Welcome to Shine On and Glow, so glad you are here!

Hi, I’m Roni

The Founder of Shine On And Glow

Photo: @meg_marie_photo

Why Shine On and Glow?

I believe we all have a light within us. Sometimes the light is dim and when we look inside we can barely find the spark which inspires us. Other times we glow like a lighthouse, radiating bright beams that we shine on everyone and everything around us. I started shineonandglow.com  with the intention of keeping my own spark ignited. I hope the stories we share will inspire you all to keep your inner light shining brightly. My dream is that Shine On And Glow will help manifest your best life!

Photo: @meg_marie_photo

The Short Story:

Dreamer + “Cooky Chef” + Geek + Executive + Athlete + Philanthropist  

= Lifestyle Blogger & Coach

I’ve always been a big dreamer. As a child I stood in front of a mirror imagining I was the host of a cooking show, just like Julia Child. I called my version “The Cooky Chef.” As a teen I dreamed I would take Wall Street by storm. I later used my high school drama skills and my economics degree to succeed in my first interviews. As a USTA captain I led my tennis team to Nationals in Palm Springs, CA. When we returned they gave me a plaque that said, “She dreamed of Palm Trees…”  I took that dream even further and moved across the country from the Northeast to California. Everyday, I wake up to find my motivation, look for inspiration, and work to focus and manifest my dreams. I call this MOTIFESTING.

The Longer Story:

Photo: Anthony Quintano

Fearless Girl…Who Codes

After graduating from college I started my career as a coder in NYC. This job didn’t quite match up to my teenage dreams of working on Wall Street, but I kicked a** and landed my next job as a coder at Merrill Lynch. One year later I was just a stone’s throw away from the “Charging Bull,” joined more recently by the “Fearless Girl” of Wall Street. Always eager to learn and grow, two years later I had my first management job at the AMEX (American Stock Exchange). This rough and tumble environment was filled with countless #metoo moments. These experiences laid the groundwork for my dream job as a Principal, heading up the Investment Management Systems division at The Vanguard Group.

Photo: Elyssa Agresti

Mom + Philanthropist

I became an instant working step-mom when I married my husband, Ken, who had four children. Although I suspect at the time that many thought it wouldn’t last, we are still married 25 years later. Ken and I eventually had two more children and yes, that adds up to six! I was positive I would go back to work after my son was born, but I was lucky enough to have a choice. I decided to be a stay-at-home mom. Unable to sit still, I channeled my energy into giving back to my community. I went from class mom to PTA president to fund-raiser, and, after moving to San Diego, I spent 6 years helping raise $2 million+ for Rady’s Children’s Hospital.  

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