From planner to traveling trainer... 

I have always enjoyed being productive.

My Dad taught me a love for spreadsheets, planners, and organizational systems that carried throughout my life. In high school I purchased my first planner with my own money.

While in college, I became even more obsessed with productivity which launched me into a career in Training and Development.

After college, while moonlighting as a waitress, I pitched an idea to my restaurant's district manager that would change my life.

I offered to organize his store offices and train trainers for very little pay if he would cover my lodging, travel, and food expenses.

To my excitement he said...

"Yes!"

This new position took me from traveling the state of Texas to being promoted as the youngest member of an elite training group. 

I traveled all over the U.S. and overseas opening restaurants for Applebee's International. 

After three years of living out of suitcases I went on to work in training departments for Krispy Kreme and Cracker Barrel, where I wrote/acted/produced training videos, designed training materials, consulted departments, and taught planning and organization courses. 

I was climbing the corporate ladder quickly, but something was missing. I was successful, but not fulfilled. 

Then something happened that changed my life...

 

I let go of my plans...

I began inviting God into my plans instead of planning and asking Him to come along.

During my weekly planning meetings with myself I read Scriptures and prayed and the most amazing things began to happen.

I began to...

Generate a Plan! 

 

 

 

Fulfilling my God-given dreams...

Now, I live in the Nashville, TN area with my amazing supportive husband - Chad and the two best kids on the planet - Abby and Zeke. My husband and I love serving at our church, where he is the multi-media director and I am his producer.

I am the author of the book FLIGHT which I use to teach students and adults how to develop SIX abilities to launch a project, idea, or dream. I am also the host of the bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast where I share tips and interview Christian leaders who join me as we encourage listeners to create...

"enjoyable productivity!"

 

These days...

I am fulfilling the plans that God has for me! I combine the business principles that I learned from all my years in training with Biblical principles to help people

be Inspired, be Productive, be Fulfilled...

bENCOURAGEd Today!

 

#34 Episode: "Launching a Passion Project" with Guest Singer/Songwr...

Jun 11, 2021