As a business coach, writer, and speaker, I believe in championing women, encouraging the next generation of leaders, and celebrating the amazing things women are doing in the world.
Every month, I’ll highlight ten women who make the world a better place by leading and loving well. Go follow and support them, they’re doing awesome things!
Kimberly is known for her creativity, strong faith, and commitment to living life with purpose and passion. She is an entrepreneur, designer, and podcast producer. She is the founder of Build Your Best Family, which helps people live a life of purpose with the ones they love and become the family they were meant to be through podcasts, courses, and personal coaching. Kimberly also writes at www.kimberlyamici.com. She lives with her husband Carl and their three teenagers in the NYC suburbs.
National bestselling author, international speaker and life strategist Valorie Burton is the founder and CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology – the study of what happens when things go right with us. She teaches that resilience is a skill that can be learned – and anyone who wants to have fulfillment, high impact, and success must learn it. She has written 13 books on personal development translated into nine languages, including her most recent book Let Go of the Guilt. She has been a regular guest expert for the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and Essence, and has spoken for hundreds of organizations around the globe. She and her husband Jeff live south of Atlanta with their children. Get inspired with her videos, podcast and writing online at www.valorieburton.com.
Stacy is the author of Breathe Again and co-pastor of Keypoint Church in northwest Arkansas, a multi-campus church she founded with her husband, Casey. Stacy also founded She, an annual women’s conference, and speaks at other conferences and events in the United States and overseas. Stacy is passionate about helping people love God more. She desires to champion the God dreams in your heart and will encourage you to go for them with boldness. Any message she speaks or book she writes is centered on loving God and saying yes to whatever He asks. Stacy and Casey have four children: Haven, who is waiting for them in heaven; Holland, Hayes, and Hudson.
Alana is passionate about calling out the Imago Dei identity and potential in those around her whether that’s through thoughtfully laid out Instagram posts, pastoring as an ordained minister, mentoring, film work – in front of and behind the camera, partnering with anti-trafficking and women’s organizations or even through her recently launched online store, Journey Better Boutique. Yes – she launched a business during a pandemic! Alana and her husband of nearly 14 years also picked up and moved from Pennsylvania to Florida with their two young children, following the call of God into a whole new way of life. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, studying for her theology degree or encouraging her Instagram followers to stand for what’s right with both grace + truth, she loves to contemplate life at the beach, eat great food with friends, wander around art galleries and dream up her next big idea. Alana is an ENFP/Enneagram 7w8 who generally dislikes boxes and bios but has found freedom in knowing that she is more than a few run-on sentences or one photo frozen in time, the work she’s currently doing or the work she’s left behind. As Alli wrote in Standing Strong, “the music fits me just fine.”
Sharon and her husband, Ike, lead Bright City Church in Durham, NC. They are the parents to three awesome kids who fill their house with noise and joy. In addition to leading Bright City, Sharon also writes and speaks around the country. She is the author of two books, Free of Me: Why Life is Better When It’s Not about You and Nice: Why We Love to Be Liked and How God Calls Us to More. Sharon has her PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She has been a regular contributing author to Propel, She Reads Truth, and Christianity Today, and her writing has been featured in Relevant, (in)courage, Gifted for Leadership, and The Gospel Project blog.
Beth is an Atlanta-based professional actress and makeup artist and loves the privilege of being able to work on both sides of the camera! She’s been working in entertainment for going on nine years, full time now and has had the opportunity to work in TV, commercial, film, sketch comedy and also hosted a podcast for a year. When she’s not on set dolling someone up or going over lines for her own debut, you can catch her exploring her new neighborhood of East Atlanta or hanging outside with a friend, socially distanced, but close in heart.
Ronne weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. She believes that you are God-designed to influence and impact the world right where you are, and she wants you to understand what it means to live out your purpose. Ronne is a long-road walker, a hope-warrior, a voice of honest encouragement for women who long to lead well. Ronne tells stories that change stories, and her words offer real hope for your purpose-weary soul. Her book, One Woman Can Change the World, is available wherever books are sold.
Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE is a Tenured Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Shillcutt is a well-published gender researcher, international speaker, CEO and founder of Brave Enough, physician, wife and mother. In 2016, Dr. Shillcutt was awarded the national American Medical Associations Women Physician’s Inspiring Physician Award by her peers. Sasha’s greatest passion is empowering and encouraging others to achieve wellbeing in their professional and personal lives. She speaks frequently to executives and physicians on the topics of professional burnout, resilience and gender equity. Her TEDx talk titled Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward has been viewed by thousands of people. Her writing has been published in both the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She leads conferences, classes and retreats for women through her organization, Brave Enough.
Liz is an artist and illustrator who took the scenic route by studying design and architecture first. That experience in design is what helped her fall in love with a clean aesthetic and mid-century art, design and illustration. She’s an introvert, a chronic doodler and still adds to the sticker collection she started in the early 80’s. She’s interested in exploring how inspiration from the past can be incorporated into relevant work for today. As the parent of a dyslexic child, she lent her artistic talents to support the campaign that promoted passage of the first dyslexia law in the State of Arizona in 2015. Her illustration, A Day in the Life of a Courageous Dyslexic Student, (available as a free download in her shop) received national recognition by the advocacy groups Bright Solutions for Dyslexia and The Dyslexic Advantage. This project led to illustrating her first book, Dyslexialand by Cheri Rae. She resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and two neurologically diverse children. She spends her free time coaching single moms about personal finance, reading biographies and raising creative kids.
Megan was born and raised in Virginia, has hair that thinks it’s from Texas, and recently moved from Arizona to North Carolina for greener pastures—literally. Her beautifully crazy blended family includes her two daughters, stepson, and husband of 13 years. She loves singing, anything pink, and is a wannabe farmer that spends much of her free time with her five horses, mini pony, four goats, two mini pigs, and six dogs. Her assignment from God is to passionately empower, equip and motivate people to seek fullness in Jesus through writing and speaking about hard issues that people struggle to discuss and deal with. She strives to be real and transparent in her walk of chasing Jesus to be a testimony of encouragement for others. Her next online Bible study, Stop. Drop. And Roll., begins November 4th.