A love-affair with quotes inspired Dykeman to leverage the power of profundity often overlooked in quotes to convey bite-sized gems of forward-thinking life lessons. In 1999 she began writing upbeat, contemporary and malleable think-pieces that delved deeper into timeless messages and dared audiences to step away from conventional lip-served motivation, and embrace the forward-thinking wisdom of yesterday’s and today’s most influential people. Thus, the SOAPBOX® mini-motivation was born, followed by her book “PURE SOAPBOX …a cleansing jolt of perspective, motivation, and humor“, and a colorful history of published articles, book contributions, workshops, national speaking engagements, and television and radio appearances.
Today Dykeman continues to expand the SOAPBOX® Evolution line, creating offerings that uniquely speak to the situational needs of the overstretched, overstressed, and often burned-out executive and entrepreneur- who also juggles umpteen other titles, like single parent, Baby Boomer, cancer survivor, empty-nester, new divorcee, globetrotter, community leader and caregiver. Through her writing, podcast shows, videos, speaking, lifestyle products, and even her art, Dykeman strives to help folks face their challenges, change their perspective, embrace the kid inside, take the road less traveled, and seize the day!