Life in Flux

Written by Michaela O'Donnell, Executive Director for the De Pree Center, and Lisa Pratt Slayton, Founding Partner and CEO of Tamim Partners LLC

If it seems like the world is in a constant state of flux, that's because it is. Our work, our families, our friendships, and our society are always changing, which can leave us feeling disoriented and discouraged. And while lots of people offer "tips and tricks" or "life hacks" to help us cope, the real secret to feeling like we're standing on solid ground is deeper--and we can't do it alone.

In Life in Flux, leadership, career, and vocation experts Michaela O'Donnell and Lisa Pratt Slayton teach the practical skills needed in order to navigate constant change. They show you how to

+ face the pain and longings that come with change
+ do the inner work of waking up and letting go
+ embrace the unknown with confidence
+ listen to God's guiding voice
+ get to know yourself, really
+ find and keep friends for the journey
+ stay attuned to your rhythms and values moving forward.

When you feel truly at home in your world and with yourself, you can do hard things with great courage. Life in Flux can get you there.

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About the Authors

Dr. Michaela O'Donnell is the Mary and Dale Andringa Executive Director Chair of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership where she oversees the center’s vision, strategy, program, and team, all with the goal of helping leaders like you respond faithfully to God in all seasons of your life and leadership.

Michaela has over ten years of experience as a leader in the marketplace. Principally, as the Owner and Managing Director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, the University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more. Notably, the Oprah Winfrey Network picked up a short film Long Winter produced for an episode of Oprah’s show Super Soul Sundays with Glennon Doyle.

Michaela has also written Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World, and regularly writes and teaches on topics of vocation, change, innovation, creativity, faith/work, and gender dynamics in leadership. Read some of her most recent writing here.

Lisa Pratt Slayton is the founding partner and chief executive officer of Tamim Partners LLC. Tamim Partners was founded to come alongside leaders and their teams to grow in wholeness and cohesion as they seek to serve their organizations for the common good and flourishing of their city and the world.

In addition, Lisa has recently launched CityGate, an initiative of the Denver Institute of Faith and Work. City Gate  is an intentional community of leaders, thinkers and makers committed to personal formation and cultural renewal in their cities through holistic expressions of the gospel, and who share a vision of communion and shalom for workplaces, cities, and the culture. Lisa also currently serves as a Board Director for Leadership Foundations.

Prior to founding Tamim Partners in April of 2019, Lisa was on staff of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation (PLF), where she served for 14 years, the last 6 as CEO.  At PLF, Lisa designed and launched the Leaders Collaborative and delivered organizational development consulting, training, and executive coaching services to a wide variety of organizations including fast-growth startups, enterprise-level corporations, as well as nonprofits and churches. 

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