She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1985 and had an accomplished career in sales and executive management. After experiencing several layoffs due to corporate restructuring, she decided to trade her cubicle and airplanes for time raising her family and a career working alongside her husband and best friend.
"Life was moving right along until March, 2012 when my husband suffered complications due to a failed back surgery and in 2 short years he was gone. My world was turned upside down. I found myself face-to-face with the question, "how am I going to support my family?" The business that was the sole source of our cash flow disappeared because the physician, the expert was gone.
I have spent this last season re-branding myself. I have aligned myself with a collaborative group of men and women of excellence. Entrepreneurs dedicated to helping others create a business asset designed to impact generations. Leaders with strong core values who believe in people and in the power they have within themselves to rise up and accomplish great things.
I have a few questions for you:
Is your job, career or profession leaving you wanting more out of life? More time, more money or both? Do you have a dream or cause burning inside your soul and just don't know how to fund it? Have you ever thought of "paying it forward" and just don't know how to do it?
If so, the freedom of business ownership may be right for you. Why wait? Begin living life on your terms. Let's let the world hear YOUR STORY!
I look forward to hearing about you!"
About my company
3 Ladies Agra is dedicated to the memory of the late "Dr. Bill" Thoens. After suffering the horrific side effects from a failed back surgery and opiate addiction, Dr. Bill's vision was to find a natural alternative method to pharmaceuticals to help himself and others manage severe chronic pain. Towards the end of his life, Dr. Bill's severe pain would not allow him to perform the work he loved as a healer and his purpose and ability to support his family slowly slipped away. Always being a fighter, he found a new purpose in creating a community medical marijuana garden. Sadly, he passed away on March 14, 2014 before garden was fully operational. With no background in cannabis, horticulture, or facility operations, his widow, Ms. Thoens has spent the last two years completing the indoor project and is planning an outdoor grow to expand the business into the recreational market in 2016.
I chose this career path because
She chose this career path after many years in corporate America and being downsized. She saw the need for business and leadership training, so she decided to make that her new career.
I prepared for this career by
She prepared for her career by earning a bachelor's degree in business and mathematics from the University of Vermont.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
Her greatest challenge was working in corporate America as the regional director of sales for a major company. Despite her advanced responsibilities, she was not recognized by men for her achievements.
My greatest strength(s)
Her greatest strengths are teaching, mentorship, coaching and communication.
My greatest accomplishment to date
Her greatest accomplishments are her two daughters.
My personal/professional goals
Her professional goal is to coach 100 people in business in 80 countries.
What/Who has inspired me the most
Her inspiration comes from within. She strongly believes in the America dream of free enterprise and entrepreneurship. She wants to see this country go back to the old times when integrity, honesty and respect were natural and people had opportunity to grow and live the American dream. She is also an advocate to empower, educate and inspire young women.
I most want to be known/remembered for
She wants to be remembered for helping to make people's lives better.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
She participates in Breast Cancer Awareness, Campus Crusade For Christ, Food for the Hungry and the American Cancer Society.
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
She enjoys exercising and horseback riding in her spare time.