When Gary Says “I Want That”

A guest post written by Karen Pery, partner and co-founder of Into the Fire Leadership When Gary says, “I want that,” it sets off a chain reaction. Those three words start an avalanche – but rather than being a force for destruction, they are a...
Emma Holmes

Emma Holmes

 June 7, 2017One year ago today I jumped on a call with Gary L Mahler and Karen Pery because their Into The Fire Women’s Surf Retreat spoke directly to my soul.It turned out to be the beginning of the ride of a lifetime. An ongoing adventure of a...
I want that

I want that

I wrote this blog post about 18 months ago; about a week or so before my son Koan was born. It’s a love letter to my wife and my son. I’m re-posting it here because I was watching Totoro with Koan the other day and I remembered saying in this post that I...
enter the big wave

enter the big wave

A thought came to me this afternoon while I was reminiscing about the last time I was in Bali surfing. I was trying to figure out a tricky large break and I always choked before dropping in. I could not for the life of me drop in. Fear had me stumped. That is until I...
Neuroscience to the rescue

Neuroscience to the rescue

  When it’s all Too Much – Neuroscience to the rescue! Do you know that feeling when you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, or when ten things come down on you all at once and they all need to attention like NOW? How about when you are working under an...
Fearless leadership

Fearless leadership

The Leadership Series: Part One A three part series of Leadership lessons from my son Koan.  The fearless hero is a loving child I believe fearless leadership looks like being comfortable in vulnerability (a loaded word if there ever was one!). (photograph courtesy of...