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"No, but thank you." Nov 25, 2019

“No, but thank you.” Simple to say. Important to master.

It’s 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Dinner ended two hours ago.

You’re at the in-laws.

They tell you how much time they spent making kinds of pies.

“I can’t wait for you to try all 5! And of course, it goes...

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Have I Introduced You to PR Hero, Jaimee Fox? Nov 21, 2019

Do you know who I look up to every day? NEW MOTHERS! I interviewed Jaimee Fox, MA, APR recently for the latest episode of "Chasing the Sun." Jaimee is a dear friend, PR legend, an all-around amazing person, and brand-new mama to Jamal Jr. We chat about a number of parent-related topics: her time...

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Have I Introduced You to William Careri, PR Hero? Oct 31, 2019

William Careri is my guest on this week's episode of "Chasing the Sun." It has been an honor to get to know William, a student at Temple University, a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), TEDxTempleU speaker, and mental health advocate. William shares his incredible...

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Have I Introduced You to Ashley Stanford Cone, PR Hero? Oct 24, 2019

This week, we chat with Ashley Stanford Cone of Bloom Communications. Like me, Ashley has had a recent career update and is totally crushing it in her new role! She has also been very public about sharing how she lives with anxiety. I so appreciated her time to discuss her career and how she...

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Leading the Health and Wellness Discussion at PRSA International Conference Oct 20, 2019

Today was really special. I had the opportunity to share my health and wellness journey, as well as my thoughts on how my fellow public relations professionals can live their best life.

A true career highlight to speak at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference...

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Have I Introduced You to Lise Harwin, PR Hero? Oct 17, 2019

Lise Harwin, APR is an incredible example of someone who truly lives their brand.

I recently spoke with Lise, employee communications manager at the Port of Portland (Oregon). Lise is an expert in internal and employee communications. Recently, Lise and I realized that we share a similar...

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Guest Interview: Amy Rosenberg, Veracity for PR Talk Oct 15, 2019

Check out my interview with Amy Rosenberg from Veracity for her “PR Talk” podcast!

In this episode of the PR Talk podcast, Amy and I sit down to talk about my company, the story of my weight loss journey and how that personal transformation inspired me to help my colleagues live...

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Have I introduced you to Meghan Gardner, PR Hero? Oct 03, 2019

This week, I had the honor of chatting with Meghan Gardner, Vice President of Matter Communications here in Portland. Meghan recently moved to the area with her family from Boston, and we had a great chat on a number of topics:

  • What Meghan’s experience has been like moving to Portland

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My Journey With Peloton Oct 01, 2019

It was amazing to speak with Crystal and Tom O’Keefe on the Peloton fan podcast “The Clip Out” about my weight loss journey and my love for Peloton. Enjoy!

Typically, I only hear the word “Peloton” around June and July when the Tour de France is on. Peloton means...

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Three Health and Fitness Tips for Conference Travelers Oct 01, 2019

In this issue of PRSA’s “Strategies and Tactics” I share my three health and fitness tips for conference travelers.

"The PRSA 2019 International Conference will be held later this month, Oct. 20–22 in San Diego, Calif. Every year that I attend the annual...

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Have I introduced you to PR Heroes Tatiana Skomski and Colby Reade? Sep 05, 2019

I have a podcast series, Chasing the Sun! In my podcast episodes, I highlight the individual and hear their perspective on how they live their life and incorporate health and wellness.

I am honored to have recently spoken with two amazing friends and professionals, Tatiana Skomski and Colby Reade...

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3 Key Lessons from Portland's Internal Comms Pro Event (plus 1 bonus!) Sep 01, 2019

Recently, I was invited to participate in an event series here in Portland by a new organization called Internal Comms Pro. Internal Comms Pro was founded by Sara Jackson, who identified an opportunity to bring together internal communicators in major U.S. metros to discuss hot topics in our...

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