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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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Sherry Klauka – A Roller Coaster Ride in the Business World

Posted by on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Adaptability is key to achieving new heights in the business world. Life is full of surprises, and we never know which twists and turns it will take—or where each new day may lead us. Even the smallest chance events can change the path of our future overnight. Sherry Klauka's story is a classic example of how an unexpected shift in course, a lucky coincidence, and a commitment to hard work can change everything. She’s an inspiration to anyone looking to revitalize ... Continue Reading

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Jennifer Soldan – Finding Adventure and Fulfillment as an Entrepreneur

Posted by on Thursday, November 10th, 2016

With a passion for skydiving and travel, Jennifer has never been one to shy away from adventure. But, sometimes unexpected moments in life ask us to reimagine our path and can have a ripple effect on our future. When faced with some major health challenges, Jennifer, her husband, and their daughter were grateful when their community in Atlanta, GA wrapped them in empathy and love. Jennifer credits faith, family, and friends—along with the leap of faith she had taken two ... Continue Reading

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Carrie Howard – Natural Positivity Brings Hope

Posted by on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Life may throw us all roadblocks from time to time, but when you’re as spirited as Carrie, you find a way around, over, or through them. Carrie Howard works as a pediatric oncology nurse at a Chicago-area children’s hospital, bringing comfort and optimism to both children and their parents. She always shares the positives about her work because “there are a lot of success stories that come out of working in pediatric oncology and that is what keeps me going.” When ... Continue Reading

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Erica Thomas – Trading on a Bright Future

Posted by on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Life in the Big Apple is a non-stop wonderful kind of crazy—full of passionate and purposeful people. And Erica Thomas is in the thick of it working in Manhattan’s financial sector on the trading and sales Fixed Income desk. It’s a hectic world of financial wheeling and dealing. Erica thrives in this environment—she’s got the drive and vision to achieve her dreams, but she wanted more. She was eager to take her passion in a new direction where her vivid ... Continue Reading

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Katelynn Gallagher – Breaking the Rules to Follow Her Heart

Posted by on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

It takes a great deal of work to become a lawyer, but Katelynn Gallagher was convinced it was her path. Before becoming a public defender, she spent seven laborious years working toward her Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the New England School of Law. Years later, Katelynn reflects that “I’ve wanted to be a lawyer ever since I was little, so I never expected to end up here, but I really couldn’t be happier.” Here is at the heart of ... Continue Reading

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