We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Loni Peterson, MLS. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Loni below.
Loni, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. What did your parents do right and how has that impacted you in your life and career?
At a young age I was diagnosed with a neurological issue as well as scoliosis. I had a lot of doctors appointments, lots of scans and x-rays, and three major surgeries. My parents always kept it open and honest with me, even as a 11 year old, about what was happening to me. I rarely got special treatment and I was expected to keep up in school and I was determined to get back to ballet class as soon as possible. Working hard through hardships is something I have learned from them and it has done me well as an adult and business owner.
Loni, love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
I was born to be an event planner and educator. I came into the profession in a roundabout way, but the skills needed to execute a good event were always there. I started my event planning career in the non-profit sector after running a competition dance company. After wearing many hats I soon realized that the events/fundraisers is where I wanted to spend my time. After I completed my master’s degree and it was time to move on from non-profit, weddings and being a college professor became the sweet spot for me! Hiring our services as wedding planners allows our clients to be the hero and each of their guests are guaranteed to have a great time and the couple will be stress free! I am most proud of the relationships I have built over the years with vendors, the college students I teach, and my non-profit ties. I have a great community of help and expertise to help me do my job well and that is such a good feeling!
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
At a young age my life changed dramatically. I learned early on to not take anything for granted and to get out there and get the things I wanted. What was the worst thing that was going to happen, someone would tell me no? Oh well, on to the next option! Learning how to navigate life after scoliosis correction surgery, makes you evaluate the things that matter to you and make you life full. It is never selfish to follow those instincts and create a life you are happy with every day!
What do you think helped you build your reputation within your market?
The events world is small. The non-profit world is small. And they often overlap! I have learned to never burn a bridge and to always step in if someone needs help. There is no task too tedious or gross that I won’t jump in and help my staff do. Being a team player and leading from the trenches only builds stronger bonds with your staff and the other companies you work with.
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