Be the change that you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

I am passionate about

  • Empowering leaders to thrive.
  • Developing and fulfilling on visions.
  • Bringing unity and clarity to teams who can then produce unimaginable results.

What makes me whole

  • Spending time with my husband and three children and grandson. 
  • Traveling to places where the sun warms me! Cruising is also great so I can see and experience many places in a short amount of time.
  • Running, practicing yoga, paddle boarding, boating and fishing, playing the piano or painting (with wine, course!).
  • Grilling during the summer – and even stretching it out into the Minnesota winter! I love to try new recipes and my family are willing guinea pigs!

My Prior Professional Endeavors

  • I managed the BDO USA Minneapolis consulting group and implemented their middle market financial software service methodology and their customer relationship management software.
  • I also directed the national sales and marketing efforts of the package solutions group at BDO.
  • Prior to BDO, I was the National Sales Manager for State of the Art, Inc. (now known as Sage Software, Inc.), where I was responsible for financial systems sales, CPA programs, marketing communications and recruitment, and channel communications.

My Professional Involvement

CPA Consultant’s Alliance (CPACA)

President

The Consultants' Trust

Member

Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM)

Member

CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)

Member

Awards & Accolades

Accounting Today

Top 100 People to Watch

INSIDE Public Accounting

Most Recommended Consultants

AICPA/CPA

Most Powerful Women in Accounting

Inspired Ideas Blog

Apr 7 2022

Orientation is Not Onboarding

Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership

Many firms have updated their employee orientation and onboarding processes these past couple years, and rightly so. It’s not just the move to remote that is driving this trend. In this time of the Great Talent Migration, leaders know how crucial an employee’s initial experience is in their first few months with your firm, or […]

Mar 10 2022

Ubuntu: Our Ripple Effect in the World

Current Affairs, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development

This past week, the news around us has been bad. With the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces,  three officers being charged for not intervening in George Floyd’s death, the continued impacts of the pandemic, and bullying and acts of racism in the school districts around me, I wasn’t sure what to pray for when […]

Dec 21 2021

A Holiday Wish For You

Inspired Ideas Blog

Our holiday traditions fill my home with a Christmas tree and lights, poinsettias, presents, cookies and other baked goods, and music and carols. I love all of these things and look forward to them each year. Yet, I find myself conflicted during this holiday season. I’m reminded of the lyrics from one of my favorite […]