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Every personality test, every coaching program, every therapy session, and every discover your perfect career quiz on Facebook has the same result. I am a connector, a visionary, and a dedicated champion. And, I hold the world and myself to incredibly high standards when it comes to leaving things better when you leave than they were when you arrived.

The mission of Champagne Hippies is to help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and corporate leaders increase their profits + impact by getting clear on their values and then using them to make business decisions.

The founder, LaKay, grew up in the Ozarks, Kansas City, and Little Rock Arkansas. One grandmother was a preacher’s wife and the other a salt-of-the-earth hard worker. While she was growing up, her mom worked in private schools, always leading with her servant’s heart and her dad was a successful salesman who never met a stranger. LaKay has always had a strong sense of being called to do something powerful with her life.

After coming up through the ranks in various nonprofits, she was accepted to Boston College Law School - the first single mom to ever do so - at age 31. This was only one of her many education adventures. LaKay has spent much of her life in constant search for the best way to have a positive effect on the world. By age 36, she had completed a B.A. with majors in Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Society & Health, a Graduate Certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy, a J.D. from Boston College, and an L.L.M from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Since becoming an adult, she has had 4 cross country moves.

After leaving her job as the CFO of a local non-profit in 2013, she started her first business - working with local small business owners to help them better understand the finances of their business. Leaning into the Type A side of her personality, she studied everything she could about running a business and having a positive impact at the same time. Over the years, she started consulting and partnering with other entrepreneurs and small business owners who believe that the power to create change can come from the work that provides for your own life. In 2018, she rebranded and relaunched with Champagne Hippies. You can read more about where the name comes from in the post, How It all Began.

Although she works hard to live and let live, there are a few things that LaKay refused to compromise on: (1) Tacos are the best food ever created, (2) Her daughter is the greatest human to ever live, (3) Everyone needs a person in their life that supports them and believes in them unconditionally (thanks PK!), (3) no one should be a parent that doesn’t want to and everyone that wants to should get to be, and (4) the world can {and will be} changed by small business owners and entrepreneurs who step into the power they have.

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Although I am based in St. Augustine, Florida, I work with partners, companies and brands across the country.