Two months, Eleven posts, and 7783 words later – I’m taking the week off from creating a new blog in order to submit an idea for the upcoming TedX Columbus, Ohio event as well as finalize my session on Networking for the WELD (Women in Economic and Leadership Development) Conference next week. Stay tuned on outcome of both.

In the meantime, for those of you who are new to the blog or haven’t kept up, here is a summary of posts to date. I invite you to catch-up here:

On jobs:

Boogers on the Wall – A Lesson in Networking and Employee Engagement – A story about the time I worked on a cleaning crew and how it led to one of the most profound lessons on how I keep myself happy at work.

A Small Town Resume – Read about the jobs that didn’t make it onto my LinkedIn profile.


On moving to the big city:

Running with a stranger – A lesson in diversity – How an attempt at keeping off the Freshman 15 led to an important lesson on appreciating diversity.

The Day I Rode and Entire Public Bus Route – I tried to make it to church taking the public transit system. I didn’t make it to my intended destination, but I learned a lot about myself and my new big city surroundings on the way.


On High School Musical:

You Don’t Always Get a Round of Applause – How silence in my high school auditorium taught me about appreciating my effort, regardless of recognition.

Ripping Down the Poster – A Lesson on Respect – A moment in the high school hallway caused me great pain – and taught me an important lesson in respecting what is important to others.


On early life lessons:

Top 5 Lessons I learned from my Mom – A Mother’s Day tribute

A purple ribbon, for me? – An important read for anyone who suffers or has suffered from the imposter syndrome.


On the creation of the blog:

About the woman behind Small Town Leadership – Who am I am why am I doing this?

Why a Red Barn? – Background on my selection for the website graphics and how it ties to my memories from being raised in the country.

Inquiring minds want to know – Top 3 questions since launch – Details regarding technical aspects of the website build, time management and motivations behind building a website.

If you are one someone who has read all 7783 words – thank you! Which post resonates the most with you?




Small Town Leadership Founder; Natalie believes everything she needed to know to succeed in her career she learned by growing up in a town of 600 people. As a Certified Professional Coach and award-winning public speaker, she helps her clients and audiences make wherever they are feel like a small town. She lives in Dublin, Ohio with her husband, Rob, a professor at Ohio State and two little girls.

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