37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of heading back to my Alma mater, Penn State for the spring meeting of the Alumni Society Board on which I currently service as the Outreach Chair. In addition to much "official  business," I enjoyed many authentic interactions with students, faculty, and other alums. This time around, it … Continue reading 37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

Top 10 Blog Posts on Life and Entrepreneurship in 2018

Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether your plans to ring in the New Year are big and fancy or small and casual, at midnight tonight our clocks will all tick forward to 2019. While today is a day that we tend to start looking toward the future and planning for the New Year, there’s one more … Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts on Life and Entrepreneurship in 2018

31 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur

Tomorrow, December 18, I will turn 31 years old. Last year, as I entered this new decade of my life, I wrote about how I anticipated this new chapter to shift my entrepreneurial outlook and possibly my business model. Compared to 12 months ago, I would say things feel pretty similar. I was given some … Continue reading 31 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur

Embracing the Non-Monetary Benefits of Entrepreneurship

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! I’ve shared my insight before … Continue reading Embracing the Non-Monetary Benefits of Entrepreneurship

How to Create the Job You Want

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! Now entering my seventh year … Continue reading How to Create the Job You Want

Fear or Inspiration: The Two Motivators That Makes Us Move

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! We see it in the … Continue reading Fear or Inspiration: The Two Motivators That Makes Us Move

Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with some Penn State undergrads to mentor them on the steps they should take right now to better position themselves for a career in the field of communications. I will tell you that the post-graduation job hunt was rough when I was in school, and … Continue reading Top Things Every College Student Needs to Do Before Graduation

Dear New Entrepreneur…A Letter to My Younger Self

It was July 2011 when I handed HR my two-week notice. I still have this simple letter, modeled after a template I found online when I googled “professional resignation.” I put no more effort into creating this life-changing document than I had put into what was supposed to be my “dream job” for the past […]

How to Create the Job You Want

Now entering my seventh year of managing my own Public Relations firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, I've learned quite a few things about creating the job you want. I was fortunate to have the realization early on in my career that my dream job didn't exist. If I wanted it, I had to create it. So … Continue reading How to Create the Job You Want

Stop Using These 9 Metrics to Measure Success

Having worked with many, many different clients over the years, I’ve had the benefit of learning how they each run their business and how they quantify success. As you might expect, this is as unique as a fingerprint. However, one thing I did find to be common among the happiest and healthiest businesses was that […]