I’ve been working on myself since 2005. I can’t even count how many times over the last 16 years I’ve got in my own way. Luckily, with self- awareness, I recognized it immediately and took action to begin moving forward.
These are the steps I’ve taken to get out of my own way:
- Remember my why. Why am I doing what I’m doing? Just last week, I started feeling the fear of planning my first retreat and I immediately started heading back to my comfort zone. Then I reminded myself, Oh yeah, I’m doing this retreat to help women overcome their bad habits and addictions. I’m here to empower others.” So onward and upward I go and continued on my journey.
- I go to a quiet place; my porch, (it’s my Oasis) a mountain by a creek, a park, I slow my breath and my mind down and I meditate. Keep a notebook and pen by me in case I have any thoughts I need to write down.
- I find someone to serve. Whether it’s a friend that’s down in the dumps, I can send them a short ‘thinking about you’ note. Or I take my courage art cards and give one to the cashier or the server at the restaurant or I drive by a pan handler and I offer them a blessing bag that includes water, $3, a granola bar and some hand wipes.
I am an (award winning) womanpreneur, artist, speaker, empowerment leader and knowledge seeker. I share my stories of adversity with fear, in business and in life, with vulnerability and being awakened and how I boldly built a company to new levels and took risks to soar.
Along my journey, my belief in myself, tenacity, courage, confidence, hope and faith grew exponentially. You will hear my message of enlightenment and my life changing principles for fearless living that will assist and inspire others to jump to their greatest potential. I hope to inspire my community to find their strength to live courageously, ignite their flame and leap joyously.
I believe we should continually upgrade our dreams to preserve our road to happiness. You need to believe it can be done- this will set your mind in motion to find a way to do it.
I (along with my husband) bootstrapped our way to building a local, woman owned enterprise in Salt Lake City; Anchor Water Damage & Restoration. While building Anchor (2008-2016) I have been recognized in the community 8 times with the following:
• Nationally Recognized 2016 Best of the Best -Top 3 ‘Women in Restoration’ 2016 Remediation and Restoration Magazine (October issue)
• 2016 Enterprise 7 Award: Woman Business Owner
• 2015 and 2014 Best of State
• 2013 30 Women to Watch- Utah Business Magazine
• 2013 Outstanding Entrepreneur
• 2011 Woman Business Owner of the Year – NAWBO SLC
• 2009 Small Business of the Year
• 2013 Kris graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program
• 2012 GE Capital Banking on Women program
• 2011 Won the SCORE/Sam’s giveaway (2 companies per state were awarded this)
I love being involved in the community. I help out by serving on committees and volunteering. I serve on the Granite Foundation Board and have held positions at Chamber West, NAWBO along with other organizations. I was a mentor (2016) for the Women of Worth foundation.
I reside in South Jordan, Utah with my husband of 33 years and my 2 children.
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