We're so glad to meet you!
When the three of us met a few years ago, we had no idea of the adventure we would embark on together—the adventure that has turned into LIFT. As we met for coffee (and more coffee!), and as we shared our hearts and our passion to help women, one thing led to another, and LIFT was born. From the tiny hope that our first event might draw a few women, to the full gatherings and workshops we’ve seen, we’ve been humbled and amazed by what happens when women come together in community. We didn’t see the adventure that was ahead of us, but we’re sure glad we’re on it—with you. We aren’t perfect, that’s for sure. And we don’t have it all figured out. But we are three women with different stories who have learned that knowing who you are, and why you’re here, can make a huge impact in your life, and the lives of others!
Genny Heikka is a published author and speaker who is fueled by a passion to help women reach their full potential and thrive in leadership. She’s been mentoring women and helping them achieve their goals for over 17 years and has served in a variety of leadership roles within corporate, non-profit and ministry organizations. She holds an MBA and founded Her Team Success to help women excel at leadership and gain skills they need to advance in their lives and careers. She and her family live near Boise and enjoy being involved in the Treasure Valley community. Connect with her at her website, FB page, or twitter.
Kirsten Holmberg is a compelling speaker and writer who inspires audiences to overcome the challenges they face every day. Kirsten has authored a book and several Bible studies and writes regularly for Our Daily Bread. As a speaker, she connects with both students and adults, addressing the challenges of life with equal parts wisdom and wit. She’s a wife, mother to three, and a recovering multi-tasker. Her straight-forward, funny, down-to-earth style may even fool you into thinking she’s an extrovert—but she’s not. Connect with Kirsten at her website, her FB page, Instagram, and twitter.
Pam Strain serves with Search Boise in a mentoring role with women throughout the Treasure Valley. She enjoys creating safe places for women to openly explore the tough questions and challenges of life. She and her husband have raised four sons and have recently written a parenting book together—Spiritual Seeds—which received a best parenting book award in the North American Book Awards. She is empathetic, encouraging, and has a strong passion for helping women discover and embrace who they are and what their purpose is. One of her favorite hobbies is “soul sloshing”—talking with women over a cup of coffee about matters of the heart.