I am a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (highest enlisted grade within the Air Force structure) with 25 years of active duty service. I have advised commanders on all matters concerning the morale, welfare, health, effective utilization, and professional development of all personnel. My story is a bit different than that of most of my colleagues who retire after spending more than two decades serving our country. To say I loved serving is an understatement and with even greater leadership positions in my future, I was fully prepared to serve the entire 30 years of tenure. However, a hip injury while serving led to one surgery and then another and within a matter of 30 days notification, I was medically retired. My husband, children and I moved to Knoxville, TN for a fresh start, but I truly had no idea what to do? Once a leader, always a leader, I decided to start consulting, motivational speaking, speech writing, and analyst business from home.
The military does more than prepare for deployments; it allowed me to teach and speak to over 40,000 military and civilian members throughout my career on Leadership Principles, Communication Techniques, and Team Building along with various strategic, tactical, and objective platforms. I began writing what I titled “TLC Moments” nearly 23 years ago. It was daily or weekly practical and applicable wisdom on Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication issues every member of the team could relate to, and more importantly, apply to their personal and professional lives.
I have been a Key Note speaker for over 100 events world-wide. My messages on leading and following, on having a positive attitude and the strength for adversity...they all stem from my own life lessons. True leadership is the difference maker and the deal breaker. It's how we impact lives. It is action. I have written over 600 speeches for every level of leadership, to civilian forums and awards presentations. Now owning my own business, with TLC Moments, LLC, and as a John Maxwell Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, coaching, and aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John's proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals. The only direction to move is toward success...I accept nothing less!