Women Leaders Have Always Been a Part of My Story
"Helping women tell their stories is what I was put here to do."
I am a passionate advocate for women and believe that putting your stories into words is a powerful tool for change.
I first discovered that I was a word-nerd at a pretty young age. The stories I wrote in my journal were a fusion of autobiography, my fantasy (what I really wanted to be), and the realities of life on a dairy farm. After changing majors more times than I could count, I not-so-ironically settled on English and earned a Bachelor's degree.
Fifteen years of business coaching, facilitating executive mastermind groups and working side-by-side with women leaders gives me a unique perspective among professionals in the book writing industry. I've worked with hundreds of women leaders, many already successful, some on their way to success and some just getting started.
Since 2011, I've focused my energy on being a resource for women who want to tell their stories in an effective and powerful way. My clients include entrepreneurs, business leaders and women with a passion for sharing their stories to help others.
To educate and inspire budding authors about the book writing journey, I wrote a guidebook entitled 6 Things No One Tells You About Writing a Book.
The book is a quick read that explores the realities of embarking on a book writing journey from a woman’s perspective. 6 Things prepares you for your journey with tips and action steps to get you motivated and moving full speed ahead.
My entrepreneurial experience includes some pretty crazy zigzags into a retail liquor outlet, two business coaching franchises, a membership organization for women entrepreneurs, and a couple of non-profit president stints, just for fun.
Women leaders have been a part of my professional life in a variety of ways:
Women Presidents Organization - chapter chair
Echelon Circles professional women's organization - founder and president
Maine Million Dollar Women's Forum - founder
Center for Women & Enterprise Boston - volunteer advisor
Keybank Key4Women National Advisory Board - member
NAWBO Boston - board member
Fun stuff: running | ocean kayaking | red wine | foodie | dogs of any kind | singing loudly at church
I believe in living by core values. I write for a living because this work allows me to be my authentic self.
Above all else, live with integrity
Value and respect everyone
Get out of the way and let creativity happen
Bring my best to everything
Love what I do or stop doing it
Remain humble and always be learning
When it comes to writing, I am passionate about
Collaborating with bold, visionary authors
Creating books that engage and inspire readers
Keeping the process enjoyable and on point
Being easy to work with
Meet my team!
Brodie is a 4 yr old American Bulldog mix (the handsome gray guy) and Bailey is a 7 yr old Pitbull Terrier mix (the black and white beauty). Both are rescue pups :)
Brodie is the king of kisses and Bailey has enough energy to power the entire neighborhood even though we run 4+ miles every morning.
They sit in on most of my video calls (and love to steal the spotlight), they critique my writing when I read it aloud, howl like crazy when a delivery comes, and keep me feeling loved and supported every day.