She was born and educated before there were laws on the books that guaranteed people with disabilities the right to an education. She entered the workforce 12 years before ADA became law, which guaranteed people with disabilities the right to employment. Therefore, when she entered the workforce there were a few opportunities for people with disabilities to find gainful employment.
When she couldn't find gainful employment, she looked for other avenues and opportunities to earn an income. She had experience and training conducting group therapy sessions in both Transactional Analysis and Psychodrama. Without a Master's or Ph.D. as a psychologist, her opportunities were limited. She holds degrees in Mental Health Work, Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services (employment counseling for people with disabilities).
When she looked at the skills that she truly enjoyed doing she recognized that her strengths lay in standing in front of the room motivating attendees to overcome any obstacles or fears they have that were keeping them from reaching their goals. She did this by leading by example. Because it wasn't the limits she placed on herself, but the limits that society placed on her simply because of her disability and their lack of knowledge about people with disabilities.
As a Motivational Speaker, her business thrived. She also recognized how the workplace was transitioning across the board and every industry. For motivational speakers, that meant moving from working with corporations as in-house trainers and the speaking circuit for conventions to building and marketing your business from home.
That transitioning meant having a website and finding alternative ways to build a business. She got into podcasting in 2007 when it was in its infancy and known as Internet radio. Today, every businessman uses a podcast to promote and build their business. She offers training for anyone interested in podcasting, becoming an influence marketer, and building an online business; as well as other e-learning courses.
With the changing workplace, she works with companies to build their online presence with digital marketing. She specializes in how to use the total digital marketing tools to grow a business with a responsive website that looks beautiful on mobile, lead generation with sales funnels, using social proof.