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Sheri Sauer

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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

 

 

 

 

Sheri Sauer

Sheri lives in La Grange Park with her two dogs, Red and Patience, and she has three children, but has an empty nest during the school year. She is the President of the La Grange Park Chamber of Commerce and a member of the La Grange Rotary. Sheri also participates in a drug coalition in Lyons Township and is a Eucharistic Minister for her church. She also has a Meet-Up group for women in the construction industry. Sheri loves helping others connect and grow their business. She also enjoys meeting new people.

 

Sheri Sauer
Premier Design Cabinetry & Tile
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www.premierdesigncabinets.com
708-372-2579

 

 

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If You Are Going to Work in a Man’s World, You Better Grow a Pair

My story is one of many struggles and triumphs in a man’s world. I have fallen and have always gotten back up because I wanted to realize my dreams. I knew that I had to be strong for my children. I believe in helping others because so many people have helped me during my darkest hours. I have built a wonderful business along the way. Although it’s not perfect, I have the strength, persistence and the gratitude to make my business more successful every day.

 

 

 

Mikaila Soto

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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

 

 

 

 

Mikaila Soto

Mikaila Soto comes from a typical Puerto Rican Hispanic household. She was born prematurely with bronchial issues. Mikaila spent most of her teenage years in the Humble Park neighborhood in Chicago IL.  High blood pressure and obesity were very common in her family due to the unhealthy Latin food habits. As the mother of two boys, Mikaila knew that she wanted to live a healthier life style. Choosing to be a positive and healthy role model for her boys, she hit the books and became an AFPA (American Fitness Professional Association) Certified Personal Trainer. After several more years of studying, she also became a Certified Post-Rehab Specialist.

Balancing her own Fitness Studio, a business and family made it difficult to pursue a Fitness Competitor career due to her health issues and time constraints. As Mikaila always says, “If you don’t have the time, then make the time”. She wanted to encourage others that it’s never too late to choose a healthy life style. With pure dedication and determination, she decided to prep herself and enter a NPC show as a Figure competitor. With hard work and the support of her love ones, she earned her IFBB Pro card in 2010. Mikaila is a two-time professional OLYMPIAN competitor where only the best of the best qualify to compete in the Las Vegas Olympia Stage. She placed 7th in 2013 and 10th in 2015. She won the prestigious Olympia 2015 Most Improved Athlete of the year award. Competing at the Arnold Classic 2015 were 54 of the top professional WPD Women Physique competitors. Mikaila competed and placed in the top 10.

In early 2011, she became a Sponsored Athlete. After competing in 2011, she was admitted to the hospital with a severe case of pneumonia. She was also diagnosed with bronchial disease which is something that she has been struggling with her entire life.  She spent a painful 2 1/2 weeks in the Intensive Care Unit and endured a grueling four month recovery. Mikaila set as her goals to get out of her wheel chair, to continue her journey to stay motivated and to get fit enough to get back on the IFBB Pro competition stage. Mikaila unfortunately continued to be hospitalized several times over the years, even to the point of having to induce coma. She ended up spending as much as three months at a time in the hospital. That didn’t stop her from always pushing forward. She truly believed in living life to the fullest, so much that she ended up tattooing it on her right bicep “Live and Love Life  

She gets asked all the time about her full sleeve tribal tattoo. She explains that it’s not just a tattoo. It’s her body art that has special meaning to her. It’s her symbol of a true “Warrior”. As she adds more to it each time, she is fighting for what she believes in and fighting for her life.  She wears it with pride and honor.

“Live and Love Live”

 

Mikaila Soto
SOTO-CPT Fitness Studio
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www.sotocpt.com
630-837-5507

 

 

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Dying to Live

Mikalia’s journey into fitness has not been an easy one. She was born prematurely, with bronchial disease that has made it very difficult for her. She has been in and out of the hospital multiple times. However, after years of training and discipline, she was able to change her physical body. She feels compelled to motivate others to never give up and to follow their dreams.

 

 

 

Jane Bishop

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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

 

 

 

 

Jane Bishop

Jane Bishop is the founder and owner of Take The Next Step, which emerged out of her passion to help others “go for their It.” She is known as someone who lives forward. Jane’s passion for life and encouraging others is evident, whether chatting with a friend over a cup of coffee, brainstorming with a leadership team, or addressing hundreds of professionals from a platform. Her authenticity, enthusiasm, and innate desire to keep it all about the other person, provides the foundation for a captivating experience.

Recognized as an energetic speaker and trainer, Jane stirs her audiences with a “not to be forgotten” style, blending her teaching skills, experience and sense of humor. She challenges participants with powerful messages of opportunity and action. Her background of travel and change early in life as a military dependent has served her well and has allowed her to work with diverse populations across the United States.

Jane holds degrees from three institutions, has attained the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential, is a certified trainer for Basic Coaching Skills, and a DISC trainer/assessor. She is part of the virtual faculty of Coaching4Todays Leaders/Coaching4Clergy. Jane has written for numerous periodicals, is a contributing author in a seminary textbook and actively volunteers in her church and community. She is a life-long learner following her belief that “when a person stops learning, they stop living.”

 

Jane Bishop
Life Coach ৷ Speaker। Author
Take The Next Step
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www.takethenextstepcct.com
404-432-2701

 

 

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“Will the real YOU Please Stand Up?”

Life is a journey full of cycles and sequences of activities. It is marked by events, moments and opportunities. My journey has provided training on how to be the person I was created to be so that the real me could stand up. There have been no headlines along the way, no RSS feeds or trending on Twitter. I have learned that headlines don’t make a person extraordinary or remarkable. It’s consistently being the real you and standing on your story. “It’s extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.” (unknown)

 

 

 

Nicole Michelle

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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

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Nicole Michelle

Nicole Michelle is a woman of prayer and power. She is a multi-talented, Proverbial 31 Woman of God who firmly believes that when much is given, even more is required. Nicole is very active in her local business, church and civic community. She is a mother, mentor, executive business woman, humanitarian, philanthropist, publisher and Independently Certified Speaker, Coach and Teacher with the John Maxwell Team. Nicole Michelle is also a Certified Public Accountant who has almost 20 years of experience in accounting, business consulting, financial advisory services, internal and external financial auditing, mergers and acquisitions, project management and tax consulting.

Her clients include Fortune 500 clients in the oil and gas, power, oilfield services, healthcare, professional services, business services, banking, and technology industries.

She also enjoys serving portfolio companies of private equity firms, start-ups and not-for-profit organizations.

She believes that no one is born a winner or loser, but we are all born choosers. SUCCESS is the only option.

 

Nicole Michelle
Madison Brothers Consulting Group
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www.NicoleMichelleCoaches.com
832-264-8668

 

 

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Transformational Journey

Transformational Journey chronicles Nicole’s path from college through corporate and career success. She shares how she dispelled stereotypes and defied many obstacles while living a double life. In many ways, she was a public success and a private failure. Learn how the transformational journey allowed Nicole to unlock unknown passion and freedom.

 

 

 

Marianna Guenther

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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

 

 

 

 

Marianna Guenther

Marianna Guenther is a Peak Lifestyle Strategist and founder of Athletezy, Inc. She helps her clients and audiences realize their dreams and potential by challenging the status quo, defying the odds, bending the rules, and living their lives on their own terms.

After spending over fifteen years in corporate finance sharing her gifts and knowledge with globally recognized industry leaders, the Universe guided her to pursue a path of becoming an author, speaker and life and success results coach, while she stays flexible. Marianna’s passion is to help people to create real change in their lives and to realize for themselves that change is neither hard nor long. In fact, all that’s required is our ability to ask the right questions, listen and take the first step.

She is a firm believer that how you feel every moment is more important than what you do or what you have. Knowing what’s possible in life when you commit to your vision and pursue it with 100% passion, anything is possible.

Living her ideal lifestyle is important to her instead of working to survive life. Marianna and her husband, two awesome, athletic and good-looking sons, and her dog Champ enjoy an active, healthy and busy lifestyle.

 Marianna Guenther

Athletezy,Inc.
[email protected]
www.athletezy.com
847-971-0516

 

 

 


It’s Quite Simple: I didn’t Say Easy

This is a story of a girl who followed her passion by taking a journey across the ocean and succeeded time and time again until she came across an obstacle, or should I say, lost her hunger. It is about being OK with being a rebel, defying the odds, challenging the authority, questioning the rules and standing on the side of an underdog and finding that hunger again. It is that purpose that drives all human beings to want to become better. All that’s necessary is our ability to ask the right questions, listen and take that first step.

 

 

 

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