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

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

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

To enlighten and drive change in Corporate America

Over the past two weeks I’ve felt compelled to speak out about racial inequality, particularly in the workplace, and share my thoughts and experiences in a way I haven’t publicly in the past, which is moving people to action. The calls, text messages and  emails I’ve received have made it clear to me there’s another area of which I must get involved, further share my … Continue reading To enlighten and drive change in Corporate America

Beware the salary target on your back

If you’re over the age of 40, you may be walking around with a target on your back. And you know what it is? Your salary. Yes, as you enter what may be the pinnacle of your career success or very close to it with feelings and expectations of nothing but greatness and high wage-earning years ahead, they could be cut short. Before I launched … Continue reading Beware the salary target on your back

Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

Everyone’s doing it. Posting images of their various Zoom conferences, happy hours, team meetings and other virtual events on social media, particularly LinkedIn. I am personally getting tired of seeing so many, but I don’t judge how others use social media. I can just scroll past the items that don’t interest me. I’m also keen on using the tools provided, whether it’s muting content, unfollowing … Continue reading Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

I lost a client and life goes on

People lose clients. It’s just a fact of life. People who are very good at what they do, lose clients. Nothing lasts forever. I’m a believer in necessary endings, even the ones we don’t initiate. Yesterday was my last day working with one client and also the same day my work delivered big for another. I sent a farewell email to one small group while … Continue reading I lost a client and life goes on