We are often significantly impacted and/or formed by our experiences.
I have the fortunate blessing to meet lots of people in my line of work. Often, I meet very focused and purpose-driven people who strive to make the world a better place because of their experiences. I am continually inspired.
For those of you that know me, you may have heard me say that my Grandfather, Francis “Bud” Salm, led me to my life’s work. I grew up in a family business and had both the happiness and heartache that often come with that.
My Grandfather’s lessons weren’t spoken as much as they were an example. His predominant teaching was that people were important – all people. He used his business as a platform to make other’s lives better. There was always a twinkle in his eye…like he was up to something, which he often was! I loved him deeply, and only now in my adult years fully appreciate my childhood.
Unfortunately, our family business story ended, as many do, with insurmountable challenges and financial loss. I find that I grieve even today when a business fails; it’s a visceral reaction that can be hard to control.
Your Executive Symphony (YES) and Fiscal HarmonyTM were founded as platforms to create a community for business owners to thrive in honor of “Bud Salm.”
Three years ago, I had the immense honor of volunteering with PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®, a program of The Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), mentors women business owners from Afghanistan and Rwanda. My very first mentee was a milk producer in Rwanda. As we visited and shared our experiences, I could feel my grandfather with me, guiding me. It, too, was visceral.
My involvement with IEEW has enriched my life far beyond anything I have contributed, and I’d like to share that experience with you.
On the 18th of July, YES invites you to join us in supporting this endeavor to empower women business owners in this critical time.
Are you ready to move the world? Join us for dinner at the ATT campus in Las Colinas honoring these international women business owners.
Isn’t it funny how “giving” somehow has a “getting” multiplier? Join us and see how!