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 conference I learn new things, meet new people and come away inspired to play a larger role in advancing the profession and the professional.
The reality of conferences like this one, however, is that while attending them we spend a lot of time sitting and eating (too) well, and we forget to take care of ourselves. Here are three tips for protecting your health and wellness during conferences in general.”
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.
Tatiana and Colby live with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease respectively. We had a great chat about their career, how they live with their condition, and discuss advice for managers and those who live with or are working with those with similar conditions.
I so appreciated their time. And so will you!
Tatiana has 3 years of both agency and in-house public relations and social media experience. Additionally, she is the founder of Simply Balanced with Tati, a simple girl’s guide to navigating life, health and fitness with chronic illness. She is a certified holistic health coach in training and is passionate about living life simply...
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 industry. Along with Portland, it recently visited Cincinnati, Chicago and New York. On September 24, it will travel to Charlotte. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend attending.
Like my experience in building Chasing the Sun, Internal Comms Pro identified a need based on feedback from a group of people yearning to learn from each other, took it and ran with it.
Jason Anthoine, Managing Founder, Audacity opened the event with a great keynote that looked at the role of the internal communicator and how to engage with the C-suite. Local Portland-area internal communications leaders Lise Harwin, Pete Donahue, Sara Bradshaw, and Sarah Fridovich (below) were panelists to discuss industry...
I was honored to write for the July 2019 issue of PRSA’s Strategies and Tactics. Check out an excerpt here:
"In 2012, I found a jacket that I desperately wanted to buy. I was planning to lose a few more pounds in the coming weeks, so I bought a medium instead of a large. Only now, seven years later, can I finally wear the jacket. It’s one in a stack of clothes I’ve bought which until recently were too small for me to wear.
When it came to the weight loss I planned, I had thought too specifically and too quickly. I’ve since learned that if you want to make permanent improvements to your health and wellness, you need to get tactical first."
I wrote back in the April 2019 issue of PRSA Strategies and Tactics on “How I Saved My Health and Gave My PR Career New Meaning.” Check out an excerpt below:
"It’s 4:30 p.m., but it feels like midnight. You’ve just concluded your eighth conference call of the day, and a new crisis has reprioritized your to-do list. You haven’t stood from your chair in four hours. Your only sustenance has been two slices of cold pizza from a lunchtime training event in the conference room.
Another two or three hours of work are ahead of you. You’re not thinking about dinner. Or exercise. Or anything besides meeting the next deadline. Afterward, your meal will be something heavy, seemingly rewarding and yet highly caloric, food to regret immediately."