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October 30, 2018 33 mins

Today's Hidden Story is one of personal triumph, tragedy, resolve, unimaginable kindness and an unshakeable drive to better the lives of the people around us. 

Wendy Smith is on a mission. To help businesses, to help people and to change lives. She says that "a person’s calling is found when her passion meets the pain of the world. Wendy W. Smith’s calling is to minister to the hearts and minds of people. Don't miss a second of her amazing personal story and how it has influenced her current work.

Learn more about Wendy's work with Future Legacy Leaders here.  

On today's podcast...

1:38 - Comfort food in an uncomfortable time
4:00 - After Wendy's mother leaves, someone steps into the void and saves the family
7:40 - Wendy's family is forced to escape her father's drug addiction
12:57 - How Wendy's stepmother story turned out
14:20 - "Anyone can help anyone"
17:00 - What troubled teenagers that Wendy works with REALLY want to know about
20:20 - Building out a program to help more students around the country
21:20 - Combining a passion for coaching business owners and coaching teenagers
24:00 - Multi-million dollar business owners struggle with the SAME things small business owners do

"We don't understand why we think the way we think, why our brains are wired the way they're wired and we forget that we have control over that in reshaping the way we think and the way we perceive the world and the way we interact with our world."

29:00 - Wendy's calling is not only to help save businesses but to help save lives

More about today's guest...

In her career, Wendy invested 16 years as a leadership and business coach for a Fortune Top 50 company, traveling the United States coaching and training business leaders and teams. Having coached over 500 workshops and taught over 4,000 people, Wendy has addressed audiences of 5 to 500 in corporate, educational, student and ministry settings. Previously, she spent 13 years in the financial services industry as an Investment Representative, General Securities Principal, Municipal Securities Principal, and led a team of truly remarkable financial services professionals across the southeastern United States.

Today, she and her business partner, Krista Hawkins, lead Future Legacies, LLC and its affiliates:

Future Legacy Leaders, LLC - Providing education, training, and curriculum for teenagers and young adults through schools, colleges, and communities and equipping the next generation to build legacies and empower their futures.

Future Legacy Partners, LLC - Providing education, training, and consulting for entrepreneurs, work teams, leaders, and professionals, and enabling them to create synergy and optimize solutions.

Future Legacy Wellness, LLC - Providing education, consulting, and curriculum for individuals, teams, and schools and helping people to grow confidence and live abundantly.

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