Category Archives: A Day In Her Shoes

A Day In Her Shoes – Donna Heidkamp


Donna Heidkamp is the executive director of RJO Futures. She holds an M.S. in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of agricultural economics from Texas Tech University. Donna is also a wife and mother of three boys.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Gia Kubik


Gia Kubik has proved she is a force to be reckoned with in the Chicago area. She is an author, motivational speaker and stand up comedienne. Above all, she is a mother of a 15-year-old son.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Lisa Payne


Lisa Payne began teaching fitness classes and personal training while getting her MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Out of this seemingly serendipitous collaboration came a vibrant career and a passion for building strength and self-confidence in others.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Larvetta Loftin


Larvetta Loftin left her posh corporate job in 2000 to become the successful entrepreneur she is today. Loftin shared advice from Michael Jordan and her own secrets to staying fabulous when she sat down for an interview with our own Taylor Arnett.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Andrea Metcalf


Andrea Metcalf is one of the Chicago’s top fitness experts. It’s no surprise, then, that she takes on daily life with her optimum health and business success in at the forefront.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Karen Adler


Licensed clinical social worker and Chicago-based mother of three Karen Adler has plenty to do in her “average” day. Still, she finds ways to challenge herself and encourages others to do the same rather than be a victim of life.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Lisa Lockwood


Motivational speaker, author and reinvention expert Lisa Lockwood believes stereotypes are made to be broken. She shares a day – or rather a day’s possibilities – in her busy life and what it takes to follow her example.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Dr. Michele Kerulis


As director of sport and health psychology at Adler University in Chicago, Dr. Michele Kerulis practices what she preaches. Her dedication to developing a mind-body balance has allowed her to not only live her best life but also to help others do the same.

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A Day In Her Shoes – Donna Smith Bellinger


Creator of the “Kick In The Butt” sales training program, professional speaker, author and “Revenue Accelerator” Donna Smith Bellinger shares a day in her more-than-average shoes. She treats her clients like extended family, and everyone involved reaps the benefits.

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