Hi! I’m so happy you’re here. My name is Cheryl Thompson and I’m the creator of EncouragementToGo.
I’ve been married for 30 years to my high school sweetheart Dennis. We were voted Best Couple our senior year and I like to think we still are. I’m amazed that such a solid, stable guy could tolerate an ADD perky cheerleader type for all these years. I have a degree in Business (BSBA) from the University of Missouri but I can tell you that most of my smarts didn’t come from college. (Can you say hard knocks?!)
At the age of 32, I fired my boss, tripled my income and actually got to come home and be a Mom to my kids 3 instead of the drop-in part-time Mom that I was pretending to be between work and sleep. I redefined the word Mom when I did this and it changed my life forever. I am passionate about helping Moms come home to be with their babies and start businesses of their very own. I believe being a Mother is the most sacred job you can ever have and that making money and being a good Mom aren’t mutually exclusive.
I’ve owned my own marketing consulting firm since 1993 and my own real estate investment company (it’s no longer). Marketing is the one thing that I know how to teach better than anybody I know…because it’s all about making friends and creating relationships.
Here’s a few facts about me: #1: I’m a Diet-Cokeaholic #2: Suffered from postpartum depression after Baby #1 #3: I love shopping at Goodwill and thrift stores #4: I’d prefer to have a piece of real estate over a diamond ring #5: I love the beach #6: I love TV #7: I’m a technical flat tire who uses technology to fuel my entire business #8: I put people above anything else in life #9: Have rampant ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) which I consider one of my life’s greatest gifts #10: I love to decorate and I love to eat #11: I haven’t worn a watch since 1993 #12: I’m a Southern Baptist Conservative who dances, doesn’t hit people over the head with my Bible and who can tolerate your tattoo #13: Born on the 4th of July which officially makes me a firecracker!
The definition of Encouragement is this: to give courage. That’s what I hope my stories and my work will give you. I want to help you find the courage and confidence to pursue your BIG DREAM, no matter what that big dream is or how long it takes to reach it. I want you to know that you matter and that you can make a difference. Your destiny is calling. Will you show up?
Warmly – Cheryl Thompson EncouragementToGo™