FIRST JOB: Ironing my dad's handkerchiefs at age 6 at 1/2 cent per hankie.
PROUD OF: SageMyLife™ is about keeping a promise that if I "made it," I'd help women, especially those who are younger or facing a challenge.
KEYS TO SUCCESS: Loving what I do and the people for whom I do it, persistence, willingness to take risks, and always seeing higher mountains to climb and bigger jobs to do; and really good health.
I WISH I HAD KNOWN YEARS AGO: That my work life was not going to be a sprint, but a marathon. Pacing is important.
LEADERSHIP TIP: Show up. Be fully present. Be you.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Breathe.
DEFINING CAREER MOMENT: Being appointed to a senior health policy position by President Reagan.
MOTIVATOR: A desire to improve the nature and quality of life for as many people as possible.
LIFE LESSON: From a friend who was in the Navy: "One hand for the ship, one hand for yourself." Working women often forget this.
GREATEST PASSION: Seeing others live happy, successful, satisfying lives.
ADVICE TO PASS ON: Always do better next time. If you do, it's a sign you're still learning.