The Can/Will Matrix

In my previous blog, “Why Hire Individuals with Disabilities?”, I tried to clear up some of the fears behind hiring individuals with disabilities (Hence the blog title.) Many of these individuals have a unique skill set that can be very valuable for virtually any business. As a community opportunity employer, (Which basically means that IContinue reading “The Can/Will Matrix”

Why Hire Individuals with Disabilities?

The idea of hiring an individual with a disability can be a scary thought. Questions often arise like, Can they put in the effort I need? Will I have to make special accommodations? Or, What is the worth for my business? In this blog, I would like to encourage you to consider the idea. NotContinue reading “Why Hire Individuals with Disabilities?”

My Uncoiled Spirit

As a 23 year old entrepreneur, I often encounter new relationships with the idea of ‘how can this person help me?’ I am beginning to realize that though I am young, it’s ok to have a mindset of, ‘how can I help them?’ Age does not limit you from helping another find their spark.

Letters to Lee: How to be an Entrepreneur

These are portions of my letters to Lee Shobe, the former CEO of DowBrands. He has been a major mentor throughout the start of my business, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse. These letters may come across as a bit unprofessional, but they represent what I am learning through my adventure as a young female entrepreneur. BusinessContinue reading “Letters to Lee: How to be an Entrepreneur”

Letters to Lee: Drive Through

These are portions of my letters to Lee Shobe, the former CEO of DowBrands. He has been a major mentor throughout the start of my business, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse. These letters may come across as a bit unprofessional, but they represent what I am learning through my adventure as a young female entrepreneur. WeContinue reading “Letters to Lee: Drive Through”

Letters to Lee: Human Resources

These are portions of my letters to Lee Shobe, the former CEO of DowBrands. He has been a major mentor throughout the start of my business, The Spotted Cow Coffeehouse. These letter may come across as a bit unprofessional, but they represent what I am learning through my adventure as a young female entrepreneur. IContinue reading “Letters to Lee: Human Resources”

The Vow

This weekend I got the opportunity to speak at the Ohio Sibs Convention—an organization that supports both individuals with disabilities and their siblings. I came to an odd conclusion. I will without doubt, be the sole care provider for my brothers and possibly my sister one day. I had thought about it before. It wouldContinue reading “The Vow”

A Letter to My Dream Giver

Dear Inspirer, Mentor, Friend, and Dream Giver, First, I want to thank you. There are some things in my life I cannot explain, and I wish didn’t happen. But you are always there for me, always providing the next move in my life journey. Sometimes I need reminding that you are not dead, and youContinue reading “A Letter to My Dream Giver”

Becoming Somebody

“Not long ago and not far away, a Nobody named Ordinary lived in the Land of Familiar.”—Bruce Wilkinson, The Dream Giver How many times have you felt like Ordinary? You wake up every morning to the nagging chirp of your alarm, you throw on your average clothes. You go to work, file the same papers,Continue reading “Becoming Somebody”

To Eric and Levi: I Give You My Dream

To my zany, quirky, sassy, spitfire, loving, caring little brothers, Eric and Levi, First I want to say that, from the moment I met both of you, I knew you were special. Not in the way that the world saw you, but in your character, your smile, and your ability to light up a room.Continue reading “To Eric and Levi: I Give You My Dream”