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Your Summertime Self-Care Guide Jun 01, 2021

As we head into a new phase in the COVID era, one which delivers an increase of vaccinations and the opportunity to see friends and family again, I want to acknowledge all of you in our profession who have been managing your jobs and personal lives. Thank you for all that you’re doing. ...

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Chasing the Sun Summer Speaker Series! May 18, 2021

I'm excited to announce my Chasing the Sun Summer Speaker Series! I'll be traveling virtually and physically all around the country to help people prioritize their well-being. Check out the calendar below for upcoming public events to sign up!

To book a speaking engagement, please email me at ...

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Your Personal Wellness Crisis Plan May 03, 2021

As PR professionals, we are trained for managing a crisis. As we have lived through COVID, I have witnessed you lead in communicating timely, accurate, and essential information to the public, and that information has saved people’s lives. Christine Mohammadpour

As we are witnessing...

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Internal Comms and Wellness Benefits Apr 06, 2021

Internal communicators, we need you now more than ever to lead the discussion on the importance of your employees staying mentally and physically resilient. 

Why? It’s inherently tied to dollars and cents, and in a profession in which we communicators are constantly evolving our key...

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What is Your Team Charter? Mar 01, 2021

I love springtime. After a long winter, it’s a welcome to bring on the fresh smells, crisp rain, bright flowers and a renewed enthusiasm. Christine Mohammadpour

It’s also a great time to look at a special kind of plan I want you to consider developing.

I was recently chatting...

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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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The Right Way to Start 2021 Jan 01, 2021

We made it to 2021. Deep breath.

This is usually the time we write down our yearly resolutions. I’m giving you permission to give yourself some grace and skip writing down a resolution this year. Christine Mohammadpour

Resolutions tied to the start of the new year rarely work. They put...

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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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