Creative | Keynote Speaker | Thought-Leader | Advocate | Songwriter | Musician
Embrace authenticity and make your own rules.
I aim to inspire people to believe in their limitless potential, whether going for a raise and securing it, running for public office and winning, or asking for capital and receiving funding for their innovative ideas. I help people break free from self-limiting beliefs to unlock their full potential to realize their dreams.
Disrupting the status quo in suppressive systems, both external and internal and movement toward living a limitless life requires breaking free from the societal conditioning that has limited our beliefs and perspectives.
Everything that we perceive to be "normal" or "the way things are" is made up by the privileged class, including societal norms, cultural values, and even our beliefs about success and happiness.
We have all been conditioned to believe that to achieve the American dream, we must follow certain rules, such as getting a good education, working hard, and climbing the corporate ladder. However, this conventional approach has shown us that it does not necessarily lead to a fulfilling life and, in fact, has left many of us living frazzled and stuck in fight or flight.
To live a limitless life on our own terms, we must challenge our beliefs, create our own path based on our passions, and stay true to who we authentically are.
Take risks. Step out of your comfort zones. Embrace uncertainty. When we do this together, we disrupt the status quo and have a chance at creating a truly fulfilling life aligned with our unique values and goals.
Who's that lady?
As a small-town girl, I was born and raised to be a fiercely independent woman. Whether it’s a trauma response or just sheer grit or a little bit of both, I am determined to leave a legacy of service to others. I believe that people can achieve anything they want, and I plan to inspire them to do it.
It is possible to be limitless when we stop limiting ourselves.
My own journey is a testament to this belief. Abandoned by my mother at the age of four and left with a father addicted to alcohol and methamphetamines, I am the epitome of the phrase, “it’s not how you start but how you finish.”
Despite facing significant challenges throughout my life, I refused to let my circumstances define me. Through boatloads of work healing past traumas, sheer perseverance, and a commitment to lifelong learning, I have built a successful career helping people.
For years, I used my voice as a singer and a songwriter to captivate audiences and share my passion for motivating and inspiring people across the United States.
Over the past two decades, my work has encompassed captivating audiences as a singer-songwriter, executive leadership in professional communication and creative direction, as well as elected public service, where I oversaw the management of more than $ 2 billion in local funds.
As a single mother raising two daughters, I successfully launched a senior living portfolio of 73 long-term residences that sold for $368 million in 2016.
In 2018, I became the first woman in a decade and the 6th woman ever in Sedgwick County’s 150-year history to serve as a County Commissioner. I had the honor of representing 105,000 people and making decisions on behalf of more than 530,000 people.
As a Commissioner, I focused on social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, senior citizens, and criminal justice reform. I led efforts to reduce the stigma around substance use and recovery by improving mental health services, access to affordable treatment, and expanding affordable healthcare for vulnerable people. I also devoted significant effort to making government accessible to citizens by simplifying complex topics into language that the public could easily understand.
During my tenure serving the public, I dedicated myself to promoting gender parity and empowering women to reach their full potential. I demonstrated to other progressives that running for public office and winning is possible and achievable. In addition, I met with hundreds of progressive candidates offering guidance, support, and encouragement to those looking to change their lives. Whether starting their own businesses or pursuing higher education, I have an innate ability to help people to see that their goals are within reach.
While we hear about the glass ceiling being shattered and more and more women are running for office, according to a recent Morningstar report, “while the number of women at the top of the corporate ladder has inched up, women will have to wait until 2060 to reach representation parity at the present rate of progress.”
So despite some progress, the fight for gender equality is far from over. According to recent data, women are still significantly underrepresented in politics and corporate leadership. But I am committed to changing that. By sharing my story and planting the seeds of possibility, I hope to inspire women to aim high and achieve their goals.
Together, we can create a world where gender parity is the norm, not the exception.
Join me. Reach out.
And if you need a little motivation to kick yourself in gear, I’m your gal.
I can't wait to meet you!