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Kristi Willis – The Timing is Always Right

Posted by on Monday, January 26th, 2015

Kristi Willis’ career began in the marketing department for a dental products company. Although she loved her job, the extensive traveling it required wasn’t compatible with her desire to start a family. When her first child arrived, Kristi left her marketing job to become a stay-at-home mom. A few years later, when both of Kristi’s boys were in school and her days were more open, she decided to find another job—one that would still allow her to spend time with ... Continue Reading

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Elizabeth Dugger – Embracing a Positive Change to Make a Meaningful Difference

Posted by on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Elizabeth Dugger always wanted to own her own company. For 10 years she worked as a marketer in the boating industry, managing and working with some of the top marketing agencies in the industry and some of the biggest brands in the world. In 2008, she was ready to start her own marketing business, but she quickly realized it wasn’t what she had hoped for. Although Elizabeth wasn’t satisfied, she thought her situation was the best it could be. “I didn’t ... Continue Reading

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Debbi Coder – Passion is Contagious

Posted by on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As Debbi Coder entered her 40s, she noticed that her skin was changing. Having grown up in California and later moving to Oklahoma, she had been in the sun constantly, and it was starting to show. Debbi decided it was time to look for a new product that would really make a difference. During that time, Debbi and her husband, Steve, were also preparing to adopt a child. Financially, it was a very intimidating endeavor, considering they already had four children ... Continue Reading

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Elizabeth Long – Showing up is Half the Battle

Posted by on Monday, January 19th, 2015

After several years at a marketing firm in Chicago, Elizabeth Long was excited to leave the corporate world to start a family. Elizabeth loved being home with her two little girls, and she found that the time freedom and flexibility were a great fit for their family. In 2011, however, Elizabeth and her husband started the divorce process. While separated, Elizabeth’s income was limited and she was struggling through a difficult financial situation. She realized that she would soon need to ... Continue Reading

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Katie Lamonde – A Single Mom’s Success

Posted by on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Katie Lamonde’s passion for children and their welfare inspired her to pursue a job in infant care. After earning her nursing degree, she moved to California and began working in neonatal intensive care—a career she was committed to for 11 years. Throughout this period, Katie landed opportunities as a travel nurse, which moved her around the country to places like San Francisco, Boston, and Hawaii. In 2010, Katie returned to Southern California and took a job at a hospital in San ... Continue Reading

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Uilani Cordeiro – Overcoming Fears and Pursuing Passions

Posted by on Monday, January 12th, 2015

As a teacher, Uilani Cordeiro was able to utilize her passion for inspiring others to achieve their best and, although she loved her job, she quit in 2009 when she and her husband started having children. Consequently, her family’s budget tightened. “Transitioning to a single income family living in Hawaii was very challenging. We knew in our hearts that staying home and raising our three children was the best thing for our family, so we were more than willing to ... Continue Reading

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Sandy Burr – The Power of Consistency

Posted by on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Sandy Burr had devoted most of her life to educating and helping others. She raised three daughters and taught thousands of students over her 25-year career as a middle school science teacher. Once she retired, Sandy rededicated herself to her family, including the new grandchildren in her life. But after so many years of offering support and guidance to others, Sandy found that she had lost sight of her own dreams. She was grateful for the opportunity to give so ... Continue Reading

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Kerry Heiple – The Drive to Dream

Posted by on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

For 20 years, Kerry Heiple focused on climbing the corporate ladder and building a successful career for herself in financial consulting. Her priorities shifted when her son was born three years ago, and she realized she wanted more flexibility and more time to be with him. “For the first time in my life, I had a reason to focus on something other than my career. I wanted to be a present mom and have control over my schedule, so I ... Continue Reading

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Ali Aldrich – Creating a New Path

Posted by on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Ali Aldrich was raised to believe in herself. Her parents taught her and her two sisters that if they were passionate about something, they could always achieve it with hard work and persistence. Throughout her life, Ali adhered to this philosophy and always applied herself. She was determined to attain success and wasn't afraid to put forth the required effort. Her diligence began to pay off at an early age—she became valedictorian in high school, went on to earn a master’s ... Continue Reading

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Krii Black – Planning Your Reality

Posted by on Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Krii Black’s schedule as a certified wedding coordinator in Colorado was often unrelenting. She and her husband lived and worked year-round on a 100-acre cattle ranch—one of the state's premier wedding venues. For six months out of the year, they would work diligently every weekend to set up and host weddings. “My husband managed the ranch, and I worked and planned the weddings. Between the 200 people in our backyard every weekend and our two young children, our schedule was ... Continue Reading