Fun Fact: How Teri & Leah Met
Before we were married or had families, we volunteered for a church youth group. We ended up chaperoning a high school trip from Minnesota to Colorado. The drive was over 14 hours long, and each of us had to take turns behind the wheel of a large 16 passenger van stuffed with kids, luggage, ski equipment – we were jam-packed!
Needless to say, it was an interesting experience with excited teenagers yelling and joking behind us. We spent hours talking and getting to know each other, and made a connection that has developed into a lifelong friendship.
Keeping It Personal
The essence of Keeping it Personal is the importance of relationships, transparency, honesty, and continued growth. The goal is to inspire, educate, connect, and awaken others to the truth of who they are. As we’ve grown in our lives, the brand of Keeping it Personal has evolved along with us.
In 2000, Teri was in sales and felt a lack of personalization and human connection in the business world; everything had become so automated with computers, voicemail, and emails. She began sending handwritten notes to each one of her potential clients and watched as sales increased. This got her entrepreneurial wheels turning. Teri proposed the idea to a longtime friend, Leah and a small business was founded off the idea of Keeping it Personal.
Keeping it Personal was born in 2004 as a company that delivered hand written notes to clients of Real Estate Professionals after their homes had closed. The business gained momentum, but began to falter as the real estate market crashed.
But, with the belief that there was a journey of discovery integral to experiencing true joy, Teri and Leah knew Keeping it Personal could be the path. The business was reborn with a stronger foundation and clearer path in November 2009. You can read about that here.
With Teri’s strong background in sales and marketing, and Leah’s experience and bachelors of science degree in pediatric nursing, both women have a passion for helping people realize their full potential. Teri and Leah are certified coaches and facilitators, and have developed programs to support women in their journey of self discovery.
Each section of this site is an extension of what it means to Keep it Personal. The Daily KIP is a source of inspiration and motivation. The Ultimate Journey can help awaken you to your own self, as it has done for ourselves. Coaching can be your accountability – a way to stay rooted in your truth. Our blog is for interaction; it’s the connection. Our aspiration for Keeping it Personal is to help you discover truth, embrace love, experience joy. We hope you do.