I had coffee a few weeks ago with a woman with nearly a decade of work experience with a popular international retail brand. A mutual friend connected us because she was interested in making a career change and wanted to know more about working in marketing and communications. As she shared her story and I … Continue reading Action over fear.
A few weeks ago, I was so honored to be asked to talk with Nathan Ellering about sharing customer success stories and content planning. Nathan is the Head of Marketing Demand Generation at CoSchedule, an app I use for editorial content planning and social media scheduling. Over the last couple of years, I've had the … Continue reading How to share customer success stories – My chat with CoSchedule
I wrote a little something on LinkedIn today after an unexpected encounter in my office yesterday. Thought I'd share it here too. It's never too late to change your life. Yesterday, a man in his late 50s/early 60s walked into our office at about 4p.m. and told us he wanted to talk to someone about … Continue reading Never too late to change your life.
The folks at Charlotte Agenda were kind enough to encourage me to share my Charlotte story with a wider audience, so I wrote a little recap that was posted today. The six years I spent in Charlotte were impactful for me for many different reasons, and it felt really good to look back with intention and remember how … Continue reading A tribute to Charlotte
A few weeks after I started working with Charlotte Center City Partners, our CEO Michael stopped me on the street and gave me this piece of advice: “I want you to develop your own voice. Don’t just expand on what we’ve done before or try to assimilate to what exists here. Your perspective is unique … Continue reading A new path
We have a fairly new crop of hyperlocal media outlets and blogs popping up in Charlotte. I put together a quick recap in case you are interested in following along (and many of you already are!). Though most of these have significantly smaller audience numbers than traditional media outlets, they can often have a very targeted … Continue reading Changing media landscape in Charlotte: Hyperlocal is in
I think NPR’s Dan Charles should win an award. Not just for writing or reporting – though I am certain he is deserving of awards in those categories. I have never followed Dan closely, although I enjoy his reporting on Morning Edition. But one of his stories last week has stuck with me for days … Continue reading Lessons in reporting: Here’s to you, Dan Charles
The past couple of years have been quite a blur for me and for my career. Since joining Charlotte Center City Partners as Director of Communications, I have held on tight for an amazing roller coaster ride of learning, experiencing and understanding the role of PR and strategic communications in a variety of contexts. In late … Continue reading Defining and unbinding PR in 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to attend the Charlotte Businesswoman of the Year award luncheon honoring Laura Schulte of Wells Fargo. North Carolina's newly-appointed secretary of commerce Sharon Decker offered the keynote address. She talked about lessons she has learned from Charlotte's great leaders, including Joan Zimmerman, Bill Lee, a homeless woman and … Continue reading Learning from Charlotte leaders
We all know that the "face" we put on each day - in our interactions with coworkers, our conversations with strangers, our social media presence, etc. - does not always reflect how we truly feel. For my Goffman fans out there, of course I'm talking about our "front stage" vs. our "back stage." For those … Continue reading Choosing words