Spotlight : Bonnie of Professional Ascension

Meet Bonnie! Bonnie is a Nurse Career Coach living with her hubby and sweet baby boy in North Carolina. We met in the Spring of 2022 through my business finance program, The Blueprint Model, and I have just loved getting to know her. She works as a full time clinical nurse specialist and is currently building her career coaching business on the side. Her business dreams include generating enough revenue to reduce her full time nursing hours while also using her 17 years of nursing experience to help others create a career they love.

From the time I’ve spent with Bonnie I know her to be kind, encouraging, driven, and incredibly smart! I’m beyond thrilled for you to get to hang out with her today for our Student Spotlight!


Let’s start with some fun stuff! Lightning Round, here we go:

Tell us what you do: Career Coach and Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist

Vice/Guilty Pleasure : Sports

Favorite Snack : Chips

Something you’re proud of: Being Mom to my Sweet baby boy Bryant and wife to my hubby Deshea

What you’re currently working on: Brand Awareness and Building out my product packages of 1:1 Career Coaching and a Group Coaching Program for Experienced Nurses.

We probably wouldn’t guess… How much I love sports. When the pandemic hit and we had nothing but a Cornhole tournament to watch, I was all in. Watched every moment of it. That was when I discovered that people make a legit career from playing Cornhole.

Best advice ever received? I was a bedside nurse and was working with a Nurse Practitioner. She came up to me and said “You don’t belong here. You should be doing something else. You are not like everyone else here”. It was in a loving way like you have more to offer in other places. I was already contemplating my next move beyond the bedside, but that served as confirmation. Although this may not be advice for others, it was what I needed to make my next step. I would say for others when people see something in you that confirms your positive thoughts of yourself. Walk in it.

Currently Reading/ Listening to: Reading/Listening to the book “The Power of One” and listening to various business podcasts including “Consider the Wildflowers”

Can’t live without… Music.

Secret Fantasy Job: Back up singer for John Legend or Beyonce.

What do you want everyone to know reading this? My motto has always been life is what you make it so don’t let life happen to you. I am not always that way with money. Through Shanna I have been able to learn with my business that my money is what I make it to be. So make a plan, work the plan and continue to lean into the lessons you hear from Shanna. It will stick, but give yourself grace in the process.


Let’s talk turkey, I mean, Business!

How did you hear about Shanna?

Through Ashlyn Carter.

Well, gosh Ashlyn is just the best! I’m sending her virtual hugs for sending you my way! In what ways have we worked together so far?!

✓ The Blueprint Model

✓ The Money Club (Our new membership coming in 2023! Currently in beta for current students only!)

Why did you decide to work with Shanna?

Just a few weeks before I signed up, I was at a point of not having direction in my business. I heard another influencer say that you need to make your goals based on how much money you want to make. That had not dawned on me. I was just making random goals. Fast Forward to me hearing Shanna’s Webinar and reading the sales page. I knew that this was the best move to make in order to gain clarity about the direction I need to go in my business. It was the best decision I made.

Oh man, that’s huge Bonnie! “It was the best decision I made”. Cue the tears 😂. Tell me about the big ‘aha’ moments you had during the 6-week program!

I know it sounds silly, but putting the numbers to the products to figure out how many you need to sell in order to cover your expenses and have some left over.

Defining Enough. YES! Knowing exactly what you need to sell to hit your money goals. Sounds so simple and yet not something many do! Tell me about one change or success you’ve experienced since working together!

For almost a year, I was not paying attention to my spending habits. I now pay more attention. I am keeping up with my expenses better and reviewing them on a regular basis which has lead me to thinking about the overall picture of my products.

Okay, real talk— What would you tell someone on the fence, considering purchasing The Blueprint Model? aka Fridge Art.

Shanna is the unassuming CFO. You think about tall men in power suites as CFO’s. She can blow them out of the water and give you some grace, southern love and a joke or two to go with it. She knows her stuff and doesn’t shame you for what you struggle with or don’t know.

Anything else you’d like to share about you, your story, or your business?

Although I am still early in my business development, I wish I had found Shanna before I started making money in my business. I would have avoided a lot of money mistakes. However, I am glad I am here now. Thanks Shanna!!

Shanna is the unassuming CFO. You think about tall men in power suites as CFO’s. She can blow them out of the water and give you some grace, southern love and a joke or two to go with it. She knows her stuff and doesn’t shame you for what you struggle with or don’t know.

Gosh, I am just so grateful for amazing students like Bonnie! What an incredible success story! Want more inspiration? Plenty more stories that are sure to inspire you, Click Here for more Student Success Stories! If you’re ready to feel empowered in your personal and/or business finances, I’d love to work together either 1:1 or through my signature program, The Blueprint Model!





The Blueprint Model

The Money Club (Coming 2023)


Bonnie Meadows

Hi, I’m Bonnie, and I want to help you build a nursing career you love. I’m sharing Tips and actionable advice to help you get unstuck, move forward in your nursing career, and gain confidence so you can build the career you’ve been dreaming of. I help experienced Nurses advance + lead beyond the bedside.

Connect with Bonnie:

Website | Instagram | Podcast!




September 21, 2022

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