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 of helping others succeed! I co-founded BGBO Co, a business consulting company that helps business owners achieve their biggest goal and overcome their biggest challenges. There were so many times in business where 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 my best and worst times in life, came from running a business and felt the benefit 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 to help others succeed, I give back to many local non-profits. In 2018, I was asked to be the Director of 100 Girls of Code, a non-profit which 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 my audiences with a straightforward and no-nonsense approach to success, while of course wearing my stiletto heels. My topics include: Speaking on Media Innovation, Sales and Entrepreneurship. I have a bachelor degree from Louisiana Tech University in both Construction Engineering Technology and Business Management & Entrepreneurship. I also obtained a Masters 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 where we do fun, relevant activities that all show them what a career in STEM could be. “Although I never became an engineer after graduation, I took my education in engineering and entrepreneurship and started my first small company in San Diego working 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 & encourages civic-minded leaders from underrepresented populations of our society to actively serve the betterment of the community and affect positive social change.