The Cast (Our Peeps)
Mary Kay Sheets - Founder, Strategic Business Developer, Funding Specialist, Producer
As the founder of Rethink Inc., a business development and production firm, Mary Kay Sheets has more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning “Go-To - Get-it-Done” serial entrepreneur having founded four successful companies and a non-profit in the past eighteen years. She specializes in Business Development, Entrepreneurial Mastery, CEO Mentoring, Mastermind Leadership, Legal Compliancy as well as Business Funding … all elements necessary to create, sustain, protect and grow a profitable business. Her most recent endeavor has been founding The Filmmakers CAFÉ (Create Alliance for Filmmakers & Entertainment) to mentor and manage filmmakers on the business and funding side of filmmaking as well as help produce films in the Midwest. Mary Kay is also an author, community leader and speaker.
Education: Mary Kay graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with Bachelor of Journalism majoring in Advertising and Marketing with an emphasis in Business Management. She also completed a two year intensive program in personal investing through Investtools PHD program in 2004.
Achievements: 2015 Best of Lake St. Louis Awards for Business Management, 2014 Tribute to Success Honoree, 2011 Nominee for the Athena Leadership Foundation Award, Recipient of the 2010 Zonta International Yellow Rose Award for improving the status of women in the St. Louis Metro Area, Recipient of the St. Charles County Dove Award for Business Achievement, Nominee for the Small Business of the Year 2002, Recipient of the St. Charles County 40/Under 40 Professional Leadership Award 2001, Recipient of the Outstanding New Member Award 2001 for the St. Peters Chamber of Commerce.
Associations: Founder of The Filmmakers CAFÉ (Create Alliance for Filmmakers & Entertainment), Ambassador & Board Advisor to Gateway to Dreams ; Arete - High Performance Advisor & Mastermind Program Developer; Co-Founder of a non-profit corporation - Encouraging, Supporting, & Promoting Women, Inc.; 7 year President of ESPW Corp. Board of Directors, Lead ESPW Annual Fundraisers for Women in Need, Executive Mentor for the Athena Powerlink Program, Founding Board Member of the Non-Profit Development Center, Former St. Peters Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Small Business & Retail Committee, Chaired the Success Express Business Series, Chaired the PR Home-Based Business Committee, Chaired the LeadShare Professional Networking Group; Women's Coalition Chair 98-00 for Habitat for Humanity, Former Board Member of the St. Charles Community Council; Former Junior Achievement Teacher.
Top Ten Words Used Resourceful | Accessible | Authentic | Transparent | Demanding
to Describe MK: Accountable |Supportive |Fun-Loving | Energizing | Inspiring
More on the full Cast to come.