Meet these true Women on Fire!

“If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African proverb

Hello from Huntsville, Alabama where I am taking a few days with my mother to celebrate her 77th birthday.

(To my surprise, I just noticed today’s SPARK! is also #77…I love little hugs from the universe like that!)

I also love, love, love when I hear how your “spark” was ignited when you met another Woman on Fire.

Today I am introducing you to two women in Columbus, Ohio who are “poster sisters” for turning their sparks into flames and uplifting each other in the process.

By living the Women on Fire aspirations, the results from their collaborations are beyond what either of them ever imagined or expected. (Yea! You know how that makes me do the Happy Dance!!!)

Two big sparks equal a huge blaze! Women on Fire Jenn Bajec
and Pat Wynn Brown

Pat Wynn Brown and Jenn Bajec first met in 2008 when they joined the Women on Fire Coaching Group in Columbus, led by Andrea Dowding.

A generation apart in age, it matters not.

Patti and Jenn recognized the heart and talent in each other and today proactively provide inspiration, strategies, support and opportunities – personally and professionally – for each other to succeed.

Jenn, a very talented graphic artist and mom of two kids whose own mother died when she was young, has successfully created and launched a jewelry business called Thrive Theory.  More than a business, it is a loving nod to her late mother and an encouragement and inspiration for women and girls.

Patti, an accomplished writer, teacher, performer and humanitarian, is the founder of Hair Theater Beauty School. Her foundation has provided wigs for more than 700 women going through chemo who otherwise could not afford them.

Here, in their own words, Jenn and Patti share the impact of their connection:

When you first met at the Women on Fire Coaching Group, what struck you about each other?

Jenn: Patti’s outrageously funny stories had me almost peeing my pants at every gathering; her deep compassion and wisdom; her stunning beauty; and her unique point of view all drew me toward her.

Patti: Because I am basically a shallow person, I thought Jenn had really great hair! And then she played the piano for us in a little concert and it wasn’t something she normally did, but we asked and she favored us with a lovely performance. She has a great giggle and is very creative and thought-filled.

And, I liked that she was in search of a way to change the world for women and girls.

What has her support meant to you?

Jenn: Patti was the first person I shared my Thrive Theory vision with. Her support and encouragement has been constant and always more than I could ever ask for.  I’m fortunate to know her and have her as a friend. She’s inspiring to everyone who knows her.

Patti: Jenn’s support is a cool breeze on a hot day. It is as comforting as a mother’s touch. Jenn believes in me and I believe in her.

We worked together on my web site for my corporate communications training program and now we work together on my HAIR THEATER BEAUTY SCHOOL shows.

I use her Thrive Theory pins as “Honor Society Pins” for our audience members.

Jenn even roller-skated in a sailor hat at one of the shows. (She was really good!) Our personal missions to help women live their best lives dovetail.

Frankly, we were meant for each other. I have every reason to believe that she is an angel sent to me by God.

And, for Patti and Jenn, the flow of love, admiration and support continues.

Last month Patti’s mother died.  After making funeral arrangements, Patti returned home. She opened the mail to find that she had been nominated as a local finalist for the prestigious national Jefferson Award, created by Jackie Kennedy to honor the work of unsung heroes.  She was nominated by her friend Jenn Bajec.

True Women on Fire in action, supporting each other.

Just imagine what our world would be like if each of us reached out to another in support like this.

Is there a woman in your life right now you find interesting in the way that Patti and Jenn noticed each other? Maybe you’ve met her at a Women on Fire tea.  Connecting to her in some way might just be the beginning of something very, very special.

I love when you share your own experiences about finding your “spark”. Please take a moment and head to the comments section below and tell us what you are up to.

May you always feel the support and connection of our Women on Fire community ~