Influential Women of Atlanta - The Atlantan Modern Luxury Magazine
I had the beautiful honor of being featured as one of Atlanta's Top Influential Women in the Modern Luxury edition of The Atlantan Magazine.
What first sparked your interest in your industry?
Through out my journey of losing 60 lbs and gaining control of my physical and emotional health, I discovered the joy that came from making myself a priority. Through sharing my own personal journey, I found myself inspiring other women to do the same. As a lifestyle coach, helping women get healthy, feel good and become their best has been an incredible reward for doing what I do.
What about your work continues to inspire you today?*
I love seeing other women succeed. Having the tools and resources to help them achieve their wellness goals, together we are able to celebrate their journey every step of the way. Society puts so much pressure on women to be a certain size or to look a certain way before we can be happy. We deserve to be happy regardless of what the scale says or our pant size. We are all beautifully made and I am here to cheer women on while they work towards achieving their goals.
How do you get involved in your community?
Im 2010, I lost my grandma to Alzheimers. In 2022, I was a Star Dancer and am now a committee member for Dancing Stars of Atlanta for the Alzheimers Association.
Having once been on public assistance as a young single mom, I enjoy being a speaker for Dress for Success. There are many women that just need encouragement, inspiration and guidance. I love sharing my story and being that for them.
Perhaps one of my favorite ways of being involved in the community is through a “Day of Beauty” at local nursing homes and senior living centers. Along with my colleagues in the Industry, manicures are provided by Sugarcoat Beauty and mini-make overs by Gunn Glamour. Afterwards the ladies wear a sash and Crown, are given roses and take photo’s with myself and the Global Continental Pageant Queens. It is amazing to see their faces light up after an afternoon of pampering.
What is most important (in your opinion) about being a female in your industry?*
People relate to real people. Having gone through divorce, bankruptcy, obesity and other life adversities, I share my story with the hopes of inspiring and encouraging other women that anything is possible. As a female in the industry I am able to say “if I can do it, you can do it”.
What drew you to work in Atlanta and how has that decision been rewarding?
I grew up in a midwestern town of 1,000 people. While a part of me will always consider that “home”, I always felt like I wasn’t living where I was supposed to be living. After my divorce my daughter and I moved to Atlanta not really knowing anyone. I wanted her to experience more culture and diversity. I love Atlanta and everything it has to offer. From shopping, fine dining, art and nature it is a beautiful place to live. Not to mention it is the epitome of Southern Hospitality.
The greatest reward is having been blessed by a strong circle of girlfriends. There is no competition, just pure support and desire to see each other succeed.