No One Is Put Together

Joel Michael Herbert
4 min readDec 7, 2020
Photo by Ben Noble on Unsplash

When I was in my early 20s, I had a hard-to-obtain meeting with the COO of the organization I was working for.

It’s hard to overestimate how much the staff and interns idolized this guy. He was and is a fantastic leader, always dedicated to improving his leadership ability, emotional intelligence, and communication. As a teenager in my first job fresh out of college, he seemed like the epitome of success to me: he had the…

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Joel Michael Herbert

Husband. Father. Artist. Storyteller. Armchair Theologian. Advocate, activist and politician. Gryffindor. [neuro]Divergent.