I remember the day, as a young adult, sitting in a workshop for the daycare center where I worked, hearing the speaker say, "you will continue learning your whole life."  My head and heart about exploded.  I was so excited to hear this!  I did not have to be stuck. I did not have to live a life of limits I did not deserve. I could be more. You may have known you could learn all of your life, but I was told, by a teacher I had had in 4 grades, that I was too stupid to go to college, to contribute. So, those words were like a lifejacket for me.  

And, so, I began to live my Nexts. I didn't really feel worthy of being a goal setter, that came much later, but I became a voracious learner, everything from bookkeeping to quilting. I took classes, read books, asked questions and did what I do best, tried to figure things out.  I started businesses, worked for employers that were both good and bad, and lived a life of fun, but never quite enough with my husband, Paul; so I started chasing Nexts.... and growth...and the opportunity to give back.  

My Nexts include:

  • House Cleaning
  • Daycare
  • Toastmasters
  • Car Sales
  • Direct Sales 
  • Sales Trainer
  • Leadership Student
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Ceramic Studio Co-Owner
  • Insurance salesperson for just long enough to know I'd rather coach again
  • Founder of Canvas Creek
  • Author - What's Your Excuse, What's Next, Seasoned, Quiet Leadership
  • Founder "I'll Help" - Billings
  • Founding Team - 100 Strong
  • Board Member of several organizations.  

Why I built this business?

When I watched the TED talk by Emily Wapnick, I finally had a name for my career Multipotentialite. Just like watching the speaker, earlier in my life, I felt a moment of clarity and joy.  

I have done many things, but what runs through all of them is helping others.  Encouraging them. Cheering them. Inspiring them to be their very best, as part of a team or individually.  That is why I built this business; so I can help you, and coach you and inspire you to move forward. You are worth every effort it will take to get your Next.  

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