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ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

A Design Thinker who has spent 20+ years helping individuals, teams, and companies improve performance, create efficient processes and confidently achieve their goals. I desire to utilize my innate skills as a Design Thinker to assist companies in achieving higher levels of success through problem identification, investigation, critical/creative thinking, collaboration, innovation, and delivery of innovative solutions.  

2018 - Present

Design Thinking Consultant

REVamp Success

  • Newly launched consulting firm.

2017 - 2018

Designer

Cornerstone Builders of SWFL

  • Used interviewing and investigating skills to determine problems to be solved and vision for client's kitchen, bath, and home remodeling projects
  • Created innovative remodeling design using KCD design software based on analysis of research gathered during the investigation stage.

2011 - 2016

Founder & CEO

National Association of Christian Women Leaders

  • Applied the design thinking techniques of investigation, critical/creative thinking, and client collaboration to write and self-publish two books on the universal problems of 1. anxiety and 2. developing skills necessary for women in leadership.
  • Developed and taught a 6-week class from the first book to help individuals use a simple process to find mental clarity and freedom — delivered lessons in the classroom for three years.
  • Launched a non-profit to provide educational resources and support for women in leadership. Duties included selecting and leading the board, managing a group of 13 writers, training, equipping 4 group leaders with new content delivered monthly, developed website, and produced a weekly podcast.

2001 - 2010

Registered Investment Advisor

Wells Fargo Independent Brokerage

  • Used interviewing and investigating skills to determine problems to be solved and vision for client's portfolios.
  • Collaborated with clients, their families, accountants, and attorney's to develop solutions that maximize their retirement and estate goals
  • Utilized research and data analysis skills to build performing portfolio's designed with the client's needs and risk tolerances in mind.
  • Wrote and produced a talk show on financial topics on local station 88.7 Way-FM for eight years.
  • Education and 20+ years in the process of Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Strong Design Thinking Process Leader, Project Manager and Collaborator

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Strategy

Human Resources

Finance

Marketing

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project

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