Meet Our Founder - Teresa Funke

Teresa Funke embodies the modern artist/entrepreneur. She is the owner of Teresa Funke & Company, Victory House Press, and Bursts of Brilliance®.  She is the award-winning author of seven novels for adults and children based on true stories from WWII, and the author of Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life, both the book and the popular weekly blog. She is also a nationwide speaker offering motivational keynotes and presentations, part-owner of Blue Moose Art Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the creator of the Bursts of Brilliance® Art Salons Series.

Teresa has 32 years of experience as an entrepreneur and arts and community catalyst. Her innovative programs and boundary-pushing talks challenge her audiences to change their view of how life and business should be led.

Teresa also served as co-host for the World Positive Thinkers on-line radio show and the on-screen host of the video series, The Write Series. Visit her You Tube channel to watch her instructional writing videos or to check out her playlist, "Great Ideas Giveaway," in which Teresa shares business ideas for artists and creatives they can integrate into their own models.

Teresa believes strongly in supporting local and national non-profits devoted to serving youth, education, and the arts. She is also the mother of three amazing young adults, and an avid theater goer, reader, and old movie buff. She tries to vacation in a new country or state every year.

Contact us to receive information about Teresa's motivational keynotes and special Bursts of Brilliance® talks for conferences and events.

And Teresa is:

  • A firstborn
  • A Leo
  • Her Strength's Finder Strengths are: Ideation, Maximizer, Activator, Input, and Futuristic
  • Her Enneagram is: 7w6 SP
  • Her Myers Briggs is: ENFJ
  • Her DISC style is: I/D
  • Her Love Language is: Quality Time
  • Her Fascination Factors are: Rebellion and Prestige
  • She'll take just about any personality test and loves to hear about your results!

To learn more about Teresa's World War II books, her writing instruction and speaking, and her writing products, click the button below.