Lunch with a Leader – Sabrina Moon

sabrina moon

Jere Johnson and I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Sabrina Moon to enjoy a time of refreshing fellowship the other day.

Sabrina, CEO of the Problem Solving Institute, is a local of the Northeast Indiana area. She moved away for a period of time in order to follow her career as a corporate leader, coach and trainer.

As part of Dr. Brené Brown’s global team of Certified Facilitators, she provides Dare to Lead™ coaching and training to a broad range of organizations from manufacturing, automotive, supply chain/logistics, chemical and the healthcare industry. In addition she serves Executive/C Suite, Directors, Managers, Engineering/Tech, Front Line Supervisors and the workforce.

Sabrina weaves together a strategic partnership of diverse leaders with a wide range of industry experience to ensure the Problem Solving Institute are highly qualified to respond appropriately to the varied needs of their clientele.

Sabrina Moon is an incredible resource to our community. For more information on how the Problem Solving Institute can partner with you in the attainment of your corporate goals refer to the links below.

Problem Solving InstituteWeb:

Thank you Jesus Rosario for connecting us.

Submitted by: Rob Kee and Jere Johnson

Connect Over Coffee with Nick Darrah

Nick Darrah

I connected with Nick Darrah at Fortezza Coffee in downtown Fort Wayne to discuss speaking at our November First Fridays event.  After visiting about his upcoming presentation, our conversation turned to his passions, his family and his past service in the Marines.

Nick is a local product who graduated from South Side High School and enlisted in the military.  Nick is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served as an Infantry Rifleman with 2nd Battalion 4th Marines.  His service took him to Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Kuwait, Iraq and Australia.

Upon his return he attended IPFW and wanted to pursue a career with the FBI.  He graduated with a Political Science degree, but his career path took a different turn.

He married his childhood sweetheart, and they began their family here in Fort Wayne.  Many young leaders, like Nick, start their career in our community, but leave for what they believe may be greener pastures in larger cities.  However, Nick and his bride, decided not only to stay in our area, but reside on the side of town he grew up in.

Through his time in the military, he has gained a greater vision of what service actually means.  He is constantly looking for areas to serve others whether with Veterans or making great connections in our ever-growing leadership community.  Not long ago, he shared a table with the President of Ambassador Enterprises and enjoyed their conversation around the event which led to a meal where this leader poured into Nick.  Nick shared, “We live in a great community where CEO’s and other important leaders are looking to connect with others to help them grow and get better.  Places like Chicago and Indianapolis you may not have the same opportunities.” He continues to grow from his work at the NE Indiana Regional Partnership and networking events with First Fridays Fort Wayne and YLNI.

We are grateful that Nick and his family have decided to stay and make Fort Wayne a greater place to work and live.  Mark your calendars to come hear him share at our November 2020 First Fridays event.

written by Jere Johnson

Effective Communication at Work

In an article published in May, 2019, Vartika Kashyap shared the following:

Communication is one of the major concerns in the workplace. Creating and maintaining a positive work environment is what means effective workplace communication. 

We have all been there, where we are given a task or leave a meeting and have no idea what to do next. It’s quite common. According to the statistics, 57% of employees report not being given clear directions and 69% of managers are not comfortable communicating with the employees in general. From the statistics, it is clear that there is a need to improve communication in the workplace. But first things first – what is workplace communication?

Communication in the workplace is one of the signs of a high-performance culture. Exchanging information and ideas within an organization is called workplace communication. However, effective communication occurs when a message is sent and received accurately. In every aspect of life (both professional and personal), effective communication is important to success and happiness. Effective communication in the workplace is central to all business goals. 

(Read the entire article here:

On October 4, 2019, Rob Kee will be sharing how leaders can become better communicators.  You will not want to miss this session.  Rob is an effective communicator and will challenge us to communicate at our best.

How do you keep your conversations positive and headed in the right direction? Our speaker will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Rob Kee is one of the few globally Certified Coaches in the ground breaking field of Conversational Intelligence© (C-IQ). As a Specialist in the Neuroscience of Conversation Rob Kee works with executives and mid-level managers to build trust that produces extraordinary results creating a productive, efficient and transformational culture.


To register for this free event, click on the image below.  Our registrations are filling up fast.