Laura learned the hard way that there are no guarantees in the corporate world. So she did what many women do – she created a business of her own, where she could call the shots. Now she uses her gifts to help other women in transition.
Meet Featured Sister Laura Johnson
Business Name: Hummingbird Wealth Management
Business Description: Financial Planning and Investment Management Firm
Laura’s Story: I started with a local bank as a teller in 1985. I worked for them through 12/12/12, when I was fired. It was an eye opener after 27 years. I was always honest, very hardworking, moral, and represented the company very well. In the end they didn’t stand by me the way I stood by them. Starting my own investment firm (this is what I did for the bank since 1999) was a simple decision. Unfortunately, I was unable to bring as many clients with me as I had hoped. However, this has been a blessing – I have been able to build my business with the type of people that I know I can have a long-term relationship and one in which we share the same visions, goals, and outlook on life. I primarily work with women in “struggle” – usually due to death of their spouse, or a divorce. I genuinely care about my clients, their families, and their futures and have been able to witness life accomplishments with man of my clients.
Favorite Scripture: : I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
Hobbies, interests, gifts: Scrapbooking, gardening, cooking, interior decorating, camping, hiking, boating, spending time with my family
Laura’s Family: 3 children (21, 16, and 13), Husband of 23 years – Craig
Greatest challenge as a mom entrepreneur: Balancing growing my business with being there for my family, and keeping my home “in order.”
Advice for other mom entrepreneurs: I am a scheduler – I find the more I schedule both my personal and work “to do” lists, the less stressed I feel. I keep ONE calendar. Then when life throws me a monkey wrench, I can see what I had planned, re-arrange, and move on.
Why I love being a part of the Christian Mompreneur Sisterhood: I am a new member, but I am excited about the potential to work with other like-minded women with the same goals, values, and struggles. We can build and grow from each other.