If you’re like me, the word audit has you rolling your eyes and sighing. Don’t worry, it’s a common reaction, especially amongst communicators. Okay forget about the word audit for a second. Think about a communications audit as taking a screenshot of your organization’s current communications systems and processes. This is all about hitting the pause button. It’s looking around…Read More
When is a good time to make a jump (in your career)?
Ten months ago I quit my job. It was good paying job with benefits, lots of vacation time and a short commute to work. I had moved across the country to take this job (in honesty, I had taken the job to move across the country). And I had only been in the role for two years. A lot of…Read More
Why Reputation Management is Important
Last week I had three clients call me, all in the thick of trying to control an emerging or developing issue. Two organizations were looking for advice on how to be proactive, while the third was trying to convince its board of the value (and importance) of getting outside help. What they had in common was they were each scrambling…Read More
Now is the Best Time to Take Control of Your Career
Every January I work through my vision and goal setting for the coming year. I know I’m not alone in doing this as it seems to be an annual topic of discussion with many of my friends. I can’t count how many times quitting a job, going after a dream job (or less soul sucking job), getting a promotion, learning…Read More
Don’t Rush into 2019 Before Reflecting on 2018
I hate New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because they are often broad, overarching statements that have little accountability or are grounded in reality. They are often based on something we aren’t happy about or did wrong in the previous year, without really reflecting on the lessons learned or understanding why we didn’t accomplish something (exercise, being more patient, quitting a job…Read More
It’s Time to Invest in YOU!
Right now I’m busy running kids to activities, shopping for presents and going to holiday gatherings. Let’s face it – it can all be a bit much! While this time of year is about giving to others, I wonder when, if at all, we give ourselves permission to give to ourselves. Now I’m not talking about going for coffee with…Read More