One week from now, 20 Tri Sigma participants will have arrived in Washington, D.C. to begin The Labyrinth Leadership Experience.
Some of you know one or more of these outstanding members. We’re thrilled to have their passion, energy, and love for Tri Sigma as a part of our conversation, starting next week.
In the weeks prior to this experience, they have been reading a phenomenal book, written by the Founder of TOMS. Blake Mycoskie, “Start Something that Matters.” Blake writes about his personal commitment to transformative, mission based leadership that has led to a worldwide movement of commerce for community. It’s a revolutionary idea and one that has taken him around the world with his TOMS team.
Some incredible insights from the book have occurred before they take that first step as a Labyrinth class. Here are some thoughts we gathered from Twitter.
@jennykaypollock – “”Today’s successful leaders are those willing to share credit.”
@mniewald – “Feel the fear, do it anyway…”
@danikloap – “Love the part about stating goals clearly and regularly so all stakeholders will trust the vision.”
We’re so excited about the deep, purposeful and values-based conversation these women are preparing to have. Guided by Executive Council Vice-President, Allison Swick-Duttine, and our Director of Programs, Chris Smithhisler, and a member of our program team, Michelle Tantillo, Epsilon Omicron, the five day experience is built around a framework of exploration of the five values of Tri Sigma. The Labyrinth is designed to challenge, inspire, guide, encourage, and engage our class in a variety of environments.
What are the participants most looking forward to? You’ll hear more on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend, and you will see images on Instagram throughout the week. Some initial thoughts were gathered on Facebook.
Emmy Smith – “I’m most excited about visiting our Heart Home! I’ve never been there before, and Walton House is such an iconic part of Tri Sigma. I can’t wait to go there!”
Chelsie Marie McDaniel – “I’m also excited for the Walton house and digging deeper into our history.”
Danielle Kloap – “I’m excited to see the (Holocaust) museum! I’ve always enjoyed studying about that period of history, as sad as it is. I had the honor of interviewing a survivor for the newspaper I work for earlier this year and his story and determination to help prevent another Holocaust was so moving. I’m also so excited to go to the Walton House! And I’m terrified to zip line so I will definitely need some sisterly love to overcome that fear.”
TC Crogan Krajnak – “I am looking forward to searching deep into who I am and my core beliefs. I am looking forward to plannning out the next steps in my life journey. I want to make sure that I am living everyday to my fullest potential. The fact that I get to do all of this with the support of sisters is something I know I will treasure always. Ever forward.”
Christa Hoen – “I’m most excited about getting to create bonds with other sisters from across the country and to learn more about not only myself, but Sigma as well!”
Jamie Pitts – “I’m most excited to live the realization that Tri Sigma surpasses what is in front of you at your college campus. Tri Sigma is a life long journey and to meet my sisters from other collegiate chapters from the country and share in their experiences as well as hear from my alumnae sisters as to what is to come and live in our bonds is what I am truly excited to experience!”
Jenny Kay Pollock – “I am most excited to continue my Tri-Sigma expirence past my collegiate years, meet new sisters, go to the iconic and inspiring Walton House and to apply the concepts from Blake Mycoskie’s book “Start Something That Matters.”
Cammie Coker – “I’m so pumped to attend the labyrinth that this last week cannot go by any faster! I can’t wait to spend five days in DC and at the Walton House. I can’t pick one thing that I am most excited for because there are so many, but the chance to meet more sisters always sounds like fun to me! The book was amazing!!! I’m excited to see how it is applied during this week. Most importantly, I’m ready to start something that matters with you ladies!”
Brenda Osterman Ray –“ I am so excited about this new Tri Sigma experience. While I will be sharing it with some of my closest Sigma Sisters, I am also looking forward to meeting new Sigma Sisters. Each time I have attended a Sigma meeting, Convention, presentation, or installation, I am always amazed at how quickly we bond as sisters. I always love going home to Walton House as it truly is our home. The ziplining will also be an experience to remember! I can’t wait for this experience to begin!”
Katie Johnstone – “I am most excited to zip line! I am scared to death! I am also excited to see the Walton house and connect with everyone. I am also really excited that this has been something “in the making” I feel like the first Sigmas to travel to the moon or something! I’m so excited I already don’t want to leave.”
Labyrinth Leadership Experience
Class of 2012
Anne Blosser, Epsilon Nu – Triad Alumnae Chapter
M.C. Hartley, Delta Delta
Michelle Hektor, Beta Delta – Denver Alumnae Chapter
Linda Henderson, Delta Psi
Danielle Kloap, Epsilon Beta
Theresa Krajnak, Epsilon Kappa – Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter
Jennifer Belmar-Mckenzie, Beta Xi – Greater St. Louis Alumnae Chapter
Jenny Pollock, Epsilon Rho
Brenda Osterman Ray, Alpha Psi – Houston Alumnae Chapter
Emmy Smith, Epsilon Pi – Charleston Alumnae Chapter
Meagan Baytes, Eta Beta
Cameron Coker, Epsilon Zeta
Christa Hoen, Beta Tau
Katie Johnstone, Epsilon Eta
Molly Kent, Epsilon Pi
Rayni Lasley, Beta Epsilon
Chelsie McDaniel, Gamma Pi
Michelle Niewald, Eta Alpha
Jamie Pitts, Epsilon Omicron
Nicole Soto, Zeta Epsilon