About me

Hello there!  My name is Gina Greenwood.  I am a 40 year old woman who lives and works in the western suburbs of Chicago.  I am a salon owner and a hairstylist which I absolutely love!  It was through the salon that Intentionally Lola was born.  Every month I would publish a newsletter filled with the goings on at the salon (the salon is called Lola click here to visit).  At the end of every newsletter was a “final thoughts” portion in which I would encourage, motivated, and inspire people to be their very best and most truest selves.  It was also the salon that introduced me to SO many great leaders who would teach me to be a great leader myself.  Intentionally Lola was born when I realized I really wanted to reach more people.  In a day and age where we are surrounded by so much negativity and so much hate the world needs a leader who will empower them to see their own greatness.  Once you realize that you have the power to live a very intentional life you can empower those around you to do the same.  Before long love, happiness, and self-confidence  will spread like wildflowers!!!
The living intentionally part of my life came in a very different way.  It was the months leading up to my 39th birthday that I realized that I was not living the life that I wanted.  You see, 39 was how old my mother was when she was involved in a fatal car accident.  I was 17.  It was and will forever be the most heart wrenching moment of my life.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her.  At 17 years old though you think that 39 is old.  It wasn’t until I was closing in on my own 39th birthday that I had this realization….”This is all the life she ever lived”.  It was an earth shaking moment for me.  It was truly at that moment that I began living an intentional life.  I decided to divorce from my unhappy marriage, move, and begin a more minimalistic lifestyle filled with intention!  It has proven to be the best decision I have ever made.