My life purpose is this: I am the rock that creates the ripple of
compassion, courage, and kindness.
(I aspire to one day be the boulder that creates the tsunami, but for now, I’m content being the rock. I’m not there yet; we all have opportunities for growth.)
I’m a coach, connector, doer, dreamer, entrepreneur and aspiring Ironman athlete (Louisville, October 2019 here I come.) However, the most important roles I hold are wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
I've channeled my creative, adventurous spirit and life-long passion for serving others into a career, a calling, and a business: Macvian Partners.
In 2016 I founded Macvian Partners, my coaching and consulting business, to strengthen individuals and organizations. I work in a variety of ways. I offer life/executive coaching and work one-on-one with individuals. I also offer group coaching workshops to non-profit leadership teams and groups of women in leadership positions. I host vision board workshops and other small group coaching workshops.
Current Non-Profit Board Member of
Appalachia Service Project
Men’s Shelter Charlotte
Catawba Springs Elementary School
Education & Professional Memberships
Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Dayton
Non-Profit Certificates from Duke University & The Center For Philanthropy at Indiana University
Professional Co-Active Coach Certification from Coaches Training Institute
Member of International Coach Federation
I believe in the power of words. These words are guideposts for my business and my life.
Connection represents so many things to me. Connection to creator, to inner voice, to physical body and to other individuals and businesses that might help you or your non-profit grow.
I believe courage is contagious. Leaders need to be willing to take risks and fail because sometimes failure leads to our best opportunities for growth. This is one of my favorite quotes about courage.
“Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just literally 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery and I promise you something great will come of it.“ — We Bought a Zoo
What would you do with 20 seconds of insane courage?
I never do for a client what the client can do for themselves. Some of my favorite non-profits are Habitat for Humanity, Girls On The Run, Let Me Run and Tri It For Life because this word defines what they do.
I have been blessed with a tribe of cheerleaders my entire life. My parents, my brother, my extended family and friends who are like family. It brings me tremendous joy to return the favor, pay it forward, and uplift others.
I’m aware of the many privileges I’ve had in life. I’m grateful for them and doing my best to pay them forward to someone else. I encourage clients to think of 3 things they’re grateful for every day, especially on the hard days.
I believe in practicing what I preach. I can’t encourage my clients to take risks if I’m not willing to do so myself. I try to do something every day that makes me a little nervous or uncomfortable, because then I know I’m growing.
My passion for affordable housing is actually a little less about the actual house, and more about how the person is transformed because of the home. This is why I love coaching with Girls On the Run, Let Me Run and Tri it for Life. When a human sees that they can do something they doubted they were capable of physically, it opens their mind to the idea that they can do other things personally and professionally.
I’ve made my home in Stanley, NC, with my husband and children.
Thanks to my flexible business schedule, I compete in triathlons, coach my son's Let Me Run team, and I also coach other women to compete in their first triathlon through Tri It For Life. I’m also a dance mom (life sometimes gives us jobs we’re not fully qualified for, and I remain grateful to my tribe of other dance moms that are willing to do my daughter’s hair and make up. I’m lacking in those skills.)
I love reading and started a book club with amazing women that inspire me. I can often be found playing at the Whitewater Center paddle boarding, climbing, cycling, ziplining, hiking in the woods, or practicing stillness and meditation at a yoga studio.
I work hard, but I’m good at taking breaks enjoying all that life has to offer. My happy places include: biking, playing bingo or enjoying the beach at Fripp Island with my family, being the base of a pyramid with my UD Flyer Fems (my college girls), training with my TIFL tribe, or singing Indigo Girls songs, building or repairing houses and dancing like no one is watching with my ASP family.
When we can squeeze in date night, I enjoy sailing, cycling and just being with my better half. After 17 years together, I still wonder how got so lucky. My partner serves as a police negotiator and Sergeant, which provides for endless stories and an interesting life. (Brief moment to express gratitude: He tolerates my training schedules and serves as my greatest cheerleader navigating triathlon courses so he and the kids can cheer at as many points as possible. He has helped me get back on my bike after crashes both literally and figuratively. He’s gracious about my escape time for girls weekends. He’s encouraged my entrepreneurial career from day one.) I couldn’t have grown into who I am without him by my side, and I am forever grateful he chose me.)
“Meg is this red-headed spitfire with a heart of gold, and quite frankly, she kinda scares me. Not in a bad way. In the "I get shit done" way. It's really incredible. She sets her mind to something and actually does it.”
— Stephanie, coaching client