"Everybody has a story to tell and no one can tell your story better than you:"
That is what I've learned living on this p[anet. I grew up in the midwest and had the privilege of working in 7 industries , served as a board director on 12 civic organizations, led the startup of 3 profit and non-profit organizations and had the privilege of visiting and working in 40 countries. The one true fact that's stayed with me is that I've never met a "boring person." I've spoken in prisons to the incarcerated ( male and female) , I've met a president of the United States, I've met homeless people domestic and international, and I've met criminals and drug addicts - all had their own interesting story to tell.
Growing up, I was always able to express myself most through telling stories to my friends and families. After finishing 2nd place in a Toastmasters competition, a news paper publisher approached me and suggested I consider putting my stories to print his newspaper. He gave me space to write an guest editorial column and my stories expanded to wider audience. But, it wasn’t until 2000 that I finally listened to my inner voice and challenged myself to become a published writer. Thank goodness I did. These days, I’m fortunate to have translated this ability into a successful career.
I always strive to learn and develop my literary style and voice, approaching every challenge I come across as an experience to grow and develop as a writer. To find out more about my writings, or to discuss a potential speaking project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.