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Christie Ruffino

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Christie Ruffino

As the President and Founder of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc., Christie Ruffino is passionate about empowering and equipping women to create significant lives regardless of the challenges that they face along the way. Because of the many women who have built thriving businesses in her community, Christie has been dedicated to the continual evolution of the company ensuring that new benefits and opportunities are provided to her members each year.

The Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc. (DPWN), is an industry exclusive networking organization designed to help women create partnerships with each other to generate ideas, alliances, and revenues within a structured referral generating format. There are referral chapters in many states, and each chapter has only one member from any business category. Since its conception, more than 1600 members have joined DPWN, recognizing it as a driving force behind the success and profitability of many of its members’ businesses.

In addition to working diligently to ensure the success of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network and the DPWN Angel Foundation, Ms. Ruffino is a past Council Member of the Executives Breakfast Club, served two terms as a Board Director of the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce, received a 2008 Special Judge’s Recognition for the Citizen of the Year award in Carol Stream, in 2009 was awarded a Distinguished Woman of Business Award from American Family Insurance with great pleasure and received her highest honor by being recognized as an Influential Women in Business in 2009 by the Business Ledger and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and in 2010 with an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

Christie is now dedicated to helping others cash in on their unique strengths by offering them a process to easily discover, craft and deliver their personal story or message in a way that will build immediate intimacy, trust and loyalty with her “Personal Power Story Action Program”.

 

 

Christie Ruffino
Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc.
[email protected]
www.ourdpwn.com
630-336-3773

 

 

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Overcoming Fear with a Giant Leap of Faith

The story of how and why the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network was founded by Christie Ruffino.

 

 

 

Dr. Kris Sargent

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Dr. Kris Sargent

Dr. Kris Sargent is a cutting edge expert in Functional Medicine. She creates personalized solutions for fatigue, weight loss, hormone issues, sleep, achiness and digestive problems. She has numerous credentials that are listed below. She is most appreciative for are the poignant and sometimes painful life lessons her parents, children, ex-husband and coaches have pushed her to learn. They believed in her at times when she didn’t believe in herself, until she finally realized that God only makes fabulous! Now she wants to share what she has learned from clinical practice, and life’s ups and downs.

Dr. Sargent’s interest in Functional Nutrition started with her desire to solve some of her own health issues.  Her personal experience created a keen understanding of the need for using a patient’s health history and current symptoms to format unique solutions. As a single mother, business owner and busy entrepreneur, she understands the importance of self-care for the strength and resilience necessary to positively move through the challenges of life. As a result, she is launching a series of books that will make the process of applying functional medicine to real life easy and fun. She put the “fun” in FUNctional Medicine. Eat, Drink, Move, Sleep and Think your way to health!

She graduated with degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 1988. Along with a BS in Human Anatomy, she completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at The University of Health Sciences in 1992. Over the years, Dr. Sargent has accumulated hundreds of hours of continuing education in Functional Nutrition, Leadership and Personal Development, Certification in First Line Therapy, a post-doctoral Master’s Degree in Advanced Clinical Practice, and 22 years in practice. Dr. Sargent considers herself to be a clinical science geek and sleuth.

 

Kris Sargent
Restor Healing Centre
[email protected]
RestorYou.com
TheGutsyGal.com
630-682-5090

 

 

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It Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Don’t just let your life happen to you. Don’t let the world smother your dreams. Know there has to be a different way to look at life. Know that the expanse of the universe is essentially unlimited, so are the possibilities for your life. Become the designer of your life. It’s not paint by numbers with the colors assigned to a particular picture. You can have a fresh canvas any moment of any day. See the possibilities. An amazing life doesn’t happen by accident and some of the most outlandish ideas will lead to some of your greatest successes.

 

 

 

Dr. Emily Loveland

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Dr. Emily Loveland

Dr. Emily Loveland, Chiropractic Physician began her collegiate career at Grand Valley State University just outside of Grand Rapids, MI were she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2000. While at GVSU, she completed the athletic training program which qualified her to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Examination. For the next two years, she provided health care services, as the head athletic trainer, to the student/athletes of a high school in Indiana. In June 2002, Dr. Loveland completed massage therapy training at the Midwest Academy of Healing Arts in Brownsburg, IN.

Dr. Loveland received a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in 2006. While attending chiropractic school, she received certifications to perform acupuncture, Graston technique, and Kinesiotaping. She has also attended numerous continuing education courses in exercise rehabilitation and nutritional therapies.

In 2009, Dr. Loveland went into private practice in the quaint town of St. Charles, IL, combining traditional chiropractic therapies, massage and acupuncture in a beautiful spa setting. Her treatment style is unique, coining the term “touch diagnostics”. Dr. Loveland prides herself on providing her patients with compassionate, individualized, hands-on care that focuses on the wellness of the body, not just treatment of the symptoms.

Dr. Loveland added adjunct professor to her achievements in 2014, when asked to share her passion for education and healing at the local community college. She teaches Anatomy & Physiology for future massage therapists. She considers it a great honor to lead students to becoming great body workers.

Dr. Emily Loveland is a breath of fresh air to the medical community, offering no-nonsense treatment plans that are respectful of her patients’ time and finances. She is a big fan of self-care options, encouraging patient’s to take charge of their own health with food choices, exercise and stress management strategies that can be followed in their day to day life to keep them well. Just walking into her office offers a feeling of peace and tranquility.

 

Dr. Emily Loveland, DC
Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center
[email protected]
www.relaxattranquility.com
www.cleanburnshape.com/partner/70177
(630)762-9864

 

 

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Make Wellness Your Reality

Being reliant on medications is no way to live, especially after discovering that making dietary changes could reverse my condition. I knew I needed to make a change. My medical physician was great for making the flares go away, but it was my desire to use self-healing and natural medicine that opened my eyes to overcome MEDIOCRE health.

 

 

Dori J. Mages

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Dori J. Mages

Dori J. Mages, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children, teens, and families since 1994. In 2012, she founded her growing therapy practice, North Shore Family Services, LLC, offering services at two locations in the Chicagoland area. With the motto “Encouraging Children, Engaging Teens, Empowering Families,” she and her colleagues guide clients to develop and maintain relationships, adjust to family changes, manage and re-purpose undesirable behaviors, and improve problem-solving skills.

As a wife and mother of three, Dori knows first-hand the joys, struggles, and effective strategies needed to help kids and teens grow into self-reliant, responsible adults. She is a highly acclaimed speaker on issues related to children, teens, parenting, and families. Dori also offers powerful presentations on effective communication skills necessary for personal and professional success. She has appeared on ABC and NBC news and has presented to a wide range of parent, school, professional, and clinical organizations.

 

Dori J. Mages, MSW, LCSW
North Shore Family Services, LLC
[email protected]
www.northshorefamilyservices.com
847-668-4295

 

 

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12 Attributes Strong Women Need for Success

Dori describes the twelve attributes of strong women and how she has utilized these attributes to become a strong woman in her own family, business, and personal life. From a young child who pushed herself past her limits to an adult who always seems to have more hours in her day than everyone else, Dori Mages is an inspiration to women who want to be successful in all areas of their lives.

 

 

 

Noël Thelander

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

STRONG WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

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Noël Thelander

Noël Thelander is a financial advisor who emphasizes collaboration and education. She collaborates with her clients’ tax and legal professionals, works to help family members collaborate in defining what financial success means to them and guides her clients in taking the appropriate actions to achieve their most serious financial goals.

In addition to advising clients, Noël teaches and coaches them as they consider their particular needs and goals in various stages of life, from their working and education planning years through pre-retirement, retirement and estate transitions. Noël has a gift for translating the complicated language of finance into understandable concepts and for looking out for the best interests of her clients and their loved ones.

Noël is a charter member and Chapter Leader of the DPWN Woodstock, Illinois chapter where she specializes in working with business owners, generations of families and women of all ages who are ready to be more engaged in their family’s long term financial strategy. Noël lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois with her husband and two teenage daughters.

 

Noël Thelander, AAMS™
Financial Advisor
[email protected]
www.linkedin.com/pub/noel-thelander/24/a49/59a/en
815-353-9416

 

 

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What’s in Your Back Pocket?

I never realized that I was strong. I just figured that I was getting through life. I mean we’re all given our cross to bear right? God doesn’t give us more than we can handle? Why am I strong? I found my way very late in life…but I FOUND MY WAY! Finally, this is what I was meant to do…and the journey here was, quite the adventure.

 

 

 

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