Bonnie was the Co-Founder and VP of Barefoot Cellars for twenty years and is the coauthor of The New York Times Bestselling book, The Barefoot Spirit; How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand. She is the winner of the Fast Track Growth Brand, Trend Setter, and Hot Brand, all without the use of traditional paid advertising. Barefoot is now the #1 wine brand in the world.As VP, Bonnie focused on overview and direction of the business, setting company goals, and Board of Director matters. She was also responsible for legal relations and compliance. She edited all written materials including press releases, job descriptions, contracts, manuals, policies, procedures, checklists and sign off sheets. Bonnie is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Award from the Turner School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley University. She was a keynote speaker at the World Conference on Entrepreneurship in Dublin. Bonnie loves being an inspirational speaker and business consultant for start-ups, corporations and organizations alike. She consults with entrepreneurs on business philosophy, the intricacies of building and growing a business, advertising and marketing, and building team spirit. Bonnie is a sought after speaker by companies, conferences, and classrooms. She regularly appears on radio & TV as an entrepreneurship thought leader. She and Michael Houlihan share their secrets to success in an online series at BarefootSpiritGPS.comIn the early days of Barefoot Cellars, she was responsible for label design, bottling and supply oversight, all financial aspects of the business, including accounting and budgeting, and maintaining and increasing credit from vendors and financial institutions. The famous footprint on the label is Bonnie's footprint.Specialties: small business consulting, mission statement creation, goal-setting, bringing logos to life, non-profit consulting, public speaking, asset identification.

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