I have always been a dreamer. Today I am dreaming on all cylinders. As a little girl, I daydreamed in my favorite spot–the boulder in the extreme back of our large wooded property in Georgia. Perched on that boulder, I pondered about lots of things. Inspired by books about Helen Keller and shows like The Waltons and The Little House on the Prairie, the two central themes that bubbled up from my heart were the large family I would have one day and the school I would own.
These dreams faded as I entered my teen years. At the advice of my father, I studied Accounting. As I began my career as an Accountant, I quickly learned that it wasn’t a fit. For approximately ten years, I felt stuck, frustrated, and restless in my life's work.
Two things propelled me on a journey to find my real purpose: the death of my father and the birth of the first of my five children. I began to ask the bold question, “Why am I here?” I decided to go back to school and earn an M.B.A. and perhaps pursue a doctorate. Maybe I could become a college professor like my dad.
Dreams Do Come True
If you ask the right questions, eventually you will get the right answers. The two primary ideas I had as a child merged into one beautiful reality. I would teach my kids and other people’s children in a one-room schoolhouse in my home. It was strangely wonderful. It was a business, ministry and school merged into one entity.
I have been blessed to wear many hats from Controller to Communications Manager in various environments. I am fixated on leadership, culture and meaningful work. My favorite word is INSPIRE which can be traced back to the Latin inspirare (“to breathe or blow into”). Why? Breathing equates to living. I am not interested in merely existing.
My Brand Identity
Although I have done a lot of things, mothering and teaching aren’t things that I do. It’s who I am at the core of my being. I learn so I can teach. I nurture people and ideas. I speak life into dead or hidden things. I am a Brand Storyteller, Visionary Coach, Culture Carrier and Treasure Hunter. I inspire other Leaders and Lifters—those who influence and elevate organizations—to discover the heart of their brands.
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.