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
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
I am plugging along in school, and I wanted to share with you a snapshot of a typical evening at Queens. Tonight in my comm601 class, which is really the introductory class to this program, we are expanding our digital literacy through a blogging workshop. Here you see fellow student Jennifer sharing her expertise. We … Continue reading Digital learning: a snapshot
As part of the Organizational and Employee Identity course that I am just about to wrap up (through the MACOMM program at Queens University - which I think you can tell that I love so far), we were challenged to create a "visual representation of your professional identity by creating a personal infographic 'resume' and … Continue reading Representing Me, Visually
During this season of thanks and celebration, I am thrilled to announce that today I am joining an extremely talented team at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont as their newest Public Relations and Promotions Manager. I look forward to helping tell the story of Goodwill's commitment to changing lives through the power of work. … Continue reading A New Path
I've been on a journey of self-exploration for several months now. And during that journey I've discovered a few things, and become frustrated, and I've run in circles trying to "figure it out" like some math problem that I can't solve. I realized I've been focusing on the wrong question - What do I want … Continue reading Would you hire yourself?
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb If you haven't noticed, I'm taking some time away from the blog this month. I'm working on my to-do list before heading out of town for an end-of-summer vacation. I got to thinking about taking time off. Why is it … Continue reading Need a Moment.
The best antidote for fear is knowledge. - Robin Sharma At last week's FreelanceCLT event, one theme stood out for me - freelancers, not surprisingly, are afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of running out of money. And I know it's not just freelancers and solo entrepreneurs, but those fears seem louder when you don't have … Continue reading Fear is so 2009
Are you a freelancer (any industry) in or near Charlotte, NC? Tomorrow night, I'm serving on a panel of freelance specialists as part of the Freelance CLT meetup group. We will be discussing how much freelancers should charge for their work and other related issues. Some of us write, others communicate, others edit or shoot … Continue reading Freelancers: Is it time to give yourself a raise?