I’m a fan of people who:
Hug extra long. Say weird things and hope you get it because you’re just as weird. Pinch butts. Are dedicated. Operate with integrity. Don’t play inside the drama triangle. Sing loudly. Cry in public. Have guts. Use humor to teach, share, and inspire. Smile. A lot. Demonstrate dorky dance moves waiting in line for brunch.
^ These are my people.
The ones that do things differently. That inspire. That go the extra mile. That make me feel as excited as when I dip a cookie from Gjelina Takeaway into vanilla almond milk and know it’s going straight into my mouth.
I could easily write up a novel about the humans in my life that light me up. And I will—one blog at a time.
This is the first edition of Influencers—and it’s Boss Ladies style!
Meet 8 women who take BOSS to the next level!
- Christine Kurban
A combination of all that sparkles and the dedication/fierceness of a warrior! Christine is one of those people you meet that you immediately love and tell people about—she’s the CEO and BAFM of a marketing agency AND an amazing dog mom to Buddha (the black lab that will win your heart over). She’s also makes an amazing butternut squash pizza. Here’s where she lives online:
- Jamie Mendell
This business partnership and lifelong friendship began on IG (it all went down in the DM)! I was able to get to know Jamie deeply as we co-founded The Big Soul Retreat in fall of 2016—you really get to know someone when you co-lead an event for women all over the globe together! Jamie is a brilliant coach—her work is some of the most intentional and thoughtful I’ve seen in the coaching world. She’s a gem and someone I treasure. Everything from her online programs to the retreats she runs in NYC are laced with nourishment and love. Get her in your world immediately:
- Ash Ambirge
This woman has been more than a teacher and a mentor to me in business and copywriting—she’s inspired me to use my voice in every aspect of my life. Be prepared to be Unf*ckwithable when you enter her world. Ash is the kind of person who makes you want to show up fully expressed in your life and go after exactly what you want. She’s a genius with words, she’s fierce af, and she does this ‘live the life you want’ thing with pizazz. Fall in love:
- Chelsea Sonksen
I stumbled upon Chelsea, founder and editor of Boss Ladies Magazine, in an Instagram story where was sharing about an event she puts on called Work Sesh (a series for female entrepreneurs to gather in LA and co-work together). Because connection and not being home by myself all the time sounded good—I went—and then—I fell in love with the great Chelsea Sonksen. She’s a genuine, classy, wise woman who’s gifted in connection and the art of words, and an excellent hugger. Meet Chels + get your issue of Boss Ladies Mag:
- Jenn Hudye
Jenn is fun mixed with power and flow…which is fitting as one of her brands is The Conscious Hustler—-she really lives it! This fire cracker shows UP in life and business and slays it. There are many things I love about Jenn but one thing that stands out is her constant desire to learn and grow—she keeps the wheels turning! Aside from Conscious Hustler she also runs Conscious Copy & Co—helping influencers build relationships through digital marketing. You’re welcome:
- Ashley Stahl
Hilarious, quick witted, stunning, adventurous, soulful, and dance moves on point—meet Ashley Stahl. It’s a good time when you meet someone who can get down and dirty with business and who can play and live an inspired life! This woman is a hero helping people all over the world with career coaching through her programs, speaking, and mentoring. And most of all, I love her heart. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-check her out:
- Jessica Safko
This girl. Jess is currently traveling city to city working from her laptop and spreading her colorful personality all over the globe! She’s a mover and a shaker and far from ordinary (my cup of tea). When she’s not cultivating communities for nomadic entrepreneurs or exploring her new digs, she’s putting her heart into the programs and courses she creates for digital entrepreneurs—her business Love Plus Color is like a giant hug in the form of design. There’s a 100% chance you’re going to dig her as such as I do. Get some color in your life:
- Cassandra Bodzak
Led by that which is the highest good—my love bug and star shine sister Cassandra puts intention into all she does. She is a light worker who creates magic in the form of books, events, tv hosting, courses, communities, and really whatever she touches! A pure soul. Her work in the world shouldn’t be missed—get your spiritual pancake on and visit my boo’s virtual sanctuaries:
Enjoy getting to know these inspirational boss babes on FIRE!
Who are the people in your life that help you navigate your true north?
Send them a message, write a post like this, or whip out some pretty pens and send a card and thank them.