Sincere Thanks

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

burning candles on the cake

Dear Cecil –

I woke up this morning to find several lovely notes of congratulations from past participants and colleagues.  Apparently Linkedin had just blasted out to the world that it was my “work anniversary”.  While I had recognized that we just hit a milestone in New York, and I knew that it was the anniversary for the work that I’ve been doing with SMU and for the Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program at the Bush Institute, I’d forgotten that March marked a much bigger event.  Something that, without which, none of the other opportunities would have been possible.

Thanks to you, March marks the birth of OnStage Leadership.

I don’t know if you realized, all those years ago, what you had done.  I know that, when you approached me about developing something for your high potential group that you had the foresight to see how how powerful using theatre tools to could be in helping leaders, but I don’t know if, back then, you had a full appreciation of how it would make a difference in the lives of so many people.  My life included.

You remind me of how important it is to see possibility in others.  Of how taking a chance on someone can make a difference.  Of the impact we can all have.  And isn’t that the most important leadership lesson of all?

For myself and for the hundreds of graduates and companies to which you’ve made a difference, my sincere thanks.

I am most grateful.




©OnStage Leadership, 2013;  Kimberly Davis is the Founder/Director of OnStage Leadership, a full-day experiential leadership workshop.  If you found this helpful, interesting, thought-provoking, or inspiring please “recommend”, “Like” and share.  It is only through your generosity that we can reach those who may find it valuable too.



  1. Cecil
    March 19, 2014

    Kim, thank you for your thanks! I read your anniversary message and realized that you were the right person at the right time to touch people in this unique way. You were born for this and if I had a small hand in casting you for this role…I am truly humbled.

  2. Kimberly
    March 19, 2014

    Cecil, One of these days I need to get you to attend a graduate reunion. There are many people out there who would like to thank you as well (and I’d absolutely love for you to experience the impact you’ve had). It’s so good to hear from you!

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