Monday, June 8, 2015

The Compelled Tribe: One Year Later

It was the summer of 2014, and my oldest daughter had just finished her junior year of high school. Because she has a dream of playing basketball in college, she was competing on a summer AAU basketball team. We were just starting a 10-day trip to travel to Kentucky and Tennessee for two tournaments and clinic, and the same week an idea about a blogging tribe that had been brewing in my head started to come to fruition. 

I remember sitting at the hotel desk in Kentucky, talking with Craig Vroom on the phone and sharing ideas about the Compelled Tribe. We worked on a name for the tribe and the introduction letter, and we each wrote a blog post about the tribe. 

Fast forward to a year later.

We have been so blessed to have 30+ bloggers on this journey with us. We have shared stories of triumphs, sorrows, losses, and joys. We’ve blogged about families, kids, PD, leadership, technology, fears, education, and more. We don’t judge or compare... we celebrate, we inspire, we share, we learn. 

I personally feel so fortunate to learn from the incredible members of the tribe and to be a part of this experience with them. 

If you would like to be a part of the tribe, start here:

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead 


  1. Jennifer,

    Just want to thank you again for allowing me to be a part of this awesome and inspiring group!! Looking forward to learning from the new members too:)


    1. I'm so glad you are in the tribe, Jon! I love learning from you and your insightful posts. Thank you for being a part of this group!

  2. It has been an honor and a privilege to write with this group. Such a great collection of passion, wisdom, insight, and courage!

    1. You are a valuable member of the tribe, Greg. Your ability to tell stories that touch our heart is awesome. I'm privileged to be on this journey with you!

  3. Being a part of compelledtribe has been such a gift to me and my practice. My thanks to you and Craig for capably leading and inspiring us.

  4. Lisa, we are honored to be in the tribe with you. You are an inspiration!