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Meet The Team
integrity & Passion
The Team Reflects the Values
Creating Great Things is a result of working with great people, both hired professionals and your clients or customers. Everyone on the Great Things team is aligned with the company’s values: Integrity, Creativity, Authenticity, Exploration and Enjoyment of Life.
Our skillsets support and encourage one another. We are independent and adventurous people that value building relationships and community.
We understand the importance of your Big Why for your business and keep it at the forefront of all we do for you.
We take great pride and responsibility is representing you and your brand to the world.
Visionary, Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Traveler & Artist
Growing up as an Entrepreneur
For me, business has always been about something more. From an early age, I was surrounded by friends and family who were incredibly passionate about entrepreneurship and the impact it can have on the communities in which we live and work. Little did I know then, those experiences would have a profound impact on my career.
Growing up in my father’s insurance agency, I learned the values of leadership, community involvement, job creation and economic stewardship. My father, H. Robert Meeder, passed away during my last semester. I split my time between school and running the insurance agency.
Insurance and Financial Services
During the first years under my leadership, our agency consistently performed in the top 5% of sales in the nation.
Three years later, I left that exclusive insurance agency and developed another very successful insurance operation.
After raising $11 million, I built an insurance and financial services company from scratch to a $48 million enterprise in less than two years. That company had 150 employees with 23 offices spread over 3 states.
Enterprise Software Development in the “Windy City”
Next, I moved to Chicago to lead large-scale, custom software integrations. As Project Director of Custom Interfaces, I oversaw the integration of 8 custom and legacy interfaces for a $25 million enterprise application.
Back to PA and head first into Marketing
For personal reasons, I moved back to Pennsylvania and joined a merchandising and advertising firm. With a sales, technical and financial background, I was quickly promoted to Director of Client Services. I managed several departments and approximately 70 people. Additionally, I was actively involved in direct customer relations and both pre- and post-sales support.
And…Great Things Happened!
I founded Great Things LLC in April of 2009 after being downsized from a good, executive position in the marketing industry. This diverse background, coupled with a keen entrepreneurial mind, enables me to classify problems rapidly, create sound improvement strategies, and realistic implementation and training.
The Center of Harmony and Real Estate Projects
Real Estate investment had always captured my attention. Growing up in my father’s insurance agency, I saw firsthand how ordinary, hard-working people amassed significant wealth and financial security with real estate. The idea of passive income just made a lot of sense. So, I found an amazing coach and completed my first $14,000 deal within 3 months! I flipped several more houses successfully but wanted to develop a consistent stream of revenue with rentals. I had success with single-family homes. Then in September of 2011, I purchased an old, historic building that had potential, but needed a lot of work. This became a thriving community-centered business, “The Center of Harmony.” In late 2022, I sold the Center of Harmony after almost 11 years in business.
I am a past member of the Venture Outdoors Board of Directors, Membership & PP Committee, Vice President of The Harmony Business Association, and Chamber of Commerce.
A Complete LifeStyle Makeover
In June of 2021, I made a huge change and realized a 15-year dream.
My son graduated from College, I sold my house and belongings and then hit the road. You can read more about it on my travel site, Two Cameras, And One Big Idea.
I left Harmony and traveled over 50,000 miles while living in my truck, hammock, or camper. I moved to Alaska for the winter and discovered an incredible relationship.
We just moved to Kentucky in June of 2022 and bought a farmhouse.
All of that while running and expanding Great Things LLC!
See what Great Things LLC can do for you!
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SEO & Content Strategist. Copywriter. Marketing & Writing Coach.
Kimberly McElhatten is a marketing and writing coach & wellness business consultant. She helps wellness and helping professionals grow their impact through mindful, intentional business development and content marketing strategies.
With over 15 years of experience as a middle school English teacher, she’s an expert at what motivates people and how to capture (and hold) the attention of difficult and distractible audiences. From marketing to editing to program consulting, Kimberly helps wellness professionals level-up to manifest more good in the world.
Elizabeth "Milo" Milo
Web and Graphic Designer
Milo is a native of western PA. She enjoys traveling, learning, creating and taking on challenges. Here sense of humor and laughter is infectious.
Milo was the first outside web developer hired at Great Things, and we are so excited to have her back onboard!