20150511_180808_resizedIn 1988 I launched ExecutivEdge using the marketing slogan Local, Affordable, In-House Training.  I offered  sales, customer service and management skills training to local businesses. Immediate success. Over the next three years I conducted 600 workshops.  Individuals were asking me for executive coaching long before the current movement started.  By year four organizations across the nation were calling and drug manufacturing companies started sponsoring me as a keynote speaker at pharmacy conventions throughout the U.S.  This was the beginning of a long, enjoyable and rewarding career.

As a child, I dreamed of being a teacher.  I excelled in public speaking through grade school, high school and college.  I was a finalist in a statewide high school public speaking contests (pictured above).  During my university undergrad years I took classes on communication, writing, persuasion and public speaking. Between ages 16 and 31, through high school, college and after college, I worked in…