Fulfill Your Destiny is an official #WEDUBeMore Award Winner!

Video of Karen Mertes, Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., being awarded the WEDU Be more…Entrepreneurial C1 Bank Engaged Philanthropist Award at the WEDU Be More Award Ceremony and Luncheon. View photos and videos from the ceremony at


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Fulfill Your Destiny announces new strategic partnership with the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce to award its signature Business Builder Grants to chamber member businesses.

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Local News | 0 comments

Fulfill Your Destiny has pioneered ‘Business Builder Grants‘ awarding these grants to local entrepreneurs who may have experienced life-changing events of their own and desire to take their businesses to the next level. Pictured from left to right are:  Maureen Gallagher, American Momentum Bank; Karen Mertes, Fulfill Your Destiny; Lynn Valeas, Wise Women Fitness; Kelly Flannery, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce; and Alexis Muellner, Tampa Bay Business Journal. All South Tampa Chamber member businesses are eligible to receive one of...

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Karen Mertes Delivers South University’s 2017 Commencement Address

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Local News | 0 comments

Fulfill Your Destiny’s founder, Karen Mertes, had the immense honor and pleasure to deliver the Commencement Address to the South University 2017 Graduating Class this past June. In her motivational and inspiring speech, Karen spoke about how to ‘Think like a Champion’. “Thank you so much!  You were fantastic and really hit home with our students!” ~ Heather R. Grahek, Dean of Student Affairs – Tampa Campus and Orlando Learning...

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Two Local Ladies Are Being Nationally Recognized as Cabot Creamery Community Celebrities and Awarded with a Trip to Remember

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in National News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Carolyn Smith, C: 813-758-8460 CABOT Creamery Honors Volunteers From Across The U.S. Who Are Making a Significant Difference in Their Communities Tampa, FL (May 1, 2017) – In 2010 the farm families who own Cabot Creamery Cooperative presented the first Cabot Community Celebrity Cruise. Their goal was to honor the achievements and contributions of volunteers who were making a significant difference in their communities.  The award program proved to be a success and is now in its...

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Fox Fitness raises over $1000 for Fulfill Your Destiny

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local News | 0 comments

Fox Fitness picked Fulfill Your Destiny as their charity of choice this quarter. Fox Fitness organized a free community workout where 100% of any donations went to Fulfill Your Destiny. Also every time a member checked in on their Facebook page, Becky donated a quarter. Three months of donations certainly adds up! Our founder, Karen added her usual 10% to the donations received to make a total of $1149.50! Fox Fitness is all about creating a fitness community where women feel supported and can reach their goals in a non-intimidating...

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American Momentum Bank is Proud to Sponsor Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2017 Spring Chari-Tea

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Local News | 0 comments

American Momentum Bank Sponsors Fulfill Your Destiny’s 4th Annual Spring Chari-Tea By True Blue Communications (Patch Poster) – April 11, 2017 9:43 am ET Fulfill Your Destiny helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. American Momentum Bank served as the presenting sponsored for the Fulfill Your Destiny (FYD) “Spring Chari-Tea” fundraiser on March 25. This is the 4th annual fundraiser for the Tampa-based nonprofit that helps people whose careers have been altered by injury...

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Meet Karen Mertes at Local Authors Meet N’ Greet Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Read Local: Local Authors Meet N’ Greet Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Town ‘N Country Celebrate National Library Week spending the afternoon getting to know local authors and hear their stories! Join us in bringing together writers and readers to honor our local talent and support Hillsborough County’s growing literary arts scene. Read...

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Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2017 Spring Chari-Tea in the Tampa Bay News

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Local News | 0 comments

Charitea helps turn misfortune to good fortune By Lenora Lake, Times Correspondent | Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:35pm CARROLLWOOD — The shout-out — “Rachel, you’re beautiful, girlfriend” – came from somewhere in a room full of women wearing colorful dresses and large brim hats. With that, Rachel Revill wiped even more tears of joy from her face at the Saturday afternoon tea. Read...

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Fulfill Your Destiny Unveils Its Pioneering Program – Business Builder Grants

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Local News | 0 comments

Air Force Veteran Karen Mertes and Fulfill Your Destiny helps to fund the “Operation Startup” program at Hillsborough Community College. Fulfill Your Destiny’s Business Builder Grants are a great fit for local Veterans who are ready to bring their business to the next level. Fulfill Your Destiny has committed $5,000 to Operation Startup as part of the Accredited Entrepreneur Program at HCC. Karen Mertes is challenging the community to match that donation in whole or in part. All the money will be awarded to a local veteran....

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How To Win in Court: Advice from a Veteran and Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in National News | 0 comments

Karen’s life was forever changed in February 2007 when she was hit by a drunk driver. Grateful to survive, she vowed to help others the rest of her life. Her tragedy inspired her to start her non-profit, Fulfill Your Destiny, dedicated to helping people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances, with special consideration given to survivors living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), like herself. Read more in this Huffingtonpost...

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Kendra Scott Gives Back to Fulfill Your Destiny in Tampa Bay

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in fundraising | 0 comments

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the new Kendra Scott Hyde Park store located at 1511 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, will partner with local Tampa Bay nonprofit, Fulfill Your Destiny to help raise brand awareness and funds for the nonprofit. In 2002, Kendra Scott launched her jewelry line, selling her baubles in boutiques in Austin, Texas. Since then, the brand has expanded to have a presence in more than 800 stores worldwide—one of the most recent being the newly opened Hyde Park Tampa location. Kendra Scott is philanthropically minded and...

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