Debbie is someone who enjoys keeping people connected. She feels that the technology has gotten way out of hand with that “Personal Touch” we all used to have. In today’s society our personal communication has gone out the window…wouldn’t you say?
Being in the corporate world she experienced the growth of meeting so many people in other businesses and never found the time to send that card with “Thanks”. Now she has found a system that helps her to stay in touch with everyone she meets. She never forgets a birthday, anniversary, thank you, congratulations, encouragement, and so much more to those she is surrounded by.
There are three quotes that Debbie has followed since hearing them from Randy Pausch, the professor that passed away with cancer.
“It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away”
“Life – when you follow the clues you get what you want”
“Life is short, tomorrow is promised to no one. Don’t Wait!”
Don’t wait… act on your prompting and put a smile on someone’s face each and every day. Sending them a card in the mail is as simple as smile you put on their face.
With the opportunities that have come into my life with staying connected has been unbelievable. You’ll be amazed at how your life can change if you send ONE Thank You Card a day for 365 days. Try it this year and see what happens.
Traveling has always been a part of my dreams and they have certainly happened in the last 2 years. This is how I meet so many wonderful people across the world and stayed connected. So I thought I would share what has changed my life and I hope you experience and enjoy the same things that I am.
To learn more about Deb visit her website at http://debsmarketingconnections.com/
Corrine is the owner of Simply Nutritious, a Certified Nutritional Advisor, Certified Family Herbalist and author of “Simply Nutritious Food Directory.” She obtained her Bachelors’ Degree in Natural Health Sciences from the University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Restoring and preserving one’s health is my passion and life’s mission. Corrine’s approach to wellbeing is holistic through mind, body and spirit. Our bodies are created to heal and repair themselves when properly nourished. Great health can be achieved at any age. She will Educate, Encourage and provide Solutions to everyday health and food challenges. Her passion for helping others has been a deep desire all of her life. She works with all ages, individuals, families, non-profit organizations, professional businesses and schools.
Corrine offers many services as a guide to help individuals achieve and maintain remarkable health. Her services include: Weight Loss programs, Women Specific Health Solutions, Sports Nutrition, Recipe Re-Creations, Pantry Makeovers, Grocery Shopping 101, “Right” Supplementation, Prescription Drug Elimination, Healthy Home, Foodtastic Fun Fairs (Education for Kids), Exercise for all ages and Workshops.
Corrine is currently the Davidson Centre for Professions Nutritional Consultant, as well as working with SouthMinster’s Retirement Community residents.
Outside of work, Corrine loves spending time with her husband of 19 years, and two teenage sons. She loves watching her boys’ race, road biking, running ½ marathons, hiking, meditating, gardening and cooking for her family, friends and clients.
To learn more about Corrine visit her website at http://www.simplynutritiousnow.com/#
Chia-Li Chien, CFP®, CRPC, PMP; Chia-Li “like JOLLY!” Passionate leader of small business strategic equity value creation & implementation mastery. She is CEO & chief strategist of Value Growth Institute. Creating business value that transforms your world. Her business reposition private businesses to capture meaningful personal wealth for the owners. She is a Midas Advisor of MidasNation, a community that is dedicated to helping private business owners increase the value of their firms. She is the Award-Winning author of “Show Me The Money” and adjunct faculty of American Management Association. The NY Times named her business the best blog and newsletter in the U.S. on the topic of private business value creation.
She is an appointed Chair of Pro Bono Advisory Committee for the Financial Planning Association (FPA) on national level. She is an appointed board member of Women’s Advisory Board in Mecklenburg County for Board of County Commissioners in North Carolina. She is a Women’s Inter-culture Exchange (WIE) Advisory Council Member and a SCORE volunteer counselor, member of the Business Innovation Growth (BIG), eWomenNetwork, FPA and Project Management Institute.
Chia-Li Chien is pronounced Jolly Jan.
Specialties:We’re here to help business owners get maximum value from their business. Our clients are leading entrepreneurs in professional services, technology and specialty schools. We develop strategies to help their businesses grow in value by using the right business model and professional management team for their unique business situation.
Cristy’s personal mission is grounded in helping entrepreneurs and organizations to align human resource initiatives with business strategy and operations, anticipate and resolve human resource challenges, and develop the structure needed to support the organization and allow for growth and change.
She thrives on helping others discover their greatest potential through self-discovery. With her nurturing approach, she provides a life-expanding environment for both professional and personal growth.
Cristy brings wisdom and compassion to the process of coaching. Whether working with individuals or groups, she provides a compassionate and shared approach which facilitates renewal of self-worth, accountability and strategies for moving beyond the past.
Combined with more than 30 years of management, business and human resource leadership experience in a variety of organizations, Cristy is a certified processional co-active coach and uses the coaching model in working with her consulting clients, which allows for a collaborative method to finding the best business and human resource solutions unique to your business.
As president of Wise HR Partnerships, Cristy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, a master’s degree in Human Resource Management, certification as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). She has been an adjunct instructor teaching Human Resource Management, and regularly leads teambuilding workshops and facilitates strategic planning.
Her volunteer work is extensive. Cristy has served on the boards of the Charlotte Emergency Housing and the Charlotte Area Society for Human Resource Management (CAHSRM). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Davidson Rotary Club, Executive Women of Lake Norman and an Ambassador II for the Mooresville South Iredell Chamber of Commerce.
To learn more about Cristy visit her website at http://wisehrpartnerships.com/
Ann Vano of Ann Vano Law Firm, PLLC
Ann Vano earned her law degree at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey in 1989. Since then, Ann has accumulated twenty-two years of legal experience including private law practice in multiple states in the areas of wills, trusts, estates, advanced estate planning, estate and trust administration, will contests; Commercial real estate transactions including acquisition, sales, development, leasing and financing; Business law including entity selection and formation, tenant-in-common investment groups. For the past eight years, Ann has also been an owner and corporate counsel of a commercial real estate development company.
Ann is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania. Memberships in professional organizations include North Carolina Bar Association (Member of Section on Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law, the Real Property Section and Business Law Section), American Bar Association (Section for Real Property, Trust and Estate Law), North Carolina State Bar, The Florida Bar and Commercial Real Estate Women (“Crew”).
Ann held a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) license in the state of New Jersey for twenty-two years and was a financial analyst in banking and for a multi-national corporation.
To learn more about Ann visit her website at http://annvanolaw.com/
Jim Denny, President of Full Circle Sales Solutions
Full Circle Sales Solutions is a consultative agency that provides sales and marketing solutions for manufacturers that are interested introducing their products into the home improvement retail channel. Our clients are usually manufacturers that possess new innovative products that align well with the Big Box HI retailers. We assist in driving the strategy and engagement that assists manufacturers in gaining product placement.
Versatile,accomplished,entrepreneurial, senior executive bringing 26 years of experience with full P&L responsibility within the home improvement industry. Founder of the first Installed Sales program in the warehouse home center industry.Provided leadership for the start up, and the ongoing management, of Installed Services programs for three big box home improvement chains. Efforts culminated in driving three billion dollars in sales revenue, and the highest percent to sales in the industry. Recognized for pioneering, and
developing “industry best” specialty sales service programs that maximize sales, profits, and share holder value. Known for setting strategies, designing systems, and building highly engaged teams that deliver exceptional sales and service. A proven leader who enables excellence, recognizes and builds talent, influences change, and works productively at all levels of the organization. A solid track record of success, and a broad based business acumen.
Donald Lloyd of Diversified Consulting, LLC
Don Lloyd, is a certified Mediator and Arbitrator with over twenty-five years of experience in ADR, trained by some of the leading institutes including AAA, FMCS, ABA, NEA, BBB, ACR, Cornell, Fordham and John Jay Universities and other creditable organizations. He has mediated and arbitrated at the Local, County, State and Federal government levels in the following industries Education, Labor, Commercial, Construction, Employment, Air Traffic Control and in both the public and private sectors. Don is a member of the following neutral panels; National Mediation Board, NYS Employment Relations Board, Council of the BBB in NY and NC, NY Human Rights Commission, Federal Aviation Administration and others. He is also a Board of Director member to the Piedmont Mediation Center, INC. in Stateville, NC.
Diversified Consulting established in 1999, has been responsible for providing superior ADR services, management, leadership and solutions training programs.
Our customers have valued the leadership, communications and conflict management training we’ve provided to them. Conflict management, is proof that finding workable solutions is a skill that can be developed by an individual or within an organization. Everyone has problems, but what one may not know, is that most dilemmas can be resolved, and that resolving conflict is a learnable skill.
To learn more about Don visit his website at http://www.dcmed-arb.com/
April Kuhn of Hubbard Kuhn Law, PLLC
Attorney April Hubbard Kuhn established Hubbard Kuhn Law, PLLC in Mooresville, NC in 2012. Hubbard Kuhn Law represents clients in the areas of Education Law, Family Law & Estate Planning, and Small Business & Non Profit Consultation. April Kuhn is dedicated to providing zealous advocacy while seeking out opportunities to educate and empower clients during the representative process.
Over the past five years, April worked as a Labor & Education Consultant for the North Carolina Association of Educators. She represented and defended the rights of K-12 Public Education Employees in a variety of employment matters including contracts, personnel policy violations, suspensions and dismissals. April also trained educators in areas of Professional Ethics, Evaluations, & Education Law. Additionally, April advocated for Public Education policy matters like school funding and educational equality at state and local levels.
Prior to working as a Labor & Education Consultant, April taught High School English giving her firsthand knowledge of the challenges public educators face. April possesses unique experiences and skills that enhance the quality of service she provides to all clients.
Whether divorce or child custody, families are treated with dignity and compassion during any Family law proceeding. April believes protecting a strong family structure today involves a pointed focus on tomorrow. April helps clients create effective Estate plans to protect minors, family values and assets. Moreover, because April knows small businesses are an integral part of the community, Hubbard Kuhn Law provides legal consultation and document drafting for small businesses and non-profit organizations.
April Kuhn is a Salisbury, NC native and a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate. She received her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida where she served as a Research Assistant and as an intern with the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. April currently resides in Mooresville, NC with her husband and daughter.
Toastmasters at the Lake
Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program which includes local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are—to become better communicators. At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.
We meet each Thursday at The U Center from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
To learn more about Toastmasters at the Lake visit their website at http://tmatthelake.toastmastersclubs.org/
Jessica Keyes of Virtual Assistant Extraordinaire
Virtual Assistant Extraordinaire is a well-established company in the Lake Norman area that assists businesses on multiple levels from one source. If you need help with general administrative tasks, bookkeeping services, marketing materials, presentations, event planning, website design, social media, internet research or have a special project need this service is for you. Owned and operated by Jessica Keyes you will always have one on one service that promises professional quality and client confidentiality. Visit www.virtualassistantextraordinaire.com today to see how you can find the right fit for your next project.
Jessica has twelve plus years’ experience in both the general accounting and marketing sides of business. She has worked with clients and employers in multiple industries. Some of the industries include but are not limited to construction, motorsports, architecture, real estate, direct sales products and health. She is also the creator and organizer for a marketing group in the Lake Norman area called Marketing Matters that has been in existence for several years. In 2010, Jessica was featured in the Lake Norman Business Magazine as a professional and cost effective business solution for small and medium sized businesses needing a recharge, and freedom from time draining tasks. Jessica is also a 5 year plus member of Toastmasters International, a communication and leadership organization. She enjoys providing coaching services when requested from her clients. Personal coaching services include individualized sessions, as well as facilitating meetings focused on creative planning and marketing plans. She also specializes in motivational, keynote and storytelling speeches.
To learn more about Jessica visit her website at http://virtualassistantextraordinaire.com/
Nancy Embry, Integrative Health Coach, President of Road to Health Coaching, LLC
Nancy founded Road to Health Coaching to empower people in transition. Transition can mean a lot of things, but it certainly implies change and change can have its uncertainties. When people face obstacles to the life they want and deserve, Nancy can help them navigate to optimal health and wellness.
Nancy had successful careers in teaching and social work before becoming a health coach. In her career, volunteer work and personal life, Nancy shares her zest for living with people from age 2 to 90. She brings a wealth of experience to her coaching profession.
She trained to become a health coach at Duke Integrative Medicine, DukeUniversity, an innovative program for full spectrum health. Nancy supports her clients as they map their unique course to vitality and fulfillment–with achievable steps that nourish lasting change.
She helps people clarify their life vision and align it with their values. She takes a whole person approach to coaching because when one area of life is out of balance, it affects other areas.
Nancy coaches at The U Center, and by phone and Skype.
Nancy’s approach to coaching empowers people to live authentically, with health, purpose and balance.
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Alicia E and John Gibson of IXG Consulting Group
IXG Consulting Group brings simplicity to the complex realm of business operations, employee benefits, human resourcing, training, and inter-corporate communications. Cooperatively developing with our clients a strategy to cultivate growth, manage people and corporate risks, achieve organizational goals and ultimately realize a company’s vision.
Focused on understanding our client’s culture and mission we develop strategic solutions to known pain points, operational issues and missing or broken processes. IXG offers an array of products and services to the individual as well as small, mid-sized and large businesses. Headquartered in the Charlotte Metropolitan area of North Carolina our valued client base consists of local, national and international companies. Visit us at www.TheIXG.com or Call 800-774-4919 we would love to hear from you!
Alicia Gibson is the Managing Partner of IXG Consulting Group. Alicia has been consulting on risk management for over 8 years. She is a visionary, dedicated to practical and proven management tactics. Her performance record includes millions in personal and team production for one of the largest captive insurance marketing groups, ranked in the top 1% in the nation for insurance sales and client retention, a 12 year track record of historical revenue outcomes for real estate investment trusts, insurance marketing firms and private agency sales. Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Management. Alicia’s primary focus is risk management, employee benefits, seminars and trainings at the IXG Consulting Group. She can be reached at (800) 774-4919 x 1
John Gibson is the Director of Operations for IXG Consulting Group. John has been consulting and managing risk for over 12 years, operating and managing agencies in the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, D.C, Virginia and North Carolina. His experience includes launching agencies, recruiting sales teams, developing management teams, training, and the implementation of marketing and sales strategies to force growth in any given territory. His performance record includes millions in personal and team production for one of the largest captive insurance marketing groups, he was ranked in the top 1% in the nation for insurance sales and client retention. John’s primary focus is client acquisition, management and operations at IXG Consulting Group. He can be reached at (800) 774-4919 x 2
To learn more about IXG Consulting Group visit their website at http://ixgconsulting.com/
Mark Sumner of Sumner Wealth Management, Inc.
Mark B. Sumner, a Financial Advisor, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Sumner Wealth Management, Inc., a full service comprehensive financial planning firm in Mooresville. With 15 years in the corporate financial planning sector, Sumner decided the time was ripe to open his own financial consulting firm to offer objective, non proprietary advice to individuals, families and small businesses.
“As for working on my own as a Financial Advisor, I am able to customize a financial strategy for each client based on their specific needs to build and preserve wealth,” says Sumner.
Sumner holds a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Western Carolina University. An Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America, he resides in Mooresville with his wife, Lori and their three boys. He is the Vice President, Coach and a Volunteer with the Lakeshore Youth Athletic Association (LYAA) and is the founder and current President of LKNRG, Lake Norman Referral Group, a professional leads group.
Sumner offers business and personal financial planning, business continuation strategies, retirement planning, investment programs, tax and estate planning strategies, life-health-disability and long-term care insurance. For a complimentary, no-obligation comprehensive portfolio review, please contact Mark Sumner at 704-905-3594 or email email@example.com.
Securities offered through Securities Service Network, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Fee based advisory services offered through SSN Advisory, Inc. a registered investment advisor.
James Poindexter of Voyager Marketing Solutions, Inc.
Voyager Marketing Solutions, Inc. is a manufacturers representative agency that provides sales and marketing solutions for manufacturers that are interested in introducing their products into various channels from independent distributors to the home improvement retail channel.
James Poindexter, the founder, began his career at Lowes and then went to become a National Account Manager for the largest lighting vendor at Lowes. That experience enabled him to go out on his own to help other companies present their items in a successful manner.
Kim Blanton of 5 Star Realty Group, LLC
5 Star Realty Group is a boutique Real Estate Firm specializing in fine properties in Lake Norman and North Mecklenburg communities. Our number one priority is You, the customer, in every one of our day-to-day operations. We are well known and respected in the community and our philosophies are based on both honesty and integrity. As a client centered business, you will receive an awesome level of personal 5 Star Service from experienced professionals.
Each individual on our team has an area of specialization. No one can be a jack of all trades and serve our clients at the highest level. We work together combining our strengths to give you the best possible results and the highest level of service.
We implement multi-layered marketing strategies that benefit our clients in successfully getting their homes SOLD. We use the latest cutting edge technology tools to enhance your experience with us and to bring the highest level of efficiency to the transaction. Our team of agents live, work, and play here while enjoying all that the area has to offer. We are local experts on schools, populations, recreation, entertainment, home values, growth potential and surrounding areas.
Our goal is to make sure that we satisfy the special needs of all of our clients and at the same time make the process and transaction go as smoothly as possible.
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