I’m a seasoned and award-winning speaker – a passionate leader with a proven track record for inspiring audiences across the country, and abroad, to think differently. I cut my teeth in the networking arena as a former IT recruiter and recruiting company business owner who once helped countless professionals secure new careers. I’ve helped place people within a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, government, telecom, construction, and oil/gas. I travel the globe helping hundreds of thousands of people explore how networking can change their career (and their life like it did mine). I specialize in helping business professionals build and sustain powerful connections – authentically. Experience has taught me many things – things I can’t wait to share with you!
First and foremost, I am a proud Mom. I aspire to raise smart, confident, and kind young men who value the importance of being contributions in this crazy world. I am dedicated to my body of work so I can enjoy more QT my boys who I cherish. I’m one of those people that might make you roll your eyes because I talk nonstop about how much I adore my career but my goal is to help you explore new possibilities too. Once I learned some simple strategies that helped me master the art of networking, it changed my life. So I know it can change yours too. I want to serve as a conduit for my clients to also experience breakthroughs.
One of my favorite quotes by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve known that I wanted to share my ideas (and use my voice) to help others learn and grow. In my keynotes, audiences can expect to laugh, cry and of course – hear more about how to “Network Smarter”. Whatever it takes to make an impact. I want my audiences to eliminate uncomfortable conversations, awkward smiles, and self-doubt. The best possible outcome for me is to transform audiences from perceiving networking as a daunting task to exploring how it can be a powerful tool.
I have an appreciation for world travel, the company of great friends, and laughing so hard tears come out of my eyes. I am a terrible cook and spend too much free time binge watching Netflix, attending theater productions (I’m a former ballet dancer) and watching my amazing sons play competitive sports. I love trying new restaurants (especially Mexican food) in the company of great friends. I also believe that GOD is faithful and that the universe works in mysterious ways so often, I’ll start my day with a prayer and ask for the people I can help to cross my path. I’m always up for a good challenge.
The color orange radiates warmth, adventure and happiness – hence the heels I wear. Orange also represents a spirit of fun (which represents my passion to always enjoy each experience when I share knowledge at conferences and corporate events across the globe). My signature black dresses (classy) and orange heels (sassy) represent the importance passion plays in the work I do and invites others to explore how a positive outlook can be life changing. I’m on a mission to create a movement of people who all “Network Smarter” and inspire as many people as I can to consider how networking can lead to new possibilities.