About Me

I believe women are multi-faceted. We embrace the outer roles of wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.  And we have inner roles as well—those that need to be honored in order to be authentic, productive and truly happy. We are artists, entrepreneurs, mentors and visionaries.

Here’s where it gets challenging… When we ignore our true selves, we experience self-doubt, anxiety and depression.

Like many women, I have experienced such moments through struggles with weight, periods of insecurity and postpartum depression.  It was the wisdom of my mother and the connection with other strong, beautiful women around me that reminded me of how to best honor and nurture myself back to living a genuine, authentic and happy life.

I dabbled in styling, art and makeup at an early age—creating jewelry and accessories at age 9 and mastering a make-up kit at 12. I went on to study design and education in college. Throughout my life, however, writing has always been my most important outlet to not only internalize lessons, but also to teach and connect with others.

Family, love and an authentic life were the driving tenets of my young life and to this day, these important elements of focus keep me grounded in my own authentic self.

I am a seeker and a student of life, and I am committed to sharing and teaching others what I have learned through my experiences. Every day, every person we connect with and everything we experience holds a lesson for all of us; I believe that when we share those lessons, we give others permission to experience life.

My mission is to motivate and inspire women to live the lives they want, while building a fabulous business they love.

I’ve written two books, “5 Steps to Fabulous: Choices for Living Beautifully, Inside and Out!” and “Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses: A Guide for Solo-Entrepreneurs!” I am also a lifestyle blogger, the Founder of V+Co. Consulting, who recently became the CEO of BELLA Media + Co., the Editor-In-Chief of BELLA Magazine, the co-founder of ETTWomen and the ETTWomen Foundation.

My passion is to connect women to one another, in support of each other. I hope you’ll find inspiration here to help you connect to your fabulous self.

“My ability to get through my day greatly depends on the relationships I have with other women…We have to be able to champion other women. We have to root for each other’s successes and not delight in one another’s failures.” ~Michelle Obama