Once Upon a Time …
(How all good stories start, right?)
I was happily making magic by embroidering names on Mickey Mouse ears outside the enchanting Cinderella Castle. Talk about a dream come true! But there was more in store for me that I was not ready for.
Fast forward to the next chapter: I find myself managing a massive team of over 300+ employees at Epcot.
And I lived happily ever after! THE END. HA!
Now, let’s rewind a bit. You see, I had a little secret—I had a talent for turning houseplants into sad, wilted versions of their former selves. Even the hardiest of plants met their untimely demise under my watchful eye. So, as I embarked on this journey, doubts began to gnaw at me like hungry little demons.
Did I have what it takes?
I was 24 years old, shouldering the weight of a high-profile, multi-million-dollar business and leading people of all ages and backgrounds.
I struggled with a crippling lack of confidence, battling the constant whispers of imposter syndrome, questioning my every move and then there were the voices in my head. Telling me that I’m over my head and reminding me every second that I didn’t know what I was doing. But life has a funny way of teaching us lessons and revealing our true potential. I experienced my fair share of ups and downs, learning valuable lessons along the way.
As time passed, I not only led teams of various sizes around the world but also shared my expertise with others.
My strong beliefs in employee excellence, customer satisfaction, and business results earned me a bunch of Mousecars— Disney’s version of an Academy Award—and a Disney Lifetime Achievement Award.
The journey didn’t stop there. Hooked on the relationships between people and profits, and being a bit of a nerd, I pursued a Ph.D. in education, training, and leadership development.
However, I soon realized that true fulfillment lies in sharing what I’ve learned—the research, the experiences—with others.
That realization shaped my current mission: to nurture the next generation of confident, effective, and people-centered managers and leaders who have the power to create positive change in the world through their remarkable leadership.
Now based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, with my husband, Todd, our rescued ex-racing greyhound, Landon, and our cherished sourdough starter I’ve kept alive named, The Bebe.
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