A Day in the Life 20

Glennda Baker-Leblanc

As president and CEO of Glennda Baker & Associates Inc. and a real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway, Glennda Baker-Leblanc ensures each day begins on just the right note. Whether she’s hands-off from technology and enjoying time with her family on the porch of her home in Indian Hills Country Club, serving up aces on the tennis court, organizing the next birthday party via her foundation Operation Birthday Cakes, or listing homes, Baker-Leblanc is 110 percent committed to her task ahead.

WEDNESDAY

4:45 a.m.
Wake up

5 a.m.
Mastermind call to talk about motivational topics 
with real estate brokers

5:05 a.m.
30 minutes of quiet time, prayers, visualization of what she wants the day to look like

6:30 a.m.
Wake her son—who’s in 10th grade—up, get him ready for school, have breakfast and run carpool

7:50 a.m.
In her East Cobb/Marietta office

8 a.m.
Mastermind call with several industries

8:15 a.m.
Phone call with real estate brokers and team leaders to talk hiring, building teams and best practices

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Work on lead follow-ups and prospecting or teaching new agents in the company

11 a.m. 
Call with her business coach, Eileen to help build her business, receive insight and innovative techniques

Noon
Lunch—plant-based diet

1 p.m.
Appointments outside the office, seller meetings, show homes to buyers

After appointments
If there’s a birthday on Wednesdays, hand-deliver cakes made by McEntyre’s Bakery in Smyrna and appropriate birthday materials to the children’s homeless shelter in Austell.

Home
Arrive home to her son, make dinner and enjoy hanging 
with her family and being a mom.

Wednesday evenings
Tennis practice after dinner

Stacie Kennedy

Stacie Kennedy thrives as the owner of Atlanta Custom Interiors, and she’s always focused on the projects ahead to ensure each customer that walks through the door leaves satisfied with the work she’s managing. With a grade school daughter and a full schedule herself, Kennedy’s days are incredibly planned out and organized. Focusing on everything from custom window treatments to headboards to upholstery work, Kennedy leads her team and focuses on each customer’s unique needs and desires.

THURSDAY

6:30 a.m.
Wake up; make breakfast for herself 
and her daughter

7:30 a.m.
Drive daughter to school

8 a.m.
Go to Excellence in Exercise for cardio, weights, circuit training

9:30 a.m.
Shower and head to her store to get 
the work van

11 a.m.
Work on location with installation team

3:30 p.m.
Leave install and head to a customer’s house to measure for new window treatments, take fabric, do final measurements, pictures, talk with customers

4:30 p.m.
Pick up furniture at customer’s house to meet the upholsterer and take it back to the store

5 p.m.
Debriefed by sales associates and seamstresses, look at new estimates, meet customers in the store, work on new projects, work with seamstress and ensure details are making it through the fabrication process

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Close the store and pick up her daughter at Becky Jones School of Dance

7:30 p.m.
Heat up dinner or serve already made Crock-Pot meal

8 p.m.
Shower and homework with daughter

8:30 – 9 p.m.
Lights out

9 p.m.
Watch HGTV with her husband and 
relax on the couch

10 p.m.
Bedtime. Read for 15-20 minutes before bed or make a list for the next day on her iPad

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson leads her team as CEO of BankSouth Mortgage and constantly seeks to anticipate the next move of the market while dealing with her mortgage and banking business. What started as an entrepreneurial endeavor has turned into an incredibly successful career for Nelson, and she was recently named the Atlanta Market President for BankSouth. Her two children participate in several local sports leagues, and she enjoys heading to their games in the neighborhood after her day of showings or being at the office.

MONDAY

5 a.m.
Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and quiet time, prepare for the day mentally and check emails

5:20 a.m.
Walk around Chastain Park for 3 miles and listen to music or motivational audio books

7 a.m.
Wake up her children, ages 10 and 12. Kids and husband are out of the door by 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m.
Head to work at BankSouth Mortgage on Northside Parkway

9:15 – 10 a.m.
Breakfast at work and meetings in the office

30-minute break
What would be lunch time is a break mid-day with her assistant in the office

In-between meetings
Answer emails, assist with compliance, audit, 
regulatory advisers and budget meetings

End of day
1 hour of emails and planning for the next day

6:30 p.m.
Home to her family. If there’s a softball game at NYO— between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.—she will watch her kids play.

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Bedtime for kids after reading, TV or games

9:30 p.m.
Back porch with her husband and relaxing with their two dogs

Vicki Barbour

The label and printing industry does not contain many women, but Vicki Barbour and Kelly Weaver have truly mastered their work through their co-owned company of PrinTech Label Corporation. With Barbour focusing on sales as the CEO and Weaver working as the CFO, their skills mesh well together. They even have an adjoined office to keep collaborating. Barbour and Weaver lead their team in Vinings, and none of their days are quite like the one before. They embrace their reputation of 23 years in the industry and pride themselves on the quality of service their customers receive through printed prime pressure sensitive tags, labels, coupons and other items. They acknowledge some days last through the middle of the night, and others are more traditional. Nonetheless, they work to guarantee the job is complete.

7:30 a.m.
Wake up with tea—no coffee or breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Arrive at work, review emails, check with the team and production manager to make sure everything is moving smoothly and on track

80 percent of her day
Dealing with customers, quoting, selling, adding value to products and boosting sales

Leave office
She stays as late as is necessary and sometimes has client dinners in the office.

 

Home
Relax on the couch with her husband and watch TV on the DVR, cheer for the local sports team or hang on the deck listening to music and enjoying a cocktail.

11:30 p.m.
Bedtime

Dr. Shonna Babrow-Goodrich Ph.D., ND, DNM, INHC

Dr. Shonna Babrow-Goodrich’s expertise on natural medicine and holistic health earns her renown among local business women. As a holistic health practitioner, Babrow is incredibly knowledgeable in health and wellness and assists her patients with their health, fitness and overall lifestyle goals. Working with the Holistic Health Coach Consulting Group LLC, Babrow has transformed her visions into a reality for both herself and her patients. Her family of three children resides in Dallas, Georgia, and her schedule revolves around her passion for wellness and their extracurricular routines.

WEDNESDAY

4:30 a.m. – Wake up, exercise for an hour, doing strength and cardio

6 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. – Empowerment session where she reads motivating and encouraging materials, make notes and drink coffee to start the day

7 a.m. – Her kids wake up; she makes breakfast and gets them ready and drives them to school

8:45 a.m. – Walk the dog at home

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – In the office to see patients or gives a wellness talk

12:30 p.m. – She brings a healthy lunch or goes to raw/vegan cafe

1 p.m. (and before lunch) – See patients, collaborate with other doctors, have meetings and consultations over the phone and in person with chiropractors and internists

3:30/4 p.m. – Leave office to pick up her kids and take them to gymnastics, basketball practice or games

Until 7 p.m. – Outside playtime, TV or reading

7:30 p.m. – Prepare dinner

10 p.m. – Bedtime

Joy Edwards

At The Edwards Law Group, Joy Edwards engages with clients as the managing partner and owner and works to assist in all areas of her cases. She practices family law and works through cases regarding domestic relations, adoptions, custody, divorce and child support issues. Edwards’ drive in the legal industry allows her to continue working to represent her clients successfully. Edwards focuses on providing for her 4-year-old daughter after closing the office doors for the day.

MONDAY

4 a.m. or 5:15 a.m.
Wake up and run on the treadmill; get ready for work

6:20 a.m.
Wake up her daughter and get her ready for school; 
daughter feeds their two cats

8 – 8:30 a.m.
In the office. First appointment—consult and discuss legal issues, discuss existing cases with clients and attorneys, answer emails and prepare for the day

9 a.m. 
If she has a court appearance, it can last until 12:30 p.m. but can last all day or a few days if it’s an intricate case; hearings last 2-3 hours while hearings in more intricate cases can last 4-5 hours

3 p.m.
Last appointment of the day in the office

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Leave office to pick up daughter at school

 

6:45 p.m.
Home to heat up dinner and daughter’s playtime; 
daughter in bed by 8 p.m.

10 – 11:30 p.m.
Watch TV or in bed