Blog Posts

Our WHY

Last week, I went from Executive Director to CEO of The Cypress Initiative. Sitting around the board table, we all joked about the change and the irrelevance of the title. We are still the same humble team, doing the same important work. But it’s funny how a title can...

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The day I realized the girl I was sure I was, wasn’t real.

 People create these pictures of their personality and then live in them like they are made of cement. On the surface, it seems harmless. In business, many times, it begins with personality assessments and it’s a starting point for fine tuning strengths and...

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Sabbatical from Doing Good!

Have you ever felt worn thin from doing a lot for others? Have you ever tried thinking of how to help someone with a problem when it seems they aren’t thinking for themselves? How about when it seems like that person is always looking to you for the solution? Many...

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Highway of Thought

If you are new to our community, you may have asked yourself: What exactly does The Cypress Initiative do? Or you may have read that our mission is to cultivate human potential, but wondered why we say we do it one thought at a time. When uncovering human potential,...

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Meet our Staff

Wondering who is behind all that is amazing with The Cypress Initiative? Well wonder no more! Here is a little about our staff. Brooke Wheeldon-Reece: Brooke is The Cypress Initiative's Executive Director. As the Executive Director, Brooke oversees daily operations...

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Welcome to The Cypress Initiative Family

The words of Robert Burns come to mind when I reflect on the past year at The Initiative. When I took the position of Executive Director in February of 2014, I had serious high hopes, with simultaneous, intense reservations -all wrapped up in a well devised plan of...

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