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Podcast Interview: A Walk in the Park Feb 17, 2021

During the summer of 2019, I was spending a lot of time reflecting on my time as a public relations professional. A lot of walks and hikes in various parks around Portland, listening to podcasts, seeking inspiration.

Nearly two decades into my career I had achieved a lot but I was ready for...

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What's Your "Feierabend" Feb 01, 2021

You’re lying awake in bed. It’s 5:48 a.m. on Monday. You hit snooze twice on your alarm already, but this time the phone wins. You grab your phone and immediately look at all those notifications. “I guess it’s time to get up and get to work,” you tell yourself as you...

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My kind of breathing GIF Nov 10, 2020

This is my FAVORITE breathing GIF of all time. 

Breathing gif to help with anxiety - Album on Imgur

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Coffee Talk at A.wordsmith Jun 14, 2020

I have SO much respect for our local Portland-area public relations firms, and A.wordsmith is no exception.

Run by a former Weber Shandwick colleague of mine, Ann Smith, A.wordsmith is one of the most respected, award-winning firms in town. 

I appreciated the opportunity to join Natalie...

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Guest interview: Joe Barhoum, Grind and Gravy Jun 14, 2020

WAY back before COVID-19 hit, I had a great chat at the Remote.ly offices in Portland, Ore. with Joe Barhoum, MBA and University of Portland professor, for his podcast "Grind and Gravy."

Check it out below! Thank you for having me on, Joe!

 Want to listen to the podcast version? Check out...

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Build Your Personal Moat: Three Tips for Successful Remote Working Mar 09, 2020

Nine years ago, I wrote a blog post on how to run great virtual teams.

The more things change, the more they stay the same! I still recommend all these tips!

Many of you are starting to work from home more frequently.

There are a lot of benefits to working from home. However, looking back there...

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Interview with Jared Levenson, Eating Enlightenment! Mar 04, 2020

A huge thanks to Jared Levenson, fellow health coach and founder of Eating Enlightenment, for having me on his show to discuss my story. We had a great chat about my journey and Jared was a great host! Thank you for having me on your program!

 

 

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Have you met PR hero, Mary Prevost? Jan 30, 2020

This week, I am honored to speak with Mary Prevost! Mary and I have gotten to know each other over the last year and she is just an amazing person in the industry. She’s a parent, runs her own business, a master networker and we had such a wonderful chat on how she lives her best life!

We...

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Helping PR Professionals Put On Their Oxygen Mask First! Jan 22, 2020

I had a great time up in Seattle yesterday, seeing old friends and spending the evening at @webershandwick Seattle to host a workshop with the @prsa_pugetsound chapter.

It was a great chat and participants took with them their action plan for making themselves a priority....

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Have You Met Marketing Hero, Brandon Laws? Jan 09, 2020

Really excited to have Brandon Laws, director of marketing at Xenium HR and host of the "Transform Your Workplace" podcast, on the program. Today, we touch on:

  • How Brandon evolved his role at Xenium HR to Director of Marketing

  • How Brandon has built a personal brand at Xenium within...

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Give It a Rest: Why You Need to Take Paid Time Off and Sick Days Jan 01, 2020

My latest story for PRSA’s “Strategies and Tactics” is on a piece of data that really concerns me. I share my ONE resolution for PR professionals in 2020.

My fellow communicators, I implore you to make it your top priority in 2020 that you will take the time away from work that...

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Interview with Brandon Laws for "Transform Your Workplace" Dec 19, 2019

I really enjoyed chatting with Brandon Laws of Xenium HR for his “Transform Your Workplace” podcast!

Brandon is a thought leader in the space and we had a great conversation about my journey and our shared interest in ensuring the health and wellness of employees is a priority!

Have a...

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