Hey there! My name is Krista Palo. I am the owner and creator of Evolve.
My greatest job and greatest joy in life is being the mother of my two boys, and adopted mother of my adorable dog (my fluffy four legged child).
As I have been going through a transitional period in my life, I have been pondering some questions, maybe they’ll apply to you too:
- How can I find joy and meaning in life?
- What does it mean to actively live?
- What is needed to grow and develop talents?
- How can I give back and help others?
- Is it possible to find success without having to compromise my personal morals and standards?
If you look at my previous work history, you can see that it is an eclectic mix of occupations. My first official job was at a tanning salon, from there I worked at a pizza place, then at a call center in the collections department. I have worked for two different Universities, the Pampered Chef, a preschool, a bakery, a vet clinic, and a cafe.
In my previous jobs, I wasn’t happy. I didn’t have a love for what I was doing. I knew I wouldn’t be able to stay with the job long term because I didn’t have the internal motivation to continue.
In my recent jobs it was even worse. I wasn’t able to get the hours I needed to be with my children after school or when they had days off, or earn enough to support my family. So, looking for a solution to my employment dilemma I turned to my educational background.
- BA in Management and Human Resources from Eastern Washington University, May 2005
- MBA from the University of Phoneix, January 2017
I realized that what I loved most about my classes was learning about people, about leadership, and about change. I also gained a valuable insight, people are successful when they love what they do. It’s not enough to simply have the knowledge, skills, or background, successful people have an underlying passion for their work.
Ever since I can remember I have had a love for stories, in all their forms; but especially reading, music, art, dance, food, and movies. There is beauty is self-expression. I find that I discover more about myself as I listen to the ‘voices’ of others. I believe that we are here for one purpose: to evolve; to learn, to grow, and to become better through experience.
I believe that Heavenly Father is actively involved in our lives, and I strive to exemplify Jesus Christ at all times, in all things, and all places. Through this online platform, I am hoping to have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others, whether or not they share my belief system.
We are all God’s children. All lives matter.
When it is my time to go, I want to leave this world knowing that in some small way, it is a better place because I was here.
So, if you too have a passion for creativity and want to have a positive impact in the world, you are in the right place! Please, join me in this journey of personal growth.