Member Spotlight: Patty Taylor

Your Name: Patty Taylor

 

Your Organization’s Name: FocusOn St. Charles County Magazine

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A bookkeeper, because that is what my mom was, and she was an amazing role model.

What called you to your work?

The career I went to school for was in the Information Technology (IT) field. I started out as a computer programmer, but quickly moved up to a team lead and later management. I am not sure what called me to this type of work, probably the salary, but after 30+ years, I needed a change.

Who in the community do you look up to? Do you have a role model?

When I started working at Edward Jones in my early-twenties, our IT group was fairly small. One of the ladies in the group was Cindy Timpone. Her and I immediately became friends. She was a great role model, because she showed me how a woman can have it all — career, husband and kids and be very happy being busy. I have worked for her 3 different times in my career and her accomplishments continue to amaze me. After her kids left the house, her extra time was redirected to charity work. She has a very big heart.

Do you have a personal or professional motto?

Nothing comes to mind.

Name your greatest success, or what you are most proud of, in your business experiences.

As I mentioned above, I was in my early twenties when I started working at Edward Jones. I worked there for 12.5 years and my mentor mentioned above decided to leave Jones and start a consulting firm and asked me to come with her to help build her business. I was very comfortable in my position at Jones, but took the leap and left to work in consulting. It took me WAY out of my comfort zone, but I was very successful.

What product/service do you offer?

Once again I have stepped into something new I have never done before – SALES. I left the Corporate world in 2016, and recently accepted a position with FocusOn Magazine in sales. I sell ads to businesses.

What makes your business unique?

FocusOn Magazine is a community interest magazine for St. Charles County. It features stories about real people and also real problems in our community.

What is the nicest thing a customer has ever said to you about your products/service?

The service was not mine specifically. I sold the ad, but the customer was extremely happy with the artwork created for them by our designer.

What are three things you use every day in your job?

Organizational skills, communication skills, and kindness.

Tell us about organizations/charities you are passionate about.

Cancer, Diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Associations. All of these diseases have taken or is impacting loved ones in my life.

When you are not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?

If you asked me a year or so ago, I would have said sports, sports, sports. But now things have drastically changed. My daughter went away to college, and my son, who is still in high school, is no longer playing sports. So my husband and I are trying to find things to do on our own, which is a big change. We recently bought a condo and boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we are spending more time there.

New Member: Heidi Maxwell

Name: Heidi Maxwell

Business Name: Graphic Connections Group

Occupation: Account Manager

Links:

I want to join the: West County, MO Chapter

I wish to be a member of LBB because:

I originally wanted to join LBB to increase my book of business. After attending a few Coffee & Connections I really excited in Community Involvement along with Personal and Professional Development. I want to meet women who are passionate about their work and themselves. Women who are able to balance both work and family. I want to collaborate with and learn from these women.

My main reason for joining LBB:

Lead Generation

My Bio:

I have 20 years of print manufacturing experience. I have two children, 15 and 11, who are very active in sports and school activities. I currently work for a small print and marketing company looking to double in size over the next 3 to 5 years.

 

New Member: Brittany Bartley

Name: Brittany Bartley

Business Name: Dillard’s, Mid Rivers

Occupation: Store Manager

Links To Contact Me:

Personal Facebook

 

My main reason for joining LBB:

  • Community Involvement
  • Personal Development
  • Professional Development

My Bio:

Store Manager for Dillard’s Mid River’s Mall

Been with Dillard’s for 7 years

I have a passion for people and helping them grow both personally and professionally. There’s nothing better than helping one of my employees get promoted or earn more money.

Would you like to be added to our Members Only Book Club?

No

Would you be interested in providing a member only discount?

No

Member Spotlight: Pam Martin

Name: Pam Martin

 

Your Organization’s Name:

Isagenix-Pam Martin Fitness, LLC

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A veterinarian

What called you to your work?

Helping others succeed with health and wellness and break the dieting cycle is a passion of mine. After my own struggle, then finding success I am now on a mission to help others learn how to live a truly healthy lifestyle.

Who in the community do you look up to? Do you have a role model?

I look up to women who have pushed past their fears to accomplish what their heart is leading them to.

Do you have a personal or professional motto?

It’s never too late to start but it’s always too early to quit.

Name your greatest success, or what you are most proud of, in your business experiences.

I’m most proud of the book I published this year, The Girl in the Mirror.

What product/service do you offer?

I help people with their nutrition and financial goals. Isagenix is an all natural super food nutrition and wellness company that isn’t a diet, but an organic superfood system.

What makes your business unique?

My business is unique because I don’t just recommend products. I coach and walk alongside each customer to help them find what works best for their goals. I truly want to see them succeed. One on one coaching and support.

What is the nicest thing a customer has ever said to you about your products/service?

The nicest thing a customer has said to me is that they are so thankful I recommended the products I use and that their life has changed.

That makes my day!!

What are three things you use every day in your job?

  • Laptop
  • Cell phone
  • Social media

When you are not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?

  • Spend time with my grandchildren
  • Workout
  • Travel

New Member:  Dr. Trista Pabisz

Name: Dr. Trista Pabisz

Business Name: Midwest Eye Associates

Occupation: Optometrist

I want to join the: Maryland Heights, MO Chapter

Links:

Website

Personal Facebook 

I wish to be a member of LBB because:

I am newer to the St. Charles area and am excited to meet amazing women who are involved in the community and business owners. I look forward to building relationships and being able to help local charities as well!

My main reason for joining LBB:

Community Involvement

Professional Development

Social Interaction

My Bio:

I am a primary care optometrist who specializes in pediatrics for Midwest Eye Associates in St. Charles. I provide glasses and contact lenses for patients of all ages and also diagnose and manage ocular disease such as dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. By specializing in pediatric eye care, I am able to provide comprehensive eye exams for children as young as 6 months old and have extensive training in diagnosing and treating binocular vision and learning-related vision disorders, which may have a negative impact on the way kids learn in school. In addition to seeing patients, I am adjunct faculty for the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, where I take optometry students to provide vision screenings to local schools in the St. Louis area.

When I’m not in the office, you will find me working with my Beautycounter business. I love being able to provide people with safer skincare, cosmetics and personal care products! Our products are high performing and do not contain 1500 potentially harmful ingredients commonly found in beauty products that are known causes of several of health care problems.

 

 

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