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Rachel Cope

Overcoming Mediocrity

EMPOWERED WOMEN

Rachel Cope

Rachel Cope is an award-winning professional Realtor, coach, and author living in Mukilteo, Washington. Originally raised in the small mining town, Bedworth, U.K., Rachel always had bigger dreams of living, dreaming, reaching, and expanding her own self-worth beyond what anyone could ever imagine. This required tough decisions, making changes, and overcoming personal adversities. Starting her professional journey at the age of 13, Rachel spent much of her early career in sales and customer service and early childhood education, before switching careers to real estate. Rachel found her true self-expression as a fierce advocate for both her buyers and sellers. Whether identifying the perfect property or helping a seller make a decision to put their home on the market, Rachel’s clients feel heard and cared for. Rachel is committed to communication and truly believes that it is the key to everything in life. Learning how to listen effectively is a skill that very few ever learn to truly master. She is dedicated to making sure that every family thrives with great communication skills and accessible leadership. She lives in the State of Washington with her two children Brandon and Mollie.

 

Rachel Cope
RBM Home Team
Keller Williams CPRE
[email protected]
www.RBMHomeTeam.com

 

My Story

It Was One of Those Life Defining Moments

Have you spent your whole life knowing there is more out there? Knowing that you are capable of so much more and yet found yourself once again feeling defeated, uninspired, and resigned? Rachel’s story will inspire you to overcome whatever you are dealing with. Regardless of your story, you can create a life you design, truly love, and is an inspiration to others.

 

Donna Eller

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

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Donna Eller

That she was a beautiful blonde fashion model featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and other top women’s magazines for twenty years, doesn’t begin to tell Donna Eller’s story. Donna has fearlessly taken on corrupt modeling agencies, flipped houses, produced movies, clothed Wall Street men and coached thousands of people into being their best selves. Donna has set the stage for others’ transformation, by demonstrating how she fearlessly walks her own path.  

Raised in a small farming town in North Carolina, Donna made her way to New York City shortly after graduating from Bauder College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Soon after, she was picked up by Click, a top modeling agency, and also modeled for IMG, Ford and Wilhelmina. She has also modeled internationally and acted in television commercials, ranging from Oil of Olay, Dove Soap, to Breyers Ice Cream.  

Not just the proverbial pretty face, Donna was the co-founder of The Models’ Guild, Local 51, in 1995. She served as its Union President for five years and lobbied for the protection of children’s rights in the modeling industry.    

That work garnered her notice on the Today Show, 20-20, 60 Minutes, Hard Copy, New York One Minute, Good Morning America and WCBS. This time, instead of her beauty being captured in images in print, it was her work that was featured in stories in The New York Times, The New York Post, New York Magazine and others. 

Still in the entertainment industry, her career path took a turn to producing movies.  She was President of Lightstone Entertainment. 

Donna also was at the helm of Spirit Models, Vice President of Public Relations for The Haberdasher and a Business Consultant for VSA Consulting Group.  

While her professional career blossomed, Donna also began working with Landmark Worldwide, a personal and professional training organization.  Donna has nearly three decades of experience in Transformation and Training and Development. She is currently a Personal Performance Coach for Landmark, while also leading Communication Courses, as well as The Team, Management, and Leadership Program. 

After her New York chapter, Donna headed back home and began flipping houses.  Discovering she had a talent for real estate, Donna opened One Hot Flip. She built an award-winning Keller Williams team in North Carolina. It was then on to being CEO for Keller Williams Realty in Marina Del Rey and Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles, California, as well as being a realtor and a productivity coach.  

Led by her love and passion for bringing out the best in herself and others, Donna devotes herself to empowering others in leadership, performance and team building. 

 

Donna Eller
Personal Performance Coach
[email protected]
www.donnaeller.com

 

My Story

Choosing Love as a Way of Life

As a top fashion model in Vogue, Self, and many other publications, it was a sudden shock when Donna neared the life-expectancy of that career. She encountered a series of tipping points that delivered her into a whole new way of being in life. She had to deal with her experience of aging, and, she was committed to women loving themselves and having a voice, no matter what their age.  That thought evolved into co-founding the first union for models.  She then moved into a real estate career and coaching, committing her life to empowering others. She began letting love drive her purpose.

Jenny Bergold

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

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Jenny Bergold

Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) started practicing yoga in 1999. She began teaching yoga in 2009. Jenny discovered that it calmed the body and strengthened the mind. Jenny has her 200-Hour Hatha certification from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga in Evanston, IL and her 200-Hour Kundalini certification from Spirit Rising Yoga in Chicago, IL. She is also certified in Prenatal, Restorative, Yin, and Radiant Child Yoga. Jenny’s classes focus on the mind and meditation, healing the body through asana, and uplifting the spirit through inspiration. Before teaching yoga, Jenny produced television programs for WTTW/Channel 11 in Chicago, IL and BATV/Batavia Access Television in Batavia, IL. She also has an extensive marketing and fundraising background. Her awards include two Midwest Emmys for Associate Producing ArtSafari and Trinity Irish Dance Company: One Step Beyond. Jenny lives in Elburn, IL with her mom, Kathy and son, Michael.

 

Jenny Bergold
Light of the World Yoga
[email protected]
630-465-1243

 

My Story

One Year

After the birth of Jenny’s son, she suffered from severe anxiety. Through a combination of therapy, medication, support from friends and family and yoga and meditation, she survived and is now thriving. Jenny teaches yoga to help others with mental illness.

 

Terri Howard

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

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Terri Howard

Terri Howard was born on June 29, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia, to Barbara (nurse) and Harold (postal worker). She was the middle child of a Christian, middle class and seemingly functional family. She never felt like she had a childhood, since she was given the responsibility of caring for her younger sister at an early age. Terri and her older brother found themselves not only being supportive of their co-dependent mother but were in the middle of many abusive attacks to their mother by their father.

Terri and her family moved to New York. Soon after her graduation, her mom left her dad and took the younger sister with her back to Savannah, her brother soon moved to California and Terri was left alone to raise herself. Terri felt totally alone again, with the exception of the dreams that God had put in her heart to one day be able to help people.

She then got married and had her only child. However, once again, she was in an abusive and dysfunctional family. Within 18 months, God gave her the strength to take her daughter and move to Georgia. This was the beginning of her downward spiral into darkness, where she indulged in drugs.

On November 30, 1998, while on the road to recovery, she started her new journey. However, Terri had forgotten her dreams. Through God’s love and her hard work, two years into recovery, she started to dream again. God gave her the vision to help those like herself, who needed a hand up and not a handout.

Still not feeling adequate enough, she enrolled in a Christian College and majored in Organizational Leadership. She knew she didn’t want to make her life in Corporate America, so she started her own non-profit, Home for Heroes. She is dedicated in her commitment to providing a safe place for our heroes’ veterans with clean and safe living spaces. This will give them an opportunity to resurrect their lives.

In November 2010, Home for Heroes opened their first home in Charlotte, N.C. Today, her daughter (who never wanted to be like her mom), is eagerly running A Place for Heroes that helps house more than 50 vets (female and male) and their families.

Terri feels her greatest achievement today is having her daughter by her side on this journey. They are both a loving example of mother and daughter love.

 

Terri Howard
A Place for Heroes
[email protected]
www.aplaceforheroes.org
704-499-0059

 

My Story

The Struggle Is Over

Terri grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and graduated from high school in New York City. Family dysfunction didn’t allow time for family time, hugs or showing love.  Early adulthood consisted of marriage, divorce, becoming a single mom and struggling with substance abuse. In her fifties, she finished college, found her voice and started a non-profit. Terri’s dreams and visions have become her purpose. She is no longer just the mentee. She’s a servant leader and a mentor of many. Her family, peers and strangers now present her with honors, tributes and most of all, love. 

 

Jean Kadkhodaian

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

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Jean Kadkhodaian

Jean Kadkhodaian was born in 1966. She is the fourth of nine children. The most pivotal times of her life were serving in the Army Reserves for 13 years, becoming a single mom, surviving several toxic relationships, marrying Dr. Ray Kadkhodaian and against all odds, creating an amazing partnership.

She enjoys traveling, hiking, painting, motorcycle riding, creating stained glass and caring for her pet stingrays and shark. Her passion for learning and analyzing are the foundations for her success in her own life and the lives of those she helps. One of her favorite quotes by Socrates is “an unexamined life is not worth living”. She believes that “An unexamined relationship is not worth suffering”. The person who hurts us the most, is the person we love the most. We get wounded through relationships and we can only heal through a relationship, by understanding what it is that our partner has to teach us.

In 2002, Dr. Ray and Jean founded The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center, where they successfully created a unique method in working with couples, called “Couples Synergy”. As a couple, they not only teach relationship power tools, they lead by example. They have a passion for seeing things from the top, which has brought them to mountain peaks around the world. Dr. Ray and Jean are co-hosts of the Couples Synergy Podcast, where they bring you expert insights into relationships every Monday and interview a couple about their love story every Thursday.

They have two grown sons, Alec and Dinyar, a beautiful daughter-in-law Angela and a therapy dog named Jasmine. In 2018, they started an international company “Couples Synergy” to help people “create the relationship they’ve always dreamed of, with the partner they fell in love with” through weekend workshops, public speaking and their signature Couple 2 Couple program.

 

Jean Kadkhodaian
Couples Synergy
[email protected]s.com
www.CouplesSynergy.com
847-253-9769

 

My Story

Reaching New Heights, One Step at a Time

In 2016, three things happened. Jean Kadkhodaian bought a Fitbit, watched the movie “Wild” and turned 50 years old. She wanted to end her 40s in a meaningful way. So, she set a goal of hiking 1000 miles in 40 weeks, her gestation period. This is the story of one woman who dreamed a dream so big, she could not possibly achieve it and then become the person who not only could but did, even after a devastating injury from a fall in the mountains. In the wilderness, she found great peace and love and changed her life forever.

 

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