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One year ago, I pressed “publish” on Small Town Leadership. I had a vision to share stories of growing up in Republic, Ohio and have done that through 47 different posts. I’ve used this as a platform for my public speaking audiences to share presentation content and materials. Most recently, I’ve begun coaching others who are looking for ways to honor their values through their work and life.

I hope that the content of this site has touched you or taught you something. This is just the beginning for Small Town Leadership and I hope you stay on the journey with me! You can help me by:

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And a drumroll for the most read posts from the past year:

The Bench: A Buckeye Love Story – the clear winner for all time views!

Why I’m happy at work: 5 ways you can be, too

The Country is craving change – what are you going to do about it?

From a small town to making it big featuring Seth Mattison

You don’t always get a round of applause

From getting fired to joining the choir

Why a red barn?

Why I resented the football team

What’s for supper? The importance of family meal time


Here are the posts I am most proud of and hope you will all read:

Love is love: from small town to strong ally

A letter to my daughters on International Women’s Day

Why does daddy get dirty at work? An early lesson on vocation

Me Not Little: From a punch in the nose to true sisterhood

My AH-HA moment of the year: Focus on the long game

Running with a stranger: A lesson in diversity


Small Town Leadership Lesson: Just do it! Write, run, sing, speak, play, create, design. Whatever your passion – follow it! You will make the world a better place by putting your stamp on it! Everything starts with a single step. What step will you take today?


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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