#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

#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

A real life Wonder Woman, who wears a cross, not a cape.

“Talking about writing isn’t writing.” This sentence, spoken from my writing mentor Sister Mara Faulkner, changed my life. I’m serious. Her simple, yet powerful words didn’t only alter how I write, but how I approach just about every task or project—and dare I say relationship?—since the day she spoke them. Let me back up and tell you a little more

#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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Delia Perry

I recently had the privilege of joining today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman on her podcast. I had so much fun getting to know her–and what motivates her–that I wanted you to meet her, too! Delia Perry is a wife, mother and host of the Girls 4 Greatness Podcast. She’s a passionate advocate in helping women build confidence and believe in their ability to change,

#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

BLOOM: Don’t let comparison cloud your perspective!

Last week, I took a call from a client who had to postpone a summer conference until next year. Yes, another one of my 2020 keynote speaking engagements evaporated into thin air. (sigh) After thanking them for their business and letting them know I completely understood and supported their decision, I hung up the phone and did what came naturally…I

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,