#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Renee Rongen

Recognized by her peers and clients worldwide as a brilliant comedian and storyteller, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is an award-winning humorist, author, coach and business consultant; she has been featured in numerous national publications including Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Today, Better Homes and Gardens and Smart Money. She was also included in Laughter is the Best Medicine Tour with Lilli Tomlin, Paula Poundstone,

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ingrid Christensen

Flipping through the newspaper at a cafe near her college campus, a help wanted ad caught Ingrid Christensen’s eye. At the time, her career path was uncertain – even as graduation from the University of Minnesota loomed in a matter of days. The job was to do administrative work with a language services provider in the Twin Cities. It sounded

#RealLifeWonderWoman REVISITED — Amalia Moreno-Damgaard

It is always fun to check back in with past real life Wonder Women to see what’s happening in their lives. Today we are doing just that! You may remember Amalia Moreno-Damgaard from a couple of years ago. Click HERE to read our first interview with Amalia. She’s an award-winning author and chef-entrepreneur and has just come out with a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Samantha Baker

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman embodies strength! She uses her superpowers to help others confidentially tap into their own inner strength. Sammie Baker is not your typical wellness coach. She’s the ultimate wellness coach! She understands how intimate and personalized wellness is from one individual to another. Her powerful methods are grounded in self care, compassion and personal responsibility. Sammie has over a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Shea Pederson

Not all super heroes wear capes. Some wear stethoscopes. And sensible shoes. Meet Shea Pederson! This #RealLifeWonderWoman began her professional life as a graphic designer working for the St. Cloud Times for almost 9 years. She decided to switch gears and go back to school for nursing as she had been a CNA while attending college for advertising/graphic design and really

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Biggar

Powering up with positivity in all her endeavors, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a supporter of local small businesses and a creative. Ashley Biggar is the Director of Downtown Brookings (South Dakota) and is both artist and owner of Creative Impressions. Ashley has carried her passion for helping people in all her affairs – be it at work, in the community, volunteering, or

#ChampagneMonday — Celebrate through the crap!

I was recently talking with a friend who had a crappy year. I know, 2020 was not exactly a picnic for most of us, but her year was something else altogether. Cathy lost both of her beloved grandmothers. Her son graduated from high school without a ceremony. And then moved five hours away to college. Her sister got breast cancer.

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Chloe Bratvold

I went to visit our daughter Brooke a few weeks ago. She lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa. Brooke had been telling me about a candle bar she and some coworkers had visited and how the owner was an energetic, young, female entrepreneur who followed her dream of opening Candle Bar DSM in the hip and historic Valley Junction of

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Kelly

Joyful. Caring. Positive. Motivating. Enthusiastic. These are the superpowers that come to mind when you get to know today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Ashley Kelly for more than a decade and have personally witnessed how she cares deeply and finds joy in unexpected places (like a shiny pink tinsel Christmas tree). And one of her superpowers I

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jacey Spaeth

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman and I have a few fun things in common. We both attend (or in my case attended, past tense) the University of North Dakota, both are members of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity for women, and both work to empower people (especially women) to live their fullest lives. And yes, we both appreciate a pan of piping hot pizza