“Creating adventure and community impact, all while leading my business, I’ve blended travel, family, mentorship and feminist advocacy into a life of joy and meaning. “
I’ve loved my life and career as an entrepreneur and community leader in Arizona. The original plan in college was to become a more traditional corporate executive working globally in a large organization. Life is about exquisite pivots; mine happened when I packed up my worldly possessions and drove to Arizona after college. I walked into a print shop that I never left. A creative and imaginative sweat equity deal for a job made me a new business owner. On-the-job training made me want to be a good leader. Endless relationships with clients, employees, boards and other leaders provided so many opportunities for me to grow, learn and evolve. I became a national leader in our franchise and was the first woman to chair the franchisee council. Each bit of success and involvement helped me realize how easy it was to make a positive difference.
Growing up included moving and attending 12 schools. Coming to Arizona in 1980, I was ready to put down my roots. With Shirley Chisolm’s quote in my heart, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth,” I got down to business right away. I gave of my time to organizations and causes that matter to me, including the City of Scottsdale Human Services Commission and Housing Board, chamber boards in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Valley and Scottsdale leadership classes, community bank boards, nonprofit boards and much more. I embraced my global community with medical mission trips to Nepal and Africa. My mentors taught me that being a successful businesswoman was more than about making money — it was about making a difference for the people I led and served. Life was more than what was left over when I came home from work.
Having taken a unique path to owning my business, I was determined to have a graceful planned exit when the time was right. After 39 years, I sold my shares and said goodbye to a wonderful team and amazing partner. One Creative View is my encore company and career. I now leverage my life and leadership lessons, bruises, experiences and adventures to serve others as a leadership evangelist. My intent is to create and nurture more courageous and braver leaders through my women’s forums, speaking, individual coaching and sharing Dr. Brené Brown’s courage building training as a Dare to Lead™ certified facilitator.
Oh . . . and work life continues to be blended with a lot of travel, connecting
One Creative View, LLC
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3213 N. 81st Place,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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