In our conversations with thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives we often hear the most heartwarming stories. These stories matter and they show why pursing your passion matters. When you care about what you do, you can make miracles happen for your clients, employees and other stakeholders. You’ll find some amazing stories below.
This is not an easy story to talk about, I am reminded of it every day. About one year ago I received a phone call from a physical therapy colleague of mine that knows my background well. He told me that a friend’s daughter, 13, had been diagnosed with brain cancer. She had just gone through extensive surgery and was left paralyzed with inability to walk, talk, swallow and experiencing pain. She went from a healthy normal teenager to her current state instantaneously. Read more>>
I have many stories of when I hold space for creativity or yoga, and I hear the impact it has on people’s lives. Years ago a woman attended my 8-week collage series, which normally meets for 2 hours each week, and as we introduced ourselves, she shared that she had lived through a tornado that came through her Texas town, and still was living through the trauma that came from that experience. A few weeks later, after the class ended, she looked at me and said, “I healed some of the tornado today.” To see her eyes shine and more of her creativity come back was the inspiration I had to continue to do what I do. Read more>>
When I was a little girl, I grew up in the South Bronx. I was an animal lover (still am lol ). Always looked forward to coming home from school to see what new furry friend I would meet. My abuela(grandmother) , such an angel, allowed me to help the stray animals and make sure they were okay. My abuela’s house felt like a castle. Always filled with smiles, love, such good aroma of yummalicious food, and furry friends. No matter what we was a family and everyone can fill the love and appreciation that filled the house. Read more>>
There’s so many testimonies I’ve received, so it’s difficult to choose only one. I’d say the most memorable ones are the ones where my clients haven’t been able to articulate the impact I’ve had on them in words. Language doesn’t even suffice. Whew!! That does something to me every time! Instead they use tears, head shakes, long stares, & deeps sighs of relief to convey their appreciation for what I’ve done in their lives. Read more>>
I grew up in Houston and graduated from the University of Texas. I started my career in banking in Austin financial helping clients informed financial decisions. Twelve years later, my banking business partner, Kelly Conway, and I decided to go into business for us opening the Fleming & Conway Allstate agency in 2010 with eventually two locations in Austin and Round Rock. I grew up watching my grandparents run their own business and knew ultimately that I wanted to do the same. Read more>>
Bella J. Rockman
I feel very grateful to be in a field that honestly doesn’t feel like work most days. I have an opportunity to work with clients in their vulnerable moments, milestones and navigating some of their biggest life challenges. I’m grateful because the work that I do is not only individual, but it’s also intergenerational. Trauma can be generational, but so can healing – – and every time I work with a client to help them heal it has a multi-generational effect. Read more>>