Up to this point, I’ve gone in sequential order. The last person entered in 2007 as well. I would draft a newsletter every Monday. Roger Madison, founder of Izania, would read my posts and comment from week to week. He’d do this over time until finally reaching out and connecting. From that moment, he has been one of my biggest advocates, a sounding board, fountain of inspiration and knowledge, and more. Some of my best offerings in the people space are a result of conversations I’ve had with Roger. Whether eating popcorn and drinking wine from South Africa or long exchanges via phone, he has been a pillar of support.
When I lost my father in June of 2009, Roger surprised my entire family by showing up to the funeral. To this day, I have no idea how he knew the when and where because I never told him.