What is the best part of your job?
Being able to change the quality of life for my clients. There is nothing better than to get a hand-written note or email expressing how much I have changed the life of my clients for the positive.
How do you measure your success?
I will answer this from two perspectives – one as a mom and second as a dental coach. My kids and my husband are the most important to me. I measure my success as a mom by how prepared my children are for their next stage in life. My daughter just finished her first year of college, and she is soaring in her academic endeavors as well as other areas of her life. Nursing school is challenging, but she is excelling in all facets. My son is finishing his junior year of high school and is a very well-rounded student and looks forward to studying civil engineering in college. He has now earned the rank of Eagle Scout and can mark that accomplishment off his list.
I measure my business success by the positive impact I have made in the lives of others. I believe in quality over quantity and strive to do this with every client interaction I have.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Binge watching seasons of a show with my daughter. We don’t make time to cook so we get at least a couple meals delivered to the house and watch TV while wearing comfy clothes with our favorite blankets.
What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Coaching, playing, watching basketball or having fun at the beach.
What do you do to turn around a bad day?
Play music really loud and dance it out.
What does balance look like?
Balance has looked different to me depending on the age and needs of my children. I purposely did not travel a lot when my children were young. If I needed to, I made sure my husband was not traveling and could take care of our kids. As my kids got older, I traveled more depending on what sports season it was since I was typically coaching during basketball season. I know next school year I will be home a little more since it is my son’s senior year of high school and I do not want to miss out on anything. Before I can blink, he will be gone to college, and I want to enjoy his time at home as much as possible.
What is your motto?
Never Give Up!
What obstacles have you overcome in your life?
The largest obstacle was being a patient of my fertility doctor for 4 years and going through IVF for our first child. That kind of pressure in a marriage will either break you or make your marriage stronger. Thankfully, it has made mine stronger.
What movies always makes you laugh?
Sixteen Candles and The Princess Bride.
What is the best gift you ever received?
My daughter, Megan, and my son, Nicholas.