We traveled from near and far.
We reflected on our gratitude and support for each other, and for this project that allows us to #DreamFearlessly.
We brainstormed and visioned what is working and what needs work, to help us achieve our goals individually and as a team.
We laughed (a lot).
We listened and learned in order to lead LTYM toward the future, and all thanks to American Family Insurance DreamBank, whose mission revolves around the power of dreams, and empowering dreams.
LTYM’s national team came together from across the country Friday, December 4th, at American Family Insurance DreamBank to dream and plan for LTYM’s 2016 season, and for our future. The experience of sitting all together– uninterrupted and in real life, in such a rich and inspiring setting–proved powerful beyond measure.
American Family knows that turning a wish into a dream requires investment and resources, support and protection, and LTYM thanks DreamBank profoundly for sponsoring our #DreamLTYM16 leadership retreat.
Front Row: Ann Imig, Stephanie Precourt, Taya Dunn Johnson, Back Row: Deb Rox, Melisa Wells at Graduate Madison.
A special thank you once again to the fabulous Graduate Madison hotel for sponsoring our stay and for the outstanding coffee and goodbye breakfast at Portage Pi. We’d like to move-in permanently.
Being in these two supportive environments helped us appreciate all of the supportive attention that is one of the core strengths of the LTYM community.
While we were meeting, our LTYM community across the country joined in via social media, sharing their dreams, too. In all, it occurred to us that we listened to each other, offered support, and encouraged each others’ dreams much like we do for each new producer/director, and for each cast member who shares her story in one of our shows. Being in touch with how we are living our mission was catalyzing and inspiring, and we now we feel ready to do more by growing LTYM.
At the very end of our time together we individually completed the DreamBank key ritual, knowing that what we wrote on our key tags would soon sparkle on their chandelier. They gave us that stage, we took the mic, and we left knowing that we had just empowered ourselves and LTYM with a major boost in attaining our big dreams. We can’t thank our entire community (including DreamBank Madison and Graduate Hotel) for encouraging us to dream fearlessly, and in return we pledge our support for you to do so, too.