Jennie Stout – Rising Above and Proving She Can  

Posted by on Monday, April 27th, 2015

Every day, life affords us the opportunity to choose the words and attitudes that best represent who we truly are and how we want to depict ourselves to those around us. We’ve all experienced those moments when life just isn’t panning out the way we had anticipated. Circumstances often dictate how we define ourselves, but that isn’t the case for Jennie Stout. By choosing to rise above the setbacks of the past, she was able to commit to success and, ... Continue Reading


Jen Parrish – Discovering a Sense of Worth and an Unexplored Abundance

Posted by on Friday, April 24th, 2015

Jen Parrish has always been driven to succeed in her endeavors. Growing up, she got good grades, earned a scholarship, and graduated from college with a degree in business. Confident that she was taking all the right turns on the “path to success,” she first landed a job at a Big Five management consulting company and then later at one of the world’s largest banks. She worked her way up to Senior VP in Risk and Regulatory Compliance. After 17 ... Continue Reading


Nicole Kaplan – Benefits Beyond Expectations

Posted by on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

When Nicole Kaplan first enrolled as a Rodan + Fields® Independent Consultant, she was hopeful that the venture would benefit her financially. However, she never anticipated that the biggest payoff would lie in an overall shift in her mentality that now positively impacts every aspect of her daily life. A smooth foundation Nicole moved from Chicago to New York in 2001 to embark on a career as a beauty writer and editor. She worked with several major magazines and became an expert ... Continue Reading


Kim Neidel – The Time is Now

Posted by on Monday, April 20th, 2015

We all have that ever-growing to-do list…the one that archives all the things we want to do “someday.” We keep adding items, and it continues to grow, but when will we start actually checking things off as complete? When will we give to that charity that tugs at our heartstrings? Or take that dream vacation? When will we run that triathlon? There is always an excuse or an explanation, whether it’s not enough funds, time, or training. When we focus ... Continue Reading


Diana Ruschhaupt – Proactive Empowerment

Posted by on Friday, April 17th, 2015

With knowledge, there is often an element of power, and when we share our wisdom with others, we can empower them as well. Whether teaching about the risks associated with smoking, helping a child to learn to read, or giving a cooking lesson to provide people with the necessary tools to eat healthier, when we educate, we enable others to do things for themselves and inspire them to make decisions that can improve their lives. Diana Ruschhaupt’s unconditional dedication to empowering ... Continue Reading


Pam Anderson – A Light to Follow Through the Darker Days

Posted by on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve reached an all-time low, you know how hard it can be to imagine when or how things will possibly get better. Even if we believe things will turn themselves around, a solution often feels distant, and the path is daunting. Yet, the age-old expression tells us that, once we’ve reached the bottom, there is nowhere to go but up. Still, it’s on us to lift our heads and look for a way out of ... Continue Reading


Catherine Schmidt – The Time to Conquer More

Posted by on Monday, April 13th, 2015

Whether it’s painting, singing, number crunching, or cooking, we all possess unique skill sets, and considering the wide array of talents we each have, it’s nearly impossible to perfect them all. In an effort to avoid spreading ourselves too thin, we tend to select a few of our passions and attempt to master those in an effort to cultivate the impact we desire. When Catherine Schmidt retired from her OB/GYN practice, it was an obvious choice—not because she wanted to give ... Continue Reading


Melissa Williams – An Encouraging Moment of Clarity

Posted by on Friday, April 10th, 2015

Wake up, brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and go to work. For better or worse, our daily routines become habitual. The familiarity of a schedule may evoke a sense of normalcy or comfort, but sometimes, in the midst of the repetition, we have a moment of clarity.  A moment when we realize that something new and exciting is just over the horizon—a new dream, improved quality of life, an opportunity to give back, or a ... Continue Reading


Patricia Oberst – The Freedom to Focus on Family

Posted by on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Patricia Oberst worked in the healthcare industry for 35 years. She started in a hospital setting as a respiratory therapist, but after 25 years she transitioned to a position in medical sales and marketing. She foresaw herself working for another ten years and then retiring. But in 2013, Patricia’s employer downsized, and her branch was closed, leaving her unemployed. Patricia found herself wondering if she could find another job in the industry she knew so well or, at the age ... Continue Reading


Floryn Glass Stock – Dancing Toward a New Destiny

Posted by on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

One does not typically enter the creative world in an effort to earn a lucrative income. The artistic spirit is fueled instead by a passion for the arts and the desire to express oneself. As a professional singer, dancer, and actor, Floryn Glass Stock was earning enough to live on her own, but not enough to support another person. After the birth of her son, she faced a dilemma that weighed heavily on her heart: Would she have to give ... Continue Reading