Creative Business Strategist
Licensed Facilitator for the Right Brain Business Plan®
A Little About Me...
I have held a lot of jobs in my time on this Earth, but none as right for me as this one!!!
It is my life’s work to guide, support, nurture, and help wise, intuitive, compassionate women do the work they were meant to do. I am the behind-the-scenes gal who loves to be of service to those who have the power to touch millions with their words, images, stories, and messages of transformation.
As a mixed media book artist, writer, publisher, & creative workshop leader, I have worked with hundreds of women who had found themselves in a creative lull. I helped them reconnect to their creative abundance by offering a safe, non-threatening space for exploration and discovery. That work led me to this work as a strategist and manager for online business owners.
My work as a creative business strategist stems from years of working with creative women who are gifted, talented, and passionate, but aren't sure how to monetize what matters to them, so they stay stuck in dead-end jobs that they hate and spend their "free time" being life-long hobbyists instead of doing the things they love.
I am on a mission to help women take back their power by helping them build a business they love so they can live the lives they want. We can have time, freedom, financial stability, and well-balanced, purpose-filled lives if we simply EMBRACE our destiny, EMPOWER ourselves, and EMERGE as the adventurous, creative, heart-centered, and fierce beings that we are!!!
For more than 15 years, I taught English and Language Arts at every level, as well as college-level Creative Writing, Humanities, and English Composition. Many of my teaching years were spent in face-2-face classrooms and online environments simultaneously, while traveling the U.S. to train faculty and administrators at colleges and universities. While I still travel to work with teachers and writers, my passion has become the work I do with one-on-one clients and small groups of women who want to (re)discover their innate creativity, build a business they love, and live a life filled with passion, purpose, and intention.
I am the creative vision behind this website, Giving Hands Creative, the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ and I host the Book-in-a-Day video series on YouTube. I also founded Generations Literary Journal, a print publication of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
I earned a B.A. in English Education and Creative Writing from Florida State University; an M.A. in English Education and Distance Learning; an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology from Nova Southeastern University; and received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Mills College.
I'm a former Associate Coach at Artizen® Coaching, a Licensed Facilitator for the Right Brain Business Plan®, a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor, the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens and handmade books, and a true believer that we are all creative beings with gifts, talents, and passions to share.
What are you waiting for? Let's create something beautiful today!!!