left Ann Arbor for Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural
History to accept a position as Curatorial Coordinator
of Mazon Creek Paleontology. My long hours working on
both museum responsibilities and my own research required
living both time-efficiently and cost-effectively. In
a very short period of time, I realized I did not want
to spend the rest of my life within the academic world.
I had already experienced a high level of international
success, praise and recognition, for which I am grateful
(including making it into the Guinness Book of World Records,
and having Johnny Carson make a joke about my research
on The Tonight Show). I eventually left the rarefied world
of paleontology. This is when the seeds of GOD-DESS began
to sprout and grow.
the next decade in the field of not-for-profit healthcare
association management, honing my skills in efficiency
maximization, streamlining, prioritization, customer
service, budgeting, organization, communication and
simplification, and applying the rigors of my scientific
training to the needs of my clients. My clients experienced
extraordinary growth and profitability.
Although my salary was better than
it was in academia, I still practiced my cost-efficient
living, including preparing meals at home to eat at
work. The hours were often very long, so time-effectiveness
and efficiency-management continued to be important,
if not vital. I traveled extensively in my various roles
(including organizational representative, event organizer,
executive manager, and lecturer); often, I tacked on
vacation time to cost-effectively explore the various
cities and regions that I was fortunate to visit, which
further enhanced my travel planning skills. On my own
time during this decade, GOD-DESS grew into a fledgling
company, relying on the empiricism of my own experiences
and my research.
After more than a decade of helping
my clients experience almost 900% budgetary growth,
900% membership growth, 400% meeting attendance growth,
and enhanced visibility that cannot be quantified, I
knew it was time to become my own boss and devote myself
100% to GOD-DESS.
I believe we are always in
the right place at the right time. Because of that belief,
everything that I do, whether paleontology, or executive
healthcare management, or lifestyle counseling, I do
well, to the absolute best of my abilities. A lifetime
of experience and research has now created GOD-DESS
and everything it can do for you. I thank the Universe.
I thank you for joining me here at GOD-DESS. How may
I help you?