Bonnie Wallsh creates botanical gardens to reduce stress. And she knows when to say no.
Bonnie Wallsh Associates LLC, Charlotte, N.C., a professional meeting management and training firm established in 1978
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
Cruising through the Mediterranean while on a speaking engagement
What's playing on your MP3 player?
Simon and Garfunkel
If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you want?
The ability to thrive without any sleep; imagine how much more I could get done!
It's time for a second career, what do you choose?
When your life story is made into a movie, who should be cast as you?
Barbra Streisand, who, I am told, I resemble. At long last, I would be able to carry a tune.
What's the best book you have read in the past year?
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky
What's your hidden talent?
Reducing stress as I create my own botanical gardens, which I share with my friends and neighbors
Who inspires you?
My late husband, Maurice
If you could trade places with anyone (living or from history) for a week, who would you choose?
Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of Israel
What is your favorite cause/charity?
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses sheltering families in medical crisis (www.nahhh.org)
What is your greatest strength?
Passion for everything that I undertake and the ability to finally say no when something doesn't ignite my passion.
If you could go back in time, what would you change about your life?
Everything in my past, both good and bad, has gotten me where I am today.