Morgan is passionate about helping women of all ages experience a deep, meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and to fall in love with God’s Word. She writes regularly about faith, relationships and career at morganeseke.com. In 2009, Morgan founded CoffeeTalk in Norman, Oklahoma, a multigenerational mentorship ministry focused on providing biblical wisdom and leadership development for women of all ages— from middle schoolers to moms. She and her husband, David, live in Dallas, TX and are active members of Watermark Community Church. They mentor pre-married couples through “Merge” and Morgan cares for grieving teens through a ministry called Shift. They’re also expecting their first baby!
Jenifer has nearly two decades of experience in media relations, crisis communications, speechwriting, coalition building, and media and presentation skills training. Her career has spanned the corporate, nonprofit and political worlds, helping clients develop messages that will resonate with their core audiences and create strategies for effectively delivering those messages through the appropriate channels. In 2014, she launched Sarver Strategies, a communications consultancy, focused on training and storytelling, helping clients develop a narrative that effectively conveys their core values, and then preparing them to effectively deliver that message.
Jensy earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Her professional journey has been a bit non-traditional as she spent time in business risk consulting and internal audit before she stumbled upon a very interesting career – forensic accounting and fraud investigations – and she loves it! Jensy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She’s like CSI of the financial world! She currently serves as the Director of Internal Fraud for Capital One’s Financial Services division in Plano.
In episode 21, you'll get to listen to our May 2017 Polished North Dallas Luncheon, featuring Lauren King.
Y’all, Lauren is the greatest! She is a 20-something, Jesus-loving, born and raised Texan. Lauren is the Director of Polished North Dallas and desires for all women to believe they are fully known and unconditionally loved. Because of her personal battle with anxiety, she is passionate about helping others know and feel true peace, satisfaction and joy, only found in Christ.
In episode 20, we listen to our April 2017 Polished Austin Professional Business Women's Panel, featuring three incredible women! Melinda Garvey, Founder and Owner of Austin Woman Media, moderated Austin's dynamite panel.
In episode 19, we listen to our May 2017 Polished Dallas Luncheon, featuring Rocio Lopez.
Rocio Lopez works at Buckner International, leading and facilitating operations for international programs that serve some of the most vulnerable children and families in Latin America and Africa. This girl is all about serving others. You're going to love hearing her inspiring story!
In episode 18, we listen in to our May 2017 Polished Houston Luncheon featuring Angie Gillikin.
Angie is a Manager in the Career Readiness Department at Houston ISD. She focuses on high school CTE programming and developing business partnerships to support CTE programs; with a goal to expose students to careers and opportunities in their CTE pathways. In her role, she organizes Houston ISD's annual When I Grow Up Career Expo and bi-monthly Chamber meetings with active business partners.
In Episode 17, we get to join in on the April 2017 Polished Ft. Worth Business Leader panel. Featuring three incredible women, Melissa Kates, Zena Jackson, and Karen Williams. We hope that listening in to the wisdom of these ladies will encourage and inspire you.
In episode 16, we get to hear from Tiffany Fulcher at our April 2017 Polished Dallas luncheon.Tiffany is the ultimate mompreneur, speaker, and business coach. She is devoted to encouraging women to build profitable businesses while leading purposeful lives. She is the CEO and founder of Tiffany Fulcher Enterprise and Momspace - an online business community created to educate, train, and inspire entrepreneurial moms and their kids. As a mompreneur, Tiffany dedicates her time to encouraging other women to live out their passions and desires while utilizing their God-given gifts. She believes we all have a right to greatness if we just reach down deep enough within, we will find that it's always been right there. Tiffany is inspired by her family, her husband Fred, 2 daughters Sydnei and Symone and son Trey.
In episode 15, we hear from Hallie Graves. Hallie is a 30-year-old, energetic Jesus follower living the single gal life in Austin, Texas. She is the director of Polished Austin and is passionate about encouraging women to live the fullest, most free lives that Jesus has called them to live. As a lawyer and passion-collector, Hallie’s advocated for budding entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 companies and for children and families in child protection cases. Hallie is obsessed with Broadway shows, La Croix fancy waters (all flavors), hummus, red wine, group fitness classes, and her people, and she can almost always be found somewhere around Town Lake. Hallie’s a member of the Austin Stone Community Church (downtown AM!) and has degrees in voice, physics, and law.
In episode 14, we listen to Courtney Gilmore at our March 2017 Polished Ft. Worth Luncheon. Courtney is currently a weekday morning reporter at NBC 5 and she began her career reporting in Houston, where she spent nine years reporting and anchoring for KPRC Channel 2. Courtney graduated from Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and degree in Classical Theatre. She has performed and trained around the world from Shanghai and Beijing, China to London, England. And now she is on the news and back in school to earn her master's degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.
In episode 12 we listen in on our February 2017 Polished Ft. Worth luncheon featuring Heather Reynolds. Heather is the President and CEO at Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW). She oversees the strategic direction for the Fort Worth based, $30 million non-profit. With nearly 400 employees and four locations throughout the 28-county diocese, CCFW serves tens of thousands each year through its diverse services, poverty solutions, and income-generating social enterprises.
In episode 11 we hear from Sabrina Harrison at our Polished Dallas February 2017 luncheon. Sabrina is an ambitious business-woman who balances career, ministry, and family. She takes pride in being a wife and mom first. She is the co-owner, marketing director, and interior designer of Mint Dentistry, founder of Equipped by Faith Ministries and executive director of the Keep Smiling Promise and Mint Gear. Sabrina has been integral in the success of many major initiatives at Mint Enterprises and Camila Rose Interior Design Firm.
In episode 10 we get to hear from guest speaker Ashley Goudeau at our February 2017 Polished Austin Luncheon. Ashley is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who currently reports on news from City Hall in Austin, Texas. Her work has been honored by the Texas Associated Press, and she’s been named an Emerging Business Leader by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. When she’s not chasing news, Ashley enjoys volunteering with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, cooking, and dancing.
In this episode, we get to go inside of Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour Live for Polished Austin. Jamie hosts Hallie Graves, director of Polished Austin, and friend of Polished, Jenn Sprinkle.
Join us as we listen in to Catherine Lowe speak at Polished North Dallas
Catherine won Sean Lowe's heart (and ours!) on ABC's The Bachelor; now they're married with a beautiful baby boy. If you're anything like us, you've been following her and her precious family on Instagram!
Before The Bachelor, Catherine was a graphic designer; she has since launched several lifestyle brands and, most recently, a luxury paper company, LoweCo.
Join us as we listen to Melissa Ice speak at Polished Ft. Worth
Melissa is the current Founder and Executive Director of The Net, a non profit in Fort Worth Texas that restores dignity to people in poverty through community and relationships.
As a graduate from Dallas Baptist University, Melissa has been involved in and employed by different Christian organizations and churches for the past 12 years. Prior to the NET, she served on church staff as a Missional Director, equipping people how to serve the poor. Since receiving her degree in social work, additionally, she has also been trained in the area of trauma-informed care for victims of sexual exploitation. She helps facilitate and rehabilitate women attempting to exit the sex industry through a specialty court called Rise, under Judge Brent Carr in Tarrant County. She is also a Co-Owner of a restaurant called BREWED on the Southside of Fort Worth and is happily married to her husband Jamey Ice. They enjoy restoring and remodeling old historic homes in their neighborhood and having dinner on the front porch of their 1920's home. Melissa loves blogging and speaking, but her favorite venture is being mommy to Rosie Pearl her new baby girl.
Join us as we listen in to Tiffany Ashenfelter at Polished Dallas.
Tffany is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Board Approved Supervisor for new counselors. She earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Angelo State University. Tiffany has extensive clinical experience working with adolescent girls and women, ranging in age from 13 to 65, who have struggled through life’s many crossroads, leaving them with symptoms like depression, anxiety, self-destructive coping skills, poor self-esteem, relationship concerns, work/life balance, to name a few. She has also been a Polished volunteer since its beginning in 2009.
Join us as we listen to Hallie Graves at the Polished Austin Chapter. Hallie Graves is a 30-year-old, energetic Jesus follower living the single gal life in Austin, Texas.
As a lawyer and passion-collector, Hallie’s advocated for budding entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 companies and for children and families in child protection cases. Hallie is obsessed with Broadway shows, La Croix fancy waters (all flavors), hummus, red wine, group fitness classes, and her people, and she can almost always be found somewhere around Town Lake.
Hallie’s a member of the Austin Stone Community Church (downtown AM!) and has degrees in voice, physics, and law.
Join as we listen in to Nicki Davis speak at Polished North Dallas.
Over the last 9 years, Nicki has impacted the lives of over 1,600 women by teaching them how to look beautiful and feel confident in their clothes. Her faith, and desire to help others led her to grow a high-performing sales team of 15 women in 4 states. As her business continues to grow, so do the relationships with her clients and sales team. Her vision of empowering women to be true to their dreams while creating a positive financial future is coming true.