Denver, Colorado, United States
Creative product developer. My companies (Revere Software, PivotPlanet and VocationVacations) have been recognized by thought leaders, including Daniel Pink in his New York Times best-selling book, "DRIVE"; by LinkedIn’s cofounder and chairman, Reid Hoffman, in his book, "The Start-up of YOU"; and by Forbes' Kerry Hannon in "What's Next?"
Skilled negotiator and deal-maker with a successful track record of building revenue-generating relationships. Current and former clients include American Express, Ameriprise, Costco, Hilton Hotels, Monster.com, Samsung Mobile, SONY Pictures, Toyota, just to name a few.
Expertise-sharing expert. Contribution in digital media, television and print, including NBC's TODAY Show, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS, ABC, The Travel Channel, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes.
Message-maker and story-teller. Speeches focus on alumni/member/employee engagement and knowledge sharing. Clients include Ameriprise, Disney, Health Canada, Intel, Lee Hecht Harrison, Monster.com, AARP, SHRM, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Davis, Loyola University-Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Texas, University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin.
After more than a decade as a product marketing and business development executive with Fortune 500 companies, I founded VocationVacations in 2004, a one-of-a-kind, career mentorship company. I then created PivotPlanet in 2012 and Revere Software in 2015.
In addition to building companies, I’ve also had a lot of fun contributing to the media. I’m the author of "Test-Drive Your Dream Job", which came out in 2008 from the publisher, Hachette Book Group USA, and I’m thrilled to say I’ve been named “America’s dream job matchmaker” by CNN. I’ve provided on-air advice on NBC's TODAY Show, CNBC, FOX News, MSNBC & NPR and I’ve contributed content to articles for O, The Oprah Magazine; The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune and Entrepreneur.
I earned my MA in Political Science from Loyola University in Chicago and my BA in political science, history and international relations from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Spending time with family and friends is #1 for me. I'm a huge animal lover. I love to travel. To date, I have been to 49 states (Hawaii, here I come!) and 28 countries. Being in the great outdoors feeds my soul - especially hiking and kayaking. I'm a big-time "foodie" -- who can't cook all that well. I love exploring restaurants of all sorts and imbibing in craft beer and red wine.
I am able to provide you expertise on how to pivot from a corporate career into becoming an entrepreneur – the ins and outs and what I know now that I didn’t know back in 2002 when I made my own pivot. I look forward to giving you a reality check to determine if you’re ready to become an entrepreneur!
Note: I generally have the most time to provide expertise at 9am, 10am or 11am Mountain US Time on Saturdays, so please preference those times if at all possible.