Allow yourself to focus on your 2020 accomplishments – and make a list

With all the talk about how awful the year has been and how everyone is awaiting the start of 2021, it is just too easy to ignore all that you DID accomplish in 2020. Sure, it may not have been your best year, but I bet there are moments that were pretty doggone good and worth celebrating. So many people are writing off this year … Continue reading Allow yourself to focus on your 2020 accomplishments – and make a list

A Discussion On Equity, Talent and Company Culture

I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on equity, talent and company culture at the Raleigh Chamber’s Annual Leadership Conference. It was a much-needed conversation and I appreciated the honesty and openness of the three panelists as they delved into a topic that isn’t easy for many leaders to discuss. If you have 40 minutes to spare, I recommend watching and listening in on … Continue reading A Discussion On Equity, Talent and Company Culture

Here’s why you must keep networking and meeting new people

As an extrovert who loves meeting new people, connecting in person to build lasting relationships and attending all kinds of professional events, it has been difficult being unable to do all of that. I’m sure many of you can relate. During this time, I’ve found solace in a monthly event put on by the Raleigh Chamber called Business After Hours. Since July, this has been … Continue reading Here’s why you must keep networking and meeting new people

Necessary endings make room for new beginnings

I moved out of my office today, almost two years to the day I moved in. It was November 1, 2018, just three short months after I took the entrepreneurial plunge and started my own PR Firm. I even hosted a Welcome VIP Reception celebrating the grand opening two weeks later and it was fantastic. So many people came out to show their support and … Continue reading Necessary endings make room for new beginnings

Guest-blogging is still a thing and it’s an honor to be asked

I’m in the midst of writing a three-part guest blog series in collaboration with ArchiveSocial, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t be happier. I have so enjoyed crafting posts related to social media, digging up anecdotes from the trenches and sharing information rooted deeply in my experience that I know can still help people today. It’s given me an opportunity to reflect, think … Continue reading Guest-blogging is still a thing and it’s an honor to be asked

Bet on yourself

I had a wonderful time on this panel yesterday with Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Michelle Keaton-Barrow and our moderator extraordinaire, Kiernan Prechtl-Schindler. The Carolina Golf Classic Virtual Executive Women’s Day was spirited, inspiring, and full of tangible takeaways for all who participated. It was the best two hours of my day, hands-down. Thanks for the opportunity, Blue Cross NC and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). It’s … Continue reading Bet on yourself

The truth about resilience

I’ve had to make some tough decisions this week. Actually, I made them over the weekend, and had to act on them this week. I was not looking forward to the week because I knew what was ahead – but now it’s Friday. I followed through on it all. Every conversation, every act. None of it was easy. One change was particularly tough. I did … Continue reading The truth about resilience

My daughter’s podcast about her favorite app, TikTok

My 15-year-old daughter just completed a class assignment that included the creation of a podcast. She got lucky, in that her mom actually owns a podcast studio. I may or may not have helped spice up her intro a bit and add some music, but she wrote and produced the entire thing, and the topic is her favorite app, TikTok. I posted about it on … Continue reading My daughter’s podcast about her favorite app, TikTok

Algorithm not included

Are you building and growing an audience? Before you answer that, let me rephrase the question. Are you building and growing an audience you can reach whenever YOU want? It’s important to build an audience you can connect with on YOUR terms. And the way to do that is through email, which to me is the “original social media.”Communications that depend on an algorithm and … Continue reading Algorithm not included