By Lisa Hall, President and CEO at Calvert Foundation, twitter: @LisaGreenHall
With Mother’s Day coming up and WIN-WIN taking off, we’ve been talking a lot about moms lately. It’s easy to see why – moms inspire us. From the time we’re born and throughout our entire lives, we look to our mothers for support and guidance. We apply the lessons we learned at home as well as those we glean from our own experiences to nurture our own families and communities.
If we’re lucky, we find support and encouragement at work as well – and can grow professionally while making a lasting, positive difference in the world. At Calvert Foundation, we work together to create value for our investors, our partners and our borrowers – and that takes commitment.
We are also committed to “walking the walk,” and creating a positive environment in which our staff can thrive. That’s why we are delighted to announce the latest addition to the Calvert Foundation team: Lorraine Gordon. As Vice President of Human Resources, Lorraine will report directly to me so we can nurture the talent we already have in the office, as well as attract the best and the brightest new hires. It has always been a priority for us to develop the next generation of leaders in this sector, and I think it’s wonderful that so many of our staff joined the organization at the entry level – bringing their marvelous energy and enthusiasm.
And this is one of the ways in which Lorraine will be invaluable. Lorraine Gordon has a combined 25 years of experience as a leadership consultant, facilitator/workshop leader, executive coach, entrepreneur, and communications professional. She coaches leaders and teams on shifting and transforming their behaviors to better align with their own and their company’s culture and core values. Her coaching approach is goals-driven with emphasis on establishing trust, building awareness and accountability, and closing performance gaps.
She is also the author of a book about how moms inspire us called Momspirations, and has donated some copies for us to share with our friends (that’s you!). So, for Mother’s Day, to thank all of our supporters and people who are, have, or like moms, we’re giving away copies of Momspirations.
“I was inspired to write this book because I wanted to affirm my children of their worthiness and value. I wanted to shape their minds for success and give them a solid foundation. And for me, a solid foundation starts with paying attention to our words. Momspirations are practical empowering phases designed to inspire a sense of self-worth and help children understand that they have a choice about how they think and behave.”
To claim your copy – just tell us on Facebook or via email how your mom inspired you.* It doesn’t have to be fancy. Something like, “My mom showed me every day how doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but it’s always better.” Or “My mom taught me how to raise a happy family, even when money was tight.”
*We’ll distribute copies in the order in which we receive submissions until supplies run out. We’ll be in touch to find out where to send your book, and promise that we won’t use or share your address for any other purpose. Really, there’s no charge to you and no catch.