with Kendra Smiley
Kendra Smiley is a popular speaker and author, passionate about helping others “Make the Next Right Choice.” The always-active former Illinois Mother of the Year hosts a daily radio show, Live Life Intentionally, heard on over 350 stations.
Kendra was born and raised in central Illinois, just 30 minutes from where she currently lives. The daughter of a local dentist and youngest of three children, she was very active in her school and community.
Kendra brought her energy and enthusiasm to educating children. As she began her career as a teacher, she quickly engaged with parents and students to provide an outstanding learning experience. In addition to her classroom duties, she was the girls’ basketball coach.
Kendra married John over 35 years ago. Together, they have raised three sons. Kendra brought new meaning to “stay-at-home mom” with her work as a mother, entrepreneur, church and community leader. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received a Master’s Degree in education from the University of North Dakota.