For more than 20 years, Sandy Parker has been shining her light into audiences and women’s lives in such a way they open their hearts and are able to receive more, accept more, do more and want more. She has spoken to groups of 3 to 5,000 inspiring 300,000 in 3 countries in such diverse groups as governor’s conferences, Chamber of Commerce banquets, school district and university training, and events for companies like Southwest Airlines and Southern Living. She also loved being the FUN LADY on Stars 104.3 on the morning show with Lew Dee and Diana and was co-host on ChickTalk, a talk radio show for women. She was also a Communication teacher for women in crisis and an active support at a Family Shelter for young mothers. She currently serves on a committee to raise money for Hospice Austin.
Her business life was flourishing as well. She built and sold two businesses, ran a highly visible media company, was a tourism consultant for her region and created a consumer product that sold in 400 stores within a year.
Then at age 39, she met and married her husband Rodney and his two teenage girls. She moved from Dallas to marry them. Taylor was born a year later and they moved to several cities in Texas as Rodney excelled being a High School Band Director and Fine Arts Coordinator for school districts.
A seasoned, smart, funny and courageous woman, Sandy now inspires others as a speaker, workshop facilitator, personal motivation expert and author. Her passion is helping women discover what “lights them up” and then guiding them through practical action steps to live life on their terms. This often takes the form of created and curated experiences for women to reclaim their enthusiasm and vitality so they can live without regrets.
While working with women, she was inspired to write LUMI FINDS HER LIGHT, an inspirational coming-of-light story about LUMI the lightning bug who bumbles her way into her natural brilliance. She learns how and of course you can too! Her philosophy is simple: What lights you up with change the world. Sandy challenges us all to live our lightest brightest life.
Sandy is the Chief Encouragement Officer of Lighten UP Global and Founder of the Lighten UP Movement to support others in finding resources for a lighter, brighter life. Based in the Austin, Texas area, she lives with her husband, Rodney, and three dogs: Bella, Jackson, and Dot. She would love for you to join her and LUMI in the Lighten Up Movement at LightenUPGlobal.com