Hi – I’m Gwen Bortner, and I’m a speaker, instructor, facilitator, and consultant. My goal is to empower leaders through change, and to work with volunteer leadership organizations to answer the hard questions and work together toward shared goals. I do this by providing workshops, training sessions, consulting packages, and retreats for volunteer leadership groups of all sizes.
I believe in abundance — professionally and personally. As such, I always strive to share as much knowledge and experience as I possess. I know from experience that when my students, audience, and clients are successful, I am successful as well. A rising tide raises all boats! I have worked with volunteer leaders for years, both in personal and professional capacities, and I am here to bring that abundance of knowledge to work for your organization.
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Lately I’ve been working hard to figure out my next path, and to map out the details of my next adventure. And for me, at least, that path has led me to a belief that I have long held, and how that belief can be a benefit to other women. Here it is, my basic belief: All […]
Leadership can be a lonely job – oftentimes you’re standing alone, trying to navigate rough waters. Tough decisions sometimes have to be made, and you don’t always get to be the “good guy.” But if you’ve done your job and truly listened to those you lead, you should be able to stand confidently, knowing that […]
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my direction for the future – of this blog, my website, and the services I offer to the world. I’ve come to a point where I’m really excited about that direction, but I need to put all of my focus & energy on plotting that course. […]
Anyone who has ever led knows that leadership isn’t all sunshine and roses. It’s natural to want to complain, and indeed you probably should have a safe place to vent your frustrations once in a while. But if you’re spending all your time as a leader complaining, then you’re not spending it in your most […]
There’s a definite learning curve associated with taking on a leadership position. If you’re in that type of position and you feel you’re not quite keeping up, it might help if you took the time to educate yourself a bit. Whether you read some articles on leadership, take a class, or read a book – […]
Hi all! Jess here, Gwen’s assistant. Gwen is having a heck of a busy week, so she has handed me the keys to the blog. Some of you may be fairly new readers who haven’t had a chance to dig through the archives, so today I’ve rounded up 6 of my favorite posts on leadership. […]