Cookies By Design Founder and Former IRS Agent Share Secrets
July 17, 2014
Hosted by Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC
Cookies-by Design founder Gwen Willhite who has over 100 franchises nationwide and internationally acclaimed Ghostwriter, Author and former IRS Agent, Kelly Epperson are the featured guests on the next edition of Today’s Inspiring Women. Gwen Willhite suddenly found herself an unemployed, single mother. With time on her hands, this creative and motivated woman combined two traditional gifts- flowers and sweets- and turned them into one deliciously clever concept, the cookie bouquet. Now, 30 years later, approximately 100 Cookies By Design locations are operating across the United States. Our second guest is a former IRS Agent and is now a noted Ghostwriter and author Kelly Epperson. As a ghostwriter she has written over 20 books for others, some are NY Times Best Selling Authors, one sold over 1 million copies. She has three books of her own plus one that went to #1 on Amazon. Both women will be sharing their success secrets and how they overcame challenges.
Today’s Inspiring Women
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Inspiring Women. You’ve heard of some: Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, and Meg Whitman. But there are many inspiring women who are not as well known; women who have touched our lives forever. Now you can find out who these female business and entrepreneurial rising stars are. During each episode you will be introduced to extraordinary women who may have come from a background similar to your own. You’ll discover, how they overcame challenges and the lessons they learned to become successful in their fields. Not only will you hear success stories, you’ll be presented with professional insights, tools, tips and strategies you can use to achieve your own personal success. And you can join the discussion, to get the most of this special opportunity. So, become inspired — and mentored with professional insights and tools. It’s where dreams meet information and inspiration.
Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC
Deanne is diverse in careers from scientist, college instructor, management trainer, Fortune 500 Manager, author to entrepreneur. She is a much sought after speaker and business coach who blends the spirit of change, life-long learning, and adaptability.
For more than 20 years Deanne has worked with managers and individuals to help break through personal and career roadblocks with her innovative strategies. She offers her abilities as a leader, certified business coach, and educator to corporations and organizations globally. Deanne demonstrates the adaptive thinking necessary for change in our present-day world.
Deanne is an example of her own advice, adaptability, and self-leadership. She knows first-hand what it takes to climb the corporate ladder and the challenges women face in career advancement.
She teaches workshops in leadership, management, communication, public speaking, the changing workforce, and conflict intervention.
Deanne is the author of four books, and her business articles have been published in over 300 trade magazines and professional journals. She has won numerous public speaking awards and Deanne's management coaching program won national recognition from Training Magazine's Top 100. Additionally she was on the three-member team that first discovered the cancer link to second hand smoke.
Deanne is known for her high energy speaking style and use of personal stories coupled with strategies that work.