Entrepreneurship At All Ages

I have embraced entrepreneurship since I was a little girl. At age 10, I had a newspaper route in Alaska and won awards for top sales and great customer service. I learned early to fundraise by getting people to pledge money to non-profits for my bike-a-thons, skate-a-thons and beauty pageants. At 15, I was crowned Miss Hospitality for the state … Read More

Taking Life’s Changes in Stride

I wrote an article in July 2015 titled “The Only Constant is Change” that addressed this very same topic – embracing change. It seems that change was a constant then just as it is today. The one thing we can count on is that we will experience change no matter if we are pursuing it or it is pursuing us. … Read More

Strategic Partnerships Within Your Community

Establishing strategic partnerships is key for any business, but especially for non-profit organizations looking to address complex issues in the community they live in. Understanding how partnerships can strengthen your business and organization is key for every leader, especially in Brevard County where there are more than 2,000 registered non-profits – being able to show potential donors that you are … Read More

The Magic of Being Marginal

Yes, indeed – you read the title correctly. It’s time to change the mindset that to be marginal, is to be minimal or insignificant. I’m here to tell you that when you become marginal, you will become more successful. Perhaps I should explain… While attending weVENTURE’s Women Who Rock Luncheon, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ellen Little, a … Read More

What Factors Trigger Motivation for You?

Motivation is powerful and puzzling. It is defined simply as the desire to do things. Why can something so simple make life so complicated? At times, it can be a fleeting desire – difficult to recapture once it is lost. This is particularly true after a major setback or working toward a long-term goal. It happens to the best of … Read More

Chart Your Course With Purpose As Your Rudder! A Navy Wife’s Tale

What characteristics do you think a leader should posses? When I think about it, leaders need to think with vision and no preconceived notions. Leaders are fearless. As a young submarine commander’s wife, my leadership skills were put to the test. I had the unpaid, but expected job of being liaison to the ship’s families. Later, I became president of the … Read More

Intentional Corporate Community Engagement: How Reaching Out Brings Success

What’s your equation for the success of your business or organization? For Junior Achievement, money for operations and materials plus volunteers to deliver our programs equals more students served. Easy, right? Well, not so easy. I liken it to a perpetual treasure hunt. As a result, I put a lot of time and thought into the motivations behind community engagement … Read More