My Story

Who Am I?

  • Writer, Blogger, Coffee Snob
  • Creator of “My364” Programs
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Mother of Four
  • Accomplished Martial Artist
  • Fitness Expert
  • Entrepreneur
  • World Class Athlete
  • High School Drop Out
  • Supporter of Structure
  • Believer in the Power of Gratitude
  • Endlessly Looking for the Best in Others

~~ Faithfully Living Life According To The Starfish Theory ~~

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As a high school dropout, common sense would indicate that my life should have gone very differently. From nomad child to eventual dropout, world class athlete to welfare mom, bankrupt to successful entrepreneur, my life path reads like a novel. In the midst of it all, though, I have been blessed with an amazing path that I could never have even imagined.  My enormous gratitude for the incredible opportunities and people that have come my way now drives my passion to help others bring out the very best in themselves.

Who Am I…and How Can I help You?

I am a Motivator. My no-nonsense 364 coaching programs, seminars and speaking engagements provide plenty of opportunity for me to share a basic message with mass audiences: “Stop Making Excuses, Don’t Complain, and Start Working.” If you need a boost to GSD in your life, I am your girl.

I am a “coach’s coach.”  Through my books, “Instructor Revolution” and the follow up, “The Coaching Pit”, I have helped thousands of coaches, teachers and martial art instructors to be as effective with their athletes and students as possible.

I am an entrepreneur. My martial art center, “Excel Karate for Kids” is well known for it’s excellent martial art curriculum, our superior competition teams, and our amazing karate kids. Though we maintain a wait list year round, we are always looking for new members to join our dojo family.

I am a Fitness Coach. Relentless, driven and never accepting excuses – let me coach you! My FIT364 On-line programs use basic martial art skills (no experience needed!) to help you become your very best. The concept of Mastering your Mind AND Body is alive an well in 364.

I am a Philanthropist. As a  part of the the “Be The One” team making a difference with at risk teens in Columbus, OH, please check out the “364Plus1” link to see how you can help give these amazing young adults a fighting chance to have a productive, successful life.


Life Moves Fast. Be Brave. Be Everything. Make a Difference. Leave a Legacy.