The best way to get to know each other is on a connection call… two way conversations rock. But in case you want to learn a bit more about me before we chat, here’s a little bit of behind the scenes.
I live on a private, country homestead in Honey Brook, PA. I was raised by two public school teachers who didn’t encourage me to be the popular, cool kid in school. They raised me to stand out, respect others, think for myself, and chart my own path. I’m only where I am today because they empowered me to be a confident, kind women who knows how to listen, learn, and think.
I majored in black history and minored in studio arts while getting my BA at the University of Pittsburgh. While working for Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, I curated a kids literature series that focused on presenting a diverse slate of authors in schools and venues throughout Allegheny County. I served on the board of the Hill House Association, a community center serving under-resourced families in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District.
I owe my career to four women, Laura Dice, Jayne Adair, Christine Kane, and Laura Wright. Those women taught me how to think like a marketer, sell with love, lead a business, access my creativity, and teach others how to learn and be successful in the classroom of life.
My personal life has been… weird. I’ve been married and divorced twice, and while that sometimes feels like a failure, I’m also living proof that when you follow love, you can create anything your heart desires. My final husband, Matt, was my first boyfriend and high school sweetheart. He’s supported me as I’ve created my/our dream life, and I consider him my final chapter in following my heart and letting love win. We spoil our golden retriever Olivia with snuggles, toys, and treats. And LOTS of discipline. We’re strict puppy parents, but love our girl to pieces.
I’ve failed in business. I’ve lost money, taken loans, mis-handled friendships, disappointed myself, and given my power away in ways big and small. I’ve also had huge successes: booking $250k in one weekend, selling out my programs with little effort, and finding and hiring a talented team. But at the end of it all, success is about all the stuff in the middle. The little things, small victories, ways you make positive ripple impact on others. That’s what I’m in this for: helping my clients have small wins every day.