#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Julie Schomer

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman uses her superpowers to enhance the lives of seniors and provide much needed respite for caregivers. Julie Schomer is the director and owner of A Home for the Day. I had the pleasure of meeting Julie last week and was intrigued by her career path and the incredible service she and her team are providing for families in

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nikki Fuchs

Nikki Fuchs played Wonder Woman growing up. That’s her in the adorable photo below. She had a tiara, a lasso of truth, and (of course) her mom Jane made her magic cuffs! Then, she used her superpowers to save the world and catch villains. Today, this real life Wonder Woman uses her superpowers today to encourage other people to do more,

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Caycie Volek

Perspective and positivity are two superpowers that today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman celebrates. She chooses to be present and live each day to the fullest. A big THANK YOU to Caycie Volek for reminding us all to “just wear the dress” and embrace the beauty (and fun) in life. KR: Would you please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment? CV:

#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

Back to the Future: Re-Entry Advice from Doc Brown

I was recently paging through my childhood photo albums and came across some photos from a family vacation to California back in the 80s. At the time, I was fifteen and the hit movie Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, had just released.  Marty McFly became a household name. Skateboards were cool. Everybody knew what a Flux Capacitor

#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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nikki Heyd

This real life Wonder Woman has the ability to find calm in chaos. She loves large and gives generously. She uses her superpowers to give back to the people and organizations who supported her throughout her college years. Meet Nikki Heyd! KR: Please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment. NH: I’m a lucky person, in that I

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Kim Hanson

I’ve known this real life Wonder Woman for as long as I can remember. Kim and I grew up together–as classmates and friends. I have fond memories of making snow forts and and ice skating together during elementary school recess.  I recall birthday parties, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and riding her pony named Roni. We shared secrets and dreams. And then

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Savannah Pierson

When I first met this week’s real life Wonder Woman at a women’s retreat last fall, I was stunned. She wowed me with her superpowers of authenticity and courage. She amazed me with her creativity and passion. And she inspired me by the way she articulated her faith. Not only is she a business owner and entrepreneur, but she’s a

What does empowering women really mean?

What does empowering women really mean? This is a question I often hear when people learn that I’ve written a book that empowers women and that I speak at many women’s conferences. To be clear, I speak to mixed-gender groups regularly, but am frequently hired to speak to groups of women—business women, college women, women of faith, and corporate women’s