The question, “What do I do if someone fails?” is totally delusional. Because everybody fails.

Failure is not “if,” but “when.”

Out of failure comes learning, growth and the next iteration.

What if, instead of pretending failure won’t happen, we learn to fail well by:

  • treating failure with the reverence it deserves,
  • acting with kindness when we fail and when others fail, and
  • celebrating who we become next after a fail.

Don’t deny failure, embrace it. Take the sting out of it by facing the reality that failure will and MUST happen.

Treat failure like the normal, wonderful, human ignition process it is.

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Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator on Fire, has a dream to create a world that is generously inclusive of all adult generations (iGen/Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X-ers, Boomers and Traditionalists).


Facilitator on Fire's "Connecting Across Generations" seminar helps leaders and managers build amazing multi-generational teams. Kay's keynote address, "Top Myths of Leading Generations," helps businesses see the hard costs of miscommunication between generations. "Caregiver Coaching" is for family caregivers who are ready to overcome the emotional grind of caregiving. 


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