Let’s Celebrate Maddie’s Life and Not Focus on her Death

This week is one of the hardest weeks that I face all year.  The week of April 11th and Father’s Day are the other tough weeks that I struggle to get through. This June 28th would’ve been Maddie’s 21st birthday and the seventh year that we haven’t been able to spend it with her. The good thing is I get … Read More

Are You a Sensitive Male Leader?

Dave Loney

Sensitivity sometimes gets a bad rap amongst men.  But did you know it’s actually a hidden strength that resides within many top leaders? The key is in understanding the potential value of the sensitive male leader. At one time in my journey, I experienced my own sensitivity as a challenge. I felt I had to put on a shell and … Read More

The Top 6 Things I Would’ve Done Differently with My First Business

doing things differently

Experience gives us knowledge. Unfortunately, this knowledge can come at a very hefty price. In the case of my Partners and me, it resulted in the bankruptcy of our office furniture business. We did a lot of things right and enjoyed great successes for most of the time I was an owner. We were never afraid of change. In fact, … Read More

If I Had One More Chance, What Would I Say To Maddie Today?

the maddie project

It’s been more than six years since we lost our beloved daughter, Maddie to depression at the tender age of fourteen. It’s hard to describe what has transpired since that dreaded day.  It has left this indelible imprint upon the lives of our family and so many of our friends. Yet it is a legacy that has touched the lives of … Read More

Why the Road To Self-Discovery Can Be So Damn Painful

self discovery

This year should be renamed the Year of My Enlightenment.  There’s been some highs and lows throughout the year and, fortunately, more highs than lows. One thing is true; all these moments are part of the continuing education of Chris Coulter.  Perhaps I’m more aware of my surroundings, environment or vulnerabilities, perhaps these moments are around us all the time, … Read More