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The first half of my life brought a multitude of challenges – abuse, divorce, loss, and periods of tremendous hopelessness. It has taken well over twenty years to heal from what I’ve already experienced – but I didn’t realize that I was merely “in training” for what would come next.
In December 2021, I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare neurological disorder that left me in the hospital for a month and paralyzed from the shoulders down. My prognosis was that I would be unable to walk for at least a year and that my recovery would be a very long and slow one.
Through the love and support of my husband and family and my determination to reclaim my life, at 50 years old I had to relearn how to walk, use my hands, drive and so much more. It took me only 56 days to take my first few steps and I continue to blow through all of the milestones set out before me.
In all that I have been through life has taught me that no matter what happens to you, you have a choice – stay bitter or get better. Stop asking the question "Why did this happen to me?" and start asking yourself "What can I do with this?" I know that I was assigned the mountains in my life to show others that they can be moved.
After finding the determination and fight to reclaim my life, something in my heart caught fire. My purpose became BIGGER. Stronger. Bolder. I am now on an unstoppable mission to help even more women write their comeback stories.
As a Coach and Consultant, I’ve committed myself to bringing transformational change to how women rebuild their lives after devastation and coach each of them to become the shero in their stories. Over the past two decades of have helped hundres of women navigate the toughest seasons of their lives victoriously.
I have co-authored two international best-selling books, one with Jack Canfield, creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and my most recent book, Quiet and Badass. I have been cited for my knowledge and featured as a thought leader in/on many sources such as ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Vanity Fair, The Tycoon Magazine, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Little Pink Book, Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Money Magazine, and numerous local and national publications.
I am blessed to share that others in my community and across the world have honored my work and have found value in my mission. Some of my accolades include: 2023 Top 10 Inspiring Women Leaders in IEra Women Leaders, Featured in 2022 Vanity Fair (Atlanta Woman), 2022 Literacy Champion Award from the San Diego Literacy Council, 2021-The Tycoon Magazines "Inspiring Business Women to Watch", Top 100 in Finance-2021, 2021 Expy Award Recipient for Executive Producer for "Dickie V", Multi-year recipient of the Women's Choice Award for Financial Advisors (2013-2016, 2020-2023); Kentucky Colonel Award for civic leadership from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Inductee into the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.
I live in the beautiful North Georgia mountains with my amazing husband, Carmine and our two dogs. I am the proud mom of three sons and a Gigi to 2 beautiful grandchildren. In my free time, I am a documentary filmmaker and enjoy photography and traveling.