Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
Tammy H. Wharton
My Current Job/Company: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, Inc. – CEO
My Birthdate: 10-06-68
My Work: Helping girls reach their leadership potential through programs, activities, and community service that give them the courage, confidence and character to succeed.
My Passion: My work, my family, and giving back to the community.
My Family: Dave (The rock behind me), Ally (often called Gator for Ally-gator – 12 soon to be 13 in May), Austin (My son who has never met a stranger – 10 going to be 11 in March)
My Heroes: My parents. Frank and Susan Hunt who have been the wind beneath my wings ever since I was a young girl. They have always told me the truth, regardless of whether I wanted to hear it or not but that I why I trust them to this day.
My Escape: The Spa. I’m still learning the importance of taking time to escape and take care of myself.
My Pet Peeve: Nay Sayers and status quo.
My Indulgence: Wine.
My Roots: Central Pennsylvania, country girl. Extremely supportive family who taught me wonderful values.
My Future: Blessed and full of opportunity. Who would have ever thought I would be working my dream job at such a young age! (Yes, I still consider myself young. Besides, you are only as old as you feel!)
My Love: My work and my children. I can see in my children the difference it makes to be involved in Scouting and sports activities. Nothing is better than to see them achieve a goal they have worked so hard to accomplish!
My Movie: “The Cutting Edge.” (I love movies where people defy the odds to achieve a goal!)
My Quote on Life: “To do the most good requires saying “no” to pressures to stray, and the discipline to stop doing what does not fit.” -Jim Collins
My Accessory: Diamonds (They are a girls best friend, right?)
My Advice to Young Women: Never let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish something. If you believe, you can achieve!
How I Balance it All: Balance doesn’t mean everything all the time. There are days when work takes more of my time and others when family is a priority. Knowing which day is which is truly the key!