Bonnie Wallsh Associates LLC, Charlotte, N.C., a professional meeting management and training firm established in 1978

  1. If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
    Cruising through the Mediterranean while on a speaking engagement

  2. What's playing on your MP3 player?
    Simon and Garfunkel

  3. 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!

  4. It's time for a second career, what do you choose?
    Motivational speaker

  5. 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.

  6. What's the best book you have read in the past year?
    Suite Fran├žaise by Irene Nemirovsky

  7. What's your hidden talent?
    Reducing stress as I create my own botanical gardens, which I share with my friends and neighbors

  8. Who inspires you?
    My late husband, Maurice

  9. 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

  10. What is your favorite cause/charity?
    National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses sheltering families in medical crisis (www.nahhh.org)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.