWork4Him with permission.

  • Too Blessed to be Stressed - TeresaMoon.org
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    Too Blessed to be Stressed

    All of my team members have bitmojis – those cute little cartoon caricatures that communicate all sorts of attitudes and emotions. We use them regularly in informal communication. Flavoring our correspondence with bitmojis often lowers the temp on otherwise challenging topics. One bitmoji is my cartoon self declaring I am “2 blessed to be stressed.” I don’t love this one. It actually kind of annoys me. Take the past few days for example. I’m preparing to facilitate a day-long seminar for Christian women in leadership of the topic of “Rest.” The experience is designed to help women consider the ways God calls us to rest in His promises, His goodness,…

  • I'm Not Stressed - TeresaMoon.org
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    I’m Not Stressed

    “You are very sick. Are you under a lot of stress?” The doctor leaned over my hospital bed, waiting for my reply. I responded, “I don’t think so.” At 28 years old, I had in six months time lost my grandmother, with whom I was very close, and my father-in-law, who died in our home. The mother of two toddlers, I was caregiver for my mother-in-law through her aortic bypass. I was in graduate school while teaching full time. My husband’s health was failing and we were losing his business. That’s when I was hospitalized. I needed a reality check. Self-awareness is an essential leadership competency. I was not self-aware…

  • ICC Membership - TeresaMoon.org
    communication,  education

    Membership Matters

    Families are looking for help to guide the next generation. I founded the Institute for Cultural Communicators to be a global community that empowers students through competence, character, and connection. Learn why ICC is changing the world and next-gen leaders by watching the video below.

  • How NOT to Measure Success in Education or in Life - TeresaMoon.org
    education

    How NOT to Measure Success in Education or in Life

    It was “one of those weeks.” I had finally found a moment to sit on the couch, sip my iced tea, and close my eyes for just a minute.  My eyelids barely touched before I woke up to a scream. “Devin’s hurt!” yelled my older son, Wendell, running through the patio door. Well, six-year-old Devin’s always hurt. I calmly remained in my reclined position. Have you ever experienced that moment of panic when your mind races between “This is an emergency!” and “Don’t get blood on my sofa”…? That’s what happened when Devin walked through the door. I grabbed a clean towel, snatched my keys, looked outside, and realized we…