*Meet Lisa Shimon, FEW’s Extraordinary Woman of the Month*

Introducing,
LISA SHIMON,
FEW’s Extraordinary Woman of the Month!
You will be so inspired by Lisa! She is absolutely AMAZING. I recently got to have coffee with her and her faith and success just blew me away. She is a woman I want to be around! She is fearless, passionate, driven and her gift of faith makes her absolutely extraordinary. Her deep love for God will blow you away. She is a woman after my heart!

This is Lisa dancing with her eldest son, Jordan. After getting to know Lisa, I think this picture totally encapsulates her spirit!
She also loves Harleys, what else do you need to know? Heehee!
Lisa has been extremely successful in sales and more recently has ventured out into entrepreneurship, specifically helping women, which I also love. Women in business for themselves totally inspire me and I hope they do you, as well. I knew after chatting with Lisa about her journey both in business and in life that she needed to be December’s Extraordinary Woman of the Month. Here is my interview with Lisa. Be inspired, be challenged and choose to be extraordinary!

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Kim: Tell me about your occupation and family.

I have worked for Cox Media/Valpak for 14 years. I am VP of Key Accounts and have been in the top 5-10% of sales nationally for 11 years. I recently felt God calling me to venture into owning my own consulting business with Rodan Fields.
I have 4 children, two daughters and two sons, ages 33, 29, 28,and 23. I have (almost) 3 grandchildren. My newest, a little boy, is due any day. I will just say this: life goes way too fast. We are told that all the time when our children are young but we never believe it. Believe it.

Lisa’s youngest daughter, Mailey.



Mailey and Casey, Lisa’s two daughters

Lisa’s son, Spencer, on a mission trip in Guatemala


Here is Lisa with her granddaughter, Jovi. She is one HOT grandma!!

Lisa and her grandson, Lawson.
Kim: Who are two extraordinary people that have inspired you most?

I have been inspired by many people but two that stand out are Rhea Briscoe and my mother, Gloria Burchell Anderson.

In 2010, I went through a radical encounter with God that change my life forever. I longed to find a church or ministry that would feed my soul like what I encountered in Washington, D.C. during a visit with my son. God lead me to Rhea’s ministry, Snowdrop Ministries. She is spirit filled, in love with Jesus and God speaks through her. She continually challenges me to dig deeper and be obedient to the voice of God over all things in my life. Since 2010, God continues to take me deeper in His Presence and lead me lovingly to take hold of that for which He took hold of me.

My mother, angel on earth, is the most giving woman you will ever meet and one amazing mother and grandmother.

Lisa, her granddaughter and her mom.



She is and has always been there for all of us. She has taught me what it means to sacrifice for children, how to place others first and my most thankful gift, the gift of hospitality. My childhood home was always open to anyone for a night stay, a meal or a place to spend your holidays.

I have to share this story. When I was 14 my brother and his friend picked up two girls hitchhiking. He brought them home. They were in fact, runaways from Illinois.

My parents were out for the night. Knowing they would ask too many questions we hid them in our basement for the night. I kept getting up and checking on them. Early in the morning my mom got up and heard a noise in the basement. I got up quickly so that she would not panic. She found the girls and I told her the story of how Bob had brought them home. She brought the girls upstairs, made them breakfast and talked with them about how they needed to go home and that their mom was probably sick with worry. They ended up calling their mom. I don’t think I will ever forget the fact that my mom was not angry, just loving and compassionate with the girls. It is her heart and giving that I embrace today. I love it when people say, you are just like your mom.

Kim: What are your most extraordinary accomplishments?

I have accomplished many things in life but I think the most life-changing have been my current job, my children and the current road where God is taking me now.

There is nothing like being nationally recognized for your accomplishments in your job. It took me 3 years to accomplish what, if others even make it there, take 7 years to do it. I loved my clients and nothing was better than seeing my work increase the company’s sales. It provides a sense of recognition that is very fulfilling and I love teaching others how to duplicate it. God has been very faithful in taking care of my financial needs through this company.
 
My children, I believe are my legacy. Raising children definitely comes with challenges. They make good and bad choices. I think I have come to believe that what really matters is who they become as adults and have I given them the tools to become loving, giving, successful people. All my children are grown and I can honestly say that I love each of them for who they are. They have turned out quite well. All hard-working, not spoiled as many are today, and all are loving caring people. I remember reading a book when they were young by Ann Ortland called, “Children are Wet Cement.” This book taught me that it is how we mold them that matters. Children know love not just by time but by the quality of time with them. They only know life as they see it and life is always about them. We must be a part of their world to have a voice in that world. We need to be there for everything – say yes more when they are little and say NO more when they are teens. We tend to do the opposite. I can honestly say my heart is full when I look at my children. My son, Jordan, is in ministry in Washington, D.C., Spencer is an entrepreneur who is always inventing and has his hand in many things. I have two girls. Casey,  the eldest of all my children, lives in New York and works for three men in the entertainment world. I have been jealous of her many times because she has met some amazing people through these men. 😉 My youngest daughter, Mailey, also lives in New York. She just graduated from college and is already working on Broadway and in film. She is a costume designer and she is so good!

        

If these children are my only legacy I am very happy. I also know that God has His hand on their lives and I am a praying mom that the enemy can’t stand against.


Lastly, I also consider this place or road where God continues to lead me an accomplishment in my life. I feel such a sense of gratefulness for His love, His voice, His Provision. I can honestly say that I love knowing and trusting the voice of God to take me where He wants. This road of Trust and Faith has been one that God has had to transform in many places. He continues to show Himself faithful and to refine me in many ways. It is a crazy place when you can honestly say to God, “I will go anywhere you want.” It is a beautiful place completely trusting God with all that you are. I often say the beauty of the unknown in God is such a crazy good place.

One place God is currently telling me to go is in business as a  Rodan and Fields Independent Consultant. This amazing business is a vehicle for me to be a blessing to other women. As I share our amazing age-defying products, I get to help women be beautiful on the inside, too. My encounters with women are precious to me as I feel so compelled to tell women how God sees them and loves them endlessly. R+F’s slogan is ‘changing skin/changing lives‘ and that is exactly what I get to do every day.

(By the way, Lisa is my new R+F Independent Consultant and she’s about to take 10 years of this face! Woot woot!)

Kim: In your own words, what do you think it is that makes a woman extraordinary?

What makes women extraordinary is God. He makes us all extraordinary. To quote Lisa Bevere, “We have no Rival.” He loves us each uniquely. Now what we do to walk in that and KNOW that is up to us. We must diligently seek Him to know Him. I’ve learned that He has a purpose for my life and it is one of beauty. I must press on to take hold of that for which He took hold of me. There will be bumps along the way, but He tells us that if we place ourselves in His Presence seeking intimacy with Him, His provision is always there. He rewards those who diligently seek Him. He has good plans and HE LOVES ME. I am His daughter and He withholds no good thing from me. He didn’t withhold His son so why would He withhold His goodness? It took me 48 years for God to reach my heart and say, “Don’t you know that it is ME you have been looking for all these years?” Trust me, HE IS ENOUGH AND HE IS ALL.

Kim: What is something on your bucket list that you are yet to do that you consider extraordinary?

 

Well, I just want to go to Europe and The Holy Land and I want to walk where Jesus walked. The second would be amazing because I believe God shows up in a way we can not know unless we are where Jesus was.

 

  

Kim: What is your favorite inspirational quote or bible verse?
I have a few Bible verses. My life verse is Psalm 46:10. “Be STILL and KNOW I am God.” Be still means let go, stop striving and knowing in this verse is an intimate thing. He wants us to know Him intimately.


There is also a message that God gave me that I quote all the time. “Remove the world where you can and replace it with God.” If you want to KNOW Him you must seek him. Sometimes we have to remove a lot to allow ourselves to place ourselves to hear from God.

Kim: What kind of impact do you strive to have on other women? Why?

My heart longs to let women know how deeply they are loved by God. I know this sounds cliche but He really does. If I could unzip a woman and place in her all that God has given me I would. He heals, He is the best counselor and He is enough. He is called Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor for a reason. We just have to want Him more than the world and we have to diligently seek Him. I promise He will reveal Himself and show up in a way that will change you forever.

Kim: What is your most passionate message to women?

No matter what your life has held, your choices or those things that have happened against you, God says, I love you with an everlasting love. He whispers, I am enough and ALL you need. Trust in me, seek me and I will be your God. In my Presence is the Provision of all of life.

Satan places many lies in our heads and lies to many of us about our identity. In the Presence of God, He heals our hearts and speaks truth to redefine our identities. Actually, it is the original identity that He gave us when we were being created. Satan can have a way of placing a lie in us that we believe and live out. BUT GOD says NO. I have come that you may have LIFE and have it more abundantly. We are children of God. You are a child of God. He loves you. He has the best for you. Everything He has is yours. Just ask and seek with all you are. If you want to know Him, seek Him. I promise He will show up and He will make your life amazing.
 

  

Well, I told you that you’d love her! Lisa inspires me to take bigger leaps of faith and to trust God more deeply. She also challenges me to be all that I can be in business. I love it. How has Lisa’s story impacted you? Let me know by replying to this email.

To contact Lisa, email her at lshimon2010@gmail.com, click here for her website or call her at (262) 617-1907.

Thank you for inspiring us, Lisa. You are truly extraordinary!
Inspired,
Kim

I sent this to my daughter…


I am really concerned about my daughter. She’s in a relationship that is really NOT building her up. This relationship has such obvious negative effects on her that I can plainly see her make better decisions in her daily life when she spends less time with that certain person.

We talked about it the other day while we were in the car. She is starting to see the pattern, too.

[THANK YOU, LORD!]

As she listened and asked me questions, I told her what I tell my extraordinary FEW women, my amazing clients and my own dear friends:

We ARE powerfully and subtly influenced by the people we connect with. It is not a shove, but a constant, slight nudge. Like a slight current while you’re out on the water that can take you to the other end of the beach.

The Bible says it this way: Bad company corrupts good morals. 1 Cor. 15:33

Jim Rohn said: You will become the combined average health, attitude and income of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
This is GREAT NEWS if the 5 people closest to you are wiser and more successful than you are! But if they’re not⎯Uh ohhh…

Your reference group (your inner circle peeps) determine as much as 95% of your success and failure in life. ~Harvard study     

95 PERCENT! Who are you giving that amount of influence to??

Zig Ziglar said it simply and best:
If you want to fly with Eagles, you have to stop scratching with the Turkeys.
My daughter was made to be an EAGLE and so were you! The day after my daughter and I talked, I saw this and sent it to her. I thought you should see it, too.
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Maybe there are people holding you back in your life? If so, I will give you the mama-talk I gave her:

I want you to become everything God created you to be! I want the people in your life to see the good in you and the greatness in you! You have a destiny to fulfill⎯to fly like an eagle, and some turkeys are holding you back. If you choose to keep certain people in your life, your attempts at living your best life will feel like an uphill battle. I wish I could decide this for you, but the choice isn’t mine. It’s yours.

The people you are hanging out with are helping you be a lesser version or better version of yourself. Which do you think it is? Either way, you’ll become like them. Are your friends building you up or dragging you down? It matters more than you think. Choose wisely!

xoxo,
Kim

down with perfectionism

It’s that time of year again… you know… Chirstmas-time. A holy time we set aside to… obsess and freak out! Wait, what?

Yep. We freak out because our house has to be perfect, our cookies have to be perfect, the gifts have to be perfect. The party MUST be perfect!!!

Blah blah blah.

Well, not this girl! Not this year! No, I have taken a major stand against perfectionism in my life and this Christmas season will be no different.

Some of the cookies will be amazing and some will be dry.
Some of the gifts will hit the mark and some will disappoint.
Not every gift is even going to get a bow on it.
I guarantee you I’ll forget something important.
And I refuse to go to every single thing I’m invited to because I will be the one who pays the price of exhaustion and falling behind.

And I’m okay with all of it! Because instead of pursuing perfection this Holiday Season, I will pursue excellence.


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Excellence empowers! So first and foremost, I will choose the most excellent thing to give my energy to:

Loving people.

That’s right, I will be pursuing excellence in LOVE this Christmas. That means showing people that I love, that I love them, in the ways that they feel loved. And that might not involve a box with a bow on it at all. (But it will definitely involve cookies because food is the 6th love language!)

So who’s with me? Let’s pursue excellence in everything we do this Christmas season, NOT PERFECTION. Most of all, let’s pursue excellence in LOVE.

Now that’s the recipe for a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Lovingly,

Kim
xoxo

don’t let THIS steal your hope

You want something in your life to be better…much better. Maybe it’s a relationship with a significant person. Maybe it’s your health or an a addiction you are killing yourself to kick. Maybe you want way more than your job is offering you. Maybe it’s that debt you want to erase. Maybe it’s your out-of-control anger. Or maybe it’s just general unhappiness that you have spent years complaining about and you’ve finally decided to get on track to get happy! And then…

There’s a setback.

You botch it…big-time.

Or they botch it…big-time.

Or you get bad news about your health, finances or job.

If you are like me, the thing that happens next is one or any combination of these:

1. Discouragement
2. Frustration
3. All out anger
4. And ultimately, loss of hope

Friends, don’t let ‘this’ steal your hope!

What is ‘this’? ‘This’ is any event or events that do not go the way you would like them to. It is any circumstance that appears to be taking you in the opposite direction of the direction you want to be going in.

Please don’t let this steal your hope! Why? Because….

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Nothing’s changing? More bad news? That doesn’t mean it will never happen. I implore you today not to let that steal your hope. You need hope. I need hope. Hope is the anchor of our soul.
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I want you to be equipped to hold on to hope even when things go south. So, here is my best tip to hold onto hope and this week’s #MondayMotivation-

The biggest thief to hope is actually NOT your circumstances. It is your EMOTIONS. Your emotions turn when the situation turns and that makes you believe that there is no hope. But guess what? You can use your will to choose hope. That’s right… your will can overrule your emotion’s vote and choose to hold onto hope. Your will is actually more powerful than your feelings, but your feelings are so compelling that you may have a hard time believing that.

Listen, you are like a huge ship on open waters… you can end up just about anywhere, but you are steering toward a certain destination. Unfortunately, the wind and waves are not making it easy. They are working against you. But guess what you have goin’ for you? The rudder.

No matter how large the ship, it is steered by a very small part called the rudder. The rudder is a flat piece, usually of wood, metal, or plastic, hinged vertically near the stern of a boat and when turned, ever so slightly, the course of this journey and ultimately, the destination are changed dramatically.

Your will is that rudder, my Friend. You can choose hope with your will in spite of the wind and waves of troubles and emotions. You can steer your ship by choosing HOPE regardless of the overwhelming messages to give up. And once you choose hope, anything is possible!
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God is the source of all hope, He is the One with whom all things are possible and He is the ONE reason we always have hope. He can make your valley of trouble into a door of hope! He has done this for me and He will do it for you!
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So I encourage you today, to listen to hope’s whisper and try one more time. Give it your all one more day. Open your heart and choose with your will to hold onto the hope God offers you today.
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With High Hopes,

Kim
xoxo

Scholarships available for Single Moms

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When I was a single mom, a few key people believed in me. In fact, they believed in me enough to invest in me. And that is one of the main reasons I am here doing what I do and writing you this email today.

Single moms have a special place in my heart. I was raised by one, and I became one. Single moms carry the weight of the world on their shoulders that few people who haven’t lived it will ever understand.

They are full of promise, talent and vision (when they are not completely exhausted). They give their all for their children and work hard to make ends meet. And many times, they are doing these things with very limited resources. I know I sure had to.

Well, now I want to give back. That is why I am offering a $600 Single-Mom Scholarship for BOTH the Coauthor Opportunity in The Miracle Effect and the FEW Women’s Leadership Course. (Cost of each is $900.)

If you are a single mom, or you know one, please apply today by downloading the FEW Scholarship Application, filling it out and returning it to me. Comment below if you’d like to submit an application. I will select one recipient for each scholarship and make the announcement on December 2, 2016.

Single Mom, I believe in you. I believe you can still live your purpose and passion and make your mark on the world regardless of your obstacles. So many single moms have gone before us and have proven it!

If you are a Single Mom and you have a Miracle Story to tell and want to coauthor The Miracle Effect, or you desire to be a leader in Faith, Family and Business, apply today.

These $600 scholarships are for Single Moms only. The Miracle Effect Coauthor scholarship is for a Single Mom who is a first-time author (who has never been published). The remaining balance due for the Coauthor Publishing Package and WLC is $300.)

 

xoxo,
Kim

Rebecca Scarberry, Blissfully Extraordinary

Introducing,
REBECCA SCARBERRY,
FEW’s Extraordinary Woman of the Month!
You are just going to LOVE Rebecca! She is absolutely AMAZING. Every time I talk to her or spend time with her, she inspires me more and more. Take this interview for example, she had me in tears with her raw, challenging & inspiring answers. (Hold on a sec – you’ll see!) Rebecca is a truly TRAILBLAZER for women. She is fearless, passionate, driven and her gift of joy makes her absolutely BLISSFUL.
 
Rebecca Scarberry is best known for turning personal hardship into sweet success as the owner of  Becky’s Blissful Bakery. After losing her job and getting divorced in the same week, she turned to cooking, a passion since childhood, for comfort and guidance. You can now find Becky’s award winning caramels gracefully adorning the shelves of fine food stores and boutiques nationwide including Whole Foods Market and Williams Sonoma. (Her caramels will transport you to another place! Some say they can hear angels sing while they eat them!) Read more of Rebecca’s remarkable bio and her many accomplishments at the bottom of this post.
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As you are finding out, nominating Rebecca for FEW’s EWoM was a no-brainer! Check out her answers to my interview questions and you will agree! Here goes-

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Name: Rebecca Scarberry
Age: 40
Founder of Becky’s Blissful Bakery
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Currently lives in Brookfield, WI

Kim: Who are two extraordinary people that have inspired you most?

Rebecca: My mom and my mentor.

My Mother.
I didn’t realize what an incredibly strong woman she was when I was growing up and truly how much she sacrificed for her children and family. She was the bread-winner in the family and started college and her career at a time when women had to fight to just go to college. S he was asked to leave her economics class at UNCC because, “the instructor didn’t teach women” and when she explained to the instructor the class was a requirement for her degree, he told her to change her degree and drop his class.

She did not take his advice and was the only female who stayed in the class; he made it as difficult as possible for her, but she passed. Later in her career she was denied an office as the lead salesperson because, well… they never had a woman as a lead salesperson and they didn’t know how to give her an office. That would mean asking a man to leave his office? So, they said she could “share” an office space with a man, whose sales were consistently less than my mother’s every month. This lasted until his wife found out her husband was sharing an office with a beautiful blonde woman, then he moved his desk back out into the center cubicle area with the other sales associates.

She was featured in the local Business Journal as the top salesperson for her company. After being recognized in the paper, an employer she had interviewed with previously called her to offer her a sales position. He told her he didn’t know how to hire a woman but now that she had “proved” herself and that she could sell, he wanted her to work for him. She gracefully declined his offer and continued to work off of ONLY commission and raise her family of four as a single mom. She was the primary care giver for our grandfather, handled all of the finances for two homes and was left with over $50,000 debt after paying off a lien on her house after a “mistake” made by the nursing home that took care of my grandfather before he passed away.

As an adult, I look at her as the strongest trailblazer I know. As a child, I didn’t understand why she didn’t come to my basketball games, swim meets or cheerleading competitions. I wish I had the opportunity to go back to those moments, hug her tight and tell her how much I appreciated what she did and how hard she worked for me to be able to afford to do any sport, activity or event of my choosing. She never had any validation, support or acknowledgment of her accomplishments, sacrifices and unending loyalty and love for her family. However, she kept on blazing and became well known in the business community.

Today, she is still a member of Rotary; she donates to several charitable organizations, volunteers and is an avid reader at 78 years old.
 

  
My Mentor.
My mentor came into my life at mylowest and darkest point. The solo entrepreneurial journey had left it’s mark on me. I had made some major changes in my business that proved to not be beneficial for me personally or professionally. Not to mention, an on-going family crisis had left me emotionally spent and physically ill. I was ready to throw in the towel and go back to the “safe” place of being an employee.  
My mentor did not see the mistakes, anguish, pain and emptiness that I felt. He only saw determination, grit, perseverance, passion, opportunity and a desire to succeed.  He validated my struggles, mistakes and pain and packaged them in the positive. He recognized how bad things were but then focused on the fact I never gave up. I continued to move forward regardless of how terrible my circumstances were.

Having someone that believed in me renewed my spirit and my self-worth. Having someone to hold you accountable is necessary for growth. My mentor is committed to helping me be the best version of me in all aspects of my life. He listens and asks questions, never judges, has a desire to understand the whole picture and identifies what drives and motivates me. I take every opportunity I can to listen, learn and spend time with my mentor. I am blessed and lucky to have the unwavering commitment of an incredible mentor!

Kim: What are your two most extraordinary accomplishments?

Rebecca: Getting a divorce and starting a business 🙂 (Smiley face is Rebecca’s)

Having the courage to stand up for myself and file for divorce. Walking away from what was safe and secure. Following my gut-instinct, following my passion, my truth. I was liberated, I was free, I was given a second chance at life, living my true authentic life. I was free to be blissful, smile, enjoy life, all aspects of life. I was free to show my son the joys of life without quilt or indebtedness. I can be different, I can like different things, I don’t have to follow the social norms of others expectations of me. I am strong enough to be true to myself, my spirit, my own identity.

If being “me” upsets someone else, that is their problem, I don’t have to change to make others happy. People who truly love and respect me will want me to be happy, even if they don’t agree. I was no longer being stifled, punished, controlled or put-down. I was being encouraged, lifted up, loving getting to know myself all over again.

I was able to start my own business. I was succeeding and failing, learning, getting back up and trying again. I was scared, alone and had no safety net. I was running on adrenaline, hope and regardless of what awful circumstance I had gotten myself into, I still believed it was going to be okay.  I knew my goal, regardless of my circumstances, was to keep moving forward in my truth. It was the hardest and most isolating experience of my life. I knew I could throw in the towel and get a job with benefits, consistent income, stability. However, I had my second chance at life. I was free to do it, I knew it would be okay, I knew it would be a success. Day by day, mistake by mistake, loving being free and loving being me.

Every day I pray and every day I thank God for my freedom and my health. I am not being punished for being my true self. I make mistakes, do and say stupid things at times, my family and friends still love me. They don’t judge me or hold things over my head. They allow me the space to be me and love me in the process, blissfully.

 

Kim: What kind of impact do you strive to have on other women?

Rebecca: I want to have a positive impact on other women and let them know that they truly can do and be anything they want, regardless of their circumstances.

Kim: In your own words, what do you think it is that makes a woman extraordinary?

Rebecca: Generally speaking, women have an extraordinary way of connecting with others and making a positive impact/change on anything and anyone. Women are fueled with passion, compassion and a desire to make things better. You add some professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm and that is the ultimate recipe for extraordinary! 

Kim: What is something on your bucket list that you are yet to do that you consider extraordinary?
 
Rebecca: Exporting my product worldwide. Marrying my one true love and life partner.

Kim: What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Rebecca: My favorite quote is by John Wesley:

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Well, I told you that you’d love her! I am so blessed to have her in my life and to be able to learn from her. Rebecca’s courageous journey both personal and professional has inspired me to dream bigger and act on those dreams. How about you?

How has Rebecca’s story impacted you? Let me know by commenting.

Thank you for inspiring us, Rebecca. You truly ARE blissful!
Inspired,
Kim
PS. If you know of an extraordinary woman who inspires and challenges you, nominate her for FEW’s Extraordinary Woman of the Month by replying to this email!

 Here is more of Rebecca!

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Since founding Becky’s Blissful Bakery in 2007, Scarberry has earned a BSB/M degree from the University of Phoenix as well as numerous accolades. Most notably, she has received The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, The Business Journal’s Eureka Award, the Spirit of Service Award through the University of Phoenix Alumni Association and the Pewaukee Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Her gourmet caramels have been featured extensively in many publications including: The Hallmark Channel, Gluten Free Living, M Magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 West Magazine, BizTimes Magazine, Simple & Delicious Magazine, Taste TV, Washington Examiner, The National Journal, IMBIBE Magazine, Fox 6 News and TMJ4’s The Morning Blend. She volunteers her time and supports several local nonprofits, including the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation. She speaks to businesses and organizations on marketing, entrepreneurship, overcoming hardship and navigating the business world. She is also a member of the Professional Business Advisory Committee for the University of Phoenix and was the Commencement Speaker for the University of Phoenix in 2013.
Scarberry is an avid supporter of the ‘Buy Local First’ movement and is very active in the Milwaukee business community. In the spirit of entrepreneurism, she created a “How to Start a Food Based Business” workshop at Waukesha County Technical College that aims to connect fledgling entrepreneurs with local food-industry resources. This characteristic innovation has led to successful partnerships with many organizations. The company also enjoys membership with The Specialty Food Association, National Confectioners Association, FAB Wisconsin, Something Special from Wisconsin, Wisconsinmade.com and Local First Milwaukee.
Despite the head rush of such rapid success, Scarberry still remembers where it all began: in her home kitchen, spatula in hand. She is grateful for and humbled by the success of Becky’s Blissful Bakery and considers it a great honor to be a part of people’s joyful occasions and celebrations. In her spare time, she enjoys burning off caramel calories by running, biking, and swimming. She lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her son, Paul and dog, Charlie.