The Love and Kindness Project Foundation

Excited to let everyone know that I’ve started a foundation! It’s called The Love and Kindness Project Foundation, and it’s the home for all the ‘love and kindness’ work that I’ve been doing. At The Love and Kindness Project Foundation, our mission is very simple. It’s to:

Foster projects that create love and kindness in the world.

So, if you want to order Love and Kindness Buttons, a Plant Kindness – Grow Love Yard Sign, start your own Helping Circle, or make a donation to support creative projects fostering love and kindness, visit us at:

The Love and Kindness Project Foundation

And don’t forget to order your copy of Big Karma and Little Kosmo Help Each Other! All proceeds go to fund the creative projects at The Love and Kindness Project Foundation!

Big Karma and Little Kosmo Help Each Other!

It’s an exciting time at KRC! My family book, Big Karma and Little Kosmo Help Each Other, is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ji86Do As a ‘family book’ it’s meant to be read by adults and children together! Then answer the questions at the back of the book and turn your ideas for helping others into action! Draw a picture of how your family helped, post it on social media #BigKarmaLittleKosmo and email your address to karyn@lovekindnessproject.org. Big Karma and Little Kosmo will send you a present to thank you for helping! All book proceeds go to my new Love and Kindness Project Foundation! (And thank you to Karen Light for the wonderful illustrations!)

Is Lean ‘Kind’?

Sometimes, I’m asked the question, Is Lean ‘kind’”? Or, a version of that theme, “Since Lean is about ‘respect for people’ that means people who practice – or teach – Lean, should be held to a higher standard than others, right?” This is always surprising to me, because I’ve never worked with – or in – an organization that didn’t have acting with integrity and respecting others as part of its values. Lean is a way of managing and working. And in Lean, respect for people – believing that everyone can be developed to do more than they ever thought they could do, and be more than they ever thought they could be – doesn’t simply mean treating people kindly, respectfully and in accordance with the organization’s values. Lean isn’t ‘kind’ or not. People are. And being kind, is the way we should treat everyone (people, animals and our world), each and every day. So, the question is, “How can we, as people, act more kindly?” At work. At home. Wherever we are. There’s always a way.

Plant Kindness – Grow Love! At Lizzie’s Garden in Naperville, Illinois!

We had a special visitor today…

Posted by Lizzie's Garden on Saturday, April 27, 2019

As many of you may know, everywhere I travel, I give out my Love & Kindness Buttons! I also give out yard signs that say ‘Plant Kindness Grow Love – Take Care of People, Animals and Our World’. Today’s I stopped by Lizzie’s Garden in Naperville to see if they’d like a sign! They loved the signs and asked if they could take this video! Thanks Lizzie for helping to spread kindness! What will you do?

Day 5: 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge

Happy Friday! And congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge so far! Lots of fabulous, creative entries! Here’s the last Super-Quick Creativity Starter for this challenge: 1. Write the word HAPPY on a piece of paper! Change the shape of the letters, and add colors and other embellishments so that the word on the page looks..well…happy!! Post your response here, or send me an email: karyn@karynrossconsulting.com. I’ll be contacting the winner(s) of my new book, “How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook” early next week! And…so you aren’t disappointed that the challenge is over…just when you were getting creative…starting Monday, May 6, 2019, I’m going to be hosting LIVE, ONLINE, Super-Quick Creativity Sessions by Zoom! Join me from 8:00 am – 8:15 am Central Time, every weekday: Register here: Monday: http://bit.ly/2GyjM0S Tuesday: http://bit.ly/2IJgifp Wednesday: http://bit.ly/2ZEfLRs Thursday: http://bit.ly/2XOPH4d Friday: http://bit.ly/2ZFILs3 All you need is a pencil and paper…and your creativity! Look forward to keeping the creativity going!

Day 4: 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge

I know you’ve all been waiting with happy anticipation…so here it is! Day 4 of the 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge! For today’s Super-Quick Creativity Starter: 1. Create your very own Emoji! Think about your favorite emoji and add and/or alter it to make it your very own! Often, we are under the false impression that creativity means we have to come up with something brand new…it doesn’t! We can build on previous ideas and experiences from the past! (And…extra added bonus points for getting your kids to draw their own personal emoji)! Post your response here, or email me at karyn@karynrossconsulting to be entered to win a signed copy of my new book How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence!

Day 3: 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge!

It’s Day 3 of the KRC Creativity Challenge! You’ve all been inspiring me with your responses the past two days! Today, it’s time to inspire others – at work and at home – and get them involved! Often, we think we need to be responsible for every “big idea”…every complete “solution”. We don’t though! I’ve found that working together with others and putting together (synthesizing) small ideas from each person, allows us to create something more than any one person could imagine! And it’s totally fun! So, for today’s Super-Quick Creativity Starter: 1. Draw a line on a piece of paper! Pass it to a friend or family member and ask them to “imagine what it could be” and add a line or shape! Then have them pass it on! As each person contributes, you’ll create something more than any one person could create! 2. Draw the same line on 5 different pieces of paper and give them to 5 different people! (Children okay!) Ask each person to complete the drawing! Do you think each drawing will be the same? Or different? Post one of the responses here, or email me at karyn@karynrossconsulting.com, and I’ll enter you to win a copy of my new book, How to Coach for Creativity & Service Excellence! (And don’t forget to stay tuned for the exciting announcement Friday!)

Day 2: 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge

Just what you’ve been waiting for!! Day 2 of the KRC Creativity Challenge! Lots of great responses to yesterday’s challenge…so here’s today’s Super-Quick Creativity Starter: 1. Copy the five shapes I’ve drawn below onto a piece of paper! 2. Rearrange and embellish them so that you create one “whole” out of all five things! 3. Use your imagination!!! Could be one “thing” made of all five shapes…or a drawing that is one scene in which the five shapes become different things with a connection of some sort! Post your drawings here, or send them to me by email: karyn@karynrossconsulting.com Then you’ll be entered to win a copy of my new book, “How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence”! (And if you haven’t read my interview about the book with Katie Anderson yet, click here http://bit.ly/2VTaPFO! You can enter to win a copy of my book there too!) Have fun creating!

Day 1: 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge

Okay! Here we go! Day 1 of the 2019 KRC Creativity Challenge instructions: 1. Draw your very own Earth Day Logo! Doesn’t have to be complicated! Simple is perfect! 2. Create a list of at least 10 different ways you can reduce your use of plastic at home – and at work! The reason I drew my Earth Day logo on a bag, is that I always carry reusable, cloth bags with me in my purse and backpack so I don’t have to take a plastic bag at a store! (Take a look around when driving, or walking, to notice how much plastic is littering our streets and green spaces…and how many things come wrapped in plastic.) There are many problems here on Earth – our creativity can solve them! Post your logo & list (or email them to karyn@karynrossconsulting.com) to be entered to win a copy of my new book, How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence!

2019 KRC Creativity Challenge!

Hey Everyone! Guess what time it is?? Spring has sprung and ideas are blossoming…so it’s time for the KRC Creativity Challenge! Starting Monday, April 22nd, I’ll be posting five days of Super-Quick Creativity Starters. Each one is designed to help you reconnect with your creativity…and can be shared with your team and family! To be part of the Challenge, and entered to win a signed copy of my new book, How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook, all you need to do is post a response to one of the day’s challenges. (Or you can send me an email with your response: karyn@karynrossconsulting.com! And…just a head’s up! I’m going to announce something new, fun and really exciting, on Friday!) Join the Challenge! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

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