With all the wide-eyed optimism and confidence of youth, at 19 I started my entrepreneurial journey as an independent hairstylist, scratching together a degree in accounting and finance, ultimately building 3 full-service hair salons, spas and retail stores, hiring hundreds of employees and serving thousands of clients. I suffered through the excruciating pain of building teams and losing teams, long negotiations with banks, vendors, landlords and investors. I have spent sleepless nights figuring out which “Peter” had enough money to pay “Paul” and felt suffocated under the weight of debt, all in the pursuit of “success”.
I have felt doubt about my choices and have had many lives depend on them, wondering if I really had what it took…and what if I didn’t?
I was raised the only child of a single hippie mom and a brilliant alcoholic father. I didn’t think it was weird not having running water or electricity but I did know I was lucky because we “got” to move all our furniture outside in the summer sleeping under the stars and feeling the wind. We traveled the world hitchhiking, lived in a school bus and joined a commune. I was eating avocado toast before it was cool and followed a guru when the western world considered it witchcraft. I understood that adventure was opportunity, and anything was possible with creativity and commitment.
After 25 years of “livin’ the dream”, the dream morphed into a nightmare of bad breaks, over-expansion, and not enough cash stability to compensate. Feeling the weight crushing my soul and the bitterness seeping in, I knew I was done. Done for, done in, you name it DONE. I won’t bore you with the details. Let’s just say whatever pain you’re feeling now…I get it.
With my accounting education, 25 years of management and leadership experience, and a deeply personal understanding that every business thrives or dies at the altar of cash flow I discovered the Profit First method and found my mission.
I am passionate about your entrepreneurial greatness. With education, understanding, and tools, I provide the cash flow blueprint for your business to thrive. I believe that creative people delivering their talents on a larger scale through entrepreneurialism make the world
a better place.