We’ve always believed that forming a strategy is impossible until your 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.

Kim P. Bartholomew | Artist and Creative Services Consultant

“Live a beautiful life!” is more than a tag line to me. What I value most, the thing that simultaneously leads and anchors, sustains and propels is my belief that I am made by and for the Creator of the universe. I maintain and proclaim that God fashioned me for His glory. I am merely a vessel for the Divine Spark! From childhood, I’ve always had a creative bent. That indwelling of an artistic aesthetic led me into art education where I continued to learn as much as I taught! By surrounding myself with others who searched for, produced, and grew to appreciate true beauty, I was fulfilling an innate calling. Read more>>

TheFirm | Hip Hop Duo

Being Solid – Accountability is super important to us. Being someone that’s trustworthy, dependable and loyal goes a long way. And when you’re able to be steadfast in your beliefs, but also nimble enough in your movement to adjust to any environment or situation, you can’t lose. Read more>>

Inspire By Tyler | 3D Hair Artist

Authenticity This principle matters to me because it is important to be your true self and not pretend to be something or someone else. There is only one you, embrace that person Read more>>

Taylor Brodeur | Photographer

Being able to tell the unique story of every person is one of the most important pieces of being a photographer. I love being able to capture those genuine and authentic everyday moments. Life should be remembered for exactly what it is, unposed and with a candid nature. It’s why I lean more towards a photo journalistic style. When you look back at your gallery, I want them to read out like a story about the day rather than posed portraits. Read more>>