Brenda is an Emmy award-winning communications executive, professional speaker and university instructor. She’s coached and mentored individuals and teams to excellence in major media companies. She has a master’s degree in Strategic Communication.
As a busy executive, Brenda developed her own time management system, “Extreme time Management.™” She began training and teaching others to get control of their time and soon realized that people who sought her out were really looking for more than how to manage their email. They were seeking more fulfilling lives. Time management, or time shaping™, as she now calls it, was a tool to get there. Brenda uses her knowledge of strategic planning, motivation and messaging to coach and inspire people to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
When she’s not writing or mentoring, she loves taking photographs with multiple devices. This lets Steve practice patience when they travel because he’s always waiting for her to get the right shot.
Steve Hillinger is a communication, sales, and presentation trainer and coach with over twenty years of experience. He trains and coaches professionals, teams and business owners with an emphasis on inner resource development and solution focused coaching.
Steve creates custom tailored programs that accelerate top performance in both individuals and teams. He is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Ericksonian hypnosis and is a certified professional coach. Steve has worked with a wide variety of clients including internet companies, the insurance industry, health professionals, financial services, media executives and entrepreneurs.
He incorporates a wide variety of leading edge communication techniques with interactive exercises to move beyond “learning about something” and allow clients to discover, experience and break though instead. To that end, he’s taught over 1,000 people how to firewalk.
Steve has lived a life of adventure. He’s done free-fall skydiving, skied alpine glaciers in Europe, scuba-dived in the Great Barrier Reef and climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Steve and Brenda together
Steve and Brenda have been married for over 25 years. They each began traveling as teenagers. Between them, they’ve been to over 75 countries on six continents. They live in Oregon among vineyards, lavender fields and wandering coyotes. They love to hike and explore new places together. Most of all they love to create a spark in others.
They have one daughter, Sierra, whom they adore. She’s a life and style blogger. You can check out her blog here.