Jessica Beauchamp – Living Each Day to the Fullest

Posted by on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

The air was crisp—autumn had arrived in Wisconsin. A beautiful blend of red, yellow, and orange carpeted the streets. Jessica Beauchamp wrapped her scarf a little tighter and smiled to herself as she watched her children play in the fallen leaves. It felt good to pause and allow the wind to touch each one of her senses individually—she hadn’t always had the time to enjoy these priceless moments. Life was once so hurried, and there never seemed to be any ... Continue Reading


Lindsey Cross – Providing Hope for an Improved Quality of Life

Posted by on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

The motor was cut and the anchor dropped. Lindsey Cross looked on while her husband prepared the fishing lines and her two little girls helped with the bait. She leaned over the edge of the boat and stared into the bright blue water below. The depths seemed as endless as the possibilities on her horizon. She thought back to a time, not long ago, when her options had seemed limited. But, determined to create time and financial flexibility for her ... Continue Reading


Kristen Thomas – Passionately Sharing Blessings

Posted by on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

They had all of the necessary supplies: a travel toothbrush and some toothpaste, a washcloth, soap, socks, crackers, a protein bar, and a bottle of water. Kristen Thomas and her two children assembled the items into what they called “blessing bags,” which they would later hand out to the homeless. It was an activity that they’d done together for several years, but ever since she’d started her own business, Kristen felt empowered to go further, seeking out new ways to ... Continue Reading


Melissa and Patrick McCarthy – Taking Control of Their Future and Enjoying the Life They Created

Posted by on Friday, November 13th, 2015

As she placed the last of her clothes into a suitcase and checked to make sure everyone’s bags were packed, Melissa McCarthy paused to take in the moment. She considered everything that had happened over the past several years—she was living in her dream home, providing for her family, and now preparing to take her kids on a special vacation. It was the life she’d always imagined, and she’d gotten there by consistently working to accomplish each goal she set ... Continue Reading


Bethany Edmonson – Growing into Her Best Self

Posted by on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Bethany Edmonson agreed to attend a happy hour meet-up, and as she hung up the phone, a proud smile lit up her face. Social interactions had never been easy for her, and she typically tried to avoid large groups at all costs. Lately, however, she’d found herself saying “yes” to attending more events, as it was becoming less stressful to mingle with strangers. She hadn’t realized it initially, but while working to develop her business, she’d gained a new sense ... Continue Reading


Shawna Bauhaus – Venturing Beyond the Ordinary

Posted by on Friday, November 6th, 2015

As Shawna Bauhaus took in the Caribbean sunset from the deck of her catamaran, she contemplated what was in store for her next. She’d always been a thrill-seeker, believing that you get what you look for, and she was looking for an adventurous opportunity that was every bit as inspiring as her most recent year-long voyage on the high seas—one that combined good company with new ideas, and unforgettable memories. She eventually discovered an opportunity that seemed to incorporate all ... Continue Reading


Shelly Flis – The Joy in Giving

Posted by on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Shelly Flis loved picking out gifts for others and seeing the smiles on their faces, letting her know she’d chosen perfectly. She’d always found it more gratifying to give than to receive, and although her chosen career path wasn’t the most lucrative, she was confident that it would fulfill her. Her desire to give led her to nursing, and the joy she felt each time she helped one of her patients strengthened her passion for the job. Eventually, life took ... Continue Reading


Lauren Corkey – The Ability to Succeed Wherever Life Takes Her

Posted by on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Surrounded by the gorgeous landscape, buildings that were thousands of years old, and a new lively culture, Lauren Corkey soaked in the fact that she was living in Spain. She and her husband had talked about it for some time, but the reality was still sinking in. After years of moving on a consistent basis due to her husband’s job, she’d found it difficult to pursue a career of her own. Yet, here she was, living in a city rich ... Continue Reading


Ashleigh Bowers – Rediscovering Her Independence and Gaining the Confidence to Achieve More

Posted by on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Student, teacher, daughter, mother, friend, and spouse—Ashleigh Bowers has meant many different things to the people in her life over the years. But as she took on these new roles year after year, she eventually reached a point where she felt she’d lost her identity. She loved being there for others, but she realized that she’d been neglecting herself and had forgotten about her own aspirations. Although it was out of her comfort zone, Ashleigh decided to pursue a business ... Continue Reading


Meagan Johnston – Setting Her Sights on Bigger Dreams

Posted by on Monday, October 26th, 2015

Feeling winded didn’t ever stop Meagan Johnston from running down the court; she was always determined to win. Playing basketball had taught her the value of hard work and pushed her to be her best. She’d learned that achieving great things required perseverance, and she loved working with others to reach a common goal—victory felt so much sweeter when shared with a team. Throughout the years, Meagan realized that maintaining a team mentality was important in all aspects of her ... Continue Reading