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

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

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

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

Drive, vision and execution

It’s great to be driven. Drive is a quality I seek in others. It may be because I’m very driven myself and thrive on the energy that develops when I come across someone similar, or maybe it’s due to my bias for action. Seeing it in someone else draws me to them. I’ve even tried to infuse it in others for whom it wasn’t necessarily … Continue reading Drive, vision and execution

A message to abusers of the Paycheck Protection Program

The abuse of the Paycheck Protection Program by companies who don’t need it is egregious! It is keeping small businesses that really need it from accessing the funds to keep paying staff and stay afloat during this time. Don’t forget, all of your names will become public record and I can’t wait to see reporters and journalists expose companies that did not need this money, … Continue reading A message to abusers of the Paycheck Protection Program

This is no time to devalue yourself

This is not the time to devalue yourself. Things are happening that are out of your control. People are making decisions that affect you big, and your ability to change that particular piece is limited. In many cases, it’s nonexistent. That can be scary. It can usher in panic and fear. But, the answer to panic and fear driven by the decisions of others, of … Continue reading This is no time to devalue yourself