About Me

What you should know about me:  I do a lot of behind the scenes work for startups and think tanks not published under my name. My website is where I come to share my thoughts about some of my favorite topics, and to let you know that I’m a real

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

Lost & Found & Lost

I lost my husband to the complications of cancer this month. I have known this day was coming for 18 months, I just wasn’t quite prepared for it to happen now. I have so many lovely people in my network reaching out to help with food, wine, flowers, virtual hugs,

Leadership in a new normal.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership. It’s kind of a slippery little concept, isn’t it? It’s hard to define, and the granular details differ for everybody. But when we’ve seen it (or not seen it!) we know. I’m fortunate to work with some fantastic people. Individually they know when

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I Love Money

Do you love money too? I recently watched an interview where Marie Forleo interviewed soccer legend, Abby Wambach, about her new book, Wolfpack. Here is the post that links to the video–it is a great interview!  While I really enjoyed learning more about Wambach and what led to her book,

Why your outsourced content strategy has gone to hell.

You have a new company or are launching a new product.  What is the first thing all the experts say?  Get media attention, get your blog going, get your social media up and running. Hurry, hurry, hurry. So what do you do?  You are a busy CEO with literally no

Dear Landlords, those bad tenants are your fault.

I hate to break it to you, but you are probably to blame for some of your rental woes. I recently read an article about a couple who said their experiences with terrible tenants (as a side note, I call them residents instead of tenants) are enough to make them

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