Celebrating Sarah

May 9, 2022

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this May, naturally my thoughts turn to my own mother and my wife — the mother of my children. I’ll talk more about my Mom next week but this week, allow me a few moments to celebrate my wife Sarah and all that’s she’s taught me over the years.

From the Dugout to the Stands

May 2, 2022

All three of my children are unique, so taking a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting won’t work to speak to their unique needs. The same holds true for those I lead in the workplace. To be a #leader worth following, you must be willing to move from the dugout to the stands.

What A Richard Curtis Movie Taught Me About Life and Love and Being in the Moment

April 25, 2022

I’m a huge Richard Curtis fan. And one of his movies — About Time — really resonated with me. Here’s what it taught me about the importance of creating and making the most of moments in time.

The True Gift that Comes from Giving

April 18, 2022

Giving is good, but giving strategically — to organizations whose missions and activities echo your own passions and beliefs — is even better. Allow me to introduce you to an organization that is near and dear to my heart, and tell you about the amazing things it has given me in return.

No Better Kind of Love

April 11, 2022

As we celebrate Holy Week in the Christian calendar, I want to take a moment to share how I came to follow Jesus, and how my life has changed as a result.

“I Felt Big There”

April 4, 2022

As a leader, one of the most powerful things we can do is ensure that others felt seen and heard. Dignifying others is one of the best ways we as leaders can pay it forward.

Thoughts on COVID, Work, Family, and Gratitude

March 28, 2022

In February, I spent a week at home with my second bout of COVID, and spent a lot of time thinking about all sorts of things — from COVID and work to family and gratitude.

How Does Shared Leadership Work?

March 21, 2022

When my sisters and I decided to share leadership of our business, some people thought we were crazy. How would we make it work? What would happen if we all didn’t agree on a decision? Here’s what I’ve learned from working with my siblings in the leadership trenches.

alex gretchen and charlotte

What I’ve Learned from Working with My Sisters

March 14, 2022

I’ve been blessed to work alongside my sisters on Hoffer Plastics’ executive team — and I’ve learned a ton in the process.

robert hoffer

Letter to My Grandpa (Part 2)

March 10, 2022

Every March 3, I honor my grandpa’s memory by writing him a letter. Here’s what I shared with him this year — about life, business, and persistence. (Part 2 of 2)