President & COO
Apple Growth Partners
Education: Master’s degree in positive organization development & change, Case Western Reserve University; bachelor’s degree in psychology, University of Michigan
Toughest Challenge: Surviving, not succumbing, to trauma I’ve experienced in childhood and in adulthood
Greatest Inspiration: My son. He is a 6-year-old miracle. He inspires me every day with his resilience, his kindness, his strength, his wisdom and his courage.
Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
If I Could Have Any Other Job: I would be a professor and speaker on leadership and transformational change (personal and organizational).
Best Advice: There is a difference between quitting and making a “strategic withdrawal.” — Robert Edmund Wagoner (my grandfather).
Who’d Play Me in a Biopic: I’d like to say Meryl Streep, but I’ve been told so many times that I look like Elizabeth Shue.