When someone is professionally successful there is always the question of nature or nurture. Were their skills cultivated by careful, strategic mentorship? Or were they simply born that way? The truth lies somewhere in the middle. And in that grey area is where motherhood thrives. To help extract the most powerful insights from this integral class of our society, Blake Gunther and Mary Fischer-Nassib interviewed 38 mothers that come from a diverse range of countries, cultures, and creeds. The resulting collection contains unique, extraordinary personal stories as well as emergent patterns of timeless instinctual advice that apply not only to young adults but people in all stages of life.
Blake Gunther is an accomplished entrepreneur from Chester County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from West Chester University in 2016. Blake’s areas of business revolve around real estate, finance, the car wash industry, and architecture. Blake strives to be a part of his community through a charity his family founded back in 2010 – The Believe and Achieve Foundation. The Foundation focuses on at risk youth in Chester and Montgomery County, helping with meals, after school care, camps, tutoring, and much more. Blake is the originator of the idea for our book and is very passionate about sharing the wisdom and insight from these very special mothers.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mary Fischer-Nassib is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy with a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University where she played on the Wildcat Volleyball Team. Her experience while working in the financial service industry has exposed her to many successful investors. In 2018, Mary co-founded Sow Good Now, a charity dedicated to inspiring youth to share their time, talent and treasures through the sports they love. She is the sixth of twelve children, and mother of three sons and two daughters. Mary co-authors this book to honor her mother, Helen Fischer, and for the chance to delve into the minds and lives of these unique mothers whose children reach high levels of success. Mary is passionate about elevating the work that mothers do to serve as a foundation for the children they raise.
Chris Mueller is a professional writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Robert Morris University in 2016 with a degree in journalism. He began his career as a full-time sportswriter in the Pittsburgh media market. After five years covering the NFL, NCAA Division I men's basketball and football, Chris transitioned into his current Content Specialist role with Matter Communications -- a Boston-based integrated PR agency with seven locations throughout the United States. Outside of work, he enjoys following Philadelphia's professional sports teams and is an avid supporter of several suicide awareness charities. Chris joined this project to provide writing support for the book and has enjoyed telling the unique success stories of these remarkable mothers.