A Season of Change
“I have always wanted to be a catalyst for bringing about positive change, inspiring others to choose goodness.” Shari Arison
My summer was bookended by two transformative events.
The first occurred in June, when I was invited to share one of my Life Lessons from a Death Investigator at Evoso Live, a sold-out event at eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado.
Taking the stage to deliver my message about the grace that resides within a pause was an exhilarating experience. And I was beyond honoured to share that famous stage with some of the most inspirational speakers I’ve ever heard. Led by Erin Weed, the remarkable founder of Evoso, we worked incredibly hard as a team to provide value for the audience, and the response was extraordinary.
At the end of my Ted-style talk I surprised everyone, including myself, when I *SLAMMED* an original spoken word piece that I wrote specifically about the power of a pause. Who knew I could rap! What fun it was!
You can view the 12-minute video here. I’d love to hear your feedback!
The rest of the summer (when I wasn’t boating with my husband or visiting with family and friends at our cabin) was spent refreshing my brand, which led to the second bookend, a new website!
This change has been a long time coming. I decided quite a while ago that it was time to transition away from The Civility CEO®, the business identity I developed years ago, and reclaim my authentic self. The result is SueJacques.com.
The profound lessons I learned from my experience as a forensic death investigator at the Medical Examiner’s Office have been tapping at my soul for some time, begging me to share them. And so I am.
Beginning this fall I will be unveiling my Life Lessons from a Death Investigator, from the stage and from the page. A book with the same title is also in the works.
Of course I will still be offering keynotes and coaching about professionalism, civility, and executive social graces for my corporate, association, and university clients. I remain passionate about helping people and businesses gain confidence, earn respect, and prosper through professionalism. And I’ll forever be on a mission to reverse rudeness and revive respect in cubicles, corporations, and communities around the globe.
While I’ve always surreptitiously sprinkled a few Life Lessons from a Death Investigator throughout my keynotes and seminars, I’ll now be more vocal about the death, grief, grace, and atrocities I’ve witnessed. I can’t help it; those experiences have influenced the lens through which I view the world. Which, trust me, is a good thing.
Like my new brand, website, and book, I am a work in progress. I sincerely hope you’ll come along for the ride. I’d love to have your company on this journey!