50-State Tour

The Motivate Me! Crew Takes the Show on the Road!


The Motivate Me! 50 States in 90 Days’ Tour idea came to Lynette while having dinner at a Quaker Steak and Lube with her husband one night before going to see a movie. It was while sitting across from a giant map of the United States made from license plates that she thought: Wouldn’t it be cool to interview someone from each of the fifty states? And that idea quickly moved to: Wouldn’t it be cool to interview someone from each of the fifty states IN PERSON?

Even to Lynette’s surprise, the dream became reality and approximately six months later, she hit the road with two other women she had never met before to interview people from each of the fifty United States about passion. They drove to all 48 of the “lower states,” as well as Washington D.C., and flew to Alaska and Hawaii – and they accomplished their goal of doing it all in only ninety days!

Another goal of Lynette’s while on the road was to have as many new experiences as possible. Here are some highlights: scaled an 80’ rock and jumped into the water below at Table Rock Lake in Missouri, rode a mechanical bull in Texas, milked a cow in Iowa, hiked a jungle in Hawaii, rode an Aerial Tram 2,000 feet above sea level in Alaska, zip lined in the mountains of Montana, got flight lessons in a 4-seater airplane in Florida. She “kicked off” the tour with Buffalo Bill’s kicker Dan Carpenter who taught her how to kick a football, and the experiences just kept adding up from there.

The impetus behind this trip was for Lynette to show her audience that they are capable of living a life that is more exciting or more meaningful. To show them that people from all walks of life and all over the country are living passion-filled lives. Whether it’s full-time or part-time, whether they make money or volunteer.

Lynette asks her audience to use her guests and herself as models. To learn from the actions of others, apply what they’ve learned to their story, and create a life they are excited to live.

Meet The Motivate Me! Crew…

Lynette Renda Podcast Host

Lynette Renda, MFA, CPC, is the podcast host of Motivate Me! She has a degree in English and Secondary Education, a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and is a certified professional coach. Her passion is to empower people to live a life that is more exciting and more meaningful. She does this by exposing her audience to show guests who are living out their passion, and by teaching the Envision, Explore, Execute Action Plan. She is married to her husband, John, and they have a daughter, Mackenzie.

Cassie Hunter Film Guru

Cassie Hunter earned a degree in film production from the University of New Orleans. She is a New Orleans and Los Angeles based cinematographer and photographer. She writes, shoots, and produces content ranging from fashion photography to music videos to feature length films. Cassie has had her work shown in film festivals, and her resume includes a litany of experience, including shooting footage for two documentaries. Cassie prefers to be behind the camera where she can put to best use her observant eye.

Chelsea Rathie Social Media

Chelsea Rathie is a social-marketing specialist for Klemmer and Associates. She is also an exercise instructor, a coach for a nutritional cleansing program, and soon to be a certified life coach. Chelsea hails from Billings, Montana but is temporarily living in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a goal-setter and an achiever whose role on this journey is to market, track guest show waivers, and be the keeper of the itinerary, as well as to assist where needed. Chelsea thrives on positivity – creating it and promoting it.

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” ~Confucius