If you opened your own business, what would it be?
24 years ago I was fortunate enough to meet my business partner, Melynda De Carlo, and start The Meyvn Group. Our partnership and business match my professional dreams and desires.
What advice would you give your younger self?
At 16, 24, 32…. You don’t know everything. Stop talking and learn from others.
Don’t be sooo stubborn. Learn the lesson the first time you have the opportunity. If you don’t, the process will only be more painful the 2nd, 3rd, 4th…. time.
Generating wealth is NOT what you value. Don’t spend your time here. If money comes from what you value and love – so be it. But don’t chase wealth. It won’t make you happy.
Purposely carve out time for the people and experiences that are important to you. You’ve been given the gifts of drive and focus – don’t just use them to build your business. Take those same gifts and apply them in additional areas to create the life and relationships you want and deserve.
Insight: seeing beyond what is being said
Synthesis: putting things together in new ways
Strategic Sequencing: identifying the individual steps that are needed to achieve goals
What makes you feel fulfilled?
Making a difference in an individual’s and/or in an organization’s life.
When asked to describe yourself, what’s the first word that pops into your mind? Driven
I have sooo many. If I had to limit it to two…
Love and Profit written by a Meredith Corporation executive, James Autry
Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
What makes your heart race?
Stairs, my husband….. 😊 And ideas, opportunities, great conversations and personal growth.
Organization or cause near to your heart
Civil Discourse. Our words matter. If I could wave a magic wand and change the world I would ensure everyone had the desire, skills and abilities to have civil conversations. I believe the world would be a better place if everyone had the ability to:
Ask questions to seek understanding
Share ideas and perspectives without degrading others
Ponder diverse points of view
Look for areas of agreement
Be willing and able to disagree without discord, malice and personal attacks.
I would like to provide examples/options/training to stand in contrast to many of the role models that are currently being championed.
What keeps you up at night?
Broken or damaged relationships
What is a belief you once held but no longer do?
That it was necessary to hide mistakes and that failing was a fatal flaw.
What are you interested in connecting with other women about?
Ideas, opportunities, personal and professional growth and friendships.