There are so many people who influence me every day in my amazing world wide workplace. So when I agreed to write about who three of my influencers were, I was terrified I would offend because that leaves off so many people who have changed my life for the better.
Being that I am type-A and all, I decided to be scientific. Hey, if I can find a formula then I can blame the formula if someone feels left out. Win! I decided to check Klout’s list of my top influencers. I was honestly skeptical that this would even work, but then I saw all three are people I admire and I have known online for years. (You can see my full Klout list of influencers here.)
Leah Segedie aka @bookieboo is listed at the top.
I have known Leah since 2009, and she is full of energy. She uses her site Mamavation to help moms lose weight and get healthy without guilt. She is also straight up fun to hang out with (you’d never guess from her head shot, right?). Whenever I have needed support to spread the word about something, she is the first to step up and offer to use her influence to help.
Next up is Anissa Mayhew @anissamayhew. (She is the one on the right, in case you weren’t sure.)
I have known her since 2008 at least, if not earlier. She has spoken many times at Type-A conferences, and helped me coordinate the speakers when she saw I was desperate and drowning planning the first year.
She runs Aiming Low, blogs at Free Anissa and is starting her own conference this fall, actually the Aiming Low Non Conference, and I am super excited to be a speaker! Her superpowers include laughing (and making people laugh) in the face of anything and everything. She is one tough chick.
Last, but certainly not someone anyone would ever consider least, is Cecily Kellogg aka @cecilyk.
Cecily and I have been friends for years, and she was one of the earlier writers at Type-A (here is an interview with Ask Moxie she wrote on May 30, 2008!). She has spoken at every Type-A conference and was moderator of a keynote panel at the last one. She is insanely popular on the interwebz (have you seen how many Twitter followers she has?), and blogs at Uppercase Woman. Sure she is edgy (love that pink hair!) but she has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know.
This doesn’t even begin to touch the start of my list of people who influence me, so I feel like so many are being overlooked. If you aren’t on this list and should be, however, you will have to take up your grievance with Klout.
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