#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Ashley Kjos

HOPE is a word that inspires today’s real-life Wonder Woman. Ashley Kjos strives to bring hope and fulfillment to the people she meets in both her personal and professional life. As the Executive Director of Woodland Centers, a community mental health center, she uses her superpowers of compassion, kindness and discernment every day to lead her team and bring hope to

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Crystal Nutt

When I first sat down for lunch with today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman, I quickly realized we had a lot in common. We were both born and raised in rural, southern Minnesota, and have an appreciation for livestock, farmers and small town living. We also have a shared love of writing–for business and for pleasure. Crystal, a gifted writer, applies her talents as

Real Life Wonder Woman — Meet Dr. Docia Hogan

Nurturing relationships and not sweating the “small stuff” are two ways today’s Real Life Wonder Woman pushes through challenges and tough times. And a little ice cream helps, too! Meet Dr. Docia Hogan, Dentist and Owner of dh Dental Care in St. Cloud, Minnesota. KR: Please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment. DH: As a young high school woman,

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Brooke Peterson

Ever meet someone who just drew you in? Someone with genuinely positive energy? A few weeks ago, I met someone like that at a creative retreat in Wisconsin. She was quiet, at first. Thoughtful and respectful. But willing to open up and ask questions. I could tell almost immediately that she was smart. Like really smart. And compassionate, too. As

#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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nancy Davis Kho

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a writer, podcaster and ’80s music aficionado. Nancy Davis Kho writes about “the years between being hip and breaking one” and celebrates midlife with humor, heart, and a really good beat. This is a big week for Nancy! She just launched her new book yesterday. It is called THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ruth Lopez

Today, you get to meet Ruth Lopez. She’s the Director of Transportation Management for Ryder System, Inc. and a real-life Wonder Woman. One of Ruth’s superpowers is humility. She works hard and does great things, but isn’t one to toot her own horn, which is why I am overjoyed to tell you that she’s had a big year. She earned the

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