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January 2013

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what do they say?
4 Betty Ikerd 5 Emily Kiefer 6 Michelle Roseman 8 Wendy W. Perry 9 Lynn Baker 10 Martha

11 Alison Newton 12 Amanda

13 Grace


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bio: Betty
What is the best part about your job?
The relationships that I have made over the years and the satisfaction of making people happy with their purchases. It may be one bottle of wine or an entire home full of furniture, but when I receive repeat business it makes it all worth the time and work. Everyday is a new adventure and an opportunity to meet interesting people from all over the world.


Owner, Designers’ Choice
What is the best advice you received?
Do what you love to do. No one can work the hours that we work and do what we do if you are not dedicated to the job and love what you are doing. Also, I never stop learning.

you need to delegate to others. Always have a back up plan and keep a good sense of humor when it comes to juggling many balls in the air. Never settle for less than what you really want to achieve. Give your customers more than they expect and they will always return.

Family: What advice would you give women looking to get ahead?
Plan financially for hard times. Know what it takes to make a profit and never let your buying take over. The hardest part of retail is buying right to sell right—in addition to hiring the right staff to back you up. Husband Steve, daughter Beth, sonin-law Drew, son Mark, daughter-inlaw Jackie, grandchildren: Whitney, Hayden, Bree, Jeslea, Luke and Ella.

What does a typical day entail?
Well, I wear many hats in my business so one day I might be selling, designing, ordering products, handling advertising, setting floors, re-stocking inventory or meeting with sales reps for new products. Some of our jobs involve driving to a location for on-site measuring and design advice. Most of my days are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and are full of decisions.

Age: 58 Hobbies:
Music, golf, gardening and working out

What advice would you give women seeking a career in your field?
Be realistic with yourself regarding what you can handle and how much

“Give your customers more than they expect and they will always return.”
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bio: Emily
What is your day like?
Mornings start with a family breakfast. Make a stop at my favorite coffee shop before heading to the office. Tackle all the exciting tasks of the day. Being a mom when my son comes home and ending the day with a home cooked dinner and quality family time spent together.

Realtor® / Broker, Weichert, Realtors - Team Metro
What is the best advice What do you hope to you received? be doing five years Choose a job you love from now?
and you will never have to work another day in your life. Continuing to help sellers’ and buyers’ dreams come true and loving my career as much as I do today.


What motivates/ inspires you?
Knowing that I make a difference in this industry.

Harald (husband), Nikolas (son) and 3 fluffy doggies

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
Working with a great group of people that are always willing to lend a helping hand and make real estate fun for buyers and sellers, while meeting new people and making new friends along the way.

Age: 36 Tell us about your most successful business Hobbies: day. Traveling, shopping,
The experience of seeing a whole family shedding tears of joy, as I helped them find and close on their first home, after overcoming 18 months of almost insurmountable struggles. being a soccer mom, cooking with my husband

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
I balance my life by always taking time for my friends and family, no matter how many curveballs business throws at me.

Tell us about a personal goal you achieved.
To have a successful career with a loving and supportive family.

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bio: Michelle
What is your day like?
Every day is different, and that’s why I love my job. I spend a lot of time communicating: face-to-face, on the phone, and in lots of meetings. In general, I plan, implement, maintain, and grow various aspects of the business while also reviewing budgets and operations, cultivating palliative medicine and hospice services, and developing new programs, such as CareLink (to bridge the territory between home health care and hospital care) and PACE (to provide seniors a daytime program with health care and social interaction). I also work closely with our CEO, Dave Clarke, on executing our overall strategic plan as we seek to diversify our business and expand its footprint.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Catawba Regional Hospice
the time and be present to support my kids and husband. Learning to separate work and home is an ongoing challenge, but when I’m attentive to it, I do better, and that’s my constant goal. answer. His greatest contribution was teaching me that I could trust him without reservation, and gaining that freedom was critical to my professional growth. He modeled all of these life-enhancing concepts and talked often about how to handle particular situations. He actively taught me how to be a better leader and person.


What’s left on the bucket list?
Professionally, it’s somewhat general: To continue to grow and learn. I would love to obtain my doctorate someday. Personally, it’s to travel more with my family. I really want to experience the world at a more intimate level and tap into what unites us and distinguishes us as people. At the moment, Spain, Italy, and the Caribbean hold a special appeal, but I wouldn’t say no to any destination.

What motivates/inspires you?
Helping others. That’s what I do best. When I see the response or the thanks from our efforts to improve someone’s life, it’s such a powerful reward. My job lets me observe the difference that we can make with everything from small gestures to major projects, and that’s a constant gift that pushes me to do even more. And of course, my husband and kids motivate me on a daily basis to be a better person. Their love is a strong driving force.

What advice would you give What do you look forward to when you to go work each day? women looking to get ahead?
I look forward to interacting with the staff, patients, families, and our community partners. I watch our staff on a daily basis, and they make me want to do better and be a better person. There’s so much compassion in each of them. They’re what make us so different. The heart and commitment of our employees to patients and their families is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It energizes me every day.

To be honest, to work hard, and to know and really understand the concept and purpose of what you’re doing. That’s a huge thing for me. If you’re passionate and authentic, people will respond favorably. I would also recommend a constant quest for learning and a desire to understand people.

Tell us about a personal goal you achieved.
Finding the right professional calling. At one point, I was struggling to feel engaged with my work, to find a mission and purpose that would motivate me. A life coach suggested I consider what energizes me and then speak to professionals involved in those fields. The exercise ultimately brought me to hospice, and things began to fall into place in completely unexpected ways. I think my willingness to be open to my own passions and interests helped change my life for the better. As I made the change, I found it very rewarding to run toward something that would nurture me and my talents long-term and allow me a life of service and commitment.

What is the best advice you received?
To be transparent and to nurture your integrity. A former boss mentored me, not only talking the talk but walking the walk. He advocated consistency, especially in decision-making, and he believed in teaching your employees what to expect from you according to the standards you set. He also taught me that you can’t always tell people what they want to hear, but you can guarantee them an honest

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
Honestly, that’s the hardest part. This organization puts a strong emphasis on family and balance, but my driven nature can lead to guilty feelings. It’s the most stress that I face. At work, I’m constantly moving, and I try to pack as much as I can into my days. Then, when I’m with my family, I make a conscious effort to relish


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What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
To continue to feel passion and to have opportunities to help people. I’ve got to be happy doing what I’m doing and making a difference in people’s lives, and whatever gives me the license to do that is my goal.

her fledgling baking business (including product development!), and sitting on bleachers a lot watching my kids play sports (and being constantly fascinated by their developing interests and personalities).

Husband Danny (there’s no way I could do what I do without him; he’s my biggest supporter and picks up the slack when I’m struggling to balance work and home); daughter Katie; and son Josh.

Spending time with my family, helping my ambitious daughter with

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bio: Wendy

Owner, Cottage 321, A Unique Boutique
What advice would you give women looking to get ahead?
1.) Don’t be afraid to take a chance. 2.) Don’t wait for the perfect time…because there’s not a perfect time. March 20, 2012, our grand opening and ribbon cutting. All my friends and family were there and it signified to me that it was real and that my dream of opening a boutique had finally come true.

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What is your day like?
Wake very early to several hours of online work, then get kids off to school and then off to the Cottage until 6 p.m. Then dinner, homework, kids to bed, one or so hours of TV with hubby, then off to bed.

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
My customers. I love to help ladies put an outfit together or to finish a look with a great scarf or jewelry.

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
It’s very tough with it being our first year open. My family has been very supportive and understands my long hours trying to get the business off the ground and running. My girlfriends are great at making me have girls’ nights out. That’s what keeps me sane.

Tell us about a personal goal you achieved.
Opened Cottage 321.

Tell me a story from your childhood.
I grew up on a farm. Very much a tomboy, driving tractors and working the farm.

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What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
I hope in five years to have three or more boutiques.

We help manage chronic illnesses that limit daily activities.

What is the best advice you received?
Do what makes you happy and listen to your gut.

Family: What motivates/ inspires you?
This is starting to sound corny, but my customers truly motivate and inspire me. They make me want to bring them the best and most unique items that can’t be found anywhere else. Chris, husband; Ashley, daughter (16 years old); Cameron, son (12 years old)

Age: 44 Hobbies:
Decorating, gardening and repurposing old things.

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bio: Lynn
What is your day like?
Meeting and greeting customers for appointments.


Owner/Stylist, J. Lynn Salon
Vernon, myself, daughter, Kasie; son, Cody; granddaughter, Brooke.

What advice would you Tell me a story from give women looking to your childhood. I have a big loving family get ahead?
Never doubt yourself or your ability. Never give up. and have a lot of great memories.

Age: 44 What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
To making a difference in a customer’s day! If I can help one person view themselves in a better light I feel I have made a difference in their life.

What is the best advice What do you hope to you received? be doing five years Let go and let God! from now? What motivates/ inspires you?
I am driven to give my children and grandchildren a better life. Owning and managing at least three salons.

Traveling, reading, outdoor activities

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
God has blessed me and it seems that everything falls into place!

Tell us about your most successful business day.
When I can help just one person feel good about themselves and lend an ear to listen.

“If I can help one person view themselves in a better light I feel I have made a difference in their life.”

What’s left on the bucket list?

Tell us about a personal goal you achieved.
We opened this beauty salon debt free.

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bio: Martha


Owner, Gold King N.C., Inc.
What is the best advice you received?
No matter how many people or situations get you down, pick yourself up and keep going.

What motivates/inspires you?
God, husband, children, grandchildren and an occasional trip to Olive Garden.

Tell us about your most successful business day.
A profitable day is a success business-wise. Some days aren’t and we’re thankful for the days that are.

Tell us about a personal goal you achieved. What is your day like?
God has blessed me with two lovely grandchildren. I stay at home raising them each day. I’ve always wanted my own business and I achieved that goal with starting Gold King N.C., Inc.

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
Meeting wonderful people and sharing my life experiences with them.

Tell me a story from your childhood.
We had a monkey as a pet. One day the monkey jumped on my pet dog, Whiskers, and rode him like a cowboy while Whiskers screamed and howled.

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
My adoring husband helps me run my business and we see each other all day, making it very easy to balance both.
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What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
Retired with a second home in Asheville, near my daughter.

Husband, two sons, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters.

What’s left on the bucket list?
Skydiving, parasailing and traveling the world.

What advice would you give women looking to get ahead?
To pursue a rewarding education and never give up. Find a mate you can bond with and work out a plan to make it work.

Age: 51 Hobbies:
Reading, playing Angry Birds, teaching my granddaughter life lessons, Olive Garden and searching for antiques with my husband.


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bio: Alison

Executive Director and CEO, AVA: Institute of Skin and Spa Sciences
you love, focus on it and believe in yourself. Every experience you have whether good or bad is an opportunity to learn something and grow. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. force. Every day that a prospective student visits us for a tour and becomes more excited about a career in esthetics because of our facility and our program.


What is your day like?
On a typical day, I am instructing students in the classroom or in our student clinic. Clinic instruction entails facilitating learning as students practice their hands-on skill performing facials, waxing, makeup applications, body scrubs, wraps and more. When not in the classroom or clinic I am in the front office assisting clients, or working on day-to-day operations to grow the business.

see improvements in teenagers with acne, our clients who want to improve the visible signs of aging through the various treatments we offer, clients with issues like rosacea and sensitivity. We work with each person to customize their treatment. The best compliment is when clients come in and tell us they have gotten compliments from their family, friends and coworkers about their skin. I am also exhilarated every time I see students grasp concepts and begin to implement them.

Tell me a story from What is the best advice your childhood. As a kid, I remember my you received?
Ask yourself, “What can I let go of?” And then let go of it. Whether it’s negative emotions, or some clothes in the back of your closet that you haven’t worn...Let go. It makes room for wonderful new things.

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
You have to try to put yourself on the list and make time for friends and family. I think when you have balance it helps you enjoy all aspects of your life more.

What motivates/ inspires you?
When students enter the program excited and passionate, ready to soak up knowledge and learn. I will tirelessly endeavor to provide them with a fertile environment for learning and champion each graduate as they begin their career.

best friend and I going to the roller skating rink and picking out the fastest skater, and as would-be private investigators, it was our job to “tail” them, and observe their behavior. At the time it was just a game and made our time at the rink somehow more exciting. Looking back on it now though, I’m sure it taught me skills of observation, how to set my sights on something and pursue it against all odds.

My family helps keep me sane. The unconditional love and support that family provide are a source of strength and comfort, and I thank them for all that they do every day. I don’t tell them enough how much they are appreciated.

What’s left on the bucket list?
There are numerous places I would love to visit, Australia and New Zealand among others. Learn to scuba dive. Too many other things to list.

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
I look forward to the positive response we get from clients who experience a state of relaxation and also see the beneficial results of skin care treatments. I am rewarded to

Tell us about your most successful business day.
Every day that I see students learn and understand something. Every day that practitioners in the esthetics field, in spas and medi-spas, recognize that our graduates are well-trained and prepared to enter the work

I love to laugh, so things that make me laugh are always on my list: comedies, books and sharing time with friends.

What advice would you give women looking to get ahead?
Choose a career that

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bio: Amanda
What is your day like?
OH my, my day is always different and normally non-stop from the time my feet hit the floor until my head hits my pillow! I can say I look forward to what challenges I face day-to-day from issues with inspections to seeing the smiling faces of my clients that have sold/ purchased the “home” they have grown to love. Family. Being a wife and mother of two small children keeps me on my toes. If I didn’t have the help of my husband, family and friends I couldn’t do all that I do. I take pride in my clients and during the process of selling or buying we become very close. There isn’t a time that I feel I’m not on call! I had always wondered how doctors did it - and now I’m only getting a small dose of the call schedule.

Realtor® / Broker, Coldwell Banker Boyd and Hassell
work - If you put God first in your life everything else just seems to fall into place. Work for what you believe in and always do unto others as you would want done to you.


What is the best advice you received?
Probably the best advice I’ve ever been given is to do what you love and love what you’re doing! My mother has always taught me to treat others the way you want to be treated. As my husband says, we all put our pants on one leg at a time. Since then I have helped her and her family with their real estate needs. Repeat and referral clients are 90% of my business.

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
Helping families make a house a “home.”

What’s left on the bucket list?
I’ve never been to Disneyland??...perhaps this will be a good vacation when my children get a bit older? We can mark this off as a family!

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
What social life?! lol it’s hard, when you are building a business, to slow down and enjoy the gifts that God has provided...Family is always after my Savior and work is right after

What motivates/ inspires you?
I’m motivated by praise and support. And every working mother is an inspiration to me.

What advice would you What do you hope to give women looking to get ahead? Tell us about your most be doing five years from now? Follow the golden rules successful business Enjoying time with my God, Family/Friends then day. Husband; watching my
The best day of my business life would have to be the joy of working with my first client that trusted in me and gave me faith to do what I love. She didn’t want a Realtor when she called into my office on a Saturday morning. After working together one time – she asked me to show her more properties. She wanted me to be her Realtor! What a rewarding and uplifting moment! babies grow and helping my clients buy and sell homes.

Trae Stokes - Husband, Alona 2 - my Daughter and Jack, 4 months - my Son

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Age:31 Hobbies:
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Owner / PA-C, Vitality Anti-Aging Center
get ahead?
Be strong and have faith. It is a very trying thing to compete in the business world today. You will be knocked down, but always pick yourself up and keep trudging forward. Always keep your eye on your dream. the opportunity to teach and train as an Allergan Trainer. This opportunity has offered me the chance to expand my teaching and training goals.


Tell me a story from your childhood.
As a child I always wanted to be in medicine. I never remember wanting to do anything else. My parents always talked how I was a night owl and wouldn’t stay in my bed. My father was an MD and they would find me late at night up looking at his Grey’s Anatomy book when I was only 4 years old.

What motivates/ inspires you?
I am inspired by the people I meet day in and day out. At Vitality, we have been blessed to be able to offer a program called Vital Touch, which is funded through the local charity Through Healing Eyes. We are able to offer services to people going through treatment for breast cancer. The people I have met through this program inspire me beyond words. To look at the strength and courage these amazing people possess inspires me daily. Kathryn, Lynn, Gail, and all, you are my heroes.

What is your day like?
My day is always busy. I spend my days visiting and caring for my patients, taking care of business matters, and attending to the office.

family/social life?
Balancing business and social life can be a challenge. My three children are grown and off pursuing their careers. I have been blessed with very understanding and loving people in my life.

What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
Five years from now I hope to be doing exactly what I am doing now.

Chris, Ryan, and Taylor

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?

What’s left on the Each day I look forward to bucket list?
all of the people I get to spend my day with. I have such a close-knit staff and wonderful patients. My entire day is like visiting with friends.

Tell us about your most successful business Age: 48 day. Each day that I am able Hobbies:
to make somebody feel better about themselves is my most successful day. Travel, movies, working on my house

I have so many things left on my bucket list both personally and professionally. I don’t even know where I would start.

Tell us about a personal goal you achieved.
I love my job and love what I do. I always had the goal to teach others and over the past three years I have been given January 2013

How do you balance your business and

What advice would you give women looking to

“I am inspired by the people I meet day in and day out.”


bio: Maria
What is your day like?
I am an entrepreneur that gets to work at home, set my own hours and work with people in my community and beyond. I help them turn their health around, and, for some, I help them change their whole financial future.

Certified Nutrition Consultant & Wellness Coach, Healthy Living Solutions - Shaklee Distributorship
inches, take less insulin, are controlling their blood sugar. Many no longer take prescription meds, have lowered their cholesterol and blood pressure. So exciting and rewarding…it makes my day. I love serving my clients and helping my partners become successful. what you’re working for.. Knowing your “why” ... then your brain helps you get there. Have mentors.. they are a must. healthier lives program” which helps folks see how they can make healthy, nutritious, food choices..…Seeing and hearing they are willing to listen and realize they can make those healthier choices. Also, they are open to learning what nutrients they may need to supplement in their diets. And, if they ask lots of questions, great. Then when someone asks how they can learn to do what I do… That is really exciting.

What motivates/ inspires you?
Helping others get what they want is exciting and usually gets me what I want. Doing for others is awesome.

What do you look forward to when you go to work each day?
Hearing all the testimonies from those who have lost weight, lost

How do you balance your business and family/social life?
Having the opportunity to set my own hours, appointments, travel and being able to work at home gives me more quality time to care for my aging mother and to do the things I enjoy.

Tell us about your most successful business day.
Giving a “creating


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What’s left on the bucket list?
A cabin in the NC mountains. Having a month or two each year in my beloved Italy. Piano lessons. Having a westhighland white terrier travel with me.


What advice would you give women looking to get ahead?
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What is the best advice you received?
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Tell us about a personal goal you achieved.
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Davina Carr, Director

Weichert, Realtors Team Metro
1154 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., SE Hickory, NC 28602

Davina Carr 828-310-5287 “Specializing in home parties and hiring representatives.”

Scentsy 828-260-3471 Buy - Host - Join



magazine January 2013

Hickory Women are...
Business Leaders • Entrepreneurs • Caregivers
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Sunday School Teachers

Grandmothers Ambitious

We Salute YOU.
Hickory Daily Record
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January 2013



Thank You, Ladies, for your Vote of Confidence.

Catawba Valley Medical Center is proud to have been named to America’s Best 100 Hospitals.
The Women’s Choice Award by WomenCertified® represents the voice of female consumers, and this year that group recognized Catawba Valley Medical Center as one of America’s Best 100 Hospitals for patient experience. As we open our new Women & Children’s pavilion in 2013, our commitment to caring for the health of women and their families continues to grow with the needs of our community.


32ND Magnet Hospital Three-time Magnet Recipient magazine January 2013