Today we have Gretchen Klobucar on the show. Gretchen is a New Orleans native + recovering perfectionist living in the Memphis area with her husband Adam and her two beautiful children, Nora (6) and Hunter (2.5). She works full time as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Bodine School, an elementary independent school for students with dyslexia in grades 1-6. She oversees marketing and communication and is solely responsible for raising a quarter of a million dollars each year.
In addition to her passion for nonprofit work, she loves papercrafting—especially all things planning. She encourages inclusion + innovation as a Happy Planner®️ SQUAD member. She also serves as a brand ambassador for Chalkfulloflove (Handlettering books, drinkware, and other home goods). You can often find her unapologetically quoting Brené Brown, the Bible, and the latest hip hop hits all in one day.
Gretchen Klobucar is bomb right out the gate with talk of her one little word and The Enneagram Test. She quickly goes into the ways that she has grown and become more mature over these past few months. The girls also discuss their evolved definitions of ‘happy’ .
Gretchen reveals the meaning behind her handle @planfortomorrEAUX, her perspective on her online identity + being a brand ambassador, authenticity on social media, how grief has transformed her, her opinion on how the planner community should be made up of ALL TYPES of planner babes (and dudes), and her idea of ‘POWER POCKETS’ being what makes her work smarter, not harder.
FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE EP //
Gretchen on exposing shame and her newfound awareness of what matters :
“Shame can not win when you expose it. When you talk about it, it’s gone. It disappears. It just absolutely evaporates when you call it out.
So if I’m being honest…yeah, I really got caught in the consumerism of the planner lifestyle, or yeah, I’ve really gotten caught in thinking that I’m only as valuable as the content I’m creating for my Instagram…
…It was such a critical realization for me that I hope anyone out there listening and wondering the same thing: it will bring you so much more joy and give you so much of your energy back if you recognize that you are so much more than what you do, and the checkboxes you have at the end of the day. ”
SHOW NOTES //
• The Happy Planner®️ SQUAD
• The Enneagram Test
• Gretchen’s one little word® : UNAPOLOGETIC
• Johnny 5
• Erica Canant <3
• Amanda w/ The Happy Planner®
• Gretchen’s Planner Props
• Happy Planner® sticker books
• Gretchen’s Coaching
• Gretchen’s Healthy HerEAUX planner
• Ali Edwards <3
• The Instant Pot
• “I’m a pusher” GIF
• This Is Us Crock-Pot drama
• Thumper from Bambi
• Amanda on CODEPENDENCY
• The 5 Stages of Grief & Loss
• Marie Kondo
• Amanda’s 100 Days of Haiku on IG
• Amanda as The Happy Planner®’s Social Media Coordinator
Gretchen’s LESS/MORE //
LESS: keeping up
MORE: stepping up
CURRENTLY ROUND //
(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)
WATCHING: Paw Patrol
READING: Girl, Wash Your Face
LISTENING TO: my intuition
PLANNING: how to better meal prep
LOVING: my one little word
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
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