#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Carol Howe-Veenstra

When I reached out to today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, I was blown away by her humility and her deep desire to put the spotlight on others, specifically the women who are leading with their superpowers as our world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. So we are shaking things up a bit this week. And why not? It seems our world is “all shook up”

A Pledge of Resilience

Lately, the word “resilient” keeps popping up in conversation and in my social media feeds. Apparently, it is a hot topic across generations and across industries. I hear it from concerned parents asking how they can help their kids be more resilient. I hear it from young women who feel like they are crushed by adversity, and wanting guidance. I

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Vickie Night

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me with her resolve and her love. Her life was forever changed almost 4 years ago when her then, 17 year old son suffered a massive brainstem stroke. She’s currently a stay-at-home mom, author and caretaker to her now 21 year old son. Meet Vickie Night, a real-life Wonder Woman! KR: Vickie, when I think of you, the

Why Wonder Woman?

Someone recently asked me, “Why do you spend so much time and energy featuring other real life Wonder Women on your website and social media when you could be promoting your own business?” I was a little surprised by the question.  Honestly, wouldn’t you rather read stories about cool people doing great things than view ads for my speaking services

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Catherine Brennan

Do you ever feel stuck? Not sure what to do next? Do you catch yourself thinking “so now what?” Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is here to help you get unstuck! Catherine Brennan is a beautiful blend of brains, bravery and benevolence. She’s CEO of Brennan Construction of MN, Inc. and Partner in Brennan Properties. In addition, she’s a speaker and author with

Risk vs. Reward: Would you ride a mechanical bull? 

I was speaking at a conference in Dallas and arrived early enough to attend a conference mixer, the first night’s networking party. Imagine walking into a huge conference center ballroom, brightly decorated with a State Fair theme, and a thousand people in attendance. Bright lights, vendor booths, corn dogs and cocktails. And tucked between the popcorn stand and one of

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Dayna Vaclav

Dayna Vaclav is today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. By day, she works as a Patient Success Center operations manager for a rapidly growing, multi-site medical clinic. But her superpowers don’t stop there! Dayna is a proud military wife and mom to three active kids. It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to real-life Wonder Woman, Dayna Vaclav! KR: Can you

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ellen Voie

As President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman mentors and supports real women every day! She founded Women in Trucking in 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. And 12 years later, she’s still going strong. Women

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sophie Riegel

I learned of today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman from a colleague who told me, “you simply have to meet her!” She’s an author, speaker, mental health advocate, student and dog rescuer. She radiates both resilience and gratitude. And by the way, she’s accomplished all of this (and so much more!) before her nineteenth birthday. Her book is called Don’t Tell Me To Relax!: One

#RealLifeWonderWoman—Meet Brooke Radi

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman interview is an extra special one to me because the subject is our daughter, Brooke. She’s our firstborn. Sensitive, brave, inquisitive, and currently living as an expat in Prague, Czech Republic.  I’m in Prague with her this week to celebrate her twenty-third birthday and to help her get settled into a new apartment. It is incredible for