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Confession, Commencement, Conviction

Alan Andersen

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I was an early adapter to blogging, but it didn't last long because I was conflicted about what to write about, and was always critiquing my own efforts. I tried again, only this time with two blogs - like that was a good idea! Well, it was at the time; but, alas, there was no vision, no plan, no discipline.

My name is Shandel Slaten, founder and principle coach of True Life Coaching.
As you'll quickly see, I'm a tell-it-as-it-is gal, and I want to enter the conversation about what we can do to change the world by changing the leader.

Every single day, I encounter people and situations that make me realize the tremendous impact that leaders have on their spheres of influence. Some influence people for the better. Others, unfortunately, for the worse.

Commencement (again):

So I'm trying again with this whole blogging thing, because I want to share those stories and talk about them with you. I want leaders to impact their sphere of influence with the very best they have to offer. And I'll bet you want some help with this as well, or have some good thoughts about it, so I'd love for your comments and questions to shape this conversation.


Last month, I was in a strategy meeting with Dr. Bret Simmons, UNR Leadership Professor andorganizational behavior expert, and after 30 minutes was convicted to my core to stop making excuses and get in the game.

So here's my conviction:  my heart for leaders and my passion for people to live their purpose is worth the investment of time, energy, and heart I aim to dedicate to this adventure we call blogging. I am a lover of truth and wisdom. I want to see people be the best they can be TODAY! I want to help as many people as I can finish their race knowing they did their personal best and never stopped growing, learning, and being! Starting with me and you!

Please share all feedback, comments, and tips on how to be the best blogger ever! :) I start today because: If not now, when?

Be the best you can be today!

Your Coach,

This article previously appeared on True Life Coaching