Great Leader

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t want to go but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter – Former First Lady of the United States of America

As a parent have you ever thought of yourself as a great leader? It is what every great parent is.

As a teacher do you strive to be a great leader? It is what every great teacher is.

As a business person have you ever thought of yourself as a great leader? It is what every successful business person is.

The list could go on and on. I was at a seminar this past weekend with the Rejuvenate crowd, listening to the same workshop that I attended almost 2 yrs ago. It really hit home how much I have changed personally in the last year and a half. And some of those changes happened because Jesse and Sharla are great leaders themselves.

I firmly believe that the universe puts us in front of great leaders to prepare us to be one ourselves. My whole life shifted at one of Jesse Koren’s talks when I was given permission to become the great leader that I always knew deep inside that I could be, but was afraid to be. It is a very vulnerable place to be, because great leaders are not only noticed, they are judged. The truth is though, that we are all judged everyday. Some of those judgments are true, some are just someone else’s perception or projection.

Since we are all judged no matter what, why not step into that place of vulnerability and become the great leader that you are? I watched this past weekend a crowd of people that the universe had brought to listen to Jesse. Some of them said yes to the stretch outside of their comfort zone, hopeful that what Jesse had to teach would enable them to grow into the great leaders that they knew themselves to be.

Some of them said no. They had their reasons (most of which were excuses), as to why they couldn’t stretch past their boundaries. It is so sad to me personally because I know that they each of them have a gift that our world needs so badly to shift the consciousness of our world into peace and harmony. I only hope that the next opportunity that the universe puts into their path, is one that they say yes to. We are all waiting for you to express your gift. We need you to do so.

I celebrate everyone who is saying yes to growth and expression of the gift they have for us. It is such a high, a absolute joyous high, when you are growing and learning to more fully be who you are and sharing yourself with the world! See me, doing the “Snoopy” happy dance, celebrating both you and me giving ourselves to shifting the world to a better place!!!!

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.