But still...this is UH-May-ZING! [Cyber Scream!!!!!] It rocks because she's not just the most amazing boss ever in the history of the world and someone I look up to tremendously as a mentor and leader, but she's also my friend.
One reason (besides the fact that I'm so likeable and an incredibly hard working employee - LOL) that this works is that I never let the fact that we have become friends get in the way of her doing her job. I always maintain the utmost respect for her as the leader and don't expect preferential treatment because we are friends. Incidentally, that is why a lot of people can't handle being friends with the leader whether it be on the job or in the church with their pastor -- they simply don't know how to remain within the boundaries when it comes to work. Once they become friends they find it impossible to let the leader be the leader without hindrance. I think one reason why it works so well with us is, I am the leader at church and understand exactly what a leader needs in a relationship to make it work without it affecting their work.
With all that said, Kathryn is coming from Oakland, CA to Tampa for the week and I will be picking her up at the airport this afternoon. She is the special guest we are expecting that I referred to on the blog the last two days. We are going to have an incredible week! I am so excited I feel like I could burst, but I won't, that would be gross...
Stay tuned as I share our adventures this week. Among other things she will be teaching two workshops for our life coaching group at church this weekend. She's a brilliant business mind and I can't wait to share her with our wonderful folks at Celebration, as well as have her experience the blessing of all the wonderful people who call Celebration home.