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Jamie Arion – Jamie Arion HealthyLife

Jamie ArionJamie has been sharing the health, wellness and fitness message for over 28 years. Through her business, Jamie Arion HealthyLife, she encourages her clients to take ownership of their health, motivates them and makes it simple to do. She coaches people on the nutritional side of wellness along with the fitness side – helping them put it all together into a HealthyLife. Jamie has systems in place so clients may take their workouts anywhere, whether that is at the gym, home, vacation, etc. Jamie says she is passionate about helping the world become healthier. Her mission is to inspire, empower and impact the world to a higher level of health thru nutrition, fitness, leadership, and education. Jamie is honored when someone invites her into their life and she is able to help them to reach their goals – whether that means ‘eating better’, losing weight, getting stronger and / or leaner. She LOVES when she is able to impact an entire family. Jamie starts with one family member and because it is a healthy way of life, the other family members lose weight or try new foods and begin to think differently. Jamie also loves to create memories with her husband of 30 years, Rod, and their grown son, Max. In her free time, Jamie enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking, and being active outdoors. If Jamie could pick your next book, it would be Chop wood carry water by Joshua Metcalf. It’s a quick read and a good reminder about how doing the simple foundational things consistently over time will allow your dreams to happen.

Thanks for sharing Jamie!

Valerie McDaniel – Clearly Clean and Organized

Valerie McDaniel Valerie enjoys watching movies, doing craft projects and organizing in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Valerie and her husband of 5 years, Michael, have a combined family with 5 children and 2 grandbabies. What Valerie likes most about herself is her compassion. She said, “I feel God has dealt me with some hard times so that I might be a little less judgmental and little more understanding.”

Thanks for sharing Valerie!

Helle Stampe – Insight Resource

Helle Stampe Helle helps companies assess the right candidates for the job. She helps companies with the right onboarding strategy to make the time, from contract signing to motivation, engagement and productivity as short and efficient as possible. Helle started her business in the US in July 2016, but she has worked with business- and life coaching in Denmark for 5 years. Before that she delivered sales training for 10 years. When asked what she likes most about her work, Helle replied, “I LOVE working with people, I love helping managers and employees find the resources and strengths, to live their full potential to find motivation and engagement. All change comes from within and as soon as we try understanding where others come from and focus on helping people around us grow and thrive we will succeed in life and in business. It is all about people.” Helle is married to Carsten and they live in Peachtree City. She also has 2 grown children and a grandson still living in Denmark. In her free time, Helle loves working with her hands. She fixes up old furniture and paints. She also loves cooking and baking. Helle teaches Yoga and meditation. The thing Helle likes most about herself is that she is a good listener.

Thanks for sharing Helle!

Carmin Francisco

Carmin pixCarmin’s family is originally from Minnesota and Connecticut but transferred to the south in August of 2009.  As a designer with California Closets since 2007, she has been able to apply her strengths of persistence and individuality as she designs space to meet her clients needs.  As of yet she has not designed two closets that were the same in form or function and she has been able to help her clients obtain organization that reduces stress in their daily lives by using their products.  In her spare time, Carmin participates in a book club, loves to travel and explore places, and volunteers for her children’s activities to get to know their leaders and friends. Their children attend Bennett’s Mill Middle School and family has developed relationships in GA that have become their extended family.  Her dream is to retire comfortably in a nice warm town, especially since she had enough of cold winters up north and if she won a million dollars she would invest in her retirement, CA Closet Logothen splurge on some fun purchases and give the rest to worthy causes.

Thanks for sharing Carmin!

Paula Kozlowski

Paula is an independent Pampered Chef Team Leader and has just celebrated her one year anniversary with the team.  If she had one word to describe why she loves her job it would be FREEDOM.  She finds her job fun and there is no limit to what she can achieve. She loves interacting with so many amazing women in her community and she has the ability to set her own schedule allowing time for her exuberant family who keeps her on her toes!  Paula has been married to her husband for 14 years and they have 3 sons, ages 13, 12, and 2. She says cooking and feeding people make her happy and her ultimate dream is to open her own deli so if she had a million dollars she would invest part in the deli of her dreams.  The rest would go toward being financially free and also help abused children in a way that wouldpampered chef empower them throughout their lives.  Paula also enjoys reading but doesn’t find much time in her schedule to do it.

Thanks for sharing Paula!

Anne Finlon

Anne Finlon has been married to her husband Ken for over 32 years and they have two daughters.  She is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with almost 30 years in the healthcare business.  She has been an independent consultant since 2006 and loves her profession because it is very dynamic and continues to change.   Anne is a Gators fan and received a Master of Business Admin and Master of Health Admin from University of FL.  She says that her education has brought her the most success from a career perspective.  In her spare time Anne and her husband love to bike the back roads of Georgia and when she is not riding her bike she loves to ride horses.  In fact, her ultimate dream is to own a farm with horse pastures.  When asked what she would do if she won a million dollars she said she would share with family and favorite charities, travel and buy the farm of her dreams.

Thanks for sharing Anne!

Teresa McPherson

Teresa is married and has a daughter and couldn’t ask for a closer family who respects and truly enjoys each others company.  Teresa has been a Certified Insurance Counselor for three decades and works at The Complete Insurance Source where she has been working with some of her clients for over 20 years.  She loves her profession because she makes a difference in people’s lives seeing herself like that of a physician listening, uncovering potential risks, and diagnosing a treatment plan to best fit the needs of her clients.  In the fall you can find Teresa and her family tailgating at the GA Tech football games and when it is warm outside they love to spend time outdoors especially at the beach.  Family is so important to Teresa that her ultimate dream is for them to be healthy, happy, and prosperous and never too busy to reach out to others in need.  If she had a million dollars she would give some to her church and also buy a house in Tybee like she had growing up and keep the tradition alive for future generations.

Thanks for sharing Teresa!

Michelle Schwab

Michelle has been in children’s services for most of her career and just began working with the national organization, Macaroni Kid, just 6 months ago.  Macaroni Kid is an e-newsletter/website that conveniently lists all kid and family-friendly events for our local area servicing Peachtree City, Fayetteville, and Newnan, GA.  Michelle is able to keep her 2 elementary school children busy because she is “in the know” about what is going on around town and usually attend events with her.  She is also able to support and help other parents keep up with the activities through the newsletter and website.  Her husband is a finance director for a local city and is extremely supportive of her business.  Michelle says she always performs better when she feels good so much of her success in life has come from taking care of herself whether it is eating healthy or exercising. In her spare time she loves a variety of activities from gardening, to singing, dancing, reading, and even martial arts.  Michelle dreams of having more time to achieve all her dreams!  If she had a million dollars, she would invest a portion in macaroni kidher family’s future and going right along with her heart for children and family she would donate the rest to support a children’s cause.

Thanks for sharing Michelle!

Carrie Runnels

Carrie Profile PicCarrie is the catering and marketing sales manager with Breaking Bread, a franchise of Panera Bread.  She enjoys building relationships with clients and partnering with their team to take the hassle of food delivery and catering off their “plates” so they can focus on their business presentations, and clients.  A twenty year resident of Peachtree City GA, Carrie and her husband have two teenage daughters and own Access-ABLE, a certified aging-in-place- renovation company geared toward helping seniors and those with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their homes.  Her family is involved with their church, especially youth activities, missions, and mentoring.  In her spare time, freelance writing gives her a creative outlet and running is her “Prozac.”  She feels she is living her dream even in the midst of a busy life because she gets to spend it with her husband and two daughters.  If Carrie and her husband had a million dollars they would keep 10% and give away 90%.  Although the challenge would be to keep that agreement, their experiences have helped them keep perspective of what is important in life.  Carrie says the task that brings her the most success is the balance of saying “yes” even when she doesn’t feel confident in her own abilities, and saying “no” to those things that do not line up with her long term goals.

Thanks for sharing Carrie!

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