We’ve always believed that forming a strategy is impossible until you’re clear on what your values and principles are. Without values and principles to guide you, making decisions can seem impossibly difficult. Given how important setting values and principles is to decision making we asked folks we admire to tell us about the values or principles that matter most to them.

Angela Beaver | Yoga Teacher

To me the most important value in a human is: empathy. I find empathy to be one of the purest and most important qualities a person can carry. To me empathy is living your life in a way where you can see through more lenses than just your own. Being able to feel what another person (or being) is feeling is quite powerful! And in synch with what YOGA is about – connection. Read more>>

Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds | Global Educator, Thought-Leader, Fashion Storyteller & Podcaster

Values are like a compass that points us to our “true north.” One of my core values is known as “Wind in Your Face”, which means the spirit of adventure or the feeling that I get when sitting on the beach, diving into myself with meditation, with the wind blowing in my face. It’s vitally important to me to try new things, make mistakes, be creative and have a sense of personal and professional adventure every day. When I align with this value, my clients, team and students know to expect ‘out of the box’ thinking from me. Some of my ideas and methodologies may seem unconventional, yet it’s important for me to try them and learn from them. How do I align this with my decision-making? When evaluating a potential client, I will assess how much my client and I will stretch and grow while working together. Read more>>

Shebah Saturn and King Quic Toma Fit – Youth Hip Hop Athletes | Cultivating your physical intelligence!

Add Value – Wherever you go, seek to add rather than substract energy. Everywhere we go, our mission is to add value and embody abundance. This principle is empowering because it subconsciously sends your body and mind a message, “I am valuable and I am a gift. I can always give. I am abundant. I can always add value.” Adding Value is a essentially about being of service in a way that makes you happy and fulfilled. Read more>>

Udee Bassey | Photographer

Being and becoming more myself is instrumental to my artistry and craft. These days, more than ever, it has become imperative to remain in my authenticity and joy. From this space, I can create that which speaks to the inner core of storytelling. Read more>>