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Beach Pace

Beach Pace

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Beach's work combines: Numbers, Entrepreneurship, and Upholding a Cause and Belief

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Day In The Life

National Sales Director

I talk to people all over the country and get to help them solve problems and inspire others.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    United States Military Academy

  • Graduate Degree

    Latin American Studies

    United States Military Academy

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Sales Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Organizational Communication, General

Graduate Degree: Business/Commerce, General

Associate's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Knew that I wanted to serve my country and serve in the military. I wanted to learn how to lead.

  • 2.

    I felt the best place to do that was at the United States Military Academy West Point.

  • 3.

    I served in the US Army and learned, often times the hard way, how to be a good leader.

  • 4.

    My family underwent some change & I did too. After 11 years, the military was no longer for me.

  • 5.

    I joined corporate America in sales. I didn't want the job but an advisor said I'd be good. I was.

  • 6.

    I went into nonprofit fundraising & leadership (sales&mgt w/ a greater purpose). I loved that too.

  • 7.

    I learned a great deal in the non-profit sector & wanted to refine my work and my environment.

  • 8.

    Took 1.5 years off. Did some reflection and relaxed. I then found a home at Roadtrip Nation.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    'Girls can't go there. You can't go there.' This was the response I got from my HS guidance counselor when I told him I wanted to go to West Point (the United States Military Academy).

  • How I responded:

    I had done my research and I learned that West Point DID allow women to attend the academy. They had done so for about 11 years when I went to my HS counselor. So, I knew he was wrong. I also had other people, who had served in the military, support me in my decision. They asked me why I wanted to go there and what I hoped to accomplish. I chose to listen to them because they sought to understand my motivation vs my counselor who sought to simply say "No."

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My parents divorced (incurring costs) and we had no money because my parents had good jobs but not ones that allowed extra savings. I knew I would need a scholarship or significant support so I investigated ways to do that.

  • My parents had both gone to college but never graduated. Also, their advice was, well, dated/old/not relevant. I had A LOT of trouble in my years at college but I kept asking for help & advice from others. I listened and worked hard and I graduated.

  • I figured out I was gay/lesbian later in life and when I did I worked for a corporation that I felt would not be very supportive of me. I stayed for another year but eventually found a position that allowed me the space to be out and comfortable.