Forbes Council Post: Five Tips For Overcoming Internal Communication Issues In Growing Companies

How much weight do you place on your internal communication processes? Whether you are conscious of the ways you communicate internally or not, there is a process. Processes are built over time and consist of whatever we do that gets the job done. However, that doesn’t always make them effective.

A Year in Review with My Public Safety Client, NGA 911

My work in communications with NGA 911 has given me a unique view of public safety. I have the privilege of sitting in calls with Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) directors across the country to learn more about the challenges they face in bringing better 9-1-1 to our communities. As

Forbes Council Post: Building Effective Communication In Remote Teams

Working from home sounds like a blessing —  until it’s not, right? At first blush, it sounds great… roll out of bed and sit in PJs all day. Or do a load of laundry between calls. No more annoying run ins with that chatty co-worker, or making small talk while

What are your goals for 2021?

I am especially sentimental this time of year. And not because of Christmas, but because of the upcoming New Year. I spend the last 30 days of the year looking back at the goals I’ve set over the past five years and thinking about what I want for the future.

On Fitting In

Have you ever done something ridiculous to fit in? One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is to watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday while cooking dinner or milling about the house. I love most of the guests and stories, but my favorite episode ends with

What are you drawn to?

This week I was approached by someone looking for advice about how to make a career pivot. When someone says a pivot, I hear “this place is sucking the life out of me, and I need to find something else to do where I actually feel happy to get out

Video Marketing – just do it!

Video marketing – ugh, one more thing to learn, right? In my line of work, I find that many people push back on video. Let’s be real; if you are new to video marketing, it can be intimidating. Everybody feels weird about the sound of their voice and the way

Be still my brain

The noise in my brain has arrested my ability to write. I feel like I am bursting at the seams to share the stories in my heart. But the words are blotted out by the white space surrounding them. I want to yell from the mountain tops that my career

Micromanaging Clients – Hell to the No

Earlier this year, I was approached by a potential client that wanted to hire me to do targeted marketing to nonprofits.  We had two calls to determine if I was a good fit. Once we determined that my background could serve the skills of the organization, the executive proceeded to

Day 22: There is no crying in camping

My husband, Tim, was diagnosed with cancer on July 28, 2018.  Our time together after diagnosis was a beautiful disaster. This is the 22nd day after my husband passed away from the complications of cancer treatment.  Today I went to the camper we shared next to Timmy’s favorite lake in

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