Hi, I'm Alane.

After exiting my software company and retiring before the age of 35, I decided to focus on what I love and my lifelong passion: helping others succeed! I cofounded BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goals and overcome their biggest challenges. There were so many times in business when I said, “If only I had somebody I could ask with experience in this…”. I want to help businesses that are running into those obstacles and get them to their goal(s) faster.

Along with BGBO Co., I am the CEO & founder of HeartMindSoul+Me, a company that brings together products that inspire people to feel and do good. Some of the best and worst times in my life came from running a business, and I felt the benefits of having positive and inspirational items around me. I have created a way to share those products that have inspired me over the years.

As a part of my personal mission to give back to my community and help others succeed, I give back to many local nonprofits. In 2018, I was asked to be the director of 100 Girls of Code, a nonprofit that empowers girls to go into STEM and something I am very passionate about. When I was in my engineering classes, I was often the only female in the class and I want to help close the gender gap in STEM.

As a speaker, I captivate audiences with my straightforward and no-nonsense approach to success…all while wearing my stiletto heels, of course. My topics include: media, innovation, sales, and entrepreneurship. I have a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in both construction engineering technology, and business management and entrepreneurship. I also obtained a master’s degree in mathematics, science, and technology education from the University of San Diego.

I am not only a speaker; I am a wife and a mother. I love to share my passion for traveling, cooking, and exploring new things with my family by my side. Traveling with an infant/toddler and a hungry husband has allowed me to learn a lot about life while working. With my personal experiences, I want to share my tips and tricks on traveling, cooking, and exploring…from my family to yours.

You can follow me on Instagram: @the_hurricanealane.

100 Girls of Code does free workshops for girls 10-18 years old during which we do fun, relevant activities that show them what a career in STEM could be like. Although I never became an engineer after graduation, I used my education in engineering and entrepreneurship to start my first small company in San Diego where I worked with equipment manufacturers and sold to contractors and engineering firms. There is a whole world of careers out there and I want more girls exposed to them!
The Biz Foundry is an entrepreneur center serving the Upper Cumberland. The Biz Foundry offers classes, mentoring, and events to help entrepreneurs progress in their business.
Impact Leadership develops and encourages civic-minded leaders from underrepresented populations of our society to actively serve the betterment of the community and affect positive social change.