Planning continues at Butterfly Catalyst. During this time I find myself reflecting on the beginning and analyzing the current data to finalize next steps for the upcoming year. The excerpt below reminds me of the heart and soul of the intended purpose of Butterfly Catalyst, nestled in its naiveté. It has helped me to revisit our "WHY"--grounded in ensuring leaders are positioned well and supported with fidelity. It is with this purpose, that we are driven at Butterfly Catalyst to continue enhancing our capacity to serve. Please enjoy the blurb below from our website, as it will be edited soon :). We are a growing up, as we move into the new plans for 2018!
GETTING STARTED excerpt...
Friday, November 15, 2013 my Butterfly Catalyst effect happened—in that moment everything I believed in was challenged. My belief in honestly working hard with integrity to advocate for access and opportunity would prove to be in question. Although two years prior I had begun birthing Butterfly Catalyst, it was not until that moment that it became urgent to exist. At that point all I had was my name, no money or fame— and an understanding of the benefits of conditions that produce leaders. I have always believed that leaders could be developed and opportunities could be seized— but the greatest gift in growth is the process, which happens best with support.…That is the moment that I decided that moving forward I would help people through Butterfly Catalyst. I have met one on one with advisees for over two decades assessing the climate of their entity. During our time together we would first establish the starting point, then determine their goal(s) and partner to create an actionable plan. Over 5000 advisees later, I have learned that the potential for leaders to develop and excel directly connects with securing access and opportunities. In fact, leaders can thrive in any organizational culture with the appropriate tools, which we offer at Butterfly Catalyst through our coaching, training and support services. Why I started Butterfly Catalyst...I am passionate about creating environments that position leaders to thrive and excel. I learned early in life that your background, current circumstances and perceived future cannot put limits on your potential to walk in your purpose. I truly believe that once you understand your design and put in the work to develop, then eventually you will access resources that position you for opportunities and a connection with destiny. I am here to partner with your vision to insure that you are strategically maximizing your opportunities and forging through every barrier to achieve your desired outcome. As lead catalyst for Butterfly Catalyst with a background in the entertainment industry, performing arts, nonprofit management and counseling I bring a wealth of solutions paired with a creative approach aimed to support leaders and their bottomline. I look forward to partnering with you soon! -Sophia
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8: 26-28 (MSG)