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Heather Shields – A Lesson in Entrepreneurship

Posted by on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

For eleven years, Heather Shields was a 7th-grade teacher in Maryland. The hours were long and the commute was an hour each way. She loved her job, but when she had her third child, she decided enough was enough. Every hour she spent in the car was an hour away from her family, and it was taking a toll on everyone involved. It was time, she says, to start prioritizing her family over her work. “It was impossible to be ... Continue Reading

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Amy Margolis – The Healing Power of a Career Change

Posted by on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The loss of someone close to us is a life-changing event. It can make us take a step back and reassess our priorities. For many, it’s an opportunity to make changes in our lives, and although we are at our lowest point, some positive can come of our grief. We learn valuable lessons from our pain and anguish, lessons we can use to better our lives going forward. Three years ago, Amy Margolis' life fell apart. Within a span of six ... Continue Reading

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Emily Munday – Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do

Posted by on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

They say that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. Imagine setting off in the morning to do a day’s work purely for the joy and fulfillment it brings. To pursue your passion each day, and be paid to do so, is a dream for most of us. But for some, a day at the office is exciting, fun, and rewarding. Emily Munday is one of those lucky few. She loves what she does, ... Continue Reading

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Liz Custer – Organizing Her Career to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

Posted by on Thursday, December 15th, 2016

We could all do with being a bit more organized, systematic, and in control. Having a tidy and uncluttered home helps us relax, and organization can significantly improve quality of life. Just imagine always having the car keys at hand as you rush out the door, no longer trawling through drawers to find that lost sock, and no more turning the house upside down in search of that missing paperwork. It’s an unattainable ideal for many of us! Enter Liz Custer. ... Continue Reading

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Donna Raney – Restyling Her Future

Posted by on Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Many of us longingly wish for change. It can be daunting, however, to actually leave our comfort zone and try something totally new. But for those who make the leap, life can become more rewarding and exciting, almost overnight. Donna Raney is one of those people. She had big ambitions, and, inspired by the mantra of “We're here for a short time, and we were all born to do great things,” she set out to accomplish more. Two years ago, she ... Continue Reading

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Ashley Boyer – Stretching the Imagination and Achieving New Balance

Posted by on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

We never know what we are capable of until we try something new. Maybe it’s something that was never even on our radar, that we never imagined we’d be interested in (much less excel at). But once we get started, we really surprise ourselves. Sometimes all it takes is an extra little push to get us to realize our own potential. Ashley Boyer and her husband met in law school, and both went on to work in the legal profession—Ashley as ... Continue Reading

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Lara Ford – Tapping into Her True Potential

Posted by on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Lara Ford always knew her drive was strong enough to achieve any goal she set for herself. But at the young age of 17, her mother passed away unexpectedly, altering the course she had planned for her life. Shortly after graduation, Lara married her high school sweetheart, entered the workforce and eventually they started to grow their family. In 2000, they moved to Marble Falls, Texas and bought a home and hardware store. Although Lara loved her family business, she ... Continue Reading

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Brooke Vaughey – Achieving Independence Through Business Success

Posted by on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Freedom in our careers is something most of us just dream about. To be our own boss, set our own hours, and at the end of the week sit back and know that we have earned our way with nothing but our own hard work. For many of us it is just that: a dream. But every day there are those who go out and make that dream a reality. It takes bravery and determination to be an entrepreneur, characteristics that ... Continue Reading

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Caitlin Gregory – Branching out to Achieve New Heights

Posted by on Monday, November 21st, 2016

We all have times when we feel unfulfilled, where we wonder what we can do to revive our lives and diversify our experience. It is these times when we need a good support network—and sometimes we find those connections in the most unlikely of places. When Caitlin Gregory had her first child almost nine years ago, she withdrew from the working world to focus on being a stay-at-home mom. She went on to have three more children, and such a busy ... Continue Reading

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Rebecca Traverso – Opportunity Comes from the Least Expected Places

Posted by on Friday, November 18th, 2016

Rebecca Traverso wanted to be fully present in all aspects of her life. She dreamt about having the freedom and flexibility to spend her days as she chose—from traveling to simple things like taking her kids to school and being home to make dinner. By starting her own business, and fully committing herself to it, that dream finally became a reality. An elementary school teacher, Rebecca never pictured working in education through retirement. She felt “there had to be something else ... Continue Reading

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