1. Where were you born and raised; current city; family; hobbies; past business highlights...
I was born and raised in Boston, MA and currently live in Atlanta, GA. I am a wife and Mom, with a blended family of five children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild! Hobbies are traveling, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. In my past life I was a sales professional, real estate agent, and flight attendant.
2. How have you grown or personally developed since joining PlanNet?
PlanNet has helped me understand and communicate with people better. I've learned that everyone is different and that requires different modes and levels of communication. In addition, I'm much more focused, I'm a better presenter of information, and every day I’m learning more and more how to be a better leader.
3. What drives you; what motivates you?
I come from very humble beginnings and was a mom of two by the age of 18. I've been in the position of having lost everything and I hear similar stories from people I meet all across the country. What drives me most is never being anywhere near that position again and fighting alongside other families so they aren't either. I'm in a continuous battle with myself to keep growing, to keep improving, to keep developing, and to push myself and my partners past any limits we initially thought existed.
4. Who would you consider a role model and why?
I consider my oldest brother a role model because while only 10 years older than me when my father passed away when I was nine, at the age of 19, he stepped in and helped my mother raise me. Because of him I have a healthy dose of self esteem and self worth, a great work ethic, ambition, drive, hunger for success, and passion for people. He instilled all those values in me and modeled them every day.
5. The three words that describe you best are:
Compassionate, Focused, Ambitious.
6. If you had some sound advice to give to anyone what would it be?
BELIEVE! Even if you haven't become the evidence yet, borrow the belief system of others. Borrow the belief of your success coach, your Director…Mr. Bradley. The first person you have to convince that this vehicle will set your family free financially is YOU. Until you have convinced you, it will be challenging to convince anyone else. Because why would anyone want to partner with you if you already have one foot out the door or you're not sure yourself that it works? But OMG! Once you have that conviction, that belief, that strong posture - you will begin to attract like-minded people. Whatever energy you put out is the energy you will get back.
7. What does your life look like five years from now?
Five years from now, my husband Marcus and I will be retired and spending our time volunteering and traveling. We'll spend several months out of the year in our home in Costa Rica, and summers on Martha's Vineyard with our children and grandchildren.