So I pondered night after night on how to introduce myself to you. I finally decided I would begin with the present and work my way back. Most people describe me as a creative, energetic, a self-starter, and a highly motivated visionary and entrepreneur who loves the Lord. I am also well known for my gift of hospitality, a field of work I enjoyed for over 25 years. In short, I would say I am called to love, lead, create and serve and I do this in various ways with the various roles and positions.
Having turned 53 last June, I find myself now newly married for the first time, a daughter with 2 siblings, a business owner, corporate coach, health leader, community organizer, workshop facilitator, speaker and friend. This is what I do. And yes, I’m part of the baby boomer generation.
So what do I believe? Most importantly I believe in God; I am a woman of great faith and hope. I believe people are basically good and that we are all born with at least one gift that allows us to be prosperous. I believe in love, a deep passionate love of family, friends, and our life’s work. I believe in support, coaching, teamwork, lifelong learning, mentors, diversity, girlfriends and REST. In fact, I hope to be known as the Queen of REST.
I love God, my husband Chuck aka Dr. Blues, chocolate, spa-ing, brownies, traveling, girl movies, fine hotels and resorts; dining with friends, life changing sermons, dancing to great music, a good spy series , great conversations with fellow visionaries, and last but not least, I love to pray and to relax with my sweet dog, Ella Fitzgerald Robinson Beattie.
I hope to connect with you on many levels. I will be sharing my thoughts on my favorite topics: leadership and faith. I hope to be a carrier of goods news and encouragement. In fact, just call me Elaine, the midwife of hope. This is perhaps a good place to pause until next time. Always remember these words: “I surrender, I win!”