Who is Excela?

 Excel~a mixes genres.

Creativity and Business!

Credentials: My formal education is a triplicity – a combination of three distinct and often individual realms.  Oh, do tell!

I hold two Master’s degrees, one in accounting and one in counseling, and have a Mixology Certificate…shake it all together and serve the formal-education combo “on the rocks!”

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What a mix, you say?

Yes, a skill set of many colors and rhythms.  A combo-plate that keeps me continually intrigued at the variety of skills I bring to business settings – whether I find myself consulting with a company or with a small business owner or with an individual or couple in a life transition, I tap into my education and business experience.  I have come to understand various aspects of business through almost two decades of experience working inside two CPA firms, growing and building a CPA firm alongside four others, operating several small businesses while continuing dabbling in real estate-vacation rentals.  My energy pops when details are flying, systems are needed, and the starting juices of visionaries-founders are “hitting the pavement” and making things happen.

I can enter both…

The business world: a world that is generally experienced with an eye toward the bottom-line, productivity, and quick results.


The counseling world: an artistic world of curiosity for the human condition of struggle and joy, a relational space of fluidity, and a realm where results occur in unplanned, surprising sorts of ways.

The connection of these distinct realms is Excela’s play space.  So, I work well with entrepreneurs because there is always an intersection with creativity and business that must be entered to enjoy the vibrance of work while completing the numerous daily tasks of business life-bottom line realities.  The intersection of creativity and business is where I have fun, am inspired, lose inspiration, struggle, grow, celebrate and make money.  It is a full realm.  It is a colorful realm.  It is MY realm.

Excela’s play space recognizes the worth of the productive – “get it done” reality of life while placing equal value on remembering that we are relational beings who want our work and life to be integrated in a meaning-making tapestry.

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