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Barbara Beckley

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VI

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





Barbara Beckley

Insurance Expert/Professional Keynote Speaker/Women’s Group Chapter Leader

Barbara empowers women to overcome their challenges and helps them shine. Growing up in an interracial family in Chicagoland during the tumultuous 1970s imbued her with a bright inner light. This light has fueled her desire to help others. She believes people are people and that colors are there to remind us we all have filters to work through to appreciate the person underneath.

Knowing work and education were keys to success, she began working in insurance at age fifteen. Upon graduating high school, she obtained associates degrees in accounting and computerized business management, business management, and health administrative management. This landed her a job with AON Risk Services in their insurance department.

Wanting to become a better senior manager at AON, she found her true calling by joining a Toastmasters Club. Embracing the Toastmasters vision of improving communication and leadership skills, she worked her way up to becoming program quality director, providing educational opportunities for over 5500 Toastmaster’s members. The great part is Barbara is just getting started. The beginning of 2017 saw her leading the first Chicagoland Chapter of the Women’s Prosperity Network. Barbara’s motto: “You have a DIAMOND in you.” Let it shine because everyone has something special within them.


Barbara Beckley
Chicagoland Women’s Prosperity Network





The ROCK…My Foundation. What is Your ROCK in your life?

Lessons learned concerning her father’s murder in her teens and how she took the tragedy as a stepping stone to learn how to focus on the positive side of her life instead of reverting to depression or ending her own life. A takeaway regarding her struggles and lessons learned to let women know they can move forward when life throws a curve ball and the ROCK in your life is shattered. You are able to use the negative to create a positive outcome and let it strengthen you, but you have to be willing.




La Tanya D. Hinton

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume V

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





La Tanya D. Hinton

La Tanya D. Hinton is a Daughter of The Most High God, a Certified Nursing Assistant, Sunday school teacher, aspiring poet, spoken word artist and a cancer conqueror. She delights in being a servant for God. She has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in various health institutions in the mid-western states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. While she has received much joy in assisting the elderly in different nursing homes, her greatest satisfaction has consisted of working with medically fragile special needs children with cerebral palsy. La Tanya has also assisted in ministry work for the less fortunate.


La Tanya D. Hinton




When the Smoke Clears

La Tanya’s story is about how God used her bad habits and turned them around for her own good to help others in their time of need.




LoriAnne Reeves

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IV

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





LoriAnne Reeves

LoriAnne Reeves is a serial entrepreneur who has had a varied career over the last 24 years.  It has come together in a way that now serves her clients at the highest level. From her  first entrepreneurial service as the best babysitter to her current businesses, LoriAnne teaches, coaches, mentors and speaks in both the entrepreneurial and creative space.

LoriAnne started her entrepreneurial journey early, at the age of 11, as an in demand babysitter and selling Barbie clothes that she created. Many adventures, jobs and business attempts led to a full scholarship to college. Upon graduation, LoriAnne entered the corporate world where she received Salesperson of the Year Award. After a complete switch to graduate school, she started a Marriage & Family Therapy practice. Besides seeing her own clients, LoriAnne supervised other therapists for certification, coached them in creating six figure incomes, and consulted with Fortune 100 companies on crisis management, international relocations and team dynamics.

As a Business Strategist and Coach, LoriAnne serves her clients through not only the outer game of business strategy but also the inner game of getting out of their own way so that the transformation and business success can happen. One of her areas of expertise, is helping clients to rewrite their money story in life and business so that clients can have the financial success and lifestyle they want and desire.

Mistakes, detours and unexpected life events has shaped and led LoriAnne to give her clients leadership with the one ingredient necessary in life and business – resilience.

LoriAnne lives in Friendswood, Texas and has a 26 year old son who is financially independent. (Yeah!)


LoriAnne Reeves
The CEO Entrepreneur







It Turned Out to Be the Secret Sauce

Mistakes, detours and unexpected life events led LoriAnne to find unique ways to navigate the world, get her education, find her way in the world and develop the resilience necessary for the success in her entrepreneurial journey.




Noël Thelander

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume III

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






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








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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