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

You get none of the things you don’t ask for

I am honored to be featured in Episode 4 of “GRIOT – Power in Narratives,” a great new web series and podcast from Tamara Gibbs, a very talented journalist and communications professional. In this 14-minute video, Tamara and I discuss a plethora of topics from a historical moment that has had relevance throughout my life to dealing with being “th eonly” in Corporate America. I … Continue reading You get none of the things you don’t ask for

I won’t take my conference virtual and that’s my prerogative

I decided to postpone my second annual Women Inspiring Women Conference to 2021. It was scheduled for next month. This was no easy decision, but I do not believe the magic can happen virtually and choose not to go that route. This is an in-person, shared experience and I don’t want to lose that. The first year, I promised a unique-intimate experience where attendees and … Continue reading I won’t take my conference virtual and that’s my prerogative

I just watched a live conversation with a sexologist on LinkedIn

Chris Brogan interviewed a sexologist on LinkedIn Live this morning and I am all the way here for it. I’m always talking about zigging when others zag, and that’s exactly what he and his co-host, Kerry Gorgone did today in my opinion. Sex toys, orgasms, bedroom boredom, tips on getting more of what you want from a partner and even the benefit of a sexual … Continue reading I just watched a live conversation with a sexologist on LinkedIn