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Maria Darby Talks Uncertainty, Failure … and What She Learned from Talking to Chevy Chase

I have come to know Maria Darby through her many years of service to the Junior League of Baltimore. Once you know Maria though, you start to see her name everywhere you turn—and for good reason! Maria looks out for people and she has always done so for me. If I were facing uncertainty, I … Continue reading Maria Darby Talks Uncertainty, Failure … and What She Learned from Talking to Chevy Chase

SparkVision Millennial Voices: Anne Hilb

*This interview appeared on SparkVision's High Achieving Millennial series.* Anne Hilb is the Founder, Lead Consultant of Graymake Consulting, LLC. She walks alongside organizational leaders as they work to build stronger teams, healthier cultures, and thriving organizations. She supports these shifts by asking thoughtful questions, offering insightful observations and utilizing data to create space for … Continue reading SparkVision Millennial Voices: Anne Hilb

Jessie Benson Knows the Key to Joy. (Spoiler Alert: So Do You.)

This month at Graymake, we're attempting to bring joy to the world. Or, at least, to your world. So when thinking of who we'd love to hear from this month, we thought of Jessie Benson right away. Jessie is the founder and owner of B'More SUP and FloYo Fit,. She grew up on the water … Continue reading Jessie Benson Knows the Key to Joy. (Spoiler Alert: So Do You.)

Joep de Jong Breaks Down the Key to an Appreciative Life

Sometimes you look into the eyes of another person and see yourself differently. This is an incredible gift. To be seen, to be given time, powerful questions, and a hearty smile is what Joep de Jong has done for me many times over.  For me, Joep truly epitomizes what it means to possess the soul … Continue reading Joep de Jong Breaks Down the Key to an Appreciative Life

10 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Coworkers

There is no such thing as overestimating the positive effects of high morale and positive culture in the workplace. Studies have shown how happy employees work harder, stay longer and improve the bottom line.  And why do these unhappy employees leave? A whopping 79 percent of people who quit their jobs cite ‘lack of appreciation.’ … Continue reading 10 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Coworkers