Professional Bio: Ginger is a connector, disruptor, transformation seeker, amateur photographer, writer, and traveler. She is a lover of Jesus, music, beauty, gourmet food, and coffee. An empathetic listener of people’s stories, she has an ability to connect with people at the deepest levels of their hearts and souls. Her work experience spans several industries to include Business Development, Sales, Marketing & Advertising, Insurance, and Food & Beverage. She holds a leadership MBA and is a Regional Director for The Referrals Group.
OK – now let’s really talk: During the summer of 2011, after surviving a life-altering sexual trauma, I decided to take a leap of faith, quit my full-time job and return to school full-time to pursue a degree I had left behind in the early 90s. I graduated in May 2016 with a leadership MBA from Liberty University (and I was in my mid-40s). It’s been a challenging, interesting journey. My social and business circles have changed drastically – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – just different as I find myself in another season of life.
Being a full-time student freed me up to really engage in the world around me on a different level. Simplicity overtook my life and frankly, I still prefer it that way. I found a certain solace in being able to step back and just breathe and relax from the rat race of the old business world I had become accustomed to.
In 2018, two of the most significant people in my life died, in addition to trying to provide moral support to my best friend after her niece was murdered. As other family members began passing, these death traumas radically changed my life at very personal levels – to the core of my personality. I embarked on a journey of the soul and began making radical changes in all aspects of my life to include spiritual, relational, health, and professional. I have discovered ways to incorporate my grief journey into the core of who I am without apologies and without offending others.
I now face life with a new outlook and a refreshed sense of ownership and purpose. It is my desire to share some information about all these realms and invite others to join me on a journey of an abundant, healthy, simple, productive life. It is possible to embrace our griefs and traumas in the midst of chasing beauty and living out loud while fully celebrating each other.