Home: Delavan, WI. Age: Fifty is the new forty. Birthplace: Chicago, IL. Organization: Palm Consulting Group, LLC. Title: Consultant. Alma mater: University of Iowa (BA); DePaul University (CPA).
Current project: Building a real estate portfolio. Recent recognition: Very good with my finances. Latest accomplishment: Starting my own consulting company. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Taking a sabbatical this year. Hobbies: Interior design, football. Last book read: Job Shopping, by Carrie A. Weaver. Recently viewed and recommended: Top Gun 2. Recent unique acquisition: A Louis Vuitton purse.
Personality profile: Extroverted, helpful, dedicated, dependable; a quick thinker. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Generous. How do you define a perfect friendship? Trustworthy; give and take. What is your greatest joy? My children. What is your greatest fear? Failure. What is your guilty pleasure? Designer handbags. What word or phrase do you use far too often? Whatever.
What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Home Goods. What is at the top of your bucket list? An extended trip to Ireland. How do you relieve stress? Walk on the beach. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Golf.
What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Running bases. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Sweet Home Alabama. Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My children. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Be truthful. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Some days are good, and some days are bad. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Mobile phones. What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Pinterest. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? 9/11. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Giving birth to my children.
What change are you working on professionally? To be more centered. What message do you want to send out into the world? We need to be kind to one another; you don’t know what others are going through. What widely held belief do you reject? That there is no God. What mega-trend most concerns you? Cancel culture.
Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My grandfather. After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My purse. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Catching up with all my friends. What advice would you give your younger self? Everything will work out. And, don’t worry what others think about you. What period in your life would you choose to re-live? My senior year in college. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? My forties.
Personal mission: Not worrying about things I can’t control. Personal motto: Let the small things go. Favorite quote: “She’s not bossy, she’s a leader” (variously attributed). Desired epitaph: She never took “no” for answer and was always moving forward.