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.
  • 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)

Marketing Chair and Past 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

Jun 11 2021

What Does It Take to Become a Thought Leader?

Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development

Firm leaders are struggling to balance the desire to grow and the squeeze we’re all feeling with the talent shortage. Becoming a thought leader is an answer by helping you focus your time to make a difference in areas where you are most passionate. To become a thought leader, you first have to answer the […]

May 14 2021

Pandemic-Sensitive Performance Reviews

COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Blog

Early summer is a common time for performance reviews in firms where coaches and managers explore how to help team members develop, get better, grow, and progress in their careers. However, because of the pandemic, we can’t just barrel into performance review season like it is business as usual. This year, more than ever before, […]

Mar 31 2021

To Address Racism at Work: Stop Microaggressions First!

Communication, Current Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Inspired Ideas Blog, Leadership, Personal Development

With this month’s trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, reflections about the past year’s events involving George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, and Jacob Blake are stirring new support for racial justice and equality. Organizations and CPA firms have been making public declarations, posting in social media and funding […]