About Activate Your Talentadmin
Achiever – Activator – Futuristic – Input – Focus
Born and raised in Northeast Wyoming’s coal country, I grew up with a pioneering spirit and a fondness for wide-open spaces. While most 8-year-old girls were playing dress up, I was busy creating cash flow spreadsheets and projecting budget requirements for future wardrobe purchases. Yes, I’ve always loved numbers, organizing, and planning—and I graduated from Grove City College in three years with highest honors in Finance. After college, I gained five years of small business experience helping Timeless Frames (a picture frame manufacturing company located in Watertown, NY) grow from 65 employees in one location to over 225 employees in three locations. I also served as the Office Administrator of the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at West Point (the Military Academy) for four years. In that role, my hands were in everything from logistics and finances to helping plan and resource leadership development seminars and physical fitness events for cadets and Army officers. My organizational and customer service skills were further honed in my next role was Director of Business Development with Lone Star Peak Performance, a full service ranch in Texas Hill Country that focused on provided phenomenal team building and experiential learning opportunities to groups and organizations.
I co-founded Task Force 144, an organization dedicated to develop exceptional leaders and great teams. Through TF 144, I brought two main passions to bear: physical fitness and helping people become more effective in life. The experience of starting a company from scratch was invaluable and I enjoyed every minute of the entrepreneurial journey- legal formation, web design, marketing, social media campaigns, curriculum development, trademarking, and accounting were just a few of the skills I gained/refined along the way. One highlight of my time with Task Force 144 was presenting a workshop “Great Teams: What They Are and How to Transform Yours” at SXSW Interactive 2015.
I seriously enjoy finding and conquering physical and mental challenges- I am a functional fitness aficionado and an avid triathlete/ultra-marathoner. My status as a CrossFit Level One Certified Trainer and TRX Level Two Trainer allows me to share my passion and knowledge of physical fitness and wellness with others.
I absolutely love helping people understand their natural talents and how to leverage that knowledge to be more effective. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach I get serious energy from helping people and organizations discover and utilize their Strengths!
I am also an Accredited Financial Counselor and have the pleasure of working with clients on all ends of the spectrum, from service members and their families looking for financial education, to couples taking control of their financial futures through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, to those needing to turn their financial lives around on the edge of bankruptcy.
I am extremely excited about Activate Your Talent because I know the impact that it will have on those who are ready to move to the next level of effectiveness.
Activate Your Talent seeks to be a catalyst for positive change by helping individuals and organizations leverage their natural talents to become more effective in both their personal and professional lives.
Our logo and motto
The “A” is purposefully shaped like a delta symbol. In mathematics, delta denotes the “difference”. Activate Your Talent strives to be the difference between good and great for our clients.
Orange was chosen as the accent color because it combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is typically associated with joy, represents enthusiasm, and reflects determination and success- all of which are completely in sync with the core values and tenants of Activate Your Talent.
Translated, the motto “Fit Via Vi” means, “strength is the way” or “strength leads the way” and is exactly what Activate Your Talent believes! We focus heavily on Gallup’s StrengthFinder assessment, which defines strength as the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance. AYT would love to help you develop your physical, mental, and financial strength in order to lead your best life!
Activate Your Talent uses a three-tiered approach to increase individual and team effectiveness that relies heavily upon experiential learning and positive psychology. The first tier is Awareness, which initiates the change management process by helping individuals become objective self-evaluators. The second tier is Activation, which turns the momentum created through self-awareness into changed behavior through actionable steps that improve performance. The third tier is Actualization, which sustains performance improvement by embedding it into life and work routines that ultimately result in enduring transformation.
We are confident that the combination of highly-interactive, energizing group sessions and deep, meaningful 1:1 coaching will be the catalyst for both individuals and organizations to take their performance to the next level.
Join us on this journey of improvement and development!